Friday, September 2, 2011

Front page

I knew I'd left something out of the last post.  The afternoon of Chloe's first day of school I got a text from my friend Karin asking if I'd seen the Ripon Record (our local newspaper), which comes out every Wednesday.  I had not, but was so grateful Karin went to the trouble to ask because she then informed me that Chloe was on the front page!  What!?  And on her first day of kindergarten of all days?  Turns out, on August 2nd, when we decided at the last minute to go to Ripon's National Night Out at the local community center, there was a photographer for the Ripon Record wandering around with his camera.  It was a great community event and among many of Ripon's representitives, the Fire Department was there in their uniforms showing off their largest truck with all its bells and whistles.  When we took the kids over to see it and one of the fire fighters offered to let them sit in the front seat, Chloe practically jumped into his arms.  Pictured below is that same fire fighter helping her out of the truck a few minutes later.  The photographer asked for her name but didn't make any indication as to whether or not the picture would be published anywhere.

How cool is that!?  I was so excited, and still can't believe the timing of it all.  Thanks, Karin, for letting me know about our little newspaper star!


The Andersens said...

That's so exciting. Especially since they spelled her name right!

--Courtney AndersEn

Wendy said...

Wow - she's a star already! :)