It seems like it wasn't that long ago that Hayden was going to school for the first time - back in August of 2008.
Here he is on that morning -
This Fall he will start Kindergarten.
I almost cried at the graduation - which surprised me. I didn't expect to get emotional. But while he stood up there so big and "mature" singing about how "everything is going to be alright" - I almost lost it. I had to work hard not to cry.
I imagine that when Harper graduates I will cry. Part of the reason I was able to keep it together (and not cry) was knowing that I still have a young child. This period in my life is not over.
But at the same time, I know that my baby - the child that made me a mother - is growing up.
And it makes me sad (I am crying now actually just thinking about it). Stupid emotions!
Okay, now to end my sadness - I'll just get to the pictures.
Here is Hayden at his Preschool Graduation (he attends First School at the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas).
|getting his diploma|
|showing off his diploma|
|still showing off his diploma|
|hayden and his friend beckham|
|hayden with his teachers - Miss Noi and Miss Danette|