Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bubby's Preschool Graduation

 We found out a few days before the preschool graduation that Bubby was gonna be doing the prayer.  This was a huge honor and we were very excited for Bubby.....and very proud parents, of course.  But the more Bubby thought on it, the more anxiety he started to feel and he had decided he not only wasn't going to do the prayer, he also wasn't going to go to the graduation.
Fast forward to the day of graduation, Bubby and I were sitting out on the front porch talking. It was one of the sweetest conversations we ever had.
 I warned him that I will probably cry some at his graduation because he is growing up so fast and because I'm very proud of him.
 He assured me that no matter how big he gets that he will always be my little boy.  That he will always give me hugs and kisses.  That just because he's big he will still love me.
And he said, "Tell you what, when I'm older every time I make a silly face you can remember me as a little boy."  I laughed and said that sounded like a good plan.  This boy's heart is about the sweetest thing I've ever seen. 
 We got early to graduation to get a good seat.  And snapped a few posed pictures.
 I can't believe how big he is.
 Some parents worked really hard on the decorations and did an amazing job.
 Bubby standing next to his silhouette. 
 We had a whole row of family there to see Bubby graduate.  Two faces that were sorely missed, though, were Mr. G and Sissy G.  We had heard the day before that six kids had not been at preschool because of the stomach flu and then another little girl left the school sick.  Terrible news.  So far my kids weren't showing any signs of being sick but a few hours before graduation, Sissy all of sudden got clammy and pale.  Next thing I knew she was puking.  UGH.  Mr. G volunteered to stay home with her as long as I videoed the ceremony. 
 It was time to begin and the kids walked in waving to all their family.
 And continued to wave once they got on stage.
 Big goofy waves from Bubby G.
 And then a few sweet smiles.
 We were shocked that despite the stomach flu, every student was able to make it to the graduation.  This was the first song of the evening, but unfortunately, the little girl on the far left didn't make it through the entire song before puking all over the stage.  Another kid also left puking.  It was a ceremony to remember.

Click on the link below to hear Bubby's prayer at graduation.  On the way to the graduation he had told me he was going to go ahead and do the prayer and that he was going to do his very best.  And boy did he deliver.  I couldn't of been more proud of him.  You couldn't even tell he was nervous.  He spoke like a pro.  He had told me before hand that he was going to thank God for his great classmates and teachers and for his beautiful faith.  Those didn't make the actual prayer but it was still super sweet and amazing.  Way to go, Bud.

Bubby G's Prayer at Graduation

 After hearing the kids sing songs and recite scripture, it was then time to officially graduate these kiddos.  They put on their caps.
 Bubby wasn't too sure about his tassle.
 He sure looked cute as a graduate.
 His entire graduating class.
 His teachers talked a bit about Bubby and told some of Bubby's favorite things.  When asked what he wants to learn in kindergarten he said "hard stuff."  When asked what he enjoys playing the most he said that he enjoys playing dress-up with Sissy.  He is superman, she is super girl, and Little G is super baby.
 So proud of my little man. 
After his turn getting his diploma he got to come sit on my lap.  He was very proud of himself....full of smiles.
 Here is a picture of the cake and Bubby was on the front row.
 One more picture but this time with his graduation cap.
Enjoying some post graduation cake.
 Here's a picture with Bubby and one of his good friends and next door neighbor.  These two goofballs have mastered the term, "Big Head."  Typical boys.
 Just a tad goofy.
 Bubby giving one of his teachers a big hug before he left.  She was a big part of his wonderful experience at school.  We weren't able to get a picture with his main teacher, but luckily, Bubby will get to continue a relationship with her as he grows up because she is a part of my mom and dad's church.  She is a sweet lady who has done so much for Bubby.
 Once we got home Bubby told his dad all about it and showed him the videos....which Mr. G bawled with pride as he watched.  And then Bubby got to open his graduation present.  It was a spiderman sprinkler. 
 It was a wonderful ceremony to celebrate lots of great little people and all the amazing people who have poured into their lives.  Bubby has a wonderful future ahead of him.  It will be fun to watch and exciting to be a part of. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Keeping It Real

 Today's post has lots of random pictures of our every day stuff.  I enjoy posts like this because these are the ones that when I get back on the blog to see old posts I see these pictures and I'm certain those memories would've been forgotten if I hadn't of written them down.  They aren't like the big monumental moments of your kids' life.  It's the moments that happen daily but are still special and still things I want to remember.  This picture was taken one morning as all three kiddos were enjoying the bin of Legos.  I don't get this bin out as often as I probably should because these guys absolutely love building towers.
 Goofy Sissy G made a special drink made of playdough and a hidden spider at the bottom.
 Nothing like waking up in the morning with a dog on your head. 
 I couldn't believe it when I saw Little G eating an orange.....the entire orange.  He ate it just like an apple.  BLAH!!!
 This dress was in fact my dress from when I was a flower girl at about age four.  It is the only outfit I have from when I was little.  Not really the style anymore but it was fun for Sissy to twirl in for a bit. 
 Our pantry is definitely not organized correctly.  We keep the boxes of cereal to low to where Little G can get a hold of them and then it leads to the entire box being poured on the ground.  I'm gonna have to get that fixed sometime soon.
 Chowing down with a spoon.
 He was working really hard to get every last bite of his cottage cheese off his plate. 
 While Bubby G was at Tball practice with dad, I took the two littles with me to do a quick errand.  They were excited to see the shopping carts they were gonna get to ride in. 
 After our trip to the store we came back in time to catch the end of Bubby G's practice.  I can't wait for that first game. 
 Going for a morning walk.  It was a beautiful morning and a wonderful time.
 Shopping for a mother's day shirt and Sissy says, "Hey, Mom...Dis my new fwend."
 Conked out little cutie.
 I'm always about a week behind in my posting of the baby bump.  I'm 16 weeks now but it sure is fun doing these pictures with my little girl.  And the photographer is always Bubby G so it makes for a fun experience.  He takes close to 50 pictures before we finally get one where we are both looking, not blurry, and our head makes it in the picture.  Fun times.
 Fell asleep watching the Food Network with Mama.
 Going barefoot through the puddles in the street.
 His ornery grin is always so cute.
 Mommy must've been cracking him up.
 This was her superhero face under her Captain America mask. 
 Wearing mommy's hat.
 This was a very special morning.  The kids working on their crafts and I was able to get in some special Bible reading time. 
 A precious smile from little man while he plays one of his favorite toys at Nana and Gampa's house.
 Wearing her cousin's glasses.  Such a sweetheart.
 The boys... each one year old in this picture and wearing the same shirt.  You can definitely tell they are brothers.
 And then you have these two.  Same face and same age.  Cracking me up.
 Love this precious smile and the story that goes with it.  I was in my room folding a pile of laundry when I hear Bubby G yell out, "MOM!"  Usually what follows this loud "MOM" is "I'm hungry."  But this time after I asked him what he needed he said, "Will you cuddle with me?"  So I right away walked away from the pile of laundry and headed to the couch to cuddle with my almost five year old.  Special moments that I'm cherishing the older he gets, because those times of him wanting to cuddle are getting less and less.
 My laundry helper.
 Bubby decided to make something out of a cardboard box we had in the garage.  He ended up making it into a dog bed for Marley.
 He made a door and two windows and filled it with blankets and dog food and dog biscuits....then he held the door open and waited patiently for Marley to go in.  Needless to say, Marley was a tad bit nervous about this contraption that Bubby made.  He would quickly go in to get a treat and then run back out. 
 Poor baby had no idea that one of Sissy's sandals had gotten stuck to his diaper.  Darn velcro.
 It isn't very often that I get a picture of Little G asleep in his crib.  Usually as soon as anyone walks in the room he will wake right up but this time I was able to sneak in and snap a couple cute pictures.
 Nothing sweeter in all the world than a sleeping baby.  He is still technically a baby, right?  Don't tell me otherwise if he's not.  I couldn't handle that.
 Sucker time while we were strolling through the new Wal-Mart in town.
 I love the moments when I can get a picture of the older two helping their little brother.  It is special to me to see them getting along so well.
 Bubby's birthday is just around the corner and he was able to coax Nana into an early birthday present.  A Nintendo DS... and oh my goodness was he excited.  I have never heard the words, "Oh, I just died," as much as I have since getting his DS.
 Sissy needed her coat on yesterday morning because there was snow on the tv show she was watching.
Sissy got an early birthday present from her Nana too....a brand new bike.  And to try it out, you have to have the right attire on....meaning...high heal shoes, your nightgown, a coat in 80 degree weather, and glasses.