Well the girls have officially graduated from Pre-K -- we had the graduation party tonight to commemorate the big event. They’ve eaten some pink Hello Kitty graduation cake, received their diplomas from daddy, and are now busy packing their new little backpacks and pretending to be in Kindergarten.
Hands-down the best part of the evening was when the girls marched down the stairs in their caps and gowns to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, played by TubaDad, my dad, and Catherine. The girls thought it was just a hoot. They wiggled and giggled and pranced all around the kitchen. (Ree purple, Ro pink)
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Our sweet babies! They helped me decorate today, by the way, and were (as usual) quite enthusiastic with their tape application. I wonder if anyone noticed that the decorations are clinging to the walls with an entire roll of tape?
I gave a short little speech (that I think made my parents cry, although they’re not owning up to it) and then the girls boisterously demonstrated some new skills in math, spelling, recitation of our address and phone numbers, and athletic skills like swinging and monkey bars.
Then we came back inside, my mom read a kindergarten poem while the girls held up the letters spelling out kindergarten (this was a little trickier than it sounds, I kept dropping the letters while trying to hand them over -- eesh). Then we all cheered and they tossed their hats in the air while laughing with delight.
(Please excuse the ring pops in every picture. The girls were a smidge emotional after waking from an unplanned nap, and we were happy to hand over a little sugar to see those huge smiles.)
Then we had an awesome BBQ and kicked up our heels in the backyard for a few hours. The big girls were so cute helping Hannah and watching out for her. Now if only they wouldn’t knock her down with their extreme loving, heh heh.
Congratulations big girls. We are so proud of you and enjoyed the heck out of your little party.
Tomorrow is the big 4th of July day (I know, I know, it’s only the 3rd, but that’s how our neighborhood does it). We’ve got fun plans for a parade, some matching Wela Wear dresses, a 4th party, and fireworks. Yay!!