Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sweet Cheeks Graduation From Kindergarten

How can it be?
How can it be that this
graduated from Kindergarten?

She arrived early.
and she was all smiles.
No uniforms today.
They could wear whatever they wanted.
SweetCheeks wanted 
Of course she did!
And cute shoes with
Sisters graduated from their classes, too.
Onto Sixth grade for Lulu and 
Fourth grade for Ria.
She is all smiles here, too,
getting her graduation certificate.
SweetCheeks did not realize until
later that her time with Mr. Schultz
has ended.
She didn't realize that she would be in
a different room next year
with a different teacher.
When she did realize it...
Well, let's just say it broke
MY heart, too.
The smile was gone and replaced by
a silent tear.
Good-bye Mr. Schultz.
Sweet Cheeks will miss you.

Sometimes growing up has pain
mixed in with joy.

We are praying that 
first grade teacher will love her
as much as Mr. Schultz did.
God bless you, Mr. Schultz,
and thank you
for taking such good care
of our girl!

ps...Just imagine the stories
HE has in his memory bank from
his year with SweetCheeks!

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  1. Sweet photos of the girls. What a blessing to have had a teacher who was so special.

  2. Aw, Sweet Cheeks looked beautiful on her special day (sparkles and all), as did her sweet older sisters! Congrats to them all!

  3. Josie felt the same way about leaving kindergarten and now 1st grade. That says a lot about our teachers. Congratulations to your grands.

  4. awww, thats so sweet, he must be a great guy, congratulations to all three little beauties!

  5. Congratulations Sweet Cheeks! You looked beautiful and if I had been there I would have voted you "Terrific Kid" for the year! I bet your Nana was especially proud of you. Actually, this Nana is really proud of you too!

  6. Just think of the memories that Mr. Shultz will carry forever of her and her stories.

  7. Congratulations SweetCheeks!

  8. All beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Congrats !!!! I have one just graduated from 5th and one going into kindergarten ! Have a wonderful day

  10. Congrats to Miss Sweet Cheeks! She looks beautiful in her graduation clothes.

  11. Congratulations Sweet Cheeks! Love your sparkles!!!

  12. Diana,
    Such lovely pics of the girls. So sweet. They are so adorable. They grow up so fast.

  13. How sweet...and I'm tickled that she had a MALE kindergarten teacher! Congrats to your wee graduate :)

  14. How sweet, Diana! I remember those days of my kids' graduations. Now I have a college graduation to go to this month.

  15. Gosh Diana, Now I want to cry too. It is sad for young children. Most do love their teachers. Your life is flying, look at those beauties'll be H.S. sooner than we think. Hug those girls for me. Having 4 daughters of my own, I am a girl mommy. xoxo,Susie
    P.S. yes, my babies are grown with big ol' grown babies.

  16. The years just fly by, don't they? The girls were so pretty. Gotta love a girl who cries leaving a favorite teacher. I hope her next teacher does as well as her last. ;)

  17. You just brought a tear to MY eye!!! What a sweet age. The girls are so darling. Their Daddy is going to have his hands full when they are old enough to date!

  18. I don't think I've ever met a man who taught kindergarten. He must love kids! And he probably has a ton of stories. He should write a book!
    And congratulations to Sweet Cheeks. I hope she finds her 1st grade teacher just as wonderful!

  19. Yes so true it is never fun growing up! So glad my daughter never had a graduation ceremony for kindergarten.I would have been the one crying.Ah but next year for her 8th grade she will have one...darn it I was hoping to avoid that until High school!
    Precious photos of the girls <3

  20. SweetCheeks will definitely leave an impression wherever she goes! Congratulations to her! Leaving a good teacher is not an easy thing.
    xo Nellie

  21. So sweet, such beautiful girls! Congrats!

  22. So sweet! Congrats to your girl for her accomplishment. Maybe Mr. Schultz will move to first grade. I always wished our favorite teachers would move with the kids.
    Did she bring him cookies?

  23. How cute. Congrats to her. My littlest finished preschool yesterday. It was bittersweet.

  24. AWL!

    What a sweet little lady.

    I am so glad her first year was so special - starts her out right on the path to learning for the rest of her life!

    You know looking at SC and her teacher, they look like they could be related - they both have those beautiful slanted Irish/English looking eyes.

    She is such a dear, and the three girls will have long lines of suitors one day, just look at them!

  25. So darling! My own girl graduated from Kindergarten this year and it is definitely bittersweet!

  26. Congrats to SC and her beautiful sisters! Can't we just stop time for a little while?!

  27. Oh so sweet! Sounds like she had an amazing teacher. And yes, I am sure he had many hilarious stories to share in the teacher's lounge, lol! :) Jane

  28. Beautiful the girls all look.

    It sure makes a difference when children get nice teachers.

    Congrat's Kids.

    Okay summer will be here.

    Out there and get some customers this summer.

    Whooo Hooo

    Ask your teachers to come over and by something. Right.

  29. Awwww. Such sweet girls, all three with those beautiful smiles. You are right about the joys and the sadness of life moving on. But I bet her first grade teacher will be every bit as special.
    Our boys had to wear little caps and gowns! Hmmmm.

  30. Way to go, SweetCheeks! Oh, how I remember when my kids were in Kindergarten getting ready to go into the next grade. I hope she likes her teacher next year. A good teacher means so much to the happiness of a child. She'll be fine, as she is good natured.


  31. She's way too old for seems

  32. An out of uniform day is always exciting but combine it with a graduation and it's amazing! I hope these girls have a wonderful summer too...

  33. This is just adorable and brings back memories of when my kiddos graduated:). This week my baby graduates from college. Time goes by so fast!


  34. Congratulations, Sweet Cheeks! And just'll have a brand new teacher to charm next year in first grade! :D

  35. So sweet Diana! Teachers have such an influence on our children and grandchildren!! Your little ones are so adorable!

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  36. Congratulations to all the girls on their graduating to the next level! Don't worry, Sweet Cheeks. I'm sure you'll see your teacher and that your new teacher will be just as special! Enjoy your summer break! Hugs, Leena

  37. I taught Kindergarten for ten years: this is so touching! I think I cried more than they children at the end of the year! You have three adorable girls! I'm hoping they had a very successful time at the market with cookie sales! I saw the boiler of fudge on Facebook; yummy!

  38. Ahhh, that is so precious! You can tell by the picture how much they both shared a fondness for each other.
    I'm just stopping by to say hello to you, Diana.

  39. You know it's funny, I always forget how young she really is! SweetCheeks seems so much older! ... And how cool to see a male teacher in elementary school! I bet he does have a few stories to tell!

  40. How sweet Diana! Your granddaughters are beautiful and so is their smile. Enjoy your evening, Gail

  41. Oh those years are so fleeting, aren't they? And before you know it, you'll turn around and they'll be graduating from high school! Not that I have to tell *you* that. Sweet sweet sweet.


  42. The smiles say it all. You have the most beautiful Granddaughters. Treasure those special days. They do grow up fast. xo Linda

  43. Can she only be graduating from kindergarten? It doesn't seem possible.
    Sweet Cheeks and her sisters all look so pretty all dressed up for their special day.
    Watch out, you'll turn around and it will be high school graduation you're attending-they grow up way too fast!

  44. Aw, I remember my own kindergarten graduation with great fondness, so I can relate! Congrats to all your girls!

  45. Your sweetcheecks is such a doll. Bless her heart for not realizing that she was graduating right away from her Mr. Shultz.

  46. Aw...bittersweet... The girls are all so lovely!

  47. There will never be another Sweet Cheeks, but I wish we could clone Mr. Schultz.

  48. Oh, she thought she would have the same teacher forever!! How sweet! Ok, when did they start graduating from kindergarten...Goodness , times have changed!


  49. I'm so glad she had a great kindergarten teacher. It makes all the difference when the first year of school is a wonderful experience. I bet she goes and visits her old class many times next year.

  50. It's wonderful that her introduction to school was with such a loving and caring teacher!

  51. you know he was a great teacher, if she's sad to leave him:) congrats, to all of your girls, diana!

  52. aww!! poor sweet cheeks! I hope she gets a teacher that she will also love next year. such beautiful girlies! you are a blessed gramma!

  53. Sweet Cheeks looked so pretty on graduation day. It sounds like she had a very rewarding year. All of your girls are lovely...I know you're enjoying watching them grow up.

  54. How sweet... Yep... It's hard to leave those special teachers.

  55. So sweet! Congrats to sweet cheeks and all your precious angels!!!~~Angela

  56. Congratulations Sweet Cheeks! Know it's hard to leave, however, it's a new beginning!

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  57. SweetCheeks is still just precious and my how she has grown! Your flowers are gorgeous.

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