Monday, June 14, 2010

Griffin goes to Middle School

I got to go into Hannah's class today for a literary event. The kids have been working all year long on their writing and they each picked a piece out of their scrapbooks to read to the parents. I just wish Steve had been there. Hannah dedicated her piece to her Dad. Of course there were tears! She did such a great job...she talked about her life and how many times we've moved and how much her family means to her. Way to go Hannah! I could not have been more proud!

Griffin tagged along with me and was a trooper. His prize at the end was all of Hannah's friends ooohing and aaahing over her baby brother. He ate it all up let me tell you.

I even got to meet a reader of my blog! Thanks Moira for introducing yourself! I'm flattered that you read me!! It was so nice to meet you!

 Ok, so can someone tell me when we started graduating kids from...preschool...kindergarten..middle school? Remember back in the day when you graduated from high school and college? Just sayin.


  1. Way to go Hannah!
    I bet that was a very proud moment for you.
    Hearing their words from the heart really means so much doesn't it?

    Congrats on meeting a blog you felt like quite the celebrity!:)
    Enjoy the night

  2. What a very special day for Hannah (and you). I cannot get over the pic of teeny tiny Hannah holding Griffy....priceless!

    I am totally with you on the grad in 5th and 8th grades there is just an awards assembly...not called a graduation.

    I just me a blog reader of mine too recently...isn't that cool!!

  3. You were much braver than I when meeting a fellow blogger. Kudos to you.

    I think graduation as a whole is overvalued. Even high school. Give them the paper, throw the hat, move on.

    Just sayin'.

  4. I can't believe how old our friend Hannah looks or the other kids in 6th grade. where is the time going? Griffy is adorable, i just want to eat him for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  5. Maybe Hannah will start her own blog?! :) She's so cute!
    No kindergarten graduation here...I was a little bummed!

  6. Congrats to tiny Hannah! How does she hold that baby? He is getting soooooo big! I know you were a proud mama. ;)

  7. Seriously...we had an eighth grader who "graduated" this year! We don't get it either!

    Hannah and her friends are so cute!

  8. He is getting so big! And so stinking cute (though that's nothing new). I bet he loved all the attention. Fun times at the end of school.

    I have been looking for some of your past entries on good books, and can't find them all. I'd love if it you'd make a little sidebar thingamajig to link to them. Was there one with "dragon" in the title, or am I remembering something else? I just know when I read those posts I always think I should read that! Then I can't remember the title or find the post! Love your suggestions, am eagerly waiting my turn for the most recent suggestion!

  9. The kids did a great job - it was so nice to see the pride they all took in their work. I'm so glad I got to meet you and finally squeeze (gently) Griffin's little arm! I think he's destined to be surrounded by gaggles of admiring girls. Enjoy your last few days of school!

  10. Hannah...we know where your writing gift comes from. :) Congrats! And your little brother is simply edible! TX: 5th, 8th, high school graduation: nutty!

  11. How wonderful that your daughter dedicated her piece to her dad. I am of a different mindset about grads. But I remember a pastor telling my parents that we need to find reasons to celebrate in our culture, and particularly reasons to celebrate our children. I suppose there is a fear that we are spoiling them perhaps, or making real accomplishment less valid, but I don't think so. Our society focuses so much on the negative that I think celebrating milestones no matter how small is a good thing.
    What's Interesting is that both my husband and I had no inclination to attend our university convocations, they were too large and impersonal. It is the grade nine ceremony that I remember and have fond memories of ~just sayin

  12. Yayyyy Hannah!!! Congratulations!!! And, I have no doubt little Griffin was a hit, he's just soooo delicious!!!!