Last Day of 5th Grade

I can’t believe that my girl is “graduating” from the 5th grade tomorrow. I’m sure those of you with graduating seniors are rolling your eyes at me right now, but please bear with me and let me have my moment.

I know it sounds cliché but it really does feel like she just started Kindergarten. Since Mackenzie is our oldest this is all uncharted territory for us.

We’ve been fortunate to have the teachers in our life that we’ve had. Amazing teachers from Kindergarten through Fifth. Each one has been wonderful to our girl. Thank you for your sense of humor, for your patience, and for all the work you put into my child. Most of all, thank you for loving her.

We have been so blessed by our sweet Ocean Bay family. It wasn’t easy moving in the middle of elementary school but every teacher and friend made the transition so much easier. We are forever grateful and thankful for such an amazing school!

Tomorrow morning, the little girl that I once drove in my bus to her first day of Kindergarten, handed her off to my mom with tears streaming down my face, will be finished with elementary school. She’s not grown up yet, but definitely well on her way.

It really just feels like a few days ago that she was this little girl in her plaid dress heading off to Kindergarten.

Then First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade (The first year at Ocean Bay)

Fourth Grade

And Finally Fifth Grade

Every year that passes is another year closer to when my girls will both be leaving me and heading out into the big world full of experiences. I won’t sugarcoat it, the next 3 years are going to be some awkward years. But the truth is I love where we are right now. I like having a big kid. And I am so proud of this big kid and so excited to see what the future holds for her!

But that doesn’t mean I won’t be wiping away tears tomorrow morning as she is officially finished with Elementary School.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Excellent post and congratulations Kenzie.??

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