I'd like to take a moment here to brag on my kiddo. I know I do this fairly often, but hey, I'm a momblogger, it's kind of what I do.
Last Friday, my boy got three - count 'em, THREE - awards for the first nine weeks of school. The first was for making the A/B honor roll (six A's and two B's. Not too shabby!). The second and third awards blew me away, because I had no stinkin' idea just how well my kid was doing in some of his classes!
The second award was for having the highest average in his history class - OUT OF AT LEAST 120 STUDENTS! (Six class periods with approximately 20 kids in each class period = roughly 120 students.) Out of all the classes and all the students, Jamie had the highest average grade. Rock on, Jamie!
The third award should not have been a surprise to me, considering Jamie's gene pool (and heck, even his family name). He got the Outstanding Technology Award for his computer graphics class. Apparently, Jamie figured out how to do an effect on the computer in a certain graphics/animation program that even the teacher didn't know could be done. I feel like Spike in the old Tom and Jerry cartoons talking about his pup - "That's my boy!" (in Spike's raspy voice, of course).
To celebrate, Jamie, his friends W and B, and I went and saw Megamind in 3D. I hadn't taken him and his friends out to the movies in a while, and I really wanted Jamie to get a big reward for all his hard work this nine weeks. We had a lot of fun, and the movie was great. If you haven't seen it yet, you should go. Now. See. It.