Tuesday, May 25, 2010

milestone



Last night was Eva's preschool graduation. The kids walked in to Pomp and Circumstance, with cameras on all sides. It was hilarious.

Eva was chosen to hold the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. Don't you love the way she's holding it with her right hand, her left hand over her heart?

Her sweet teacher, Mrs. Young, is just darling. She taught them so many songs, and they performed many of them to show what kinds of things they have learned.

Singing "If you're beautiful and you know it, shout hooray!" (The boys had their own verse, too: "If you have big muscles and you know it, shout wahoo!")

When the diplomas were presented, Mrs. Young announced what each child had chosen as his or her future vocation. Eva's was, of course, a paleontologist. Mrs. Young invited Eva to come to the microphone and tell everyone what a paleontologist is ("a scientist who digs up dinosaur bones").

She was beaming the whole night through, so excited that we were all there to watch her on her big night. We got McDonald's afterwards, and she laughed all through dinner.

I have a feeling this picture will be a bittersweet reminder someday.

Me and my happy girl, the preschool graduate!

It's a weird feeling knowing that we will never again have preschool in our family...

17 comments:

Charlotte said...

This post is too cute. I just love all of those pictures! Congratulations, Eva! I can't wait to see how her paleontology career pans out.

And in that last picture, Eva looks remarkably like Lucas.

Claudissima said...

A D OO R A B L E !!!!!i LOVE IT. i LOVE THE photo of her with dad that I can see you posting on a slide show for her wedding....oh my my my my ! Darling dress and what a night, over here they don't do anything for preeschool or kinder....oh well....will have to wait until elementary maybe??? Weird...how most girls my age, are actually have all their kids go to college now days!!!! and I am barely beginning this...The more fun, I guess!

Barb said...

This is a busy time of year, and it is so awesome that your whole family managed to come out for Eva's special night!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh, what DID Eva say about palentologists?

Aren't "the last time"'s so bittersweet?

Michelle said...

The photos in this post are FANTASTIC! I wish you were in the one with Marc and the kids - it's such a great shot!

Melinda said...

This looks like it was a really fun night. I know what you mean about bittersweet reminders. I feel like I am already having so many with Ry. We figured out that when Blake goes to High school, I will have a kid in middle school, two in elementary and Ry will be in pre-school. This will all happen in two years. So sad.

jenn said...

The photo of you and Eva is so darling! Congrats to the preschool grad!

Try knowing that you will never have a kindergartner again! I know I should be singing alleluias down the street but I'm not very good company for myself and will miss having my funny kid around at least some of the day!

Jill said...

Their graduation cap headbands are too cute! I love it that she got to tell everyone she's going to be a paleontologist! Did she mention the pink motorcycle?

That's a good picture of Marc, Eva and the boys...everyone's looking so much older (except Marc of course).

I love your self-portrait as well. I'm glad it was such a happy night!

Elizabeth said...

Definetely a next stage if life coming up. She looks so happy to have all her people around her!

jt said...

First- SHUT up. You did not have snow.
And I love Eva's movie star teeth in your SP.
So cute, all.
Bella has her end-of- year program on Thursday morning. Luckily Timm's parents will be in town so they can come, otherwise it'd just be me and Fi. She does look big.

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Liz said...

Oh bittersweet! My Jared is gradauating from preschool too, and I am so sad. Last one that we know of in our home. Now I get to send him off to full-day kindergarten, and it makes me so sad. I really don't know what I will do with out him around, and all that child-free time??!! Eeek!

rebekah said...

No way. Is she seriously going to kindergarten this year?!

And Jill is right, Marc doesn't seem to age.

Esther said...

I remember when my daughter had her promotion from pre-school to kinder as well. It just seems like yesterday...time goes by so quickly and I love the fact that you're document every bit of it.

shannon said...

Those headbands are a scream!
Love them!

That really is a great picture of Marc and the kids...

Ellie's "award ceremony" wasn't as official as Eva's...
I wish I would have done a self portrait of the two of us at the end of the day...I was a melted mess, though, by the time we left the picnic...Gotta love the east coast and the humidity!

Susan said...

I think we we have two cutest preschoolers in the world between Eva and Bella!

Cute accounting of the day. I think it's just great that you even think of "last times"...before blogging and photo docs, these events seemed to be just another day. Cute photos,all.
And, she does look too big.

amyfm said...

Congrats to Eva. Preschool graduation is quite the milestone. So this means kindergarten next year, right? time flies.

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