School is going well for Emily though she does complain often of being bored. Her grades are good though. Should be A's and B's at the end of this first 9-week-period. I think the complaints are part of that - hello parents, welcome to the beginning of teenage angst. Boys are a definite part of life now and the terminology they use just makes me shudder. Even though at 13 they of course don't date, don't drive, etc. Barely talk to the boy at school and on text messages - they say they are "going out" or "hooking up". I hate those phrases, but alas teenagers today. As the relationships begin with boys I hope she always remembers that she's God's child and the values we've taught her. The thing that I find funny is once she does start actually dating (years away) there will be 2 dad's to grill the poor sob that comes to pick her up.
Emily's dance team has been performing at the football games on Tuesday and Thursday nights for her school. It's fun to watch them. Today they are doing something really special - they were invited to perform with the Auburn band at halftime of tonight's game vs. Ball State. They will practice with the dancers this morning and then the band this afternoon all in preparation for tonight. She's really excited - even though she's a BAMA fan (yuck). I'm really really really bummed that Dan and I won't be there. We had tickets and then let them go back because David was supposed to have surgery yesterday and be recovering today. I knew he would need/want me and not a sitter after surgery. Of course the surgery didn't happen, but we had already let our tickets go :( Her mom is going to take pics and video it for us though. I'll share them as soon as I get them.