Warning - what follows is pure unmitigated bragging by a proud, proud Daddy.
One of my players is visiting tonight. Kel and K have been friends since they started playing b-ball together in the way back and despite the fact that they now go to different schools, rarely see each other, and are lucky to share only the occasional phone call or MySpace communication they are usually thick as thieves within minutes of seeing one another.
This is fine. Netter and I love Kel and we are both really glad that K has such a good friend.
Having Kel here reminds me that I had promised to brag on my girls in an upcoming blog so tonight - here I go.
I want to start with Miss D as her accomplishments haven't been quite as flashy, or jazzy as her older sister - which really just means that D is all about showing up and doing the job. It also means she gets to be first so she knows how important that quality is.
For the better part of the last 2+ years (as detailed in Mommy's blog post in early September) our young lady has garnered nothing but A's on her report card.
D has also been a standout in the band playing the trumpet so well that high school instructors and conductors are already keeping an eye out for her arrival.
D has always been an accomplished artist, but I don't know that we've ever shared her award winning water color from The Ohio State Fair which Mommy later used as inspiration to decorate at least one of the rooms in our house (We are waiting for Netter to scan the photo).
Miss D is never far from pad and paper.
D gave up basketball this year and I think she thought I might lose interest, or I would be disappointed in her somehow.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I want my girls to do things for themselves, not for me. As long as D is happy and doing something with her time - I'm a very proud Daddy.
Ms. K also gave up basketball and sports, but of course that was 2 years ago. Well, K did run with the varsity basketball team at her high school for one practice (she had missed tryouts).
When K got in the car the conversation went something like this:
Me: Hey K. How'd it go?
K: Um, pant, pant, gasp, gasp, Daddy pant, gasp, I think pant, gasp I'm going to stay pant, gasp, pant, gasp with pant, choir gasp, pant and pant, drama.
Me: A little tiring eh? Okay K, but I don't ever want you to tell me again that I, (or Coach Scott) ever made you run hard - again. Because now, I think you know that really, we didn't.
K: No, gasp, problem, pant.
So, Kailey took off in drama and choir - while also earning excellent grades I might add.
Here are some recent highlights. K was selected to the District Honor Choir. This is their rendition of America the Beautiful.
Earlier in the year with her own choir K sang Suo Gân. Unfortunately, our batteries went dead as we were filming, but what we did hear was beautiful and the lullaby is one of my all time favorites.
I am extremely proud of both of my girls, and the truth is no matter how many videos or pictures I might post - there would never be enough to show that not only are they very talented young people, they are also fine young ladies.
I love you girls!
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