Friday, June 7, 2013

Last Day of Kindergarten

Wednesday was Emma's very last day of Kindergarten.  What an unforgettable year!!  To officially welcome summertime we celebrated with a luau breakfast :)

Summer treats for everyone!!

First,the kiddos decorated personalized photo frames with foam stickers.

Emma and Leo were so proud of their artwork!  

Last week I asked each child what they want to be when they grow up and took a playground picture for them to decorate.  I giggled at the priceless variety of answers including cow girl, ninja, monkey and anthropologist.  Someday the city of Trinity may even have its own police force full of energetic little boys from the class :)  Emma has always wanted to be a vet and John Deere tractor mechanic.  Without missing a beat this time she answered 'teacher'.  Most days she comes home from school and plays school with her dolls.  That is how much of an impact Ms. Thornton had :) 

This is a precious group of kiddos and it has been a JOY to watch them and grow and bond over the past nine months.  Emma truly has 14 new best friends and the last day together was bittersweet.  I was SO blessed to be their room mom and loved every minute with these kiddos.

The good Lord knew what he was doing when Emma was assigned to Ms. Thornton's class!!  Words cannot express how wonderful she is.  We gave her a beach bag full of Summer goodies.  The tag said 
"All Year you worked hard to make learning fun, 
So now it's your turn to relax in the sun!"

Jarrod created a fun slideshow for the kids to watch.  They really enjoyed seeing themselves on the big screen and announced everyone's name as the photos appeared!  It seriously takes my breath away to see how much their baby faces have transformed into big kids this year!

What's a luau party without the limbo?!  

Next, they divided up into two relay teams.  They were required to take turns racing to dress up in a grass skirt, a flower lei, a straw hat and cool sunglasses.

Of course little brother made the teams even.  Go Owen go!!

My favorite hula girl :)


Dear Emma, it has been such a blessing to watch you blossom into a sweet and smart young lady.  I just wish it didn't happen so stinkin' fast!  We love you with all our hearts and look forward to enjoying every minute this Summer before you race off to 1st grade!  :)

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