Friday, July 1, 2011

Pomp and Circumtance

When the Geek and I started out on this home school gig, one of the things I "worried" about was my chicklets missing things like dances, award nights and graduation.  I  see now that opportunities for those things all still exist, I just needed to know where to look.  Sometimes, as it turns out, I have to look to myself to provide those things.  Yesterday was one of those times.

The Munchkin just finished up her first "official" year of school and a celebration was in order.  I had no choice but to channel my inner Martha and get my creative mojo on.  I think it's safe to say I pulled off one awesome Kindergarten Graduation. 

The guest list was small, but the joy was HUGE.

There was some pomp...

there was some laughter...

Especially when my little chickie surprised me by thanking me with the song M-O-T-H-E-R.  She and Grandma had secretly been working on it for a few weeks and let me tell ya' it was precious! Just in case you don't know it, here's the lyrics so y'all can see why I was such a crybaby...

"M" is for the million things she taught me
"O" means only that she's growing old
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me
"H" is for her heart of purest gold
"E" is for her eyes with love-light shining
"R" means right and right she'll always be
Put them all together they spell MOTHER,
a word that means the world to me!

Yep, the shindig had all the hallmarks of a true celebration. Wish you coulda been here ... dinner was delish

To top it all off, Boy Wonder put together a special rocket launch for his baby sis to celebrate "blasting off to first grade" ... seriously, is that rocket too cute or what? The pencil shape was perfect for the occasion.

I am so proud of you Munchkin! I pray you remember some of the things we told you like always let God be your compass and try and be the ONE thing that makes a difference in someone's life everyday.  God has great plans for you Baby Girl, I know it.  I am so blessed to be your Mama and have a front row seat and see it all come to life.  I Love You forever to the moon and back!

"I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known."
Author Unknown

And without further ado, I present you the Graduating Class of 2023...


Courtney Walsh said...

Awww...good for you for still doing it up big! To be totally honest, I think I'd default to "They'll never miss it!" and not go to the work. (This is why I don't homeschool! lol) This looks like a really special, memorable day! :)

Pamela said...

It really was and one of my favorite parts was the songs she chose to have us sing ... mostly from last week's VBS (Pandamania) ... such fun!

Jill said...

Love the pics!

Pamela said...

Thanks Jill ... hard to believe how fast my little girl is growing up!