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Sunday, May 29, 2011

End of the Year Awards! (Sunday Snapshot)

Gloria is finishing second grade this week.
She also finished her first year of choir school a few weeks ago. 
With those endings, there have been awards presented and received.
This was her first experience with awards, 
and she was pretty darn excited.

First, there was the Choir Awards Night, where she received her level one ribbon (hidden by her certificate in this first picture).

We worked hard for that ribbon, I'll tell you!  There were tears and frustration because it was "hard."  This involved a good bit of beginning music theory and this was really her first experience with that.  To be perfectly honest, I was glad that something was actually more challenging to her because most academic learning has been very easy for Gloria.

Then came the awards from school, where she received a perfect attendance award and an award for participation in spring soccer.  The plaque is one that she can add sports awards to in each successive year.  I love how happy she looks in this picture...I think part of it was giggles at Hannah Cat trying to check out her certificate.

Gloria, I am very proud of you for your hard work this year!  Even when your ribbon class work was difficult for you, you persevered and met success.  Remember how good you felt?  Remember how hard that first soccer game was?  But by the end of the season, you were getting your foot on that ball and moving it down the field.  Remember how excited you were?  Keep that feeling of success with you and continue to persevere.  You can do anything you set your mind to, and I will be right behind you, cheering you on along the way.  I love you!  Love, Momma

Sunday Snapshot


Life with Kaishon said...

Your little Gloria is so darling. Congratulations on finishing 2nd grade. May your summer be filled with many adventures.

Jen said...

It's so fun to watch them grow...and so very somber at the same time. If they could just stay little a while longer...freeze time a little...that would be so good!

Mama F said...

Yay! Congrats Gloria on finishing 2nd Grade!

anything but LoKEY said...

Look at her working hard! That is awesome! Go Gloria!