Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Little Graduate

Andy graduated homeschool kindergarten on Saturday.
As we rehearsed and memorized for the ceremony, a quote from one of our favorite cartoons, The Incredibles, came to mind: "They keep creating new ways to celebrate mediocrity". Yes, it's kind of funny to dress up a six year old in a cap and gown for an event he may or may not remember by this time next year. It may also not be any great feat for a child his age to know addition and subtraction or to read on a first grade level, but we are very proud of him and look for opportunities to celebrate this wonderful child.

So, without further ado, please join me with the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance" playing in your head while you view these photos of Andy graduating with other homeschoolers at a local church:
The Proud Big Brother

The Proud (of himself) Little Brother

Waiting for the Ceremony with a Bunch of Yucky Girls

Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Receiving his Diploma

Last but not least, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the part of the ceremony where we recognized and promoted the siblings into their respective grades. Jonah was promoted to the fourth grade. Again, no big deal, right? This is a kid we were told was autistic and may not ever learn to read or write. If you saw the Mother's Day card he made by himself for me you know that is not the case. So we're aware of how much we have to celebrate and were thankful for this forum to publicly acknowledge the gifts God has given us in our children.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ben on His Tricycle

The only thing cuter than a naked baby? A naked baby on a tricycle.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Disney World

When we got out of bed Dad told us we were going to the doctor. He even said we might have to get a shot. When he saw how nervous we were, he pretended to call the doctor who said what we need is three days at Disney World. Woohoo!

We beat the heat by spending the first half of each day in the pool at the hotel:
Then we went to Disney:
It was a blast even though a few of the the lines were kind of long.
Being there at night was beautiful and we were wiped out by the end of each day. What a great trip!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Andy Rides a Bike

It dawned on me that Andy probably didn't need his training wheels anymore. We took them off and he was free wheeling in about twenty minutes. Ben, however, did not appreciate all the attention aimed at his big brother.