|Zoe is in the dead center of this photo. The one with the giant pink flower on her head of course,|
Zoe was thrilled to receive her very first award last night; a tiny Cubbie bear to wear on her vest next year for completing her very first Awana book! Last night was one of those full circle moments for me. I remember Awana Awards Ceremonies from when I was a kid. Seeing all the kids line up to receive their awards took me back my childhood for a little while. I am looking forward to watching my little Zoe go through the program! She is glad she has one more year of Cubbies because they "get snacks. Sparkies don't get any snacks." ;-)
We celebrated her achievement by going to Milky Way afterward. Let me just say that I am never going to get a chocolate malt from anywhere but Milky Way from now on. YUM!
This morning we went to Bagel Boy with my mother in law. This is becoming a weekly routine! Since bagels are very high in calories I usually just skip lunch on these days and replace it with a small snack. This morning would have been just perfect had a crazy (really, insane) woman not decided to try and hit our car. Not once, but twice. Thankfully I hit the pedal fast enough to get out of her way otherwise she would have ran right into Zoe. I don't know what was going on in that woman's head.
There have only been a handful of times in my life where I have been so terrified that I had to actually stop what I was doing and break out into tears. Yep. That happened this morning. Uncontrollable shaking and crying. Another full circle moment here. When I was 4 (same age as Zoe) and there was an accident that involved the side of the car I was sitting in. I remember my mom was absolutely hysterical. I really had no idea what had happened so I couldn't understand her reaction, but oh my goodness... I understand it now! Thankfully we weren't actually hit. All is fine. Nothing to worry about now. That is one experience I hope to never deal with again though.
I got home, still in tears... so angry from what happened that I took one look at our lawn, full of dandelions, and I decided the best thing for me to do to get my frustration out was to attack those dandelions. I may not have actually killed the roots yet but I at least stopped the darn things from spreading for a couple days. Now Gage will be able to put down even more weed & feed (for a 3rd time) and maybe we will succeed. Maybe.