Wednesday, October 08, 2008


September's Student of the month: Emma Ellis..

I have to tell you, she's a really bright kid but sometimes, she misses the obvious..

Her school has a character trait every month and then a child who exhibits that character trait is chosen from each class to be student of the month.. Well, Emma came home at the end of September and said, "I didn't get student of the month, Lauren did". I said, "okay, maybe next month". Well, Lauren must have done something she got recognized for but it wasn't Student of the Month.

Flash forward a week or so, I open the newsletter, it says, "Congratulations Students of the Month" and there is her name.. So this is how our conversation goes..

Me: Emma, you did get student of the month, your name is right here.
Emma: Really? Is Lauren's there too.
Me: No
Emma: Oh, hmm.
Me: Did anyone tell you?
Emma: Yeah, the principal told us over the speaker.
Me: Well did they do anything else?
Emma: Yeah, they took my picture
Me: Emma, I can't believe you didn't tell me this, this is a big deal.
Emma: I forgot
Me: You got student of the month and you forgot. Emma, this is a big deal.
Emma: Okay mom, I get it, it's a big deal. Can I have a snack now?

This is the kid that her teacher last year called, "The class cheerleader" She would say, today we're talking about circles and Emma would be like, "Circles! I love circles! Circles are the best! You are the best teacher ever for teaching us about circles". And she gets student of the month and is like, "where's the potato chips"..

Well okay then...
So anyway, even though she acted like we were totally uncool parents for getting so excited, she decided it was a big deal when we told her we were going to Chuck E Cheeses to celebrate her achievement. Can you imagine how the teenage years are going to be?

September's trait was truthfulness and I will say, truthful she is, even when it hurts. But yesterday, she did break a shelf in the playroom and she came directly to tell me. I was proud of her for that.. Even though she was climbing on the shelf when she shouldn't have been.


Sandi Faber said...

Let Emma know that we are proud of her too. Austin wants to know when he can see your girls again. He misses Emma and thought Chloe was funny.
I wish I could tell him when. I'd like to know that myself.
I love spending time with you and your family and hope to see you again soon.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hahaha! wheres the potato chips. That's pretty priceless.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for coming to my "rescue" I was being raked over the coals by a couple of self righteous...well, you get my point without me writing more and getting you into "trouble" ;) I feel like whenever I "dare" to write about anything different, I'm a horrible person because I view things a certain way. UGH. people love to lay on the guilt.

Sunny said...

That is just too cute! I love your picture at the top of your page! And I love the picture at Chuck E. Cheese. We took the kids there a few weeks back and I don't know who had more fun, the kids or the adults! Congrats to your little girl for getting Student of the Month! What a cute story!

Michael and Hannah said...

Love the Chuck E Cheese photo! I'm proud of Emma!

Lynn said...

The Student of the Month who thought it was someone else then forgot it altogether? I'm very proud of her! The story you wrote reminds me of the time that Adam (I guess he was in 4th or 5th grade) "forgot" to tell us that he won first place in the "gifted art show." There was a night-time awards ceremony and everyone was invited. We didn't know so we didn't go. Adam's teacher accepted the award for him. He told us that he forgot and that it wasn't a big deal anyway. -Lynn

Mandy said...

Yay for Emma! Student of the Month is a big deal! :)

Hope you guys are well! I haven't seen you in forever! Now that the reconstruction is just about done, we are going to have you guys over!!

Dana said...

I figured she got that from Adam.. I would be throwing my own parade!

The Tyree Family said...

Emma we are sooo proud of you! That is such a special award - great work earning it! Anna will be jealous that you got to go to Chuck E. Cheese - that's an awesome reward. From what your Mommy tells me you are learning a lot from school and enjoying it - I think that is great! Anna misses you but is very proud of you too! Keep up the good work!

Lu said...

That is hilarious! She forgot about it! I figured she would be jumping off the walls! I would have been! Hope to see you Tuesday!

Jay said...

What a cute picture! Sarah Jane loves CeC too. (sorry for the abbreviation, but I am never sure where the dashes go...)

That is so funny! Cogratulations to Emma, how modest of her :)

I have an "evil" know that George does races (marathons, 1/2 marathons, triathlons...etc)-- So i have decided that the only way that I am going to pin down a date for the trip up there is if I can find a race in that area and convince him that it would be prefect timing :) SO--- do you know of any?? huh, do ya?

I might be reaching, but I do miss you! LOVE YOU!

Stephanie said...

Let Emma know I am proud of her too, I hope we can raise Addison as well as you guys have rasied your girls=) Any advice is greatly welcomed! Love you!

Anna said...

well look at emma! she's the coolest kid around getting student of the month :) miss you guys.

i love you.

Kindergarten Teachers said...

Way to go Emma! You know that being honest can keep you out of a heep of trouble. Something I didn't learn until I was about ummmm 25! I love you, Aunt Denise

Tony and Susan said...

congratulations emma! i know you guys are soooooo proud! that is so special for her to be recognized...and so funny that she totally blew it off :)

becky said...

how did i miss this post?? congrats emma! such a smart girl!! and sometimes the truth hurts, but wouldn't you rather know??