Are you ready for cuteness overload?
This morning, we attended the Step-Up Ceremony at Hayes' pre-school, Green Beginning. They hold the ceremony to honor the kids who will be stepping up - in this case from Sea Lions to Pea Pods (there is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to why the different age levels are called such seemingly silly names - it goes from Panda Bears (babies) to Bumblebees (young two-year-olds), Polar Bears and Sea Lions (what Hayes was the past two years) to what's considered the real pre-K and what Hayes will be next year, Pea Pods) and to recognize those who will be leaving the school to attend their pre-kindergarten preparatory elsewhere.
|Walking down the aisle...|
|His friend, Joshua on the right hand side with his fingers up his nose. Dying.|
He's been practicing his special step-up song for the past couple of weeks and it did not disappoint. And luckily the Cohen Family got front row seats, due to my Room Mama status ;-)
We couldn't be prouder of our little Pea Pod. Hayes started at this school in the Panda Bear class when he was just 18 months old - he was the only boy in a class of 5 girls and was such a little baby when I look back on it. He has grown so much over the past 3 years, has made some good friends (sadly his bestie Theo won't be returning to GB next year as they're moving a bit south of here. Hayes will miss him dearly, I'm sure and I'll miss his mom, Amy, who I've become quite close with) and the school has taught him so much.
|Being crowned a Pea Pod!|
|Or just pissed?|
|Happily playing with 'Feo on the seesaw...|
We're excited to see him move onto become a big boy Pea Pod, but a part of me is super sad as well as that means we're one year closer to being out in the real world: KINDERGARTEN! And this mama sure isn't ready for that yet!
Congrats Hayzey Badger - we lub you!