Friday, March 4, 2011


It is  Awards day in my family.

I won my second PUKIE AWARD!

This one is for my most recent race you can read about it here!
Don't know what a Pukie Award is? Oh no...means you are not a follower of Big Daddy Diesel.
Go visit his blog you will not regret it I promise.
Thank you BDD for this stomach appreciate the recognition it is getting!
Seriously I hope I stop winning these things real soon because it is not fun for me to have this happening at the end of almost every race!

Today was REST day for me.  Tomorrow is supposed to be REST day also because I have a race on Sunday but I decided I will go for a short 3 miles after Will's soccer game.  Yep we are already starting a new sport season, right after basketball ended, now it is soccer time.  I do not coach soccer, I get to be the crazy mom who cheers way too much and takes 243 pics per game.

Now to the real AWARD winner in my family: My son Will.
Yes I will brag about this boy, I gave birth to him and I get to brag about the good stuff!
This morning I went to the 2nd trimester award ceremony.

Will received 3 awards:
1. Achievement in Maths and Reading.
2. Math Champ - only first grader to get that one.
3. Accelerated Reader awards : HONOR READER: He was the only kid to get this one for 1st and 2nd grade.

Can you tell this mommy is really PROUD?   Before I had Will and Jonathan,  I was working as an engineer.  I always thought I would continue to work outside the house after having kids.  Well the plan changed and I became a stay at home parent.  It was not easy for me in the beginning.  This is a HARD job people.  On days like today I know I made a good decision 6 years ago.

 Will with some of his classmates and his wonderful teacher.

 Those are the Math Champs! 14 kids only out of 4 2nd grade classes.

 Getting his AR award from the Principal.

 The GOLDEN Button!

Somebody deserves a little treat for all this!


(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Way to go Will! He's lucky to have you as his mom.

Caroline said...

ah thank you!

Shawn said...

Great job Mom..I'm sure being Canadian had something to do with it!!!

All jokes aside, ther is no better feeling than seeing your kids excel, at what ever they do best!!!

middleagedrunner said...

Awesome! What a great job your kiddo has been doing in school.... And GREAT job to you as being his fabulous Mom. :-)

Chris K said...

Stay at home mom is the hardest job in the world.

You go Will.

My kid just got a 28 on her ACT, not to brag or anything.

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh too cute! GO WILL! What an amazing little man you have.
Now I must go check out what this puke award is. I'm intrigued!

Anne said...

Congrats to Will! Bravo maman pour ton beau travail. T'es garçon sont adorable et ont de belles réussites! :)

Christine said...

Congrats Will and yes, he deserve a special treat! :)

Michael said...

Oh my goodness what a cutie!!! You should be a pround Mom indeed - what great accomplishments!

XLMIC said...

Go, Will! And great job mama!

The Turtle said...

Congrats on all of the awards and your smart kiddo!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Super Congrats to Ryan!!

What was his treat for all of that hard work?

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats to you and your son, awards are piling up