O yay!

Feb. 7th, 2011 08:19 pm
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Once again, my daughter has done me proud.  She has been accepted to the Buckham Overseas Study Program.  She will be studying at the University of Kent, Canterbury in the Spring of 2012.  I may have mentioned this before, but now she has been officially accepted.  A lot of students applied but only 20 were accepted.

I'm busting buttons over here.  She is always so astonished when anything good happens.  She was amazed that she got into UVM.  She was sure they made a mistake when she was offered a spot in the Honors College.  And now she is stunned that she was accepted into this program.  Well, I wasn't surprised!!

She's a pretty cool kid.
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Sarah got into the Honors College at UVM. They only take 100 students in the sophomore class. You have to be invited to apply. SHE GOT IN!!!! I am so amazingly proud of her I can hardly stand it.

We're taking her out for ices now :)
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Sarah got into the Honors College at UVM. They only take 100 students in the sophomore class. You have to be invited to apply. SHE GOT IN!!!! I am so amazingly proud of her I can hardly stand it.

We're taking her out for ices now :)
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I've posted these over at FaceBook but I wanted to memorialize the event here as well.  She looked beautiful, the weather cleared enough so that we could take pictures in the sunshine and everything came together.  Now I'm just praying that we don't get any rain on Sunday for her graduation.









My baby... she's all grown up.

kukla_red: (Default)
I've posted these over at FaceBook but I wanted to memorialize the event here as well.  She looked beautiful, the weather cleared enough so that we could take pictures in the sunshine and everything came together.  Now I'm just praying that we don't get any rain on Sunday for her graduation.









My baby... she's all grown up.

Woohoo!!

Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:59 pm
kukla_red: (Rosie)
Sarah was accepted to the University of Vermont!!! 

We are so happy we do the dance of JOY!!

Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it.... but I won't think about that now.  Right now, I am just purely happy and O so proud of her!

Woohoo!!

Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:59 pm
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Sarah was accepted to the University of Vermont!!! 

We are so happy we do the dance of JOY!!

Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it.... but I won't think about that now.  Right now, I am just purely happy and O so proud of her!

Scary Day

Dec. 3rd, 2008 09:21 am
kukla_red: (Earth Heart)
Yesterday was a very scary day.  I think I lost about 5 years in one day just from worrying and being scared out of my mind.

Sarah called up to me around 6:20 AM yesterday asking if she could take some Advil.  Neither of my kids will take so much as a vitamin without asking me first.  I asked her what was wrong and she said she woke up with a terrible headache.  Now I've had headaches all my life and this appears to be something that Sarah has inherited from me.  But she'd never had one this bad or that came on so suddenly.  After she took the Advil she continued to get ready for school and I went to get dressed.  But I heard a commotion downstairs and she said that she was throwing up.  All over the kitchen.  And her neck was stiff.  My brain connected the dots and came up with things I didn't want to think about.

I called our doctor's service and they got back to me right away.  The doctor said that with this combination of symptoms and given that Sarah had never had such a severe headache before that I should take her to the ER.

So David went off to work (worriedly) and I got Sarah back  up out of bed and dressed and we went to the hospital.  To make a long story short, they took her in pretty quickly and after evaluating her they gave her a shot for the pain and then did a CT scan.  It took a while to get the radiologist to read the scan so I had lots of time to sit there and worry about things like meningitis and brain aneurysms.  Happily, we got the "all clear" from the doctor and they sent us home sometime in the afternoon - I completely lost track of time.

One we got home she slept for about 4 or 5 hours and then woke up hungry and wiped out but without pain.  I was fairly limp with relief.

She seemed fine this morning and went off to school with a new story to tell her friends.  I couldn't sleep much last night - I've been up since about 12:30 AM - but I'm so happy that she is OK I don't care.

Parenting can be exhausting.

Scary Day

Dec. 3rd, 2008 09:21 am
kukla_red: (Default)
Yesterday was a very scary day.  I think I lost about 5 years in one day just from worrying and being scared out of my mind.

Sarah called up to me around 6:20 AM yesterday asking if she could take some Advil.  Neither of my kids will take so much as a vitamin without asking me first.  I asked her what was wrong and she said she woke up with a terrible headache.  Now I've had headaches all my life and this appears to be something that Sarah has inherited from me.  But she'd never had one this bad or that came on so suddenly.  After she took the Advil she continued to get ready for school and I went to get dressed.  But I heard a commotion downstairs and she said that she was throwing up.  All over the kitchen.  And her neck was stiff.  My brain connected the dots and came up with things I didn't want to think about.

I called our doctor's service and they got back to me right away.  The doctor said that with this combination of symptoms and given that Sarah had never had such a severe headache before that I should take her to the ER.

So David went off to work (worriedly) and I got Sarah back  up out of bed and dressed and we went to the hospital.  To make a long story short, they took her in pretty quickly and after evaluating her they gave her a shot for the pain and then did a CT scan.  It took a while to get the radiologist to read the scan so I had lots of time to sit there and worry about things like meningitis and brain aneurysms.  Happily, we got the "all clear" from the doctor and they sent us home sometime in the afternoon - I completely lost track of time.

One we got home she slept for about 4 or 5 hours and then woke up hungry and wiped out but without pain.  I was fairly limp with relief.

She seemed fine this morning and went off to school with a new story to tell her friends.  I couldn't sleep much last night - I've been up since about 12:30 AM - but I'm so happy that she is OK I don't care.

Parenting can be exhausting.

OMG!!!

Nov. 19th, 2008 05:06 pm
kukla_red: (Rose of Sharon)
Sarah just got her first college acceptance letter, with a scholarship!!  I am so proud of her, I could cry!!  It's Washington College and it is a very good school.

O my goodness.  I am so ferkempt right now.

OMG!!!

Nov. 19th, 2008 05:06 pm
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Sarah just got her first college acceptance letter, with a scholarship!!  I am so proud of her, I could cry!!  It's Washington College and it is a very good school.

O my goodness.  I am so ferkempt right now.
kukla_red: (Bad Seed)
 Yes, she was terrific.  Sarah BECAME the part, she was great and I am incredibly proud of her.  Of course, you figured I would say something like that.  But honestly, she REALLY was so good.  She was the only one in the cast who really ACTED, not just recited her lines from memory.  One other kid in the play was almost as good as she was, but he kept missing his lines which took away something from the drama.

I will post some video of the play when I have some time to edit it down to a reasonable few minutes, but suffice it to say the final few seconds of the play caused the audience on both nights to audibly gasp and be very surprised by the ending.  She was SCARY good.

Pictures and video to follow.

Unfortunately, the play took a toll on her and she has been in bed since Sunday.  I'm not sure what she's got, but she has a fever, wicked sore throat and feels generally lousy.  A doctor visit proved unhelpful, since the strep test came up negative.  But if she doesn't get better soon, I will call the doctor and see what he says.

She's a trooper - she wasn't feeling well the week before the play and she held herself together with scotch tape and hope.  Now she's paying the price.
kukla_red: (Default)
 Yes, she was terrific.  Sarah BECAME the part, she was great and I am incredibly proud of her.  Of course, you figured I would say something like that.  But honestly, she REALLY was so good.  She was the only one in the cast who really ACTED, not just recited her lines from memory.  One other kid in the play was almost as good as she was, but he kept missing his lines which took away something from the drama.

I will post some video of the play when I have some time to edit it down to a reasonable few minutes, but suffice it to say the final few seconds of the play caused the audience on both nights to audibly gasp and be very surprised by the ending.  She was SCARY good.

Pictures and video to follow.

Unfortunately, the play took a toll on her and she has been in bed since Sunday.  I'm not sure what she's got, but she has a fever, wicked sore throat and feels generally lousy.  A doctor visit proved unhelpful, since the strep test came up negative.  But if she doesn't get better soon, I will call the doctor and see what he says.

She's a trooper - she wasn't feeling well the week before the play and she held herself together with scotch tape and hope.  Now she's paying the price.
kukla_red: (Bad Seed)
I'm pleased as punch, proud as a peacock and ready to bust my buttons!  Sarah has officially been named the lead in the Autumn drama for her high school.  They are doing "The Bad Seed" and she is playing the lead role of Rhoda, the pint-sized serial killer.

I think she will be VERY good in this.  She has that "I'm so innocent" thing going on with the evil heart.  Not that Sarah is evil in any way - but she can act it, of that I have no doubt.

I'm SO glad she finally got a major part!  After years of paying her dues in various plays and musicals she FINALLY got a lead! And not just any lead, THE lead!  The whole play rests on her.  

She had to sweat it out this weekend.  She heard from a few people that she did get the part but then someone else told her that the official list had not gone up, so she was making herself (and by extension, me) crazy since Friday.

So far she's having a good senior year. 
kukla_red: (Default)
I'm pleased as punch, proud as a peacock and ready to bust my buttons!  Sarah has officially been named the lead in the Autumn drama for her high school.  They are doing "The Bad Seed" and she is playing the lead role of Rhoda, the pint-sized serial killer.

I think she will be VERY good in this.  She has that "I'm so innocent" thing going on with the evil heart.  Not that Sarah is evil in any way - but she can act it, of that I have no doubt.

I'm SO glad she finally got a major part!  After years of paying her dues in various plays and musicals she FINALLY got a lead! And not just any lead, THE lead!  The whole play rests on her.  

She had to sweat it out this weekend.  She heard from a few people that she did get the part but then someone else told her that the official list had not gone up, so she was making herself (and by extension, me) crazy since Friday.

So far she's having a good senior year. 

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