Both girls had the most awesome report cards yesterday – really the best they’ve ever had. Jenny had straight A’s – especially impressive for the second quarter of her first year in the academically gifted program. And she had the highest score in her grade on the reading end of quarter test. And Reagan had 4′s (above grade level) in the main subjects. Normally we don’t see 4′s so early in the year, so that was impressive, too. Lee and I were almost speechless because we were so impressed. We told them that the report cards were so good they could each pick dinner on separate nights this week. Reagan picked Olive Garden (to go – because we don’t actually like eating in restaurants with three kids) for last night’s celebration dinner. Don’t they look excited?
At least Jenny’s happy about it. I’m not sure what Reagan’s trying to say with that face. And Dr. Dre definitely thought Olive Garden was a good choice. We’ll be having Jenny’s choice, Bojangles, tonight since the month long fast food ban officially ended yesterday. And it was successful – the entire family had no fast food for the month of January!
Other things happening in our household the past few days:
Jenny was sick this weekend. She had a low grade fever and a sore throat and runny nose. The obvious way to get better was to lay in bed all day for two days watching Harry Potter movies, even though she clearly could have gone to school on Monday. She put the sign above on her door (and yes, it’s covering a Katy Perry poster). Reagan pointed out that she spelled medicine wrong because she’s cool like that.
A piece of Reagan’s school artwork (the leave a bit above her head) was selected to be placed on display locally at a gallery at a college. Apparently there are 200 pieces of art selected out of all the elementary school art in the whole county (there are 25,000 students), so she was excited. We went to the artist recognition ceremony, and while we both acknowledged that it was a little boring, it was cool to see her art on display and to be recognized.
And Brinky’s exciting news this week? He discovered Just Dance on the Wii and he really can’t believe it. I couldn’t even get a decent picture of him dancing, especially with my phone, because he was moving too fast. Jenny and I were playing the game for a bit last night, and we quit, but didn’t turn off the Wii because that’s how we do. And Brinky found the Wii remote and pushed buttons until he managed to get a song started. And he danced. For a pretty long time. It was incredibly cute. But if you’re wondering, he didn’t wear himself out enough to actually sleep well. He was up from 1:00 to 2:30 in the night because that’s what he’s like.