Monday, December 10, 2007

Child #2!!!!


Child #2 is a high school FRESHMAN. As in GRADE 9! As in 14 years old!

At tonight's high school water polo banquet, he was named MOST VALUABLE PLAYER for the Novice team! And he was named MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER for the Junior Varsity team! And he LETTERED!

I cried. And jiggled the video camera.

Isn't it amazing what our kids accomplish?

(Sorry for the abundance of exclamation marks and uppercase letters, but he really deserves them!)

29 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Wow, that is *amazing*.

This definitely calls for exclamation marks and ALL CAPS !! :)

Big congrats to child # 2.

Heidi

Anonymous said...

Way to go #2. Tell him I said congrats. I am very proud.

-YPN

Gina Black said...

Congrats to child #2!!

And thanks for stopping by my blog. The party seems to be cooling down and I'm trying to keep it going!

Don Mills Diva said...

Awww - congratulations to him!

PJ Hoover said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! So cool when they accomplish something they can be proud of and they know makes us proud!

Beth said...

Kudos to your son!
Isn't it amazing (and wonderful) how happy and proud they can make us? Makes it all worthwhile.

Laura said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Is it not amazing when our own little ones excel? You are entitled to lots of bragging! CONGRATS!

Lainey-Paney said...

...i'm sure the time has flown by for you. some day, my little guy will be a...dare I say it? a 9th grader.

I'd cry too.

Sherry said...

Congrats to your son!!! Ah, the tears and the emotion when our offspring do something so memorable...I'll be choking up on Thursday night while I listen to the holiday sounds concert at my youngest's school..he'll be 16 in a few weeks (grade 10) and he plays the tuba in the band...I of course have no photos...he would be moritified if I tried!! LOL!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That's awesome! I'd even say inspirational! ;) I wish I'd played sports...or had some athletic prowess...

barb said...

He is great, amazing, inspirational, and fun to watch. I would like to see your shaky proud mama video! Congrats!
Barb

Kelley said...

I had no idea what Water Polo was! I had to look it up! I think my life is way to urban for that sometimes. I don't even know what schools locally have those teams.

Sounds like he is a great kid.

Stacy said...

Congrats! That's quite the accomplishment for a freshman.

Chantal said...

Awe that is so great. Happy for him and for you! Not to sound like a complete loser but, what is "lettered"?

Barrie said...

Hi Chantal! I'd don't think I knew what "lettered" meant at first either. Maybe it's an American thing? I'd never heard of it growing up in Ontario. Anyway, you get awarded a letter for achieving a certain level in a school sports. The qualifications vary from high school to high school. In general, freshmen don't get lettered because you have to have played some number of varsity games. The letter itself is about 8 inches, the first letter of his school's name and made of his school's colours.

bella said...

Congratulations to child #2.
With a three year old my pride is coming from things like his ability to finally poop on the potty. This made me realize how many adventures we have waiting for us.
What a proud moment for you.

Chantal said...

Wow so being a Freshman and getting lettered would be a huge deal. Not to mention the two other awards. Sounds like one amazing kid! YAY for him!

Shari said...

Spoken like a proud mother!! No apologies necessary for exclamation points and "Shouting" uppercase words. :) 'Nuff said. :)

J.K. Mahal said...

Does this mean he gets a letterman's jacket? That is so cool!!

I would cry and jiggle the camera too.

Sara Hantz said...

HUGE congrats to you both!!!!! It's so exciting to watch your children doing well...... and tear-making!!!

Janette Rallison said...

Congrats! What a superstar!

Elodia Strain said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on The Ink Ladies blog!

MVP and Most Inspirational Player! Yay! I think to be Most Inspirational Player at such a young age demonstrates that child #2 has learned the lessons we hope young people will learn from team sports. How cool #2. Way to go.

gabe said...

I watched water polo throughout my son's high school years (he's 20 now)
- many early mornings for practice -

It's a great game, Now this lettering
business - very interesting. I learn
something new every day!

You should be proud. Way to go, Mom and son! What a team!
-gabe

Beth said...

YAY!!! Congrats no #2!!!!! You should be proud....job well done, Mom!

Amanda Ashby said...

Hooray, Barrie that's such great news and of course you can never have too many exclaimation marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trish said...

Isn't it great when our kids are recognized for the effort and skill they posses? I love that!

Sturdy Girl said...

I am so thrilled for Child#2 and his deserving mother! Luckily he wasn't damaged much when I dumped him out of his unbuckled carseat many years ago. He has still managed to go on to greatness. Rock on to #2!

Barrie said...

Sturdy Girl (LOVE the name, BTW!)--maybe the fall to his head has helped contributed to child #2's greatness! I will send all my children your way!! Rock on, yourself!

Barrie said...

JK: the letter does not come with a jacket. Ha! Actually, he doesn't want a jacket yet. He's hoping to do A LOT of growing. :)