Sunday, May 29, 2011

More Graduates

Sorry to subject everyone to more photos of my graduates, but another milestone passed last Friday which I had to share.
Preschool graduation!
I'm sure he was full of confidence in the hallway, but as soon as he walked into the room, the cap or his hands went in front of his face.
He is singing his little part with all his heart....but with his hands in front of his face.
By now I'm laughing hysterically and trying to keep the camera focused. (not too well BTW)
Yes! I caught him for a second.

I asked him later why he was hiding his face, and he said, "I didn't want anyone to look at me."
(oops sorry kid, a lot of people are looking at you at this moment!)

Is this a metaphor for life for all our recent graduates? Trying to be confident in a new world, but wanting to hide behind their hands?  Hmmmm.......

Now I have to post a few more of my own graduate.....
It's a good thing I documented this for posterity because she lost the 2011 somewhere on the football field.
Primping for the event. (The gold around her neck indicates she is a honors student)
This photo was a happy accident for me. The light on her face and her school mantra, "Carry On" in the background. Sometimes you don't know what you are going to get when you push the button!
Her adoring fan base. (We got to sit on the field and be recognized as having our 7th and final child graduate)
Her sisters. I think I have beautiful daughters!!

I've had mixed emotions the last few days. I feel like a part of my mothering identity is gone. It's a strange feeling. I don't think I like it too much. I'm trying to ponder on it and look forward to the other exciting possibilities in life. After all, I still have two more babies to marry off.


Momza said...

how adorable is that preschool grad?!!
And your last "baby" is beautiful!
Her journey is about to get so much more exciting!!
COngratulations to your whole family!

Debbie said...

oh exciting to have your last one graduate. I saw her gorgeous announcement on the Jone's fridge. I agree. All of your girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!
P.S. i've been out of town and just got your message. Call if you still need my help.