I am blessed to have a flexible job that permits me to attend the grandkids events during the day. Josh and Amanda were notified this week that Maddison would be getting an award at school and her family was invited to attend. I tagged along with my camera and enjoyed an outdoor awards assembly with all the 3rd graders at the school. Maddison got an award for "Academic Excellence" in all subjects. We are proud that Maddison does well in her class. She is a sweet little girl who rarely causes any trouble and has a bit of a competitive streak in her. Maddison seemed very pleased that her dad and I got to be there. Josh got a big old hug and kiss as he congratulated her on her achievement. I love attending the kids activities (well, I have to admit that sometimes the sporting events get rather old for me. . . I spent so many, many years following Josh's wrestling, baseball and football activities I may be a tad bit burned out). We try to make as many events as possible because we know just how quickly these years race by.