Our service unit received the CEO award of excellence. That included meeting our family partnership goal (I've been holding that duty the last couple of years), girl retention and new girls added. There is some blue in the knitted dish cloth that I pulled out at the end after the last training while waiting for the wrap up session.... and knitting in the car on the ride home. I car pooled so got to knit in the back of the van! It was a wee bit too early to knit this morning.... 6:45 to 8:15 when we got there.
While visiting the booths there we got tickets we could enter for some door prizes. I put the majority of my tickets into the bucket for a book by the CEO of girl scouts Sylvia Acevedo which is signed by her and included a patch. I won one of the 10 books they had to hand out! I'm looking forward to reading it. She is an engineer who has worked for some amazing companies like NASA, IBM, Apple and Dell. I also won a bingo game in one of the sessions and got a little box of candies. It was my lucky day!
After 2 days of getting up at the crack of dawn I am looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow (5AM today and 6AM yesterday). I sure hope the cats get the memo on that one and let me sleep.
School starts Monday! We did meet the teachers on Friday. Unfortunately - both were at the same time so I went with Aidan to the new Middle School (he is doing the Cambridge Charter Academy within a different middle school than what we are zoned for about 20 minutes away from our house.) while Greg went with Em to meet her teachers at the elementary school 5 minutes down the road. I wish I could have done both but..... I 'needed' to see how the new school was and figure out that process. There are over 500 incoming 6th graders to the school that were there to get their schedule and find their way around campus to their classrooms. Aidan was very happy he got his elective of Robotics (called Critical Thinking). I think after meeting his teachers and walking around following his schedule he is feeling a lot more comfortable about attending a new school where he really does not know anyone. The first week should be interesting.... they do have different start times and end times. As long as Greg can drop Aidan off to school I should be able to do the pick up's and still get my working hours in. Of course....first day Monday I'll go with for drop off to both kids. Mom's gotta do what a Mom's gotta do. Lets hope I don't get teary eyed.... for some reason his entering 6th is hitting me where VPK and Kindergarten never did. The kids are growing up and becoming independent... as they do but I'm missing them being little! (The boy is nearly my height and his feet are bigger than mine at age 11!)