So the last week was busy. The school had their annual auction on Friday night. I had the privilege to work with some very talented ladies who put an amazing auction on. So Thursday I helped them set up (in the midst of trying to let my daughter feel loved on her birthday)and then Friday I helped blow up hundreds of balloons and do odd and ends. It was actually fun. But the most fun came that night at the auction.
Last year Ben and I wanted to buy a cow or half a cow and a piece of pottery at the oral auction. Pottery that is done every year by each classroom. We lost both last year and I was sad all year that I did not win. So this year we wanted to try again.
They did not do a cow this year. But they sold a 1/2 a pig. I was unsure if I wanted to go for the pig, we really wanted beef. But I couldn't contain myself and we did win that! WOOHOO.
Then it came to the 1st grade piece of pottery. I was prepared to pay any price this year and I only had to go to $400 before it was MINE! I am the proud owner of a cookie jar. Each student put their fingerprint on the jar and the lady at Create-A-Memory painted a picture that went with our theme, UP, UP, & AWAY! it is cute. Alicia's balloon is the red one. I am so happy to have this piece.
I also bought tickets for the trip to Hawaii. We lost that. Next was the drawing for the 50" television! I really wanted the TV to play Mario Kart with the four of us. :) They drew 5 names, those 5 people had to go up front and each were given a remote control to try their hand at turning off the TV! GUESS WHAT. I was one of the 5 pulled up front. I was so nervous, really excited! But I know I have very bad luck! I am thinking Ben should be up front. He has the luck! And guess what! I lost. :) O, well. At least I had a shot. I could have picked the right remote from the pile! O, well.
We ended up going home with a bunch of goodies. It was a good night and we had a lot of fun. So now we just wait for next year. We really do look forward to this every year. If any of you ever want to go just let me know and I can have an invitation sent to you. It really is a lot of fun. They do a silent auction, dinner and an oral auction, with drawings and fun in between it all. Next years theme is Route 66. Can't wait to see their plans for this!