Last night we went to Nora's Kindergarten Class Graduation. All week I've been thinking I might loose it with the tears, but it was held in the small chapel on campus and with 20 students + 40 parents and probably over 40 more guests... brothers and sisters and grandparents it was too CROWDED and way TOO HOT that I don't think my body had the ability to cry b/c I was sweating so much. LOL
Mrs Thompson called up each child and talked about them before presenting them with their folder that had their Graduation Certificate and best art work of the year. She either told about what they were best in, or what she will always remember about them... and I did record on video while she was talking about Nora - it's uploading now to youTube when it's complete I'll come back and add it.
But what she mentioned about Nora was that she was a very good friend to the other students and that she gets the COMPUTER AWARD ;) because she does an excellent job navigating her way around the websites that they use in class.
Since day one - June 23, 2004 - Everyone has told me that the time will pass by fast... and wow they were so right!! Wow look at my pretty baby girl! ;)
Just last weekend at church the Mass was for the high school graduates and they all proceeded in with Father Tom wearing their graduation gowns... and I felt myself getting teary eyed! ??! and I don't know any of them personally - just the thought of Nora one day being old enough to graduate high school. :P What is wrong with me? haha
Above is Nora with her friend and classmate Montana before graduation began.
After the graduation there was a small reception in the cafeteria. Punch and Cookie Cake.
The best part in my opinion was THE COLD AC in there! Aaaah, it felt great to walk thru those doors - I think that I'll recommend that they hold Olivia & Paul Thomas' graduation in the cafeteria in a few years... more room for family and cooler!
These were on the tables in the cafeteria for each of the students. The Graduation Girl was colored by Nora in class and tied to it was a bag of candy and play dough. The rolled up thing on the left is a pillowcase that has blue and yellow hand prints of each of the students. 10 on one side and 10 on the other side. The card attached says:
"Now I lay me down to sleep, I count these hands instead of sheep. I'll dream of all the friends I made, and see them next year in FIRST grade!"
and look who got to wear the hat on the way home.... When I asked Olivia if she was proud of her big sister Nora she gave me this BIG smile! ;)
CONGRATULATIONS NORA we are SO PROUD of you! ;)
I'm sure you will do great in FIRST Grade next fall!