Kindergarten Graduate

 The morning before Graduation Cecily and Oliver's friends Lucy and Maxwell Nelson came to play, I wanted to take some photos of CC and they all wanted to be in it. We have had such a fun time getting to know the Nelson family and playing with these two cute kids each week at our play dates! Lucy is just a few months younger than CC so she isn't in the same grade, Oliver and Maxwell are 10 days apart (Max is older), Oliver loves that they are the same size since all his other friends his age are so much bigger!

 My Graduate looks so grown up! I cried on this day, but not on the first day of Kinder. I will miss her so much when she is gone all day in the fall!

 Cecily and some of her best Gal Pals from school! Lainey (far left) and Avea (far Right) are her really good friends from church! I love that she has so many friends her age that live close by!
 Mrs. Bond prepping the class for the program.
 Cecily spent most of her time posing for the camera when she was supposed to be listening to the instructions!

 Oli had fun playing with Anton (Avea's Little Brother) and Avery (Lainey's Little sister) as well as Rachel Avea and Anton's mom. I also love that Oli has so many friends his age and they just happen to be all of Cecily's friends' siblings!
 Cora was happy in her seat, she has started this new thing where if you are sitting by her but not paying attention to her she will yell at you! Anton thought it was funny, but kept trying to shush her!
 At the end of the program Mrs. Bond passed out portfolios and Graduation Caps.
 Cecily posed by her School sign, We are excited about her opportunity to go to a Charter School next year, but also a little sad she won't be going to school with her friends and school won't be across the street from our house anymore. she Yelled "I GRADUATED, I DID IT!!!"
 Cecily and her fabulous teacher Mrs. Bond! We love her so much and are so grateful to have had such a great Teacher for our Cecily!
 Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Peters the principle.
 Cecily did so great performing all of the songs in the program, I had multiple parents come up to me afterward telling me CC is such a ham and a great performer. One Mom even gave me info for a children's theater which we are looking into!
We are so proud of Cecily and all her hard work! She learned how to read and is awesome at math! Her final Report Card was straight 4's in Reading and writing/language arts and all 4's and one 3 for math! Cecily is a perfectionist and gets a little nervous to try new things because she worries she won't do it right on the first time (we have always known this about her, her 3 yr old preschool teacher even pointed this out about her) it made for a challenging homework time most days only because she would psych herself out each time, but once she got going she would always say "this homework is easy peasey, lemon squeasy!" It was a bit of a patience trier for me each day having to convince her she could do it but it most always ended on a positive note. I'm sure it will be one of our challenges going forward but I am so proud of her for making a good effort at being brave and confident and most of all working Hard!
Mrs. Bond would always tell us she could always count on Cecily to be on task and treat others kindly. We are so proud of her for being a good friend and being respectful to her teachers and those around her! Cecily told myself and Mrs. Bond her favorite thing she learned in Kinder is "writing exclamation points" This totally sums her up! She is always so happy and living life to its fullest. Gram said Cecily's whole life is an exclamation point! I sure hope she can always keep that mentality and love for life!

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