Okay, yes before I share a bunch of pictures, I do think it is kind of funny that 5th grade has a promotion, but when you are the mom of the 5th grader you just love it anyway.
I am so proud of Lucas and how well he has done. When he started kindergarten, it only lasted a week and a half- until we pulled him out and waited a year. The next year was better, but he still struggled to even get 10 green-days in a row. Finally things began to click, and now he promoted a 4.0 GATE student who won first place in the District Science Fair, whom all his teachers adore. What a difference a few years can make.
Then last night, it was Ryder's turn with a really cute kinder performance, of songs and a poem. He even was part of a group of 6 kids who came down and performed the dance to song they were singing, kind of like a mini-solo just with five other kids.
He has had a great year and I have loved being able to be there in his class so often. As we were looking through his memory books, I realized I was there for all of the big days and a whole lot more.
Now Tuesday, their last day of school marks the end of an era for me. The end of having a child home at least part of the day, the end of all three of my kids ever being in the same school at the same time... the end of just elementary school as my oldest goes off to Middle school. It has been a crazy ride and life really is good right now. I know there will soon be many new experiences, challenges and craziness to deal with, but for today- life is good.