Sunday, June 05, 2011

Watch out Middle School comes my boy!

Ethan - first day of kindergarten & the last day of 5th grade

Please indulge me just a bit as I share this proud mama moment with you. Friday marked a huge milestone for my oldest - he graduated from 5th grade and elementary school. It was an emotional day for all of us - for me because my baby is growing up way too fast and for him because half his class will be going to a different school and it was their last day all together. I expected the girls and mamas to cry, but completely wasn't prepared for seeing all our big guys sharing their tears. It was almost more than I could take.

And so next up is middle school. I'm completely in shock that he's about to do something that for some crazy reason still doesn't seem that far way from when *I* did it. sigh. We're so proud of our bright, handsome young man. He made A/B Honor Roll, got his promotion certificate and a Distinguished medal in Math, Proficient medals in Science and Reading. He's got an incredibly busy summer that starts with football camp - TOMORROW!

Congratulations, Ethan! Have a wonderful summer break. We love & are incredibly proud of you!


(E & a few of his football buddies. Over here boys - the camera's over here! ;))


Cynthia Baldwin said...

Congrats to your handsome eldest son. :)
My son just finished his 6th grade year, and I was the same way as you last year when he finished elem. school. But you know what? He LOVED 6th grade and had an awesome year!
I wish the same for your boys. Hope you all have a wonderful summer break!

Michelle said...

Wow, Congratulations, Ethan!!! Way to go with all the awards!!! I know how you feel, Kelly!! My middle is just finishing up 7th grade. Next year will be her last year of middle school and then on to high school. My baby is starting preschool this fall!!! Then onto kindergarten the year after! I can't believe how fast these kids grow up!!! They really need to slow down!!!

Linda said...

Ethan congratulations, you sure have made your mum and dad proud. Have lots of fun in your break.
Linda in Aus

Julie Howard said...

Aw. Big day for Ethan! (And you.) Tell him congratulations!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

aw, Kelly, that is the sweetest!! You are one proud Mama! Congratulations and good luck to him! I totally agree with you on how emotional we can get as we watch our boys grow. Sometimes I just stare at my oldest son (age 10) and can still see the little tiny boy he once was. Then the eyes begin to water, the throat tightens.....yup