Friday, May 29, 2009

Samantha, The Graduate

Yet another milestone has passed in the Cantrell Family...Samantha's graduation from Kindergarten. I know I will say this many more times in my life, but where did the time go? I am working on a Father's Day photo book for Jason and went through her baby and toddler pictures to put in it. Some days it feels like it was just yesterday that I was holding her in my arms, changing her diaper (don't miss that!), rocking her to sleep. Then some days it seems so long ago. I just hope I don't forget the little things about her that make me smile, the amazing adult-like things that come out of her mouth, and her overall sense of amazing generosity and caring. I have plenty of scrapbooks with her pictures, but I don't want to forget the small, tender moments. I am thankful daily that God had little 'ol me be the mom to this amazing person.

Since her graduation was at 8:30 this morning, I got to sleep in until 6:30! I felt like I slept until noon compared to my usual 5 am wake up call. Sammi was so excited to get all dressed up for her big day.

Here she is getting her diploma from her great teacher, Mrs. Blevins.

I have not had time, nor the patience, to edit this pic to get out the red eye. Some days I am just lazy. :)

The proud parents...I actually don't like this picture of me, I should know better than to lean like this. It puts on like 50 extra pounds on me in pictures! this is better. Gosh, I love this girl!

My dad came too. Sammi loves her granddad!
My mom and Sammi. I love this picture of them.

Her teacher, Mrs. Blevins. She the sweetest, fun, most patient teacher!

Sammi's friend Austin. Isn't he cute? I personally love his red hair.
Check back in 12 more years for her High School graduation pictures! :)


Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Aww- as much as it pains you to have them grow up so fast, it is really nest to see them grow up too. I am sure you felt a tremendous amount of pride in seeing her on that stage today! You should be proud of the amazing job you have done raising her these past 5 years!!


Jodi said...

Oh my GOODNESS how did she get so big!!??

Way to go, Sammi!! :)

Jennifer said...

WOW... So awesome!!! I'm proud of you to for not crying.

Angie S said...

She is adorable...I love her dress she looks so grown up!

Monkey said...

My precious Sammi...can we put a brick on her? Those were awesome pics!! This makes me miss teaching kinder. I loved doing graduation and seeing my kiddos walk proudly to get their certificates.

Marcia said...

WOW i am so behind on my blogging! She is so big!