Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Heart Runneth Over Wednesdays

my heart runneth over with........pride and a tinge of sadness.

May 23, 2012
the last day that I had a kindergartner and a 1st grader

It was a very long and celebratory last day of school.
So needless to say by the time I got home and presented H with her "super star, I completed kindergarten" certificate....she wasn't thrilled

Once I shared her cute new ruffle skirt and tank top  (a 'Way To Go! You ROCKED Kindergarten' token), her affect improved BUT I had put the camera down to tend to EIV.  Imagine her smiley, toothless smile here  :)

E, graduated to the 2nd grade.  She was just about as proud of herself as we were of her!!

These milestones in my girls lives sure bring a mixture of emotions to this momma.
I couldn't be more proud of their accomplishments.  H grew so much this past year.  Everything got easier for her as the year progressed.....she's truly awesome.  Quiet and sweet.  Smart and eager.
E continues to amaze me.  she's got this fabulous photographic memory and never, I mean NEVER, misses anything.  She takes the world in; she just absorbs it all.  Processes it and learns some more.  She's assertive and talented.  Intelligent and fun.

The other side of the coin brings me such sadness.  My baby girls are not babies.  time is going WAY TOO FAST!!!  I dislike every minute of it.  I want them to be little.  I want them to cuddle with me.  I want them to always fit on my lap.  I want them to pronounce words in their cute little-I'm 5 kind of way.  I want missing teeth and innocent joy in my house forever. 

I'll keep hoping and dreaming......while they continue to grow and develop into beautiful young women.


Katie said...

good job, ladies! hope you have a great summer. and please stop growing up so quickly!

SDI said...

What an exciting accomplishment! Now how do we keep them innocent, adorable, cuddliers, precious...forever?