Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graduation Day!


Yesterday was Lallie's big day!  We had so much fun at her Pre-Kindergarten graduation and I have to admit, I did get a little teary-eyed.  She's growing up WAY too fast. 
Here's a few highlights from her day.

Lallie waiting in Circle Time for the silly awards next to her classroom bestie, Luke (in the red shirt)!  In the class yearbook, Luke's favorite thing about Lallie was that she chases him on the playground (we have a feeling she's going to break some hearts one day.  How on earth are we to prepare for this?)

Lallie received the Cotton Candy award for being the sweetest and kindest friend in the class!  How sweet is that?  She received a little bag of cotton candy from her teacher and another award for super book reading.  I didn't even KNOW my letters until kindergarten and Lallie's already reading!  Progressive!  This school is the best in our county/district and every child received 100% on their Kindergarten skills exams.  They only had to know 5 letters for the exam.  Here, every kid knew at least 95% of their letters and were reading them in capital and lowercase form.  These teachers are AMAZING!

Here's Lallie walking in with her best friend A.  These two have been inseparable since birth.  A is exactly 8 months older than Lallie (we found out we were pregnant the day A was born).  A's mom and I had actually put them in the same PreK class but when they spent ALL last summer together and not with other friends, we both thought it would be better if we separated them, for social growth.  We're now kind of hoping they end up in the same Kindergarten class (yes, they will attend the same school too!)
So, how fitting that they got to walk in hand in hand.

Singing "His Banner Over Me is Love."  Lallie went to a Christian pre-school this year and we have just LOVED it.  A's grandpa is the Pastor of the church and he's also Lallie's Godgrandpa, so Lallie was especially loved here (okay, all the kids are especially loved, but we just felt so happy and comfortable here)!
Let me tell you about this school....one would be extremely humbled when in the middle of a little spat or heated discussion, your four year old walks in quoting scripture. 
Be kind one to another.  Ephesians 4:32.

Receiving her diploma!  Yay Lallie!

LOVE this picture, except I had to crop out the bottom half.  I love this Lilly dress but it is not great for picture taking.  I looked like I was pregnant and I am NOT!

Family picture.

A and Lallie.  Are these not the cutest little preps in the making?  Right before this picture, A had his arm around Lallie and was holding her so tight with the BIGGEST smiles.  They so love each other.

Quote:  "I love A.  T thinks she's going to marry him, but she's not.  I am.  And I kissed A in the tree house on Easter.  Mommy and Daddy didn't see."  I confirmed with A's mom this morning that he still says he's going to marry Lallie too.
Ahhh.  Young romance.
He better not break her little heart!  :-)

Tomorrow, I'm introducing you to my Sister-in-Law, Jess!  Stay tuned!

Happy Wednesday Y'all!

16 comments:

  1. her dress is too cute and she sounds like she is going to be a quite the little heartbreak when she is older!!!

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  2. Congrats to Lallie on grad! How adorable is she?!?!? I love the award that she got...it says a lot about the type of person she is and her parents who raised her (so congrats to you too!). How sweet and cute would it be if her and A do end up married? =)

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    1. Melissa---you are always too kind and sweet! Thank you! No, we wouldn't mind if they did, we LOVE A. :-)

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  3. Looks to me like she needs to meet some girls to be friends with! Just kidding. Love my little Lallie :-)

    Auntshleigh

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  4. Oh how darling! Soak up each and every minute! Time never stands still. My baby angle is going to be a sophomore! Ahhhhhhh! Driving...I have a whole new world coming my way! How I miss American Gril dolls and Barbies! I'd love to play a game of Hungry Hippos or Candyland.

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled
    (5 more days for my KinderGators! This year FLEW!)
    (9 more years until I retire...talk about time flying, what? I still feel 23!)

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    1. I know! I feel it's only going to be a blur from here on out. Lallie loves Candyland. The only game she ever wants to play! She's finally becoming a graceful loser too :-) Can't let them win them all!

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  5. Oh my gosh, too precious! Congrats to the little grad!

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  6. I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! But just as sweet and CUTE as ever! :)

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    1. Same with yours! I see a difference every day, especially as W gets older.

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  7. You have such a cute family! I love that Lallie's bffs are boys, that's so sweet! As much as I cried reading Knox's end-of-year book from his first year of preschool yesterday, I don't want to know how much of a mess I'll be when he actually graduates preschool!

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    1. Yes, take the Kleenexes for sure. You have some time though. It only gets better, trust me! xoxo

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  8. Um....just so you know...my husband decided he was going to marry me when we were six! Just sayin'. (And we're going on 31 years)

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    1. That's great! We wouldn't mind at all, we love A like he's one or our own. We thought they might grow up to be more like brother and sister or cousins. They certainly fight like they're related! Haha!

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