Sixth Grade Promotion

It seems like just yesterday that we sent Michaela off to kindergarten. She was so independent and didn't even want to be driven to school on the first day. After she got on the bus Jeremiah got in the van and drove behind the bus to make sure she made it to school. Sometimes it is hard to let your children grow up.

Now fast forward seven years and suddenly we are sitting in the school gym for Michaela's Elementary School Promotional Ceremony. It is still hard to believe that she will be off to Middle School in the fall. I think I'm in denial!

We didn't really get any good pictures of the event. Here is Michaela and her teacher and a classmate waiting to get the go ahead to walk to their seats. Michaela looked so solemn and I think she was trying not to cry. She is a rather emotional little gal and is very sad to be leaving the only school she has ever known.

Michaela led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

We spent some time the night before getting her hair ready for the big day. Michaela loves coming up with hairstyles so she had me put part of it in a french braid and then put the front part in curlers. It turned out cute and managed to hold it's curl even with the rainy weather.

Michaela is looking forward to her summer and will even get a chance to do a week long summer session at her new school to help her get a feel for things. Wish I could have done that when I was going into Junior High.

So, now the kids are done with school (finally) and the summer weather can start anytime! We pulled out summer clothes and might just start wearing them and pretending the weather is nice and warm!


Julia said...

Congratulations Micheala! I can't believe how grown up she is getting either. We can be in Denial together Tamara

angie said...

I can't believe she's going to middle school. She looks so grown up now.

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! Wow- it kindof makes me feel old too. I have to do this next year. We can't have kids this old...