Friday, May 22, 2009

Preschool Promotion

Ryan's class had their preschool promotion this morning. Grandma and Grandpa joined Jeff, Allie and I to attend the ceremony.

Everyone in Ryan's class was given an award and a medal promoting them to Kindergarten. Ryan was given the Good Friend award.

There was also two special awards presented per grade in the school. The special award was for citizenship. The citizenship award was given to a student who showed respect for God, country, friends and went above and beyond to be an overall good person in class, church and the community.

Ryan was one of the two preschool students from his class selected for this award. Jeff, Grandma, Grandpa and I were so proud of him! Jeff and I have always hoped and prayed he would be a good person. As Jeff said, you do what you can at home and then you hope that when you drop them off at school they are good little people. :)

We know Ryan wants to be a good athlete and I am not sure he really understood how neat it was that he was given this award. I told him it was like hitting a good person home run. :)

There were many wonderful little people in his class and I am sure the decision was a tough one for the teachers, but we are so proud of Ryan and just hope he continues to be a positive and helpful young individual who respects, people and God as he grows in life.

In this post is a collage showing his first day day of school in August 2007 (he is wearing the red stripe shirt in those photos and is on our porch and then walking into the school for the first time EVER) and photos from his promotion today (in the blue Jayhawk shirt).

I can't believe my baby is going to go to kindergarten next year and be at school all day, everyday! I will miss him and don't know where the time has gone. Allie will be in preschool 2 days a week next year in the morning and I know it will be tough to pick her up at lunch time and know that we have to wait a few more hours to go pick up Ryan from school. Time is going tooooo fast!

Grammie I know you feel the same way, so feel free to start crying now about your little grandbaby boy growing up! :)

1 comment:

rkreller said...

I got teary eyed at his promotion. Yes, the time has gone by so fast. I remember the first time I saw both of your kids. I know you and Jeff treasure every minute of their life and am glad you do because it seems like only yesterday you were going off to school for the first time.