Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Emily Barker, My Shining Star!

Emily has had a really fun couple of weeks. One of the greatest things was her singing in the 6th grade talent show. It was her first time using a microphone and I have to say, she was AMAZING!!! We sometimes have a lot of negative going on, but hearing her sing, made my heart soar. That's my girl!!!! She is confident and talented and I couldn't be more proud. 
The night before her performance she received this good luck balloon bouquet from one of the most wonderful women I know. She loves Emily and watches over her. Emily calls her her second mom. I am so grateful for such a loving other mom to my baby girl.

 This is Emily after her performance. I think she looks so beautiful.
 This is Emily with her principal. He has been on a long road with us over the years. Emily has yelled at him and many more not so nice things. Through it all he would say, I like you Emily. She really does like him, but gave him the hardest time. I think he only had to suspend her about 8 times. Each time was done so lovingly. He is a really good man and principal. She started calling him "Crackhead Craig" after she asked what he was smoking one time. I don't think he knows this nickname. It has become a term of endearment that most would not find endearing. This picture makes me smile. 
For the World's Fair, Emily did Mexico for her report. She did her report ALL on her own. She would not let me help her at all, even when she wrote things like, "I really don't know the population, but I think it's a lot and I feel really sorry for the person who has to count them all."
Emily had such a wonderful school year. She got the Principal's Award because of how hard she worked. Good job Ems!
And then she graduated. She went to school at Windsor every year. I think they may just celebrate her departure. She found a boa and decided to wear it to graduation. She is a funny girl.

 After graduation, we went out for ice cream. In her card we wrapped up this below.
It took her a few minutes, but she finally thought she figured out what her gift was.

 I told her that she guessed wrong and that she was getting the "eye pad" and that was it. She got mad. So I stopped the joke and gave her her real iPad.
 She was one happy girl!!!
 She got an iTunes card from her Nanny and some yummy ice cream.
Congratulations little miss graduate!!! We are all so proud of you. Love you to pieces!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Poetry Night

 Emily had a poetry night at school a couple weeks ago. The kids each read two of their favorite poems from their poem book.
Here is the first poem she read:
I'm sad inside.
I want to run and hide.
I'm sad, I'm sad, I wear a frown
My world is turning upside down
Depression, Depression in the air
Depression, Depression everywhere.

What do you think of that cheery little number? The other kids were all speaking of flowers and sunshine, not my daughter. Makes me so sad she feels this way. Good poem though and I could recite it about myself in all reality. Sigh.

We were all there supporting Emily. I just wish Christopher would have been there. Here is the other poem she read:
Emily Barker
My wish is to be a musician
Dreams of being a guitar player
Wants to be a singer
Who wonders how they'll turn out
Who fears shots and spiders
who likes singing and dancing
Who believes in vampires and fairies
Who loves music and dancing and art
Who plans to be a singer
To be or not to be, always me

This is Miss Crenshaw. The best teacher in the world. She has made Emily's school year so successful. Emily was very leery of me posting her poems. She does not want anyone to copy them. So, if you are reading this, please do not copy these poems without consent of Emily Barker.