Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pre-School Graduation

It's official...Ava's done with pre-school and headed off to Kindergarten in the fall.  Thursday was their last day of school for the year, and then they start "Summer Camp at the Tree House" on Monday.  To mark this big transition, Maple Tree had their first graduation ceremony this past Monday.  We were incredibly lucky and were blessed with sunshine - amazing for a summer that has barely been around, with rainy gray skies almost every day! 

All of the pre-k kids walked down to the Central Square amphitheater, and waited patiently while their names were called.  Once they were called up, they received their diploma, walked over a little bridge, and did their best to curtsy/bow.  Ava had a bit of trouble with the curtsy - but she's been practicing bowing at home, so I wasn't really sure what she was going to do!

The kids then sang a cute little song for all of the parents, and threw their hats up in the air.  Unlike older students however, as soon as their hats landed on the ground, the kids scurried around to pick them up and bring them to the teachers.  So obedient at that age... :)

We wrapped up the event with a picnic lunch and a bit of time at the playground.  It was a bit weird leaving Ava on the swings and heading back into work, but, she was ready to have me leave so she could focus on playtime with her friends. 

I'm so proud of everything that she has accomplished this year.  We received a packet where she had drawn a picture of herself and written her name at the beginning of the school year, and then she did the same at the end of the year.  It was amazing seeing how far she has progressed in her art and writing skills.  It's been a great year for Ava!

Her last day of school...


 
The bridge to the next year!

 
Here they come!

 
Gotta drop off the lunch bag with mom first...

 
Waiting patiently for the ceremony to start

 
Spotting Catherine's dad in the crowd and yelling "HI!"

 
Wooohoooo!

 
Pre-K 2012-2013

 
 

 
Ava and Miss Julia

 
Never say "open your eyes" to this kid...

 
Better.  Sorta.

 
 
It's been a great week, otherwise...busy at work, and busy at home.  I'm 18 weeks pregnant and went in for my genetic testing yesterday.  We should find out next week how things are looking for Baby #2...fingers crossed that all is well and healthy!  My level 2 ultrasound will be scheduled in about three weeks, and since I'm of an "Advanced Maternal Age", they will perform the u/s at a hospital instead of my clinic.  If all goes well, we'll be able to determine the gender at that time, too.  YAY!  Everyone has an idea of what we're having this time, so we'll see who is right!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Yay!! Looking forward to learn more about baby soon! And can't wait to hear more on the new house progress. Glad you're getting temporarily settled.