Sunday, June 8, 2008

Graduation x2

Both children graduated from La Petite Academy in their respective classes. Ellie successfully completed her Pre-K class and Dayton successfully completed Kindergarten. Both of them have gone full time and spend the entire day having fun and learning! Here's our little Beanie girl with Grandma and Grandpa Mikey and here she is with her favorite friend Hannah

Her class sang the song about the baby bumble bee with a cute little prop that they had made and Miss Rose also had them sing a South African song about two little birds. It was a super cute presentation and Ellie was beaming! Here she is getting her diploma from Miss RoseLater that day we attended Dayton's graduation. They sang a slew of songs including the Star Spangled Banner and did sign language to "What A Wonderful World" (which was super darling!) He wasn't interested in wearing his hat but loved the formal ceremony with his friends!
Here is a picture of him with his teacher Miss Kari and his friend Logan
and here he is with Logan and Ariana
They both have really enjoyed and done well at La Petite. Their teachers have been great and they have each learned a great deal. They remain at La Petite now as Dayton prepares for 1st grade at HP and as Ellie prepares for Kindergarten at LP.

On the B Side: I am so proud of them both! While it hasn't been easy for me to be away from them nor has it always been easy for them to adjust to their lives at school it has brought many blessings. They are both well adjusted and developing socially, emotionally and intellectually. It feels good as a parent to see them do so well. There is never a shortage of love or support in their lives and I think that makes all of the difference! A huge thank you to the many who make up the wonderful support system that is theirs!

PS -I suck at taking pics but I'm working on it ;)

3 shout outs:

Liz said...

I love that E still sticks her nose right up to the camera lens :P

Cliff and Cynthia (at home at work at play) said...

Wow...I love these little kids. They both gave me big hugs and kisses yesterday and we feel so blessed to have them in our lives.

me said...

Cute pictures. How did you like La Petite? We need to find a preschool/daycare for Aidan. He won't be 5 until Feb so will miss the K deadline. He is so stinking smart that I have to get him started in something.