as a parent, nothing will make you as proud when..

1. your kid uses good manners in all situations (we have not achieved this as parents).

2.  you kid proves they are smarter than almost everyone, including you (this we got covered).


the other day fiona was accpeted into the TAG program at her school (Talented and Gifted i.e. "nerd").

this is a great thing to be a part of.

for one it goes with her everywhere, through all the days of her school life.

and it will also give her an edge over the other kid when it's time to go to college.


in addition to entrance into nerd kingdom 


her teacher sent us this email this morning:





"you can be the fairy who glitters all the strawberries"