Preschool Bonanza

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Ok, so it’s over a week late, but I’ve finally got pics of Bailey’s preschool graduation to share!  (And since GA turned 2 a couple of days ago, it’s safe to assume she’ll be about 5 by the time I get her bday pics up!)  Anyways.  The graduation program was so cute and so fun!  We had been hearing bits and pieces of the songs she was going to sing for the past month (especially “Jacob’s Ladder”, her favorite), so it was good to actually hear them all put together with all the words and verses.  I didn’t know all the songs myself so when I heard them perform it was like, “Oh! That’s what she’s been singing!”.

At first they stayed in their normal clothes (I dressed her up a bit and I think she looks sooooooo pretty in her dress!) and did their show.  Sang songs like “This Little Light of Mine”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “My Father’s House”, and a few more.  They all prayed and recited the Lord’s Prayer together.  Then they each had to say one of the 10 commandments.  Bailey’s was “Always tell the truth”.  Glad she got that one b/c it’s something we are working on w/her!  (Oh yes, I believe that Georgia was the one who spelled “CAT” on the wall in crayon. NOT!) They also did a little bell performance which Bailey rocked out on and had the giddiest smile on her face the whole time she was shaking that bell.  And finally at the end, they walked off stage with their teacher, Ms. Kelly, asking them what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Bailey was last and she said “Airplane Driver” which cracked everyone up.

Finally, after a few minutes they walked back down the aisle in their cute little caps and gowns.  I thought I might get all teary eyed, but no.  It was just so dang adorable I couldn’t stop smiling.  And with Bailey being so short (shortest in her class!) and the gown so long, she actually tripped on it and fell going up the stairs of the stage.  Ha ha!  But she got right back up and grabbed her little diploma certificate w/the rest of them. It was a good night and looking back I am SOOOOO glad we put her in preschool.  It was a tough decision for us b/c of her being one of the youngest in her class w/her birthday and with some of her speech issues.  But it helped her speech tremendously and she just loved it and learned so much and has all these little friends now. It was great!  So here are some of Bailey’s preschool pics:

here she is on the first day of preschool and the last day.  not the hugest difference physically, but that’s ok by me! she can be my little girl forever! 🙂

of course someone else had to jump in the shot too

right before the program began, w/all her little friends. this class had 12 girls and only 3 boys!

singing “This Little Light of Mine”

GG was good at waiting for her sister’s performance

cap and gown!

already being silly w/the boys.  this better not be the preschool version of flirting!!!

every kid needs their face on a popsicle stick at some point in their lives 😛

oh my goodness! at the end, she was SO goofy and riled up! couldn’t hardly get a straight pic from her! haha!

b and her friend Sophie

attacking sister w/kisses. i think GG was trying to make her own silly face after watching bailey do it so much

love this pic!

still crazy girl

figured i share some of the other preschool pics from the year.  here’s her halloween party. she’s the little green tinkerbell in the middle

ha ha!

their big end of the year field trip was to the local Nature Center that is like a mini-zoo w/tons of animals and trails.  here they are petting a sheep or some wooly beast of an animal.  of course my favorite is the wild beast Georgia who’s aimlessly wandering off on the right w/her wild Einstein hair! cracks me up!

oh hello little bobcat.  you look like such a sweet overgrown kitty.  can we take you home???

they had this slide area that of course GA had to follow all the big kids on (they would slide down about 3 times before she even got to the top for one go of it, but that didn’t stop her)

a little faster than she expected

and it totally threw her out and flopped her face down on the ground.  can’t believe i got this crazy action shot of it.  but she got right back up and wanted to do it again.  of course.

Bailey’s teacher Ms. Kelly.  totally love her! greatest heart for kids and i hope she’s still there when it’s GA’s turn to go!

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