Let's Hear It for the Boys! (and the Girls)
|finally getting tapped|
Today was the National Honor Society's tapping for this year's junior class. I received the call yesterday that Hop was accepted. YEA! Let's hear it for the Nerds!!! In all seriousness, we love nerds in this house. At the reception, I found out that there were 150+ juniors tapped today. That is over 1/3 of Hopson's class that were tapped for NHS. That is totally amazing to me. I am so proud of these kids I could just bust. They are the biggest group of overachievers I have ever met. I say that about them with love. I don't think any of them are average. Even the children who didn't get into NHS have something special about them. And yes, I'm biased, but I've been watching these kids for a long time, and have been watching them challenge themselves and each other. There's just something special about them. The whole class does everything at 100% all the time.
|Hop & his favorite mommy|
Hop was the 148th person tapped today & a lot of friends were tapped too. They all mentioned that they loved watching him squirm in his seat. He and another guy were the only two left in two rows of people. His friend was number 153. He said after the tapping that he thought I had lied to him & he was not very happy about it. I like a good practical joke, but that's taking it a little too far.
|Hop & Hannah|
born 2 days apart
After Hop came home from school yesterday, I casually mentioned for him to wear a collared shirt today. He looked at me square in the face, quirked his brow & asked me if I received 'the phone call'. I'm not a good liar, so I said 'maybe'. His grin split his face in two, and he rolled his eyes and shook his head. I smiled and said 'Congratulations'. What am I supposed to do? Let him go to school looking like a ragamuffin? Um, no, sorry can't do that. This morning was a little weird; Hopson came home from early morning football workouts, had a shower & then proceeded to have a fashion dilemma. All was ok, he ended up wearing one of big Hopson's shirts. He looked handsome, and frighteningly grown up.
|Tyler, Joe Joe, Chase & Hop|
|Molly, Joe Joe & Hop|
Am I proud, you know it! But I'm more proud of the man of God he is becoming. What a blessing you are Hop. I love you more than words can say, and you mean more to me than you'll ever know! I love your friends too, they are near & dear to my heart. :) I loved celebrating the wonderful achievement with y'all today. I am blessed beyond belief!
Celebrating Life & working hard towards a goal,
|Notice the numbers. :)|
Hop, Will, Ansley & Mary Morgan
|Hop & Allison|
|McClain & Hop |
McClain was Hop's cheerleader this year