Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Owen's Preschool Graduation

My baby graduated from preschool yesterday!!!  Wahhhh!!!  Why must they grow???

Seriously though, it feels like the end of an era!  I have had a baby/toddler/preschooler (or some combination of the three) at home for the last 11 years!  This has been such a sweet, sweet stage of mothering!  I'm not quite ready for it to end.  Sniffle, sniffle.  :(

I have heard mamas say that you enter the "sweet spot" when all of your kids are in elementary school.  They are independent enough that you aren't physically caring for their every need.  They still want to be around you and will choose you over their peers most of the time.  You can have actual conversations and relate to them on a whole new level.  I feel like we are definitely entering that phase, and I am so excited about that!  Part of me wants to have a preschooler until the end of time, though.  ;)

The school arranged for a professional photographer to come and take pictures in their cap and gown.  Oh my heart, how cute is he???  This picture will make an appearance in his senior slideshow, for sure!
 They asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up and then photoshopped their answer on their picture.  Owen has said for over a year now that he wants to be a rock star.  Haha!
 His very first day of preschool and his very last day of preschool.
Man, he has grown up a lot!  He is such an amazing kiddo.  Makes his Mama proud!

 He spotted his people when they were walking in to Pomp and Circumstance.  Love his little wave and smirk.  ;)

 He performed the songs so well and did all of the hand motions.  Yay!

 Waiting off stage for his turn to get his diploma.

 The kids each got a turn at the mic to introduce themselves, say their age, and tell the audience what they wanted to be when they grew up.  It was precious!!!  There was a unicorn doctor, Hello Kitty, a guy who fixes things, an ice cream lady, etc.  Prec-ious!  Our boy apparently made a career change that morning, much to our surprise.  He walked up there and said, "My name is Owen.  I am five years old.  When I grow up, I want to be a Navy Seal."  Ha!  He does love to swim and isn't afraid of anything.  Maybe so...

 Mrs. Godfrey & Mrs. Ross - love them!
They were so good to my boy!  He made cards for them and I wrote down exactly what he told me.  I kid you not when I say that he dictated, "You inspire me." to Mrs. Godfrey.  So sweet!  She went on and on about how much she loved his card!  I just pray that his Kinder teacher next year is just as wonderful!

 Daddy & I were so proud of our baby!

 Mrs. Leah & the girls came to the graduation.  So sweet of them!
We are extremely proud of our little graduate!  Oh the places you will go, Owie O!  We'll be cheering you on the whole way!


Matt and Cindy Fleharty said...

Congrats, to Mr. Owen! I can't wait to see you as a Rock Star mama!