Friday, June 10, 2011

The End of an Era . . .

Yesterday was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another chapter in the Hemsley home. First, Keston completed middle school and is on his was to high school - he is a Freshman. How is that possible? He did great in his last year and was on the honor roll every trimester so he received the President's Education Award and he received a KMS Health Enhancement award. He was great.

And then . . .sniff, sniff. My baby graduated from Elrod Elementary, they . I didn't get to the first part of the program but he also received some awards. He received the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and a Volunteer Appreciate Award for his job this year. He was the teacher assistant for the Kindergarten P.E. classes on Tuesday and Thursday and he loved it. The P.E. teacher loved him and said he did a great job. When I picked him up yesterday the cute little kindergarten kids were running up to him and giving him high 5s. Say it with me . . . cute!

At his graduation ceremony they showed a cute video of the kids growing up. I was not the only one with tears. After it was over we said goodbye to his teachers, Mr Bunker and Mrs Wakefield were amazing and this has been Chad's best year ever. We stopped by to say goodbye to Ms Diede the school secretary who always answered the phone and of course the best principal ever . . . Mr. Hornby. We will sure miss everyone. The tears really started flowing when we said farewell to Mrs. Sinclair. Chad even let a few tears slip out as they were sharing hugs. Mrs. Sinclair is such an amazing teacher and person and she has made such a positive impact in our life. We will sure miss being where she is. Words can not express our gratitude to everyone at Elrod, we sure loved it there and we look forward to more great things as our kids move on. Now the question is . . . how will Chad do in middle school? He is excited but thinks he will get lost.

So now we are on to summer and the busy schedule. Is it sad that we have already planned our back to school shopping trip and school just ended.

Have a great Summer!

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