Today was a big day for my first-born baby. I mean, big kid. Kindergarten graduation. I can't even believe that he is almost done with his first year of school. Incredible how fast time goes.
Seems fitting that today I write about kiddie pride. I was just talking the other day to a friend about this phenomenon. It seems to be the ultimate in pride that you can feel...the pride for your child. It doesn't matter how many scholarships, promotions, or awards I have...or ever will receive in my life...it never compares to the pride I feel when one of my kids does something special. Sometimes it comes in small doses, like this morning when Myles asked me to please pick Jillian up from school before his graduation...because he wanted her there so badly. Other time, it comes in larger doses, like today as Myles "graduated" from Kindergarten and received the "Leadership" character award. Love. It's amazing...and my favorite kind of pride. Here are a few photos from his event...
His Kindergarten Diploma and Character Award: Leadership.
Getting nervous about singing.
Love this boy.
Showing off his memory book to Ben and Jillian (me too - but someone has to take the photos).
Looking like a chef...but really just a proud grad.
Myles and his friend Jake. These two cute graduates had so much fun together this year. They get along so great and this pictures shows their adorable friendship. Know how to tell if Myles is having a photo taken with a friend and actually wants it taken? He looks...and smiles.
Myles receiving his graduation certificate and award.
Award presentation video. By some crazy miracle, I was so busy taking video with my phone and taking photos simultaneously with my camera...I didn't cry as he received this award. I have to admit though, I did when I watched it back...and in the car on the way home.
Wind blowing and an awkward rock pose, but I still love that I have this photo of the two of us to mark this special occasion. I saw someone else take a photo on this rock and it looked cool. Not sure how we successfully made it look so awkward. She must have been taller....and the kid must have been shorter.
Jillian on her brother's special day.
And last...but certainly not least... Myles and his favorite teacher. I am so thankful for her daily awesomeness. We will all miss her next year.
Tomorrow Myles visits his first grade class and meets his teacher and new classmates.
Hello, first grade.
Hope you are as amazing as Kindergarten.