We had our own little celebration at home with Dilly Bars, and just a few little presents. As Bayview has done away with a formal Kindergarten Graduation, we took tonight to celebrate Laura's moving forward as well. She has been looking forward to this day for at least two years. Not the actual graduating part, but the fact that she finally gets....
...... a Nintendo DS. Our family tradition continues. Each kid has to wait until they graduate Kindergarten before they can get their first hand held Nintendo game system. Oh, the agony of the wait!
Instead of the typical grad ceremony, the Kindergartners had had an earlier program at the end of April. During the day. And only parents were invited. Though an entirely wonderful little program full of heartfelt singing, dancing, and movement, it could be hardly considered a graduation ceremony. In fact, I had no idea that the Parent Tea(which they have always done anyhow, by the way) was now considered a replacement for the ceremony. But at the time, I did thoroughtly enjoy watching my little girl confident on stage, singing her heart out. And my own heart melted as she poured me punch and led me to the table she had decorated for my visit. So sweet!
Laura has had a great first year of traditional schooling. She is such a social little girl, and considers everyone to be her friend. She has been kind, helpful, and accepting of all in her class. And I guess she is a chatterbox. No, really. Yes, it is true. Hard to believe, I know. Um, or maybe not such a stretch of the imagination is needed there.I think both of the girls felt pretty special tonight, as indeed they should. We are so proud of our two little princesses. I think they are both pretty proud of themselves, too! Congratulations, Girls!