Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Friday, May 29, 2009

One Proud Motha!

Tonight, we attended the "Bandquet" (get it?) at Wakefield High School. My oldest baby is a freshman and marched with the Marching Woverines to The Raven. Will plays the trombone. He also plays in the concert band.

After dinner, we all settled in for the award section of the evening. The seniors were honored. The colorguard got pins. Will earned his letter, a marching band pin and a concert medal. We were so proud of him for getting all of this in his first year. Then the highlight of the evening...A plaque for Most Outstanding Rookie in the marching band went to (da, da, da, daaaa) Will Martin!

YEAAAAH! Woohoo!! Loud finger whistles! Mama, sit down!

I went back to the program to see how Will was chosen for this award. All of the band members voted for the rookie who performed at the highest level. I had to restrain myself from running to Will's table (where he was sitting with all of his friends), wrapping my arms around him and jumping up and down! I wanted to call my mama and tell her. We still had two more hours of awards before I could even congratulate my boy, and for you other motha's out there, we aren't allowed affection displays in public. When I finally got to him, I got a quick shoulder bump hug as he scanned the room to see who was watching.

Boy, I am so proud of you! If I embarrassed you, too bad!


Em said...

Congratulations - it sounds like a great night for you and your son!!

Jenny S said...

Woohoo!! Congrats!! I know from experience band is not as easy as it looks!! Congrats Will!!!

Stacey said...

Congrats! I know you must be so proud:) Hope you are well!

Alison said...

Congratulations Will! That is awesome news. I know you all were so proud! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading your comment Anna, about how you were feeling, because that is exactly how I would have felt & surely how Kelli would have felt, about not wanting any public display of affection...hahahaha! I can't wait to tell everyone about Will's great award! We are praying for Tony today & hoping that his surgery is successful. Hope to see you all soon!

Mary said...

Congratulations to Rick.......and to you too because you are the mama responsible for this young genius, don't forget!! (OK, Tony helped!)