Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Growth and Graduation

Caroline graduated from preschool last week (almost two weeks ago really). I cannot believe that this phase of her life is already over. It is terribly bittersweet but I cannot make time stand still. Matt took the day off and we were able to attend the ceremony as a family. I was a little worried at the beginning of the morning because we had left bunny in the car and this was the effect it had on Caroline...
 I dropped her off at her classroom door and went to get seated in the hall where they would proceed in (to the graduation theme song, thank for very much....tears? me?). I was not sure how she would react to all of the people or if she would preform when it was time for the kids to sing and dance. 
she was smiles as they walked in...

 she found us and waved...
 ...and my girl sang and danced! What a year of growth we've had! From crying and clinging every day at drop off to singing and dancing at graduation
 After the ceremony, the teachers had a reception in the classroom for the families. The kids had caps on and recieved their diplomas. It was wonderful, bittersweet morning. 
Kindergarten, ready or not, here we come ("we" meaning "me"...my girl is ready!)

11 comments :

my3littlebirds said...

Sweet thing! The first day of kindergarten for my son was the most emotional day for me! She's just gorgeous!

Amy Williams said...

What a sweet little graduate. I know you are beyond proud of her.

deborah said...

sweet sweet sweet. don't even read my post today. it all goes so fast. ;)

boyzmom said...

She is so sweet...I sure wish you all lived closer so we could see them more. I am thankful for your blog to get to watch them grow...

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Awww, what a big girl! Those are very cute pictures. Enjoy your summer with her!

Savvy in San Francisco said...

Congratulations! So sweet! Landon still refuses to sing during his school performances, I really hope he will someday! I just have video of him staring at us deadpan.

Natalie said...

Aww congrats to your beautiful graduate!

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Nanners said...

Oh boy! Do I ever understand! I hope that Caroline has a great summer before starting the BIG K! I'm here with the box of Kleenex. Arrange a wonderful day for yourself with a friend on C's first day! Have a great summer!

Jen Has A Pen said...

She's so cute! :-) What a big girl. Hard to believe those chubby little toes belong to her. :-)

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Sweetness, for sure! We have a soon to be kindergarten-er as well. Time sure does fly ......