Monday, December 7, 2009

Geaux Bryce!

I've been so wrapped up with Wesleigh, I haven't posted anything about my other 3 kids! Saturday Bryce had an audition for the All Parish Honor Band. He found out today that he made 1st chair French horn!! Way to go Bryce!! We're so proud!

Bryce has been growing like a weed. He is almost as tall as me and his voice is changing. It's amazing to see him growing into a man right before my eyes.

I was very concerned with what his school would say about him missing 2 weeks to go to China. They make a big deal about not excusing any vacations, so I was prepared for a big fight. There was no way he wasn't going, though. I was so excited when I went to the school last week to schedule an appointment with the principal to discuss it. The secretary asked me what the conference was about. When I told her, she started talking about a niece who was adopted from Korea. She was so excited! In fact, she went in and talked to the principal right then. We're good to go!! I know it's going to be tough for him to miss that much school, but I really feel it's worth it. Even if his grades suffer, in the whole scope of life, what are a couple of poor grades in jr. high going to have any affect on?


Heather said...

As a junior high teacher, adoptive parent from China, & a school board member, I encourage all adoptive parents to take their children along when adopting from another country. There is nothing in school that will ever compare to the experience & education one can learn on such a trip! So excited for you all! (& a BIG congratulations on first chair! Way to go!)

Somewhere In The Sun said...

What a great picture!! Congrats on making 1st chair. I used to play the french horn many many many many years ago!
I'm glad you didn't have any problems with the school. I think most of them agree that it is more important for them to go. It will be the trip of a lifetime for him.


Courtney said...

Coming from a teacher, he will learn tons more there than those 2 weeks he is missing at school!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA... Congrats to Bryce..
Love that they are all going.. they will cherish it forever..

Aaron and Erica said...

Congratulations Bryce!

I'm so glad he's getting to go with you to China. It will be an amazing time...and he's big enough to carry stuff so he'll be a big help :)

Gail said...

Congrats to Bryce!

We took our then 6 year old daughter Grace to China a little over a year ago when adopting'll never regret your decision bringing your sons along.

Wanted to add those leopard boots on your previous post are ADORABLE!

Leah Mei said...

If you are able to travel as a family it is a wonderful experience. We took our other daughter and it was an amazing experience for her.

3 Peanuts said...

I am so glad that it went well with the principal...I hoped it would. He looks so grown up here. Congrats to Bryce on 1st chair...that is awesome!!!! how is the paint?


Madeleine said...

Aww, that's a great picture and congrats on the first chair !!

That is a great accomplishment.

And it iwll be great you taking him! We are taking our son, but we homeschool. .lol His *principal* said it was a good plan :)

Granted we will be taking his math & Latin so as not to be too far behind.

But the education & experience they will get...


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