Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Preschool Graduation & Mother's Day Luncheon

Although there are still five preschool days left for III, last week was the official graduation ceremony along with an end of the year program and Mother's Day luncheon. What a great day!!

Stacey could not love school more and has had an exceptional experience at Parkway Hills. Here he is accepting his "diploma" from Mrs. Carol.

I was loving the handmade graduation caps, not sure but there may have been a coffee filter involved? - precious!!
The students have learned corresponding verses with every letter of the alphabet and Stacey got to say (by memory!) the verse for the letter W during the program, "What time I am afraid I will trust in thee." Psalm 56:3. WOW - What a gift to have God's word hidden in his heart! I still have to post about his first performance at the rodeo, but clearly he has left his stage fright behind! I was so proud and LOVED hearing 26 preschoolers recite God's word.This little nugget was in the program too, so thankful he has another year at this amazing school!!

They sang some precious songs just for Mommy and then it was off to the classrooms for a special lunch.
I hate that I can't be in two rooms at once on days like these but thankfully Nannie was there so she went to Wyatt's class while I went to Stacey's. I could fill a whole blog with the ways this lady loves and serves us, such a blessing to have her there!

A few little treasures for Mommy. I LOVE that somehow I have left Stacey with the impression that salad and green beans are my favorite foods - HA! more like chocolate and cheeseburgers, but I like his image much better!
Looks just like me don't you think? ;)

God has been so faithful to provide the perfect teachers for each of my boys every year and Mrs Carol is no exception. She is a treasure who is very much adored by Stacey III and appreciated beyond what words can say by me!
Sigh...oh how I love this little man.
We slipped out to Wyatt's class to catch the end of lunch.

Mrs. Bonnie, who has blazed new trails with her class of ALL BOYS, is no doubt accumulating jewels for her crown in heaven. Not sure how she does it but I am so thankful for her investment in Wyatt's heart.

All the boy's teachers have had sons themselves, and while that is obviously not necessary, I think it has uniquely equipped them for all that loving and teaching preschool boys entails. :)
And, the master of it all, our beloved Mrs. Jerry. She is the next best thing to having our own Honey at school with the boys everyday and while she is the most fun, creative, loving principal ever, she also sets a high standard for these boys and I LOVE IT. I'm not afraid to use the phrase "What would Mrs. Jerry think of that?" in a pinch. ;)
My other two honey buns were in the loving, capable hands of Shannon while all this was going on - THANK YOU SB for letting me have this special time with my Bigs (on her one day without all her kids I might add!), and for letting me borrow your camera for these pictures since I forgot mine! Come on, something is bound to get forgotten when I am trying to get us all gussied up and out the door by 8:30.

I am ridiculously blessed to get to be a Mother and so thankful for the incredible blessing of four sons!! Just typing "four sons" makes me feel overwhelmed with gratitude! Heaven knows I am not worthy or equipped but thank you God for making me a Mother and for allowing me to know and love Stacey, Wyatt, Crew and Coyt. May I ALWAYS point them back to you!


The Junods said...

I'm glad you represent my boys at PH. I feel like we would be doing it all the same right along with you :) You are NEVER alone with the life of boys. I'm right here with ya! These pictures are so precious. What a special day for you and Debbie too. So sweet of SB! She's such a pro. Miss you and see you soon!

PS you look beautiful in that close up picture. perfect skin. girl, if someone took my pic that close...the details would be scary!

Shannon said...

Such a pro? Ummm....Wendi, if you could have seen me in action that day, you would be eating your words! I might be semi good with those singletons, but throw twins my way and I sort of hit a major caring-for-babies-block! :-) I did LOVE my time with those two munchkins though! Such a treat!

CPS - you looked so beautiful and those boys of yours are too cute for words. I cannot believe I only have one more baby to send through that program. Oh what a bittersweet blessing! :-) Love you!

Katy said...

Love that sweet preschool! I know you're so proud of Stacey for reciting his verse. I would have loved that! What a great idea to do with those kiddos. And of course, Mrs. Jerry? the best!

You ARE such a wonderful mother. So glad God gave you four strapping young boys to raise! There's four lucky girls out there somewhere!!!!