Tuesday, June 13, 2006

He did it!!

He did it!! He didn't seem to be nervous at all. They paraded in and lined up on the bleachers. Then the teacher called him down to the podium. He (literally) grabbed the microphone and did his thing.

(Of course I HAD to take the pictures. I crouched in the aisle and got off a few shots. I still have to download so I'm praying they were good). Anyway, he was LOUD. REALLY LOUD. It was too cute. Everyone laughed. He just went right along with his mouth glued to the microphone. The principal chucked with me because she remembered him being so scared in Nursery school.

Then they started with the prayers and songs. At one point our Pastor got up to speak. It was so funny. He said something like, "I know that Michael Hutchinson doesn't need the microphone but I do". Everyone laughed. I thought Mike was going to fall on the floor laughing

Luke got up with a few other kids. It was so cute. They had a little poem they said along with some arm and hand gestures. I got pictures of that too. He has a huge smile!

Towards the end they gave out the "awards". You know how that goes...they are so cute. "Good Friend Award". "Good Helper", "Good Reader". Luke got the "Good Worker Award". I almost died laughing. He NEVER helps around the house. I teased him about that. BUT then, Michael got the LEADERSHIP Award!!! I almost cried. It was like a REAL award. I was so proud because he was SO painfully shy as a baby and even when he started school. I know Mike was proud too.

After the ceremony we had a little reception with snacks and stuff. The kids had a blast. Even the babies were running around with the "big" kids like they were big.

My Mom, Dad, MIL and my SIL/BIL came too. Thank Goodness because we needed help with the babies. It was hot and they both wanted ME the whole time. LOL...I wanted no parts of them cause I was taking PICTURES!! (Bad Mommy!!!)

OK...Thanks for letting me spew and brag!!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

He's going to read!!!

The Kindergarten SAGA continues!! LOL!!!

Next Thursday Mike and Luke "graduate" in full CAP & GOWN from Kindergarten. Well, do you remember how I was "complaining" about them not being able to read and that a few of the other kids got picked all the time to read?

Well...guess what? MICHAEL IS READING at the graduation!!! And better yet...it's the WELCOME speech!! He's OPENING THE CEREMONIES!!

OMG....I (SERIOUSLY) CRIED when I saw the note. I was SO PROUD that he got picked. (This is the same kid that I dragged in clinging to my leg on the first day of Nursery School). THEN, it hit me!! OMG....IS HE READY?? There are some BIG WORDS on that paper.

So, we talked about the fact that he would not have gotten picked if he couldn't do it. We sat down and I explained what he would be doing. Then, I read it over and over and over (and over and over). Then, he wanted to try. I hate to say it but it wasn't good. OMGosh....I was sick to my stomach. I think I'm more nervous than he is.

We read it again. This time I held his finger as we really looked at each word. I hope he's ready. I'm SO NERVOUS for him. Am I crazy?
I just know I won't be able to concentrate the whole day. I'm sure he won't even be thinking about it until about 10 seconds before it's his turn!