Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Raking it up....

Hello Friends.....now this post is about the awards that my kids got at Honor's Day today. I'm not one to brag, in fact I try on all counts to avoid it, because who likes a braggart? But I'm going to brag away today, and its not bragging about myself its about my kids...so does that give me a little leeway? I hope so.

Starting the show ...... is dear Katie. She just completed the 5th grade. This child is exceptionally bright, but not only that, she is the most motivated child. She honestly strives to beat herself each grading period, get higher grades, get the best scores in the class ....well it shows because this is what she came home with: Citizenship Award (for being a "good citizen" to her classmates and teachers), Perfect Attendance (never missed a day), Chess Club Participant, Student Council Participant, School Spelling Bee Participant, Music Excellence Award, The President's Physical Education Award for her attitude in Physical Education and last but not least (and the one her mother wanted to jump and shout YES! to) was: Katie was the ONLY child in all of the 5th grade classes to be on the "All A Honor Roll" for the entire year - her lowest grade of the year - one A minus that she received last grading period in Social Studies (which she looked at me (at the time) and said - "who needs social studies" but she raised it this grading period to a A+! LOL!). Here she is with her haul:



Next up.....Mr. Ian....he is also a bright, intelligent former 3rd grader, however he doesn't have the "aspirations" of his sister. He wants good grades, but he doesn't necessarily want to work that hard at getting them. He does his work faithfully, turns in his assignments on time...is a good student all around. He received: Citizenship Award for being a "good citizen" to his friends and teachers, Perfect Attendance (no missed days), Chess Club Participant, "BEST Sibling Story Teller" Award (this was a "fun" award presented to him in class by his teacher) and last but certainly not least he received the A/B Honor Roll Award for never getting a grade lower than a B for the entire year! And here he is with his haul:



Next..... on the list is Master Jake. This young fellow has had a lot of struggles in his school years. I've never shared this on the blog, but Jake has ADHD. We (his Daddy and I) fought medicating him for the past 2 years. Finally this year it was apparent after we tried everything from diet changes to strict scheduling of our day...that we needed help. We got him tested and evaluated it came back that in fact he does has ADHD, but the Doctor thought that it was a "light" case and that he just needed a little bit of help in the form of medicine to help him concentrate. He has been on medication since this past February and it has been miraculous...but his hard work and his dedication to see things through even from the beginning of the year led him to receive an arm load of awards too! Jake earned: Perfect Attendance (no days missed), Citizenship Award for being a "good citizen" to his teachers and friends, The Responsibility Award (for having ZERO missed homework assignments), Chess Club Participant and last but certainly not least Jake also was on the A/B Honor Roll for the entire year...his lowest grade: B+ (ONCE!).



Ellie..... was given an elephant because she "volunteers" at the school (every time her mother does) so they "awarded" her with an "Ellie the Elephant" award for her Good Volunteerism :) And here she is displaying her award (under her arm):



Lastly..... Mama Pfeiffer received her Certificate of Appreciation today for her volunteering efforts at the school. Very nice that they did this for the parent volunteers.



I know that this has been a blog with a bunch of hot air....and it will be back to the basics from here on, but we dearly love these dear children of ours and I am proud to my core of them! We have been greatly blessed with these precious little lives and although there is many a day that I can't wait to lay my head on my pillow....the joy they bring me...is beyond words. I guess I can safely say that the 2008-2009 school year was successful! Thank you for listening to me prattle on.... :) Over and out...

71 comments:

  1. Hot air or not - I think it's wonderful to read about all your children's accomplishments! Your daughter sounds a lot like my son - sets high standards for himself! You are so lucky to have such wonder children! And it's good to see that mom got some awards too. Very well deserved with children like you have!!! Tell them all congratulations.

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  2. Congratulations to your adorable children! You have many reasons to be proud of them. You are truly blessed!

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  3. I rather enjoyed your awards show. Congratulations to *all* the Pfieffers!

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  4. Congrats to everyone!!!

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  5. Congratulations on Pfeiffer family!! I think all family deserves an award because good family makes good children. My nephew has ADHD and it's very difficult to deal with. Hugs, enjoy tour kids at home!! Our classes finishes only middle/end of June. We hardly can wait...

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  6. Congratulations! You should be proud. :) Those are fantastic accomplishments that they earned. :)
    Our last day is tomorrow. I, too, am looking very forward to summer break.

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  7. Wow!! That is awesome! Congrats to all of you! What dedication! :)

    P.S. Love the sheepie quilt in the background! It's so cute! :)

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  8. All your children have done fantastically well Vonna and you (and they) should be very proud! :)

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  9. congrats to you & your husband Vonna!!! You are doing a great job with the kids to have that kind of awards day!!! Congrats to all of them as well!!!! Keep up the great work!

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  10. WOOHOO!!!! Congratulaions to you and your family!!! Honestly, I wish there were more children like yours in our world!!
    I remember when my girls were in school I would try to frame all of the awards but alas I ran out of wall space. LOL So now I have photo albums full of awards.

    You are such a wonderful mom!!! How do I know this because just look at how wonderful your children are!!

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  11. Well done to all of you.

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  12. Congrads to all of you, Vonna! How wonderful :)

    I won't tell Ben that your kiddos are out of school already - he goes until June 18th :(
    Tanya

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  13. Huge congrats to all your kids and to you for all you do! You should be proud of them - love all the big smiles in the pictures!

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  14. You just brag all you want, Mama! Congratulations on raising such wonderful children!

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  15. Wow, they are awesome children. I would have loved to have them in my class when I was teaching. Hey, their mom isn't too bad either!

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  16. Way to go! You have every right to be proud of your children and every right to share it! Congratulations to all. Now, I can't wait to see them all displayed on the refrigerator with magnets...lol...that would be one decorated appliance!

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  17. Fabulous !! :-)) Bravo they have all done well :-))

    Gosh - you all look so much alike it is incredible !!

    Enjoy the start of the holidays, we go through to 17th or 21st July (can't quite remember) here in the UK to go back 1st week in September. I think we get just over 6 weeks holiday this year :-)

    I love the Summer Holidays as a Mum. We do all sorts and also do nothing , it always feels a very nurturing, essential time to me and very much needed when it arrives .

    Take care BTW love State Fair in the posting below !

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  18. What a great post! Congrats to all your kids on their wonderful accomplishments. What a fabulous way to wind up the school year! Again, congrats to them--WAY TO GO KIDS!

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  19. Oh Vonna - how proud you must have been. Your must have been busting out all over.
    Now, give yourself and your DH a huge pat on the back. Children learn from their family and environment. You and can both congratulate yourselves on a job well done.

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  20. Congratulations to one and all on such fantastic achievments. You should be proud because you and your husband have done an exceptional job with your children.

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  21. Oh WOW!! Congratulations to you ALL!

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  22. fantabulous all around
    have a happy and refreshing summer
    smiles

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  23. Congratulations to you and your adorable children ! You must be very very proud of them :)
    You and your husband did a great job with the kids :)

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  24. Congratulations to all of your children (and you) for jobs well done!

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  25. How wonderful--you and your husband deserve kudos for raising such a wonderful family. It does my heart good to see it. You deserve that certificate and more.

    But Vonna, a little distraction....I'm peering over everyone's shoulder at that super-cute sheep wall quilt!

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  26. Congrats to your kiddos and their proud Momma! :) Jobs very well done!

    Nice to see a pic of you and be able to put a face with a name.

    Don't forget to celebrate!

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  27. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Yabba Dabba Dooooooooo! I am one proud granny. You guys did great. You have been blessed with a wonderful family and one I'm soooo proud of. Loved the pics...have fun and celebrate tomorrow on you first summer outing.
    Love, Meme

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  28. Congratulations! You should be one proud mama! I bet Ellie can't wait to join school with her brothers and sister.

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  29. I would never call you a braggart! You are just a wonderfully proud parent and so you should be. Your children are the best little blessings! They do reflect the kind of parenting you do. You are involved and obviously love them deeply.
    So go forth and be a proud parent and please tell us about it! I enjoy hearing these kinds of accomplishments!

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  30. Congratulations to the entire Pfeiffer family! I think you all have cause for a celebration.

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  31. Congratulations to you Vonna and the children. It was a joy to see your family.It must be a very happy household. Madonna

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  32. Great job! Congrats to your children and you too!
    Hugs!
    Mary

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  33. Oh, my goodness! Huge congrats to all of you for your good work in school this year! If only all of our parents and students were so enthusiastic and motivated.

    Your pie safe is absolutely gorgeous. It makes me want one!

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  34. Hurray to the Pfeiffer clan!! I am in awe!!
    Looking good, Vonna!!

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  35. Congratulations to all your children, and you too, on your achievements this year!

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  36. This isnot prattle. Parents need to brag about their kids. If parents don't stand up for their kids Who wiil? I really enjoyed this posting. I live reading about everyone kids. Brings back great memories.

    Congratulations to all of you.

    Jan R in Maryland

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  37. You are not bragging at all - you're a very proud mum and telling the world.

    Quite right too - what achievements - congratulations to everyone :)

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  38. congratulations to all!!, you must to be proud of them,wonderfull kids.

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  39. Congratulations to all of you!! You have a right to be so proud (and you know what they say... it ain't braggin' if it's true)~=! :)

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  40. you deserve to be proud of your children there achievemnets are fantastic.. so well done ..

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  41. Your children did a fantastic job - it is important for us to celebrate their achievements! Thanks for the great photos of their happiness.

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  42. I get all teary-eyed at how proud you are of your wonderful kids! What a great family you all are!! :D

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  43. Don't ever apologize for being proud of your little ones. If we don't sing our children's praises who will? Congratulations on your children's accomplishments Vonna and have a wonderful summer with your family! I know we will!

    Amy

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  44. Congratulations to each of your children on their awards! You totally deserve a mommy brag!

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  45. Congratulations to your wonderful children ( and Momma of course!). You must be so proud of them:)

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  46. Hello!
    Couldn't find a bit of hot air reading through your post. Good kids deserve a proud mother and all the awards are good because they get more motivated (I think)!
    All the best for the Pfeiffer clan!!

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  47. Love and pride for your whole family! These moments are so precious, and the little ones grow up so very quickly!
    Hugs ~ Jeanne

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  48. Congrats to you and your clan! Be proud and brag about your kids, they did good!
    Tammy

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  49. You can be very proud. This is so wonderful!! Congratulations to you all!

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  50. A huge congratulations to your family!!! What accomplishments-you should be very proud.

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  51. Congratulations to you all on your achievements

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  52. Congratulations!!!

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  53. You have every right to be proud. Shout it from the rooftops!! YGG on raising such great kids.

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  54. No wonder you are so proud of your children....they have done so well for themselves!! Congratulations to you and them.

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  55. You have every reason to be proud of these wonderful children. Congratulations to all of you.

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  56. Yay for the Pfeiffer family! I'm sure this is just the beginning of even greater things to come!

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  57. Ok, when it comes to your children there is a ton of lea way when for bragging!!! I love to brag about my children as well as hear other moms brag as well. Look at those kids and their awards! You have every reason to brag!!! I think the little elephant given to Ellie is just awesome!! And congrats to you too mom!!

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  58. Girl, you go right ahead and praise your children! It is our duty as parents to encourage our kids. So many kids do not get that extra touch that we both bestow upon our own. Congrats to the Pfeiffer gang. They deserve it!
    Homemade ice cream for everyone!
    Have a great weekend Vonna!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  59. My congratulations to all your kids. This will be a great motivation for the next schol year.

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  60. How nice to end the school year with lots of awards! The children all did so well...Katie leading the pack. She is definitely the older sibling influence as she is such a smart and good big sis. Congrats to all! I'm trying to remember if Sean got paper awards, but I remember getting a few for being a nurse's aide and for art.
    You look really good Von! And you child twin is definitely Ian.

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  61. Well done to everyone and Mama for all of the awards.

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  62. Hot air?!?! On no my friend, not at all. You're a proud mom and there is no shame in that. Glad and thrilled the kids did so well this school year. Bless you all.

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  63. Congrats to all the award recipients!!!what a great day! maybe you should all go have rootbeer floats for your accomplishments. yummy! you must be a very very proud mama!!!

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  64. Your Katie looks sounds like my Emily...she just finished fifth grade and came home with a whole stack of awards yesterday! If only my son was a little more like her! LOL

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  65. CONGRATS to Katie, Ian, Jake, and Ellie (and you too :D)~ That is awesome and they/you should be proud! Their accomplishments are truly impressive and certainly matter. Over-achievers, that's great...wonder where they get that from ~ could it be from their Mom?:D

    I am leaving PA on 5/4 heading home to TX....Yippee! I'm tired and I need a vacation.

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  66. Yay for the kids (and you)!!! They should be proud of themselves for acheiving these things! It will serve them well as they get older!

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  67. Congratulations to all of you. You can be proud of your family :)

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  68. How utterly FREAKIN FANTASTIC! Girl, how do you keep yourself together because I know you are bursting with pride! Kudo's to all of you.

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  69. Vonna: You brag all you want; it looks like you're doing a great job with these little ones. Sometimes I think you just need to pat yourself on the back. Congratulaions to all of you!

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  70. The photo's are just so sweet. Everyone is bursting with pride and its heartwarming.
    Alice

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