Friday, June 4, 2010

pre-school graduation

It's SO hard to believe that Parker is officially done with pre-school! There was a graduation ceremony tonight at New Horizons - caps, gowns, pomp & circumstance, programs, a slide show, songs and the whole 9 yards. It was FABULOUS!

Kels was on camera duty so I'll post pictures after I receive them. (ps - she is SO much better at 1-blogging and 2-pictures. that secretly makes me jealous).

We are truly going to miss the wonderful staff and friends. They have all stamped memories on our hearts that will last forever. Feeling so very thankful for Parker to have been surrounded with teachers that not only "teach" but also love and care so very much. There was...needless to say, tears of joy and sadness sreaming down my cheeks during the ceremony. So many emotions. Such a great last 5 years and a wonderful chapter in our lives.

We are already planning play dates this summer with Tommy + Olivia = Parker's BFF's. They too, will be a missing part of his day. But my wish for them is that they stay friends even though they are going separate ways to attend grade school. As I reflect on the future - I think about how cool it would be for the 3 of them to still be friends when they graduate high school. They would be able to say "we've known each other since we were 6 weeks old". Very special. I am going to make it a priority to keep those muskateers together :)

After the diplomas were received, football played on the playground, cupcakes + photos we went to DQ for a little treat. Yum - that ice cream tasted really good. The first cone that mom, dad, Kels, Parker and I enjoyed outside together. The only thing we were mising was Graham, Bodde and Berkley :)

I am so very thankful today for such a supporting, loving family. That word "family" has taken on such a new meaning now that I am a mom. Its so much more than I ever imagined. To my family (you know who you are) = THANK YOU.

Insider Clip

Parker's GAP video

San Fwancysco

The color quality isn't the greatest on this - but turn up the volume and listen to the excitement in Parker's voice about our trip next week!!!