I didn't really have any feelings either way about the graduation. It wasn't going to be his last day at preschool ... he's doing the "summer camp." So, I felt like I still had some time to consider he's "moving up."
But then he walked out, (to pomp & circumstance) with his class of little cuties in a cap and gown. And it was all so well choreographed....they walked out in a line ... and filed into chairs, (tiny ones) just like real grads do. Then they sang a song "Start spreading the News" ... to the tune of "New York New York" and they sang ... "we want to be a part of it, KINDERGARTEN!" "And now we made it there, we'll make it anywhere, we're on our way KINDERGARTEN." CRAP! I had tears it was sooooo cute!
Then when their name was called they followed chalk arrows to walk around their peers and up onto stage, paused to receive their diploma and get a picture, before sitting down again. Killer adorable.
From there I ran home and packed up a few things, thing drove to Sedalia to meet some friends for a quickie crop. I finished up my card swap and assembled an album kit. It was a fun evening of laughing and talking and scrappin. Really glad I went.
Got up this morning and Ryan had texted me a picture of the deck ... he stained it while I was gone ... AND mowed. That's pretty awesome considering he was home alone w/three rascals.
I came home and we went to Jack's make-up game ... and the boy FINALLY got a hit. We were so worried about his confidence because he had not gotten a hit yet. But he got a single and was SO happy when he made it safe to home base. What's even better is that at his next at bat ... after hitting foul after foul and on two strikes, he got another hit. He again made it safe to first. We were at the point in the game ... that if our team got just one run ... we'd win. And Jack scored the winning run. Thank goodness. We're so happy for him and it did his heart good.
Afterwards, we came home and played in the backyard and grilled steaks.
All kinds of things to appreciate about this weekend. And though it was jam-packed...it was jam-packed with good things.