I left the house this morning and forgot to take a picture of the kids, so I made them pose for me in the parking lot at school. Both of them were super excited about this. *sarcasm*
And just for reference, here they are on the first day of school in August 2010.
And here they are as they will forever remain in my mind.
*pause for giant tear fest*
This morning was Ashton's 5th grade graduation ceremony, so I gathered in the school cafeteria with all the other parents and their cameras. I tried not to embarrass Ashton, but it's just so easy these days.
They all walked the stage and received their awards. I'm so proud of my girl. She made 100% on all of her TAKS tests, with the exception of Science, which she missed 2 out of 40. She also made A honor roll and was in the Young Astronauts Club.
Ashton had a great teacher this year and made some really good friends. She's very apprehensive about middle school since not only will it be middle school, but she'll be at a different middle school than all her friends. In fact, she didn't even want the school year to end. Which, if you know anything about Ashton, that will tell you how apprehensive she is.
I'm encouraging her to keep in touch with her friends over the summer and talking to her often about middle school. I hope I'm easing her fears, but I remember those days. It's all so different and it can be very scary.
Here she is, my beautiful girl, moving on to 6th grade. And by the way, the tall one in the top row on the left, that's not her teacher. That's a student. And she is loved by everyone! She's throwing an end-of-the-year bash tomorrow night and Ashton is super excited to be able to see her friends one last time.