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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesay Hump Day


HAPPY HUMP DAY! 




I'm a little late here (big surprise I know) but here are the pictures from the grandson's last day of elementary school.
 
Here is is walking to the bus for the last time - no book bag - just his lunch - he wanted to see what it would feel like carrying nothing.






The principal decided to have it out on the field - it was 97 degrees - the hottest day of the year so far!


Chatty - Sharon (grandson's other grandmother) - and daughter.



There was a balloon arch that the kids walked through to get out on the field.



 It was also windy that day.



 They also laid out the red carpet for them - they don't do anything half way at his school.




The school's motto.




Okay the gal is the current principal and the man was the first principal when the school started - and he was the principal when grandson started.



Wild Chatty - Sharon - and daughter.  (Remember the picture of which one was my daughter - the red head).


Grandson refused to wear a pink shirt - so he is the one in white.



They even sent up balloons!!!


The last bus ride home.





We went to the Olive Garden and his best friend went with us.



This marks the end of 6 years of school.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:



Always untie the ribbon for today - don't forget.



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58 comments:

Sandra said...

so now you are the proud grandmother of a Junior High Student, ready set GO... enjoyed the graduation, i bet it was hot on that field.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Gosh Sandie, How I remember the first days of my childrens schooling..then their leaving, then marrying then having their children and me seeing my grandchildren go to school.. It looks like a great day was had by all. Hot like here.
Sandie, please can you tell me why you call it "Hump" day.. is it an American expression! I have never heard it before..
happy week.
val

Miss Debbie said...

Looks like a fun way to end the year! Middle School promises to be a great adventure for him!

EM Illustrator said...

Wohoo...I'm early this time lol! I enjoyed these pictures and what a big smile he's got hehe. Looks like it was a great final. I do like the schools motto...one of my fav quotes. Have a lovely day!
Big hugs,
Eva

andy said...

Nithing is more exciting to kids than the last day of school!

jack69 said...

Some people are so silly over grand children!!!!





AREN'T WE?????

Great pictures, funny how your mind can still go back the the great feeling of the last days of school, graduating or not! Going to school carrying nothing, IS GREAT! love the kids insight!!!
have a good one!!!

Sally said...

Love the photo's. :)

Beth said...

97 degrees, whew, that is the kind of weather we have had the last few days.

Congrats to your grandson. Hooray, school is out! Love the pictures!

Susan said...

Ohhhh, very nice photographic remembrance of a special day, Sandie. Congrats to all. Thanks for sharing. Hope your day is terrific. Susan

Jill said...

Such great memories were made that day. It looks like it was a lot of fun. The boys look so happy at Olive Garden! You look great!

Jeanie said...

Never mnd the heat and wind....it looks like it was a very special day.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Sweet pictures of a very special day in the life of your grandson ... and what's special to the grandkids is automatically special to the grandma, right? ;-)

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

And now the whole long lovely summer is ahead full of fun and exploration. Happy summer little man.

KC said...

hip-hip hooray, three cheers for the end of another school year - so glad it was a good day - great photos

That corgi :) said...

I just got to say if you guys could be smiling out there in 97 degree heat! Wow! But seriously, loved the pictures, I think it was touching the former principal was there! Looks like it was a great day to celebrate this closure of your GS's elementary days. Now on to middle school!

(I'm sure my son wouldn't have wanted to wear a pink shirt either :)

betty

Shug said...

wow...what a fun filled day! and they even rolled out the red carpet?
How funny that he wouldn't wear pink..He is a mighty handsome young man...
thanks for sharing this great day with us..

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Wonderful pictures of you, your daughter and grandson! I have 3 that completed their first 6 years of schooling this year, but didn't get to be with any one of them for the last day of school. They live too far away for this grand'ma' to be there hardly ever. You are blessed having yours close. Hope your Hump Day is a wonderful one!

Lynn said...

Love your grandson's big smile at Olive Garden. What a handsome boy!

TexWisGirl said...

and off to a new school and new adventures in the fall - but first, summer!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

LOVE the last picture of your grandson. What a handsome young man! Congrats for this big accomplishment. You look really cute!

LL Cool Joe said...

I would have refused to wear a pink shirt too. :D I bet that was an emotional day all round. Nice to see you too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good end of the year! Proud of him and can't wait to see how next year goes! Enjoy your summer! hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie, you got some great photos of that special day! I'm glad you shared them with us. Your grandson is a doll and he looks like he had a great day! I like how he is his own man and refused to wear the pink shirt! :D Hope he (and you, too!) has a fun summer!

barbara l. hale said...

A wonderful day well documented!

Betty WSch. said...

Congrats to your grandson! I can tell you are a proud grandmom. He is so cute. :)

Mary said...

Fun day. That's nice to include family on the last day of school. And you braved 97 degrees plus humidity. Here, 97 is not sooooo very bad, since we in Utah had dry heat. Good going Grammy.

Mimi said...

HI!!
I can hardly believe your grandson is going to Middle School...where does time go?????What a fun last day!!!Will he walk to Middle School?????ANd wow that is HOT for Georgia, heat plus humidity is not good.....it is HOT here too!!!
Enjopy your summer
hugs,
jamie

Renae said...

Oh that was a fun tour - vitual experience. I loved your shirt! fun! Made me have courage to put on photos of me. You are a grand example. thanks!!!!!

Gloria Hood said...

To bad they have to grow up huh? I just happen to work at an Olive Garden here in Florida! Love their food!

Stacy said...

That looks like it was a fun day for everyone!

Love your banner picture on top...reminds me of the old glass paperweights.

Paula said...

So nice you live close enough to enjoy these special times with your grandchildren. Mine are grown now but they lived in different places such at Germany and England. All the pictures are great.

Ginny said...

What a sad and yet joyous occasion...thanks for sharing it with us! I bet he had a ball! What is his fave at Olive Garden? You should make a small photo album of this, and include other pictures, too. I am sure you too LOTS! It would be a great reminder of a landmark in his life.

The Jones Family said...

The last day of school looks like it was lots of fun -- for the students and the grandmothers!

Dee said...

Many reasons to be excited for him.The school gave a nice send off for the kids...he is a big boy now...:)

Ann said...

Hooray!!!! He's officially a middleschool kid :)
97, wow. It was 91 here today

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a fun day for the kids.
You look really cute too!
Hugs,
Debby

Thistle Cove Farm said...

love the happiness is a form of courage quote...SO TRUE!

Munir said...

How true - - every journey starts with a single step.
How cute - - - your grandson's last day for the year.
Thanks for sharing a fun family time. God Bless you all and the little ones.

DaCraftyLady said...

graduation to Jr High is so much fun....great photos...

Sweet Tea said...

Now, forward march to middle school . He'll be going to a new school next year, right? Great last day of school!

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like a great finale to those six years, and to get to eat at Olive Garden. Bet that was a real treat for him and his pal!

Angela said...

Cute post Sandie! I didn't know he rode the bus to school and home. I thought you or your daughter took him to school. My kids ride the bus and seem to enjoy it. I'm so glad school is out for now! But it seems like I'm busier than before...

Grandma Bonnie said...

Congratulations! That is such a great accomplishment! I hope you enjoy your evening.

TARYTERRE said...

A single step can become a giant leap. Congrats to you grandson. What a wonderful day it was. They grow up so fast.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What exciting times! And I love your quote at the end...untie the ribbon! It's a happy time for us...I want to savor each day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat celebration on the last day of school...

Love your pretty colorful blouse in the pictures.

Tell Grandson that MEN are COOL in PINK... George even has a pink shirt ---and he looks GREAT in it.

Love the Thought for the Day..
Hugs,
Betsy

mare ball said...

Such sweet faces, those boys. What a wonderful way to end the school year. :-)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I enjoyed seeing your grandson's pic's. How nice that you live close enough to capture such sweet memories.
Hope all is well and your having a good week
Love
Maggie

Jim said...

Neat idea, Sandie, it looks like the kids all had fun. I think the parents did too, and the grandparents!
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Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love those words.
Life is a Gift. Untie the Ribbon
love
tweedles

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I know you are so proud of your grandson, Sandie. I envy your getting to be there for all of his milestones though I know you have another that you don't get to be there. Even being green, I am so happy that you get to share these moments. ;) Hugs and blessings ~ tanna

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He looks so happy. It sounds fun, except for the heat that day (yikes!)

Betty Manousos said...

what a fun celebration on the last day of school. absolutely loved looking at those happy faces, i especially love your grandson's smile...he's very handsome!

...and he looks so happy, yay, it's summer!

wishing you a great day ahead!

SweetMarie said...

This post is taking me down memory lane. :) Nice pics Sandie. My favorite is the one of your our grandson and hubby...so sweet!
That balloon arch is fun! I just spoke with someone at a store to find out who made a balloon arch for them. I thought it would be fun for a party. Olive Garden is always tasty. Nice to take GS and his friend out to eat. :) Congrats to your young man there!

SweetMarie said...

oops! your grandson! sometimes I think I'm typing too fast! LOL

Debbie said...

I'm just getting here. I've been one big whirling dervish this week.

I'm glad I didn't miss it because the sight of that kid's grinning face is so adorable to me.

I'm cracking up that he wouldn't wear pink. He reminds me of a certain man I married.

Annesphamily said...

Aw....sweet school daze photos! I love all the great memories. Life is fast moving! Enjoy the ride! Hugs Anne

Fiona said...

Lovely photos Sandie.

Congrats to all.

Fantastic...

Hope you have a lovely Saturday.

Sandie, if you have time will you pop over to a new blog by an Irish girl
this is the link

http://chicncheerfull.blogspot.ie

she would love some new followers
as she is only starting off

Tell her I sent you!

Fiona x