This was a big day for Matthew! My little man is now officially a first grader! I didn’t expect graduation to be a big deal, but they sure put on a show. I loved watching him sing with the rest of the Kindergartners. He was so cute that I can eat him up with a spoon! He knew all the words to the songs, did all the moves correctly, and was animated. So different from his brother. Michael never usually participated in any song and dance because he’s so shy. After the songs, each teacher went up and said a few things about her kiddos and then called them up for a hug and the “diploma.”
I don’t know whether it’s the hormones or what, but I have to admit, I did cry a little to see my little man up on stage poised to take on the world. OK, maybe it wasn’t just the hormones. I cried when Michael finished up his Kindergarten year too, but whatever…At the end of the ceremony, one of the teachers read this poem.
“I give you back your child; the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give you your child back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than before. Although your child would have attained this growth in spite of me, it has been my happy privilege to watch this personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development. I have thrilled at each new achievement, each new success, and each new expansion of self. I give your child back reluctantly; for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a classroom, we have grown close. We have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of the other.”
I thought it was so sweet and it made me cry again. Those darn hormones!
|Getting a hug from Ms. Sheffield|
|Getting his "diploma"|
|Singing his little heart out|
|Matthew with Ms. Sutherland and Ms Sheffield|
|Happy Boy with Grandpa and Jennie|
|Shooting the breeze with Sky after teh ceremony|
|This was the best picture I could get of us|
Tomorrow, we find out if Nugget is a he or a she. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to start buying stuff for the nursery. I will be honest and say that I’m really hoping for a girl and I will be disappointed for a little bit if it’s not, but I know I will be in love whether it’s a boy or a girl. My first and foremost wish is for a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy.