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Welcome to summer!

We had such a fun day today with my son’s 5th grade graduation, and 2 other school parties.  Let’s just say, he wasn’t thrilled to wear a tie to school (even though he does to church each week).  He isn’t a fan of all the attention. As bad as it may sound, I had to think twice before I wore the dress I had previously decided on b/c it clased with him (and my little one). I know, I’m weird.

I got to take pictures of each 5th grader that crossed the stage and got their “diploma.”

I took 150 pics like the one on the left…kids and teachers were supposed to look at me and smile…it was slightly awkward at times. My son’s teacher was my other son’s teacher last year, so she knows both of my boys well.  So comforting.  I was sitting by my hubby and little one, then moved across the aisle to take all the kids pics. Hubby took the below shot of me
Who knew carrying a chair could be so darn cute?!? (Don’t tell him I said that)
…his posse…I’m so glad my hubby was able to take off a few hours and join us…he isn’t able to get to the school functions very often. …then the first grader… It was also memorable for my daughter because she “looped up” with her kindergarten teacher and class (same for kinder and first), so saying goodbye was a little more tough.     Maybe some will remember, we made her the hand quilt last year.  I spent 7-11am at the school, came home to re-group, then took my toddler with me to Sams Club and Wal-mart to get balloons, a cookie cake, and other much needed groceries.  We made a sign and decorated the cake that said: Welcome to Summer! (I saw the idea online in a few places). The kids loved running through it!

Sadly, no pics of my 3rd grader and his teacher/friends…his moments were less momentous today, and I briefly saw him with all of the other running around.  He’s sure handsome though…fresh braces off and sparkly new teeth.  I’m very excited for the lazy days of summer…let them begin!

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  1. how fun. i’ll need to remember those ideas for when my kids get out in two weeks. and by the way, i have a first grader too (boy). ;)

  2. What fun! I remember those from when my kids were little, and as an 8th grade teacher, we had our 8th grade recognition last week. Lot’s of emotional 14 year olds, you’d think they were never going to see each other again!

  3. Suzanne says:

    What a fun summer start!

  4. Hey Kristen! Great shots! Did you go all natural light for the indoor graduation shots too?? They look great. I used a flash for a recent indoor school event (at night in dim lighting) and I wasn’t thrilled with the results. Maybe I should have dissed the flash and just used high ISO. Trial and error, right?? :)


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