Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Preschool Graduation

As mentioned in a pre-kindergarten post, Katie graduated from preschool earlier this month!  As I was sitting there, I couldn't believe she was headed to kindergarten.  But I was also thinking of the parents that had their children there since they were 6 weeks old - that had to be surreal!  Katie was only there for this summer for their Kindergarten Bootcamp (which was amazing), and she learned so much!  During the program, the kids said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang a special alphabet song they had worked on and counted (by 1's, 2's, 5's, 10's, etc) and read sight words...and then each child got up in front of everyone and said something specific - Katie said her name, her mom and dad's names, and her phone number (some said their address and some even read a book!) - so amazing! 
Here Katie is before getting ready for the ceremony!
 And I caught a smile during the ceremony!!
 Here she is getting ready to receive her "diploma" :)
 And I wanted to get a picture of her in her cap and gown before she headed back inside - she would have none of it.  But thank goodness for Coach Ted!  He was standing there (his little lady was graduating as well) and told Katie to smile for me - and this is the result.  Glad he had my back on that one!
 And afterwards they had a reception with cupcakes and Capri Suns for the kiddos.  Here are Katie and Chloe - such a sweet picture!  Can't believe they are both in kindergarten now...I have pictures of them from when they were teeny tiny babies!
 And isn't this adorable?!  Their mascot is a frog, so these were appropriate!
 And Katie made a new friend (well, she made lots of friends, but this one was her "best friend") named Kinsley - had to get a picture of them together!  They were always together when I picked Katie up!  One time Kinsley was out of town and when she got back, these girls hugged each other so big - you'd have thought they hadn't seen each other in years!  So sweet.
 And since we didn't get one before, we got a picture of the three of us when we got home.  Katie was sure to spend some time with Grandma (who had stayed home with Jack) before heading to bed.
Such a fun way to celebrate Katie heading to Kindergarten!


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