Friday, May 30, 2008

Graduation Hoopla

(Gotta love the kid next to Jayden that's picking his nose :)
We'll start with Jayden...his speech therapy preschool didn't really have a graduation since most of the kids are continuing on with the program next year (he's improving lots but I have to admit that I was excited that he qualified again next year. I'm sorry if that makes me a terrible mom, but I've grown quite fond of the free preschool and "baby bus"). So they had that pizza party for their end of the year shebang. We did have a little graduation for the preschool class that I help teach and I'm really going to miss those kids! Jayden was probably the most rotten out of the whole class since I was the one teaching, but it was still fun having him come with me. His graduation wasn't as emotional for me because the poor kid is going to have 2 more years of preschool before kindergarten so I have plenty more graduations to go. It was still a fun day and cute to see him get so excited, though.As for was exciting to see how much she has grown and changed since the beginning of the school year. She started out as the quite, shy and timid little girl that sat by herself and dug holes in the dirt during recess (that image still rips my heart out) and has turned into a confident, outgoing and energetic girl who even received the "kindest friend award". It makes my job as a mom so much easier knowing that she is happy and loves school. So the graduation was a lot of fun and so cute to see them perform all the songs that they had practiced so hard. I didn't expect to get emotional, but when their teacher put together a slide show using the song "Let Them Be Little" by Billy Dean, then I totally got choked up. It is sad to see them both growing up so fast, but at the same time it is so exciting to see everything they're accomplishing and the little people that they are becoming. These kids sure know how to make their momma proud!


check out Jayden's mid-song botty shakin' action


Julie said...

How funny, I was just on reading some of your other posts and I think you just posted this one...Your blog is so cute!!! Thanks for inviting me..Noelle, too, is going to love this ...She misses Kylie...We are going out of town next week but I will call you when we get back so she can come over and play...They would love that!

Ricky and Janessa Cazier said...

What fun little graduations. Poor Jayden with three more years of preschool. That's a long time! He looks so cute in his little graduation hat. It is so fun to see how much Kylie has grown this year. I remember her first day of school and that "I'm-trying-to-be-brave-but-I'm-totally-terrified" look that she had. That doesn't suprise me a bit that she got the "kindest friend" award. She is such a sweetheart and will do awesome in first grade!

Jamie Young said...

Thanks Janess, actually he has 3 years total, so only 2 more. I would die if it was 3 more! And Julie, we'll definately have to get the girls together, Kylie would love that.

Jodee said...

OK, call me a big dork but that totally made me cry! I don't know what it is but those chessy little song they sing always get me. Yes, I am the mom who crys on mother's day when the primary sings. And Jayden was so funny, what a good little booty shaker.

Jodee said...

Ronnie and I keep coming back and watching Jayden shake his booty, he is so funny! I love his moves!