Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Really Exciting Day!!

It's been really exciting around here!!
My oldest daughter, who will be a Junior in High School next year got some long anticipated fantastic news. She is a pianist and a writer and sometimes feels that she doesn't fit in at her current school. She just sometimes feels like the other kids don't get her creativity.
Well, last summer at the pool I was talking to another mom and she told me that her children felt the same way and that they had applied to OCHSA (Orange County High School of the Arts). They were accepted and they LOVE it. They feel that they finally fit in and are blossoming in their chosen passions. Boy, I don't know about you but I didn't have a passion in High School (if you don't count boys!! LOL).
So, ever sense that day my daughter has been on a mission. She immediately researched the school on line. Found out the requirements for rehearsals, printed the applications, went to her current schools office and ascertained her attendance records and her transcripts. All I had to do was sign the forms.
Then came the auditions. She was sooooo nervous during her piano audition that she didn't feel that she did herself justice. We started to worry. Then, she received a call back for her writing submission. She had submitted everything she had ever written and they were impressed. They didn't call everyone back who sent in an application. That was promising. So, we went down there and she had to write a paper with about 50 other kids. I started to get a little concerned when the director of the conservatory stated that this year they would probably only be able to take around 20 kids.
Then came the wait.............................................................................
Every day the first thing she would say when I would pick her up was "Did you get the mail? Was it there?"
Finally, it was there. I had vowed not to open it without her there. But, I must admit to holding it up to the light and trying to read what it said. I was just worried about how she would react to being rejected. Before we opened it I made her promise that wherever she spent next year she would promise to truly make the most of every day. She really is the most tenacious and determined child on Earth when there is something she wants. I am so proud of her.
Well, SHE MADE IT!!! (Boy, you should have heard her scream!!!)
She got accepted into the Creative Writing Conservatory. She can't wait to start screenplay writing, songwriting, writing poetry, etc.
I am so proud of her. Not because she made it but because she is so driven. She always remained confident, she refused to even let us talk about the possibility of her not making it.
I guess I could learn a thing or two from her. Or maybe, I should just start practicing what I preach.
Also, My youngest, my baby boy, lost his first tooth on Friday while we were driving home from school. He had made it so wiggly that it took one little push in the opposite direction and it popped out. He didn't even feel it. I cried and cried and cried. That was the beginning of the end of his adorable little baby face grin. He's so sweet though, he said "Mommy don't cry. I would give you a big giant hug right if you weren't driving" Isn't he sweet?
Next, my oldest sons baseball team won their first game yesterday. We truly didn't know if we were ever going to win. They are a really young team. Most of the other teams have 2-3 9year olds. We don't have any. But, they did it. YEAH!!
Finally, in an effort to be fair, my youngest daughter is just all around fantastic. She didn't have any big moment this weekend. She's just wonderful all the time.
I truly am a Lucky Girl.


LaurieStar said...

Wow - what an excellent post! Sounds like you have a whole crew of wonderful kids! -- And that you raised them well. Congrats! :)

Elyse said...

aw, i love this post!

congrats to all the kiddies but a big proud hug for your daughter, for making her dream a reality! she sounds like a groovy girl.


Maija said...

The news on your daughter is so exciting!!! How beautiful that she will find her little place in the world!
Baby lost his first tooth- another big event! Hang on mama- you are on a roller coaster!

Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing such great family moments! Cheers to your daughter and her new school!