The End of Elementary School.

After today, only five school days left.

Five days of elementary school, then it's over.

High school bound. 

My oldest will head to Great America theme park this week to celebrate with the eighth grade class.

She will spend her last days with her favorite group of friends, some of which will be heading to different schools in the fall.

Memories of youth behind her as she grows into a young woman.

Scared to start anew.

Excited to start anew.

Sad to miss those friends.

Eager to meet new ones, I think.

Where did the time go?

She just graduated from Kindergarten!
 No, wait, that's K.

Now an eighth grade graduate.
Wow.

I'm so proud of my girl.

She's beautiful, smart, and so precious.

I love the woman she's becoming.

I just don't want her to grow up so fast.




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  1. Stacy Uncorked said...

    She's gorgeous! Where does the time go?! I keep blinking and time keeps flying by...

  2. Simply Being Mommy said...

    Awww, she's beautiful.

  3. freddie said...

    Time goes by so fast. I remember my daughter through all that and now she's over 30 with children of her own. And now I get to watch my grandchildren grow-up too.

  4. Shelly Peterson said...

    What a beautiful young lady she is. Time does fly by and time is so precious. The both of you will be excited and nervous. Good luck to her in High School

  5. Christi Baham Willie said...

    beautiful!!!!!!

  6. Yona Williams said...

    Oh - what a cute post. Congrats on your daughter's graduation and I hope she has a fulfilling high school experience! About friends going in different directions - the good ones always seem to boomerang back around if not stay closer despite "school" distance - it's amazing how I am still in contact with elementary school friends today - thanks to Facebook (lol).

  7. Frugal Mom from California said...

    She is so beautiful! Congrats on her graduation!

  8. VickeC said...

    oh how the years go by ,,,my kids are grown an off on their own,but those were sweet days,just savor every minute

  9. MichelleS said...

    Such a bittersweet moment; my only one isn't near Kindergarten age, so I can only imagine it being a "bitter" moment in that they are growing up, but a sweet, proud moment at that.

  10. Sue C. said...

    Great post. It's true that time passes so quickly as the kids grow up. Sounds like you're doing a great job raising your daughter!

  11. Jeccica Simpson said...

    I have 2 girls too, 12 & 10 going into 7th grad and 6th grade WOW, where does the time go:) I wish they could be babies again, but do love watching them grown into awesome young ladies.

    jeccica

  12. Jeccica Simpson said...

    I have 2 girls too! 12 & 10, going in 7th grade and 5th grade. I can't believe how time flys. WOW I wish there were babies again. But I do enjoy watching grow into beautiful young ladies!

  13. kelly1980777 said...

    wow lovley family

  14. Mari said...

    Time passes by so quickly, in the blink of an eye. It reminds me to slow down and appreciate the small moments, I know we'll never get them back.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  15. Michigan_Mom said...

    First let me just say that your daughter is a very beautiful young lady!! I know exactly what you mean though because not only did my son just graduate from 5th grade this year (moving onto middle school so no more elementary for me) but it's also my daughters last year of high school. I can't believe how fast the time goes and to be going on college visits this summer almost seems surreal like it should be someone else because how could my daughter possibly be old enough to go off to college already?

    Treasure each moment you have while they are young because they sure do grow up pretty darn fast and even though you might have a 2 yr old trust me it's going to seem like tomorrow when you're off visiting colleges with them!!!

    Kelly Burroughs Crowell

  16. deanna said...

    Lovely! I never had a Kindergarten graduation, and I moved right before my 8th grade year so I missed that one...I was so jealous of my brothers.

  17. Cinderella10383 said...

    She is so gorgeous, Congrats on 8th grade graduation, In Maryland we have elementary K-5th (sometimes 6th) then 6-8 and then high school is 9-12

    Jamie Brigham
    PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

  18. Emily said...

    Aw, that's so exciting! Where does the time go?? They grow up so fast, it's scary!

    Emily
    summerlove1177@gmail.com

  19. Molly said...

    She is so beautiful! Makes me wish that I was still home with my mom..but now I'm a mommy. Hold on to everyday! Molly Bussler

  20. Vanessa Coker said...

    How sweet! She's beautiful. Job well done mama!

  21. Alicia said...

    Aww congratulations. She is a beautiful young lady!

  22. won said...

    It is so, so hard to watch them grow up. Mine is entering the tenth grade in the fall. I know before I blink he'll be off to college.

    I have serious anxiety issues thinking about it. The only thing that calms me down at all is knowing and acknowledging that growing up and leaving home means they've been given the opportunity to grow up. Having lost another child at age 11, I need to remind myself my son growing up is a great thing that should be celebrated.

    But...I feel what you are saying!

  23. Cinderella10383 said...

    I went through this, this year too. My daughter will be 13 in November and starting middle school in August. I am not ready for her to be a middle school teenager.

    Jamie Brigham
    PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

  24. Gen251 said...

    Oh how this post made me think......I too do not want to wish away these years too fast....your daughter is so pretty and this post made me want to slow down and savor the moments, I too often take for granted...thank you!

  25. freddie said...

    One more year for my grandson and it's off to high school for him. Our middle school and high school are in the same school. Gosh they grow up too fast. Heck it was just the other day and I was changing his diapers.

  26. jenmalonee said...

    what a beautiful girl!
    My son will go to kindergarten this year-I will be thinking the same as you soon :)

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  27. Annette Doggett said...

    My youngest son graduated from high school last year and my oldest graduated from college! It is hard to believe that they are adults.

  28. Lizzie Ticona said...

    Oh wow can you say time flies? I'm about to give birth to my 1st child and this post reminds me to savor each moment with him because life is way too fast and one day like your little girl, he'll be graduating kindergarten and then poof, 8th grade! thank u for the blog! and hope your girl has a successful middle & high school experience.

  29. Lilyana Cruz said...

    aww how cute! I have my older child in 4th'll soon is celebrating like you! good luck!

  30. akronugurl said...

    How sweet
    -stephanie jones

  31. Evelyn D. said...

    she looks just like you jen. but you dont have middle school where you live?

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