Thursday, May 19, 2011


First of all, my apologies! It has been WAY too long. I have found that I post a lot on Facebook because it is simply where a lot of our family goes to view pictures, but I want to get back into the swing of things here, and continue my "photo journey" of this kids through Blogger.

So, there is a lot to catch up on, and I will go back in time and dig out some pictures to share here later. I wanted to share though these current pictures from today of Reid's preschool graduation (May 2011).

I had a lot of mixed feelings about Reid going to preschool so young. He turned 3 in November 2010, and zapo-presto....preschool began. I felt with all the language that he would be exposed to and all the speech opportunities, I could not hold him home. Although, sending your little one at 3 yrs. with a backpack and supplies was more difficult that I thought it would be. I went back and forth several times in my mind really wondering if this was the best decision for Reid....and I definitely think that sending him was something that turned out to be wonderful. Reid seemed to bloom into this little person who needed the structure that was given to him in a preschool setting. He behaviors changed for the better, his attention span got better, his speech was being worked on constantly, and he has made friends who we hold very dear to our hearts. Without further is Reid's graduation day in pictures.

Reid with Makenna, his buddy. These two have come a long way together. I was grateful to find Mak's family after Reid was born. These two are bound by cleft, but their friendship is much deeper than that. Mak and Reid share the same surgeon and we are grateful that we live so very close to each other. We are traveling this journey together, and it will be so different to not see Mak in school next year with Reid. She is moving on to Kindergarten. We are so blessed to have Mak and her family in our lives, and Reid loves her like no other! Congratulations, Mak!!!

Reid and his teacher, Mrs. McClusky. It's been a great first year of preschool!

Reid and Miss Jan, his aide. Reid has a MAJOR spot in his heart for Miss Jan!

Reid and Grandma Karen. We were grateful she could go to graduation today. Brian and I were on a field trip with Ellie and could not make it in today! Double booked! So, Grandma came to the rescue!

Pappy was also there! He comes to the rescue for us a lot! We have been blessed to have had Pappy take Reid to school each day. It has created a very special bond for Reid, and I would say for Pappy, too!

Ice cream goes great with graduating!

Preschool Class 2011

Reid- 3rd from the right

Actually sitting down!!!!

We are proud of you Reid, and love you much!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I had my camera to take those pictures. I had a great day with Reid yesterday, too. & grandma


I love your blog.
Really beautiful!

LifeWithTheFerrells said...

Makenna will miss Reid too! She does love that boy! She is not only going to miss him at school but at Jennifers too! We will have to get together soon!


Beautiful children
I love your blog

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?