Sunday, June 6, 2010

Preschool Graduation

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I meant to post these last week, but I got busy, then our computer started acting up. (And Ryan and I have spent over an hour tonight trying to put video on here, but our computer isn't cooperating...maybe I can add it tomorrow night.) Dash graduated from Preschool. I wrote about his last day here. I was sad about this life experience of his coming to an end.

I warned him that I might cry. I told him if they played "Pomp and Circumstance" there was a good chance I would. (I mean, I can just hum that song to myself without thinking about anything in particular, and I feel emotion.) "No!" he warned. "Don't cry." He gets embarrassed. He inherited his self-consciousness from his momma.

Of course, as soon as "Pomp and Circumstance" came belting out, and the little sweeties came walking down the aisle one-by-one in their adorable little outfits, tears sprung into my eyes. (I absolutely love that they got to wear real graduation outfits.) I didn't let myself cry, though, since he asked me not to. I can't make any promises for future moments of your life, though, Son. Whenever he looked at me, I stuck out my lip and made crying motions with my fists by my eyes just to tease him. His eyes got wide, and he mouthed, "Don't." He's like a teenager already.

The kids performed several songs (learning songs...months of the year, vowel sounds, etc.) for the audience. They were precious/adorable/impressive/hilarious.

The once-in-a-lifetime shot of my son getting his Pre-K diploma...classic.

Daddy and Dash

Mommy and you enjoy the fact that Ryan didn't even notice the diploma was upside down? I love it.
This is Dash with his best buddy, C. I'm so sad for them to have to go their separate ways. Hopefully, we can get them together regularly this summer.


I'm thankful for my 5 year old son. I'm thankful that I was so fortunate to be able to have not just one, but TWO boys. I like that I see myself in him. I'm thankful that he loves me SO much, that I am the first one he wants when he is sad or upset. I'm thankful that he's full of energy, even though it really doesn't make my life any easier. (And that not only did he have 2 classrooms of kids he could call friends, he had a friend who absolutely loves him and would call him his "best friend," - I mean isn't that an amazing thing when someone wants to be your best friend? and that he got to wear a red cap and gown, and that he smiled at me sweetly during his ceremony, and that I have gotten to spend over 5 years already with this fun person.)

That's'll find the rest of my Gratitude list by looking at the Gratitude Community label on the left. Visit A Holy Experience for more about the Gratitude Community.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the gratitude list. It looks like it was quite a day.

Tim and Richelle said...

kindergarten grads are so much fun! congrats to the little guy and to his parents!

thanks for stopping by our blog.

suzy said...

Congratualtions! Your boy looks so proud. What a fun day.

GlowinGirl said...

Congrats to that sweet boy -- and love his upside down diploma. :) It's bittersweet watching our children grow, isn't it? But so much to be thankful for in the process . . .

Chelsey said...

This is so sweet! I love their graduation outfits too... Congratulations Dash!

PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

D and A said...

great list! I really like the gratitude community! Thanks for stopping by my post too.

Amy @ Things & Stuff

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Lovely memories. Especially the once-in-a-lifetime shot! LOL! I have so many of those kinds of moments. Ugh.

I was struck (yet again), as you described Dash, just how much our boys are alike. Full of energy, wants his momma, self-conscious, like a teenager, and amazing. :) No wonder they get along so well.