(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AREO74bNpQ to see some of the principal’s graduation speech and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUDMloO0mUc to see him present flowers to his teacher)
From Daddy: He’s been telling everyone that he’s in first grade now. In fact, he won’t enter first grade until August and he’s said to me, “Not really excited about it,” because he is afraid of leaving behind his best friend.
Still, the prospect of leaving kindergarten seems not to have worn on him mood.
Yesterday: Swimming Class
Happy swimmer, May 31, 12:42 p.m.
He spent most of the class without flippers at all–a promotion!, May 31, 2014, 12:43 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm5Q1Go_K8M to watch his swimming class. He told his swimming teacher and later the daddy of one of his classmates that he is in first grade now)
His swimming teacher beckons, May 31, 2014, 12:51 p.m.
Two Days Ago: End of School Year
Playing Connect 4 on the last morning of school. He is playing with the first kid he met on the first day of school. Unfortunately she is a girl and he doesn’t really have much to say to girls. However, he told me that she asked to play Connect 4 with him, May 30, 2014, 8:14 a.m.
Winning Connect 4 on the last day of school, May 30, 2014, 8:14 a.m.
On the last day of school, his after-school program had a party. By now he’s played in the jumpy house, had batting practice, had target practice, and had cotton candy. Now, an interminably long line for a sno-cone on a very chilly afternoon, May 30, 2014, 4:58 p.m.
Thank you to all of his teachers–two of the before- and after-school teachers pictured here–for contributing to a magical year, May 30, 2014, 5:03 p.m.
With his fight face on, he prepares to run a final lap around the school yard. Afterward, we’d watch a bit of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and then go home to a special movie night in which we watched his current favorite movie Turbo about a racing snail, May 30, 2014, 5:21 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TLV3cveOC0 to see the end of year party at his after school program…literally the final minutes of his school year!)
Three Days Ago: Graduation/”Promotion” Ceremony
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqbcfxo4FRg to see his class perform their version of “Everything Is Awesome”)
Walking across stage to meet his teacher, May 29, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
Graduated, May 29, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxkj11PGpUw to see all of the kindergartners chat “A Joyful Year Together”)
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNjyRaJ2N5Q to watch the recessional)
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPNxBohEZk to view some kindergarten memories from a video produced by his teacher)
This photo was taken by the boy, May 29, 12:09 p.m.
With ice cream and his friend’s Lego toys, May 29, 2014, 3:52 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfz-JNDT2NI to see that he spent much of the time in the pool with only one flipper on his foot–this is a promotion)
One Year Ago
First a visit to play golf with Yeah-Yeah.
Fishing out a golf ball, June 1, 2013, 11:23 a.m.
Golf with Yeah-Yeah, June 1, 2013, 11:25 a.m.
Then, My Gym!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkPl9eh3_aI to watch activities and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3OOGWPL9ts to watch the medal ceremony)
He smudged his nose with My Gym’s handstamp, June 1, 2013, 2:11 p.m.
Three Years Ago: Bath Time
Peek-a-boo in the bathtub, June 1, 2010, 7:53 p.m.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsG6Jr8bO0 to watch peak-a-boo in the bathtub)