About two weeks or so back, both the kids came home from school showing off that each of them had been given an award by the elementary principal.
No, it wasn't anything like engraved plaques -nothing quite that fancy, but it was certificates each child received stating they'd been given a Good Citizen Award for outstanding achievement in Community Service! I have no clue what the kids were being given credit for having done, but whatever it must have been, apparently didn't go unnoticed at any rate.
And yes, Mandy and I were both very proud of Maya and Kurt for their receiving these certificates! A very nice touch for sure!
Last Thursday -the 22nd -Mandy went to the school to see the children's Christmas programs, put on by each class room. She took her camera along and got this video -which has a lot of background noise in it and the audio isn't all that great either as most of the kids are difficult to hear their little pieces.
Well, until you get to Maya and two of her best friends -who spoke out quite well! Check this video out and see for yourself. (Maya's the one with the pink top with a gray vest over it.)
She had no fear doing her little part and I really do believe that her participation last year in the youth theatre in Philipsburg is what gave her that amount of confidence she displayed here! The little girl on the very end -the last to speak -also participated in the youth theatre program too and she -like Maya -did a great job in her presentation too!
But anyway you cut it, this all makes me one very proud Grandma, and don't you forget it either!