Thursday, April 30, 2009

I used to believe...

that participation ribbons were silly, over-rated and cheesy. Until a few days ago. Mikayla participated in her first ever contest. A coloring contest having to do with the "magic of savings." She worked hard and colored to the very best of her 3 yr old ability. We turned it in and waited:)

Then Jody emailed me from work telling me that Mikayla got a ribbon and that he'd pick it up on the way home from work. How excited we all were! Mikayla won a RIBBON. Not a blue, red or even yellow ribbon, but a PURPLE ribbon!!! Oh, you could just feel the joy. She prizes her little ribbon, and now it's looking pretty rough since she takes it places.

So, I stand corrected. Participation ribbons are actually under-rated.

8 comments:

Laura said...

how neat. guess you don't think about it until you see how proud your child is.

Shaunna said...

Way to go Mikayla;]

Anonymous said...

We knew she had it in her!! Especially after seeing her work first hand...it now graces our fridge!! We love you guys!!!
The Birdwells

Laura said...

and then she'll reach the age where she knows the difference and it all changes....

ah, to be a toddler again!

Grace said...

the only thing that would have been better is a pink ribbon. or is she over pink already? i know sarah grew out of that really quickly. i'm so proud of miggy for putting such effort into her work. i can just picture her with her 16 year old beauty pageant hair coloring so perfectly. awww. wish i'd have a picture from miggy to hang on my fridge :(

Vivian, aka PeeWee said...

Wowzers. I'm gone for a week and you flake on me! JJ I'm so proud of Miggy; please convey that thought to her. Way to go, Mig! Tell her if she can hang on to it for 12 more days I want to see it. Better yet, let's have a pic of the proud recipient. Love you!

Christy said...

Can't believe I didn't get to see it today! Rats. Well, Wednesday it is. LOVE you.

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

how wesome is that.