Friday, February 27, 2009

A mom can NEVER brag enough!

This is DCAR my oldest child.

I know its been a while since I have posted about my kids, this kid especially...but I'm going to do that now.

And I always say, "A Mom can NEVER brag enough" can they?

I'm sure there are exceptions, don't rain on my parade all right!

I am HEAD Room Mom for DCAR's class. (I was coerced people...COERCED into being the room Mom...and the fact that NOBODY else signed up for being a parent volunteer probably had something to do with it.) Anyway, that means that I am in charge of a few parties throughout the year. Well TWO to be exact. The Halloween Party and the Valentine's Party.

Back when I went to elementary school we made our very OWN mailboxes!!! I LOVED making my own mailbox.

I would tenderly wrap it in tin foil...cut out cute hearts of pinks and purples and write all sorts of fun love stuff on it...and maybe dreams...like, "Shelle is going to be the BEST dancer in the WORLD"...ya know, stuff like that!

I wanted DCARs class to have the same experience...so we decided to do a valentine exchange and have them bring their own Valentine boxes.

My son and my husband had the job of decorating the shoe box. My Husband wrapped it in these random wrapping papers we had. Then let my son have at it. Let's just say...my son wasn't AS into it as I was.

Here he is passing out his invitations. He spent more time on his Valentines. He wanted to make sure that the girls KNEW that he didn't LOVE them. So he gave neutral valentine's to them.

This was the best part for the kids...going through the LOOT!!! See that girl next to DCAR? She got a BLUE plastic looking gem in her Valentine...and was sad...so DCAR found a purple one that another kid had and asked if they would trade with her. Cute huh? I did warn you that this was a BRAGGING post right?
This is the game I had them play. For one minute they are suppose to try and stack SMARTIES...whoever stacks the most wins. We played like 10 rounds of it!

Let's just say, this isn't DCARS best game!!! :)

Okay...just to finish with the bragging post.

I went to Parent/Teacher Conference for DCAR on Monday and the teacher told me this, "DCAR is one of my BEST kids in class. Whenever I pair the kids up I always put DCAR with those kids that are more shy and reserved and alone because DCAR always makes them feel good about themselves."

Honestly guys, my eyes teared up, bad...

So I had to share...I had to brag...I'm a little proud of the kid.

SO now I would like to give ALL of you the opportunity to brag away about whatever you want in my comment box...because I'm feeling in that kind of mood today! Anything you need to brag about?

Have a great weekend!!! And go over to Candid Carrie's to see who else played this week for FRIDAY FOTO FINISH FIESTA!!!

Love,

Shelle

CONGRATS NannyBird for winning February's Don't You Hate It When contest!

35 comments:

sara said...

awe, that is really sweet. Good job having wonderful kids. I don't have much to brag about... I'm having a pretty good hair day, does that count?

Barbaloot said...

Aw--I would've been one of the kids DCAR was paired up with:)

Now, about my bragging...I'm an EXCELLENT secret keeper. My friends know they can trust me with anything (mostly cuz I forget what they tell me after awhile...). It's the wannabe psychologist coming out in me:)

Anjeny said...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with bragging especially when it comes to your kids. I think you shouldn't be a "little" proud, you should be full-on-big-time proud of your son. He looks like a very good kid so you are totally entitled to brag about him.

I wannna congratz Nanny for winning the contest.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Happy Brag Day! He sounds like a very sweet kid.

Bragging... umm, my kid has a photographic memory at 7 years old. I'm not entirely sure if its a good thing or not yet! He tends to read blogs over my shoulder.

Michele Horne said...

That is so great, he'll never be short on friends. My daughter is a fantastic piano player... and cringes if I sing along!

clan of the cave hair said...

The gift of making others feel good about themselves is such an awesome gift for your son to have. He will not only be a natural leader, but a good one.
what a lovely boy you have.

Brenda said...

Isn't it the best feeling when you hear good things about your kids from other people? It does make you so proud and feel like bragging! He seems like a great kid!
Not much to brag about...Braedy gets to start practicing with the competition gymnastics team this summer!! Oh, and we are still thinking of coming to NYC...I'll keep you posted.

Amanda said...

My kids are pretty freaking awesome too. BUT... I am so good at Rock Band. Seriously. I have been dying to tell someone how talented I am.

Can you call that a talent?

LIFE CHANGES said...

Dcar is amazing and I know this first hand! Love you!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh YAY for YOU! What a cute room mother. And YAY for your sweet son!

Okay, I'll brag. I have this really hot friend and she's like my twin. And tomorrow, she's turning 30, and she's still uber hot!

Annette Lyon said...

It's one thing to have a teacher say a kid is great at reading or math or whatever but this is downright awesome. Your son's turning into a moral, decent, GOOD human being.

I'd say that's reason to brag!

Heidi Ashworth said...

It is always great when we get recognition for our kids--it's our best work as moms. Yay for you!

The Wixom Zoo said...

We also had parent teacher conferences yesterday and I was so worried about what my kids' teachers would say. But guess what??? They said GOOD STUFF! They told me how smart my kids are (they even used graphs and everything) and how much they love having them in their classes. Yep, I'm super happy right now. :)

DCar really sounds like a great kid - good job, Mom!

This Mom said...

You should be bragging he sound like a great kids. Teacher say that kind of stuff about my Hayden and it helps me to remember what a special kids he is even if I had to yell at him for beating up his sister on the way to school that day.

Erica said...

I'm not kidding, your little guy is so handsome! Watch out mom and dad! How fun that you're the "room mom". I'm sure that i'll be coerced into it also. Hunter will finally be in pre-school this year, so I have a lot of learning to do. Hey we decided just recently that we're for sure coming back to St. George to set up Cody's practice. Of course he's not done with his residency until next year in June. But hey it's good new nonetheless! Now we can actually go out to lunch and no excuses!!!

Barbaloot said...

Happy Birthday!

T said...

Happy Birthday!!! I know I should be stalking you today and bringing cupcakes but (and this is what I'm bragging about) - I'm spending my ENTIRE day (minus a teensy bit of blogging) cleaning my house whilst the hubby keeps the kids far away at the cousins' baptisms... so unless you want bleachy cupcakes you're going to have to wait!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hey, how's the birthday girl this morning?

I was just over at Aly's and Scooby Doo is in her comment box. He was saying rappyb. Too bad you don't a verifier.

HEY, you got another follower! May you get 2 more today so you'll have an even 100 on your birthday!!!!!!

LY!

marie6 said...

cute kid, you have every reason to brag!!!

Anjeny said...

Aww it's your birthday? Ok, here goes, please don't gag...I'm a very very sensitive girl...eheheh..NOT!

**clear throat**

"You've had a birthday, shout hooray. I want to sing to you today, one year older and wiser too. Haaaapppy Birthday to you!!""

Sorry, I'm still on Primary mode.

So, how come Crash is your twin but yet you and Alyson share the same birthday? Huh huh?

Oh yeah, Happy Birthday!! I will be back later for the poke in the eye and a cupcake...maybe...LOL.

Sher said...

Hey, I just heard it was your birthday, and that your are over the hill now!
Happy Birthday old lady!
(I turned 30 last year. It sucks)

Love, SHer

springrose said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 25!! Keep doing what your doing! It's working for ya!!

PJ - Our life said...

I would have teared up too! Both of my girls got 1st place in their duo and trio this weekend, and my oldest boy won first in a basketball contest and my youngest can now shoot and make a basket on a 7 ft. hoop!!

val of the south said...

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for having a better post at your party than Alyson's (don't tell her I said so, but people had things running out of their noses at her party and you have smarty stacks!)

Hope it's a fabulous birthday weekend for you!

Mariko said...

That is definitely the best compliment a teacher can give. I wish my parents were looking for compliments llike that.
Happy birthday, happy birthday! My daughter made a sandcastle today and sang happy birthday to it. So I guess that was for you!

Susan said...

Happy Belated Birthday! No bragging here, except I haven't been puked on in 2 whole days!!! WHOOOO HOOOOO!

The Rule Maker said...

Brag Away, you should! Those boxes brought back tons of memories. Great Job.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

What a nice story. I think my eyes teared up a little (because I am super empathetic like that).

I would like to brag about finding several new blogs that I really like this weekend. I rarely have gone beyond those in my blogroll but this weekend, I went for it, and clicked around and found more that I like. Yours is one. Congratulations.

binks said...

We knew that DCar is so cute and a fab dancer and a talented, daredevil sportsman. Who knew he was a softie too. He will make quite the husband one day. You SHOULD be quite the proud mama.

Happy Birthday!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Thanks SOOOOO much guys!!! Who spilled the beans that it's my Birthday???? HUH??? I was hoping to skip this one...lol!

You guys are so fun and such a great group of friends!!!

I love you all and thanks for always coming over to read me and be some of my best friends!!!

I am in LA for my Birthday and it's been a blast! I'll write about it on my blog!

Now I need to run over to Alysons to give her a birthday hug!!! :)

nevadanista said...

Happy belated birthday! And such a sweet post :)

shannon said...

Hello my friend! Do you hate me for not commenting in so long?
Yes/No (circle one)

What a cute guy you've got there!
I remember taking great pride in my Valentines box as well. Even funnier is that I remember over analizing all the valentines I got from boys...I read into the sappiness a little too much...
Good thing he spent so much time making sure not to lead someone on!

I love the smarty game! I, too, am the lead homeroom parent (by default as no one else volunteered)What's with these people! And this is Kindergarten we're talking! Gese! I'll have to remember this game for next year when I get suckered into this again!

did I spell analyzing correctly?
Am I analyzing this too much?
I hate that anal is the first part of that word!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Awww...great kid!!!! A true reflection of his mother...clearly!

I think you should brag all the time....that way I can do it on my own blog knowing that I'm not alone!

Don't you just love when your kids are the best versions of themselves!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

You are rockin' that room mom position.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Happy (belated) birthday, my birthday twin! I hope it was amazing and hot and I hope, above all, that you were spoiled! LA? You lucky girl!

Can't wait until July! :)

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