22 June 2009

End of the Year

The school year is winding down. Today, Miss M. brought home her art portfolio, all the best works from the whole year, the ones that hung on the walls of the classroom and outside in the hallway. She was beyond proud - "when we get home, I'm going to spread them out all over and show them to you, but Daddy, one of them has glitter". And when we got home, we spread them out all over and she told us all about them.

girl surrounded by her kindergarten art
I think I'll frame the one of forsythia on a pale blue background. And then I'll pour myself a stiff drink and think about the next twelve years.

Onward, sigh.

23 comments:

Furrow said...

So many of these are frameworthy, but the sad clown scares me.

I love how pleased she is.

Life in Eden said...

Going through our folder made me weepy, and I'm not a weepy gal. At the end-of-the-year performance there was a photo montage of all the kindergartners, with music. I nearly sobbed.

It is an amazing year of transformation, isn't it? I can't imagine what the next one will hold.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Art is a wonderful thing.

Aunt Becky said...

My son will be in 3rd grade this year. I cannot tell you how much this ages me to think about.

I'll buy you a drink come July.

de said...

I agree that the clown is creepy, but overall, her work is great. She must have a very good teacher, too. (I consider myself an expert in Kindergarten art, as I was the teacher's assistant when my daughter was in K and the disparity in abilities among her classmates was a real eye-opener.)

phd in yogurtry said...

It's wonderful when the kids art work is frame worthy. Well, it ALL is, but the question is whether it's wall worthy -- LOL!

FreshHell said...

I love them all! And the time just kind of snowballs faster and faster.

Life As I Know It said...

We got the art portfolio sent home today too. So bittersweet, the end of the school year.
I love how proud she looks in that picture!

Ree said...

It's definitely a bittersweet time of the year.

She's adorable - and quite the artist!

Woman in a Window said...

Now you're all sweet and teary and I swore tonight when I emptied another load of precious product (crap) from my kid's school. Just how much stuff am I supposed to house? Our fridge is only so big!

But then those are pretty pieces she has. Geesh. That's a sad clown.

mayberry said...

That's a wonderful idea she had, to spread them all out like that (and of course to be photographed with them). I haven't even looked at the stack that came home yet--I feel I need to devote hours to the task!

I love the forsythia one too--beautiful.

wheelsonthebus said...

i like the one with the squares

painted maypole said...

a gallery worth, for sure.

today MQ was using her new bathtub markers, and then had to show off her "museum" of artwork. I loved it.

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. I framed one per year. The rest are neatly stacked in their Rubbermaid bins. Do you think they'll want to take them to school with them this Fall? Me neither....

Kelly said...

Which was harder; the first day of kindergarten, or the last?

I plan to avoid both by never allowing my child to leave.

;)

The LIbrary Lady said...

They're impressive--and apparently she already knows that clowns are scary!

Today is SC's last day of middle school. I'm thinking--just 4 years left.

And if I wasn't working, I just might join you in that drink :D

heidi said...

I'm diggin' the mondrian. Tell the child I said so.

Kyla said...

Those are good!

Janet said...

What an artiste! Altho...that clown scares me!

Bon said...

i think you should frame the photo. it takes my breath, this moment captured, all that joy and pride and the art that she will not remember, someday.

Debbie said...

Drink, but don't think too much! Just enjoy the present.

slouchy said...

this reminds me of a space-saving idea a friend of mine had... she takes photos of all her children's artwork, because she can't possibly keep every piece, but she can easily keep photos of every piece.

nice work, mir!

niobe said...

I enlarged the photo to get abetter look and that pale blue one (in the upper right) is gorgeous