I can't believe how fast the school year seemed to go by.
And as fast as it went, sometimes I don't think it went fast enough for Hannah.
She was ready to leave her middle school years behind and start moving closer to high school.
The 33 kids in her class have become more like brothers and sisters over their years of elementary and middle school.
And you know how that can be!
But on this day, they enjoyed celebrating with their friends and families!
The week leading up to graduation night was full of activities and recognitions!
We were so grateful that Granny and Grandpa were able to visit during this time.
We kept them busy - but it was really special having them be a part of the kids end of the year activities!
They were able to be a part of the academic awards all three of the kids!
Yea! First Honors for all three!!
Very proud parents AND grandparents!
The night of Hannah's graduation, we had some sushi (she loves it!) and then gave her some gifts.
Donald and I gave her some money that she can use in the fall towards her high school wardrobe.
I imagine that khaki pants and polos will not be on the back to school list!
She was pretty pleased to receive the cash...
While Donald, his parents and the kids went to the church to find seats, I stayed behind and took some pictures of the 8th graders while they were assembled in the cafeteria getting their robes on.
The backdrop of the cafeteria tables doesn't make for portrait photos...but the beautiful faces in front of the lens certainly does!
The looked grown up and gorgeous!
Last time many of these kids will be together as many of them are heading off to different high schools.
Remember the jog-a-thon!?
Last time together at St. Joe's.
They won't be at the same school, but that won't change the great friendship they share.
And then, just like that, they've graduated!
We are so proud of you!
How did it happen so fast that you grew from this young school girl...
We are excited for the next four years of your life's adventures, but I doubt we're as excited as you!
Good luck sweetheart!