Monday, March 09, 2009

Hearts

Look at Mr. NK! Doesn't he look happy! He is a CASA.

A Court Appointed Special Advocate...for kids at risk.

To be a CASA you have to go through quite a few weeks of training and observing court cases.

It culminates in a swearing in by a judge (note the signature!!) and a graduation party.

CASAs are very special men and women, and I'm so proud of Mr. NK!!

We celebrated with special treats (I didn't bake these).

The kids helped us!

One more than the other!

I squeezed in a little knitting since last I wrote, too...

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mr. NK! You do indeed look so happy - - good for you!

Courtney said...

Congratulations to Mr. NK!!

cockeyed said...

...congrats to mr. nk! we need more great people like him!

Chrispy said...

How cool!! We just had a CASA representative come and talk to the womens group I lead last month. It was so cool to hear about all the stuff that goes on.

Tammy said...

Congrats to Mr. NK. That is a very special person to take on that kind of job. Thank you Mr. NK for being that person.

Rani said...

wow, that is quite an accomplishment.

congrats!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I so agree with Tammy, it takes a very special person to do that job! Congrats to Mr. NK!!!

And how cute are the kids!!! They make my Monday!!!

depravedyer said...

Congrats Mr NK way to go dude!

L-B said...

Very special indeed, Mr. NK! Hard work but so good for the heart, so this blog entry is well-themed! Now, off to gaze longingly at the treats!

Courtney said...

My mom was a CASA..some hard stories to hear, really important work.
The kitties look very interested in the goodies:)

cupcakefaerie said...

Congratulations to Mr. NK! Looked like a wonderful family celebration!

Knitguy said...

Oh that's so great! Tell him I say congrats. That cake looks tasty too...

Wool Girl said...

Congrats to Mr. NK! What a proud moment - what a wonderful person he is with such a big heart. Hugs!

tapmouse said...

Congrats Mr. NK! How wonderful is this? Only quite awesome and admirable to receive such a certificate!

Debbie T. in Alabama said...

Congratulations to Mr. NK :) I happen to work for a Juvenile Court Judge who handles the custody cases and I know just how important the CASA's role is. Thank you Mr. NK for volunteering to do what can be a heartbreaking yet heartwarming task, all rolled into one.

Kathy said...

Deservedly proud. CASA volunteering is so admirable. He must be mr. Wonderful. Great treats to celebrate. Love the recen tknits

Laurie said...

Hi Petey - congraulations on your CASA appointment! This is such an exciting experience for you and you'll be able to share cool stories at dinner! :)

I am VERY proud of you Petey (aka Mr. NK). You and Gailie can dress up and come to the CASA auction with us next January where you can celebrate your CASA wins and share stories.

Keep up the good work as it is highly valued and such a great give back to our community!

Lots of luv and stuff,
Laurie:)
xoxox

Disco said...

Mr NK has a heart of gold :0) Congratulations on his new role.

And your knitting is GORGEOUS.

Sammy said...

You Rock Pete! Big hugs to you!