Friday, May 29, 2009

He's Gradumacated!!

Boy oh Boy it's been quite a year!!  Today we celebrated the Dandy One at his kindergarten graduation in the park.  Not only did I enjoy my third free hot dog lunch of the week (quite an accidental accomplishment in itself), but I also got to see my babe receive his tiny little signed diploma saying that yes, in fact, he WAS at school all this time and hopefully learning things as well!  Huzzah Huzzah!!

Now,  even though I think it is silly to call the transition between kindergarten and first grade a "graduation" requiring Pomp and Circumstance or any other official procedure, I am so relieved that we've come this far with our sweet 'n' sour sauced little Dandy this year.  He's a corker, that boy!  A sauce dipped corker!

We'd known he would have challenges with school from his rough start in the world but we started him in a special therapeutic school midway through the year that helps him deal with his various issues and monitors his progress along the way for maximum success. 
 
Here's a video he's working on for his final thesis this year starring lovable furry old me.  I went all squishy last night when we watched it together because he kept pausing it to tell me he loved me.  Little Punky.  I heart my graduate!!!! XOXO :D

video

12 comments:

Trish said...

What sweet little muffin giggles... You and J are blessed. I'm so glad your Dandy-Doo found you two!

savannah said...

i LOVE him and you, sugar! that was lovely. one day all y'all will look back on this and laugh out loud! *sigh* now where is my copy of the epic battle of jinji freeze and the warlords from space? (the first film of the coconut krewe) xoxoxo

Bekah said...

That video is AWESOME! His little giggles and squeals! Ahhhh, melts a mama's heart! :-)

AfricaBleu said...

Yay for little guy! I'm so proud of him--and you. You are a great mom, and he is lucky to have you. Huzzah to you all!

Fifi said...

Punky has such an infectious laugh!!! I can see he adores you! Yes, .... and you are rather funny yourself!!! hehe

Tally said...

UH-DOR-UH-BLE!!!! I'm so glad I live close enough now to see the both of you whenever I want!!!! :D

MmeBenaut said...

Oh Shan, you've made my day being able to watch Dandy's very fine filming effort and to see you my friend, not to mention all of those gorgeous giggles indicating the huge excitement of the task, not to mention punctuating and providing sound background to such a momentous tribute to MOM! Hee. hee.
Well done my dear friend and congratulations Dandy boy. You're a corker. I know that because your MOM told me. :D

Suzanne said...

Congrats! What a big boy! So precious!

Shan said...

Thank you friends! Yes, I know this video will be even more special in the future-even if today it is still a wee embarrassing for one of us. ;)

He is equal parts punky and corker and is always full of surprises, that one. He'll be starting a summer program soon, that we hope and pray will go smooth and help keep him in a routine. Of course, there will be lots of fun breaks for us all in between! Yay Summertime!!

dean r said...

yay summer time

Maggie said...

Oh precious!

Scout said...

The film is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen, especially when he walks behind you and films his mother's shoes. And you dance so well!

Congratulations to Dandy.