It was so sweet!!!

Ruby in her graduation cap and gown, May 2010

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

We loved watching Ruby tonight.  She sang her heart out to each and every song they sang.  She also got to hold the American Flag and lead us all in the pledge.  She did FABULOUS!  I couldn’t have been more proud.  And, seriously, about the singing…you could hear her loud and clear.  I love it.  There are two Kindergarten classes, so the teachers took turns calling each student up and telling a little bit about them.  Ruby got the “kind-hearted” award.  Mrs. Honaker will send home exactly what she said tomorrow, so I will have to post it later.  The whole ceremony was so special.

At the end they sang words about first grade to the tune of “New York, New York.”  Something like….”if I can make it here, I’ll make it anywhere, It’s up to you, FIRST GRADE, FIRST GRADE….”  So stinkin’ cute.

Ruby played with her friends during the reception.  The other two wanted food.  Here they are fighting over who gets the cake….

Mack drank the blue jell-o.  It reminded me of the Lampoon’s Christmas vacation and the cat litter jell-o.  Yuck.

And, lastly, before this tired Mama turns in for bed, let me tell you about Mr. Grinch.  Ruby told Molly this morning that there would be a girl dressed up as the Grinch, but she told her not be scared.  Yeah, right.

Molly must have asked 5 million questions about when the Grinch was coming in and where he would sit and if he would touch her and how did I know it was a nice person underneath?????  Oh my.  I may have used this to my benefit.  I may have told her that Grinch’s don’t mess with little girls who wear leggings.  I confess–I wanted her to wear the leggings.  I knew she would put up a fight about the leggings, so I LIED!  I totally told her the Grinch would not mess with her if she wore leggings.  What level have a shrunk to, I ask???

Anyway, AS SOON AS SHE SAW MRS. WALLEY, Mrs. Honaker’s assistant, she said, “I am scared of that Grinch.”  Well, Mrs. Walley is just like Mrs. Honaker, so kind-hearted, loving and sweet.  She made sure Molly saw who was under the Grinch outfit.  It was a sweet, young, cute little girl.  Molly didn’t get scared one second during the performance AND  she stayed with this young highschool gal during the reception.  I motioned for her to come up with me in the food line, and Molly pointed to her new friend as if to say, “I’m with her.  She’s my friend now.  Back off, Mom.”

I was actually ok with that.  I hope she just gets better and better with dressed up characters.  Who knows, we may go to Disney before she is 13!

All in all, the night was fabulous.  We are so blessed to be a part of such an incredible school.  Praise the Lord for that.

Congratulations, Ruby Elizabeth!!  We are so proud of you.

Goodnight.

Graduation Day

It’s Ruby’s graduation day from Kindergarten.  I’ve got the camera battery charging, everyone’s clothes ironed and ready to go, and I have a pack of tissues.  Oh–and I just made almost 75 fish-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

I am so happy for her.  We have had a wonderful year learning reading, writing, and arithmetic—as well as some social and emotional lessons.  Ruby has been a fabulous student.  I love seeing her read book after book after book.  I am just so very proud of her.  I can’t wait to post pictures for all of the family to see!  It should be a cute night.  Ruby won’t tell me much about it because, “It’s a SURPRISE, Mom.”

Pictures coming soon…..