Friday, May 27, 2011

Graduation Day - Bye-bye preschool!

Today was Jadyn's preschool graduation and thus for this family, we say good-bye to preschool as next year both kids will be at the elementary school. Jadyn did very good in front of the standing room only crowd, saying her line into the microphone, "We learned to write our names", singing the songs, dancing and approaching the podium to receive her certificate. Afterwards we snapped some more photos, ate sandwiches and cupcakes and bid farewell to the people who we probably won't be seeing very often anymore. It was a nice ceremony. I like that they do something but they don't make too big of a deal about it, which I also like. I think if you have too many graduations, it takes away from the importance of the ones that really count like high school and college. But I digress....

Here is the graduate before leaving this morning all dolled up. I painted her nails, curled her hair and even let her wear a dab of lip gloss:

And here she is marching into place at the beginning of the ceremony:

Performing a song:

Saying her line:

All graduated!:

With her lead teacher:

I coordinated collecting money and putting together these as class gifts after getting the idea from Angela of Utter Chaos who found it in Family Fun Magazine. Each of the cardstock flowers holds a gift certificate. We made one for the lead teacher and her 3 assistants throughout the year:

And here they are, Jadyn with Hayden and Stephanie whose older brothers all attended preschool together. It's been a fun 4 years for us Moms:

Show me the Mommy? Okay, here I am with both kids. Jake is actually home sick from school with an upset stomach. I think you can see it in his eyes that he is not feeling 100%:

I still can't believe that Jadyn will be turning 5 in 4 days and starting Kindergarten in the fall. When we celebrate days like today, it really starts to sink in.


Julie said...

I love their little caps and gowns! So cute!

Mel said...

Oh my goodness, she looks so grown up! Are you sure that wasn't high school graduation?

Kara said...

Love these pics! They are all so good. I agree with you 100 percent about graduations.