Musicians of the Galaxy

This past week Izzy attended the Seminole County Summer band camp for the third time. Big change from when she had only been playing the flute for eight days. The camp was themed around Guardians of the Galaxy and they all had shirts made up that said Musicians of the Galaxy. I was blown away by their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody and they also played a medley of songs from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Happy Birthday, Izzy!

Today Izzy turns 14 years old! I can’t believe it. She’s finished seventh grade and is moving up to eighth grade in the fall. This past weekend she wanted to have fish for dinner, unique in our family, so we all went to Bonefish Grill and had a nice dinner. Emily even had shrimp and I had crab cakes with my steak. Later that evening we celebrated with cake and took some Polaroids of the festivities.

Emily Wins 9th Grade Citizenship Award

This past week Emily received an invitation to the senior graduation ceremony because she won an award. We couldn’t figure out what it could be and thought it weird that she would be attending the senior’s graduation. We found it today. She received the Citizenship Award. “In recognition of exemplary behavior and a positive attitude towards classmates, teachers, and the school community at Pace Brantley School.”

Abby Graduates High School

It’s finally here. Abby graduates from high school today! I’m so proud of Abby. I remember the day when she was getting on the bus the first day of Kindergarten. The graduation ceremony took place on the campus of the University of Central Florida at the basketball arena. After speeches from the principal, the two salutatorians, and the valedictorian, all 600 students including Abby walked across the stage. Finally balloons dropped upon the newly graduated students.

Water Polo Awards

Tonight was Abby’s water polo awards banquet. I know it was bittersweet for her. She’s really enjoyed the playing water polo these past three years and she’s sad to see it be over. Her team really appreciated her and she won two awards tonight: Lionhearted and Coach’s Choice.

Water Polo Senior Night

The last two games of the regular season for Abby’s water polo team were tonight and it was also Senior Night. It started off with a ceremony where Abby was congratulated by the principal of her school. The first game was against Bishop Moore where they eked out a win 9 to 8. Abby scored a goal. She lobbed it right over the goalie’s head. For the second game, they beat Lake Brantley 11-9. Abby said they hadn’t beat that team in four years. Poppy flew in to see Abby play water polo and was glad he came for such great games. Congratulations to Abby on a great season. I’m so proud of her.