A quick post before finally heading to bed tonight. Today was such a special day I just couldn't go to bed without posting!
Today was Brooklyn's Kindergarten Graduation program at school. Keith and I both took the day off work to attend with James and Loni. We are so blessed that not only do they invite us, but they genuinely want us to be there. And Brooklyn's face just lights up when she sees Grandma and Papa there for her. Family is one of the most important things in the world and I hope we're always able to support her in all that she does.
Moving on - and not so deep now - here's a picture of the four of us while waiting for the program to start. My beautiful daughter-in-law Loni and I sat together, behind us you can see James' in the picture and the silly bunny ear fingers belong to Keith. Any time we are with the kids there is laughter - and I wouldn't have it any other way.
This is 100% why we were there. Brooklyn is holding her Kindergarten certificate and kept directing us to different places at school where she wanted her picture taken. Both of these pictures were taken with my phone, but I have a camera full of photos waiting to be downloaded (and who can wait for that when you're a Grandma wanting to brag a bit???).
The first part of the program was in the cafeteria and each Kindergarten class went on stage one at a time and sang a song. This worked out perfectly as it gave the parents and guests a little extra room to move up front and take pictures. Her smile when she saw us up close on our knees with cameras was worth every minute of that sore knee. ;)
After that program we were dismissed to the students' classrooms. Brooklyn's teacher, Ms. B, gave out the certificates and an award for each student. Brooklyn got an Art Award and that came as no surprise to any of us - she LOVES art! The teacher did such a good job and told a little story about each of the children when they got their award and posed for a minute so we could take pictures. She said that she was so glad to have a good artist in her classroom because she really cannot draw pictures. Now when she needs something drawn on the board she asks Brooklyn to do it for her.
I'm sure I'll have a smile on my face while sleeping tonight. :)
Deep Thoughts: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." Dr. Seuss