Thursday, May 24, 2012

where she's from

we celebrated caroline's 5th grade graduation this week.
she finished strong & had fantastic year
making new friends, trying many new things
& having a great year academically.
she had a wonderful teacher ---really wonderful teacher
( two actually!)
who she fell in love with & was a little kindred spirit with too.

when we moved into this area years ago i knew we were blessed to live in 
one of the best school clusters anywhere & my girls have each been given
 an excellent education, preparing them well for the next step.

little bit was on student council,
junior beta club & national honors society.
she qualified for the presidential award too.
last night she found out she moved up to the elite company at dance.
it's been a great week for her.

i wanted to share a poem she wrote
inspired by her teacher & george ella lyon

"where i'm from"

i'm from down south in Atlanta Georgia
i'm from home cooked meals & daily prayers
i'm from Coca-Cola and sweet tea
on a hot sunny day

i've got a sweet southern mama
and a caring yankee daddy
i'm from savannah, madison and emily
with generations of june, jerry, lillian and herb

i'm from classics like
Little Women & Alice in Wonderland
Anne of Green Gables & Peter Pan
 i'm from Cheetah Girls and Barbie Thumbelina
i'm from Cinderella and TinkerBell

i'm from black fridays and Anthropologie sales
i'm from fads & trends
Michael Kors watches and Steve Madden wedges
i am from fashion

i'm from iPhones & otterboxes
twitter & hashtags
facebook likes & comments
instagram & diptic

good memories and bad
from days i wish to give up
to days i wish would never end
i am a Knudsen


so proud of you sweet girl~
you are loved !!



Michele said...

Congratulations on a wonderful year Caroline! You're a great writer too! Enjoy your summer!

Jboo said...

Congrats Caroline and family!! LOVE, love, love her poem! Sweetness personified!

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Anonymous said...

Amazing poem! She is beautiful inside and out. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Anna

Shannon said...

She is adorable and that poem is too cute!! Congratulations Ms Caroline on your 5th grade graduation!

Ciao Marezy said...

I adore your sweet girl! Her outfit is precious! Love the color, the pleats, the necklace and shoes! Just love it. And that poem, amazing! It makes me want to think of where I'm from. :)

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I am SO impressed with her poem! She is really talented. I love it.

Anonymous said...

What an eloquent poem for a lil one. It's definitely "frame worthy!" Destiny

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL poem! You are one lucky lady! Sincerely, Patti H. Livonia, Michigan

Melissa said...

Love her dress and that amazing poem.

Heather said...

seriously... could that be any poem be any cuter?!?!?!? she is adorable... head to toe.... inside and out!!! just precious!

Cyn said...

What a beautiful poem! She looks so happy and beautiful. Congratulations and have a great summer!

Debby said...

Way to go Little Bit. You are such an amazing girl for such a young age. Yes, you are loved. I love your poem. COngratulations on the dance promotion and all of your other accomplishments beautiful girl.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Sounds like she had a wonderful year and will be heading to middle school prepared and confident! Her poem was great. I think we got a peak at your parents in the last picture! Of course, love the clothes. Please tell where Caroline's dress and Madi's blue top are from?


SoSoBella said...

absolutely beautiful. i love her poem. congratulations on all of her accomplishments this year. sweet girl. have a super summer!!

christina said...

oh im with her on that coco cola! ; ) what an awesome poem. im so proud of all your girls, it's like i have watched them grow up, over the last few years. such a beautiful thing.

chrissiwithab said...

Caroline shines so brightly. What a treasure. Love the poem.

SSM said...

Congratulations Caroline! :)

Marci @All Things Wonderful said...

She is precious!

Kathie Truitt said...

As someone with two novels under their belt (and working on a third), articles and essays published (another one in June), please tell little Miss Knudsen that she definitely has talent. Keep it up. That's how it started with me....

Tiffany said...

oh what a GREAT poem! so dang sweet love it!

Congrats to your girl!!
and to her momma!


Between You and Me said...

she did an amazing job on her poem!

And, she wasn't kidding...she IS from fashion!
check out that dress and those shoes and her accessories.

you girls are legit fashionistas.

dan's a yankee? donna need the back story.

Between You and Me said...

GONNA need the back story...not donna. :)

vermonter said...

You have so much to be proud of, She is so cute and seems very smart and such a good girl. Love her poem. Congratulations Caroline on all your blessings. Keep up the good work and enjoy your summer

Just Ask Beth said...

what a darling girl..congrats Caroline..the world awaits you!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That poem was really sweet. And even better that you're surrounded by such great schools. I've been so worried because my JJ has one year left til Junior high (He's in 4th grade this year) and our Junior high is a really bad school. That's been part of our reason for trying to move these past couple years.. three years is a long time to be exposed to the things going on in such a bad school... though no school is perfect. Still, it's definitely been weighing on my heart a lot lately!

RachelRAdams said...

Caroline's poem is excellent! What a special piece that captures her and her family. Best wishes for a successful year in 6th grade! She is sure to do well. Enjoy your summer!

Jillian, Inc said...

Caroline - I love where you're from! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Jodi said...

Congrats to on to middle school; how time flies!

She is a beautiful young lady and you have every right to be so proud of her!

I love where she is from; it's so perfect! :)


3 Peanuts said...

LOVE her poem! Congrats to Caroline on her graduation. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her dress. Wish I could get it in my size!!! I am just seeing this now. I was showing Harry Miss lil bit on the blog;) cannot wait to meet y'all!