Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Movin' Up and Out

Today was Hayley's 6th grade graduation ceremony.  The kids have been looking forward to this day for a very long time and it was fun to see all of their smiling, happy faces.  They were all so darned happy and excited.  It was very cute (and refreshing) to see all of the girls dressed in their new dresses and high heels and even some of the boys wearing suits and ties! 
Hayley with the two best dressed boys at graduation... Alex and Harrison!
See what I mean about the happiness smiles?!
More cute, happy, smiling faces:  Neha, Hayley, Natalie, McKenna, and Kelsie.
Miss Maddy and Hayley with their candy necklaces!
I thought this was so cute... Hayley and B.F.F. Savannah chose the same style dresses (different patterns)!  They didn't shop together or even discuss with each other the type of dress that they got!  I guess they're just on the same wavelength!
Hayley and McKenna.
I know this day wasn't about me, but I have to say, while it's been fun for the kids (and me) I'm glad it's finally coming to an end!  I'm exhausted from all of the end of the year insanity activities... more specifically, sixth grade activities over the last four weeks.  We've crammed in a week at 6th grade camp, final band concerts, Jr. High dances, 6th grade skate parties, winding up art docent responsibilities, school BBQ's, school carnivals and in the next couple of days we'll be finishing up with the school field day and end of the year class parties and gatherings! 

I can't help but say how mixed my emotions are.  I'm so happy for our little girl, but that happiness is definitely sprinkled with a tiny bit of sadness.  Mostly I'm sad because this is the last year that Luke and Hayley will ever be at the same school again!  There are going to be a lot of little changes in our household come September, the most noticeable will be that they'll both be on different school schedules...  Hayley will be out the door by 7:15 a.m. (wish us luck on this one!) and Luke won't leave the house until closer to 9.  These Elementary school years have just flown by and I'm anticipating that the next six years of Junior High and High School are going to are going to seem like the blink of an eye.  Before we know it, we're going to be signing the waivers for Driver's Ed!!! 
There's a lot on the horizon for Miss Hayley and we look forward to helping her navigate her way... 
We love you Hayley Linn!


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