Tuesday, May 19, 2009

my ladybug graduate!

First day

It's Gracie's last day of preschool today. Wow she has changed so much in just 9 months!

Today is the last day she will officially be known as a ladybug.

When I first signed Grace up for preschool I thought... WOO HOO... time for Emmy and I to hang out, time to get my shopping done, time to go to lunch with my friends, etc.

Sure I knew she should would like it.

Sure I knew she would learn something.

Sure I knew she would have fun.

But I never realized she would LOVE IT.

I never realized she would learn SO MUCH.

And I never realized she would have a BLAST doing it!!

This year has gone by quickly. Grace and I LOVE her teachers. (Adam does too... he just isn't there for the drop offs & pick ups). Wow... they are awesome. So caring and just perfect for the job. Happy to see Grace and always ready to give a hug. I wish I could take them with her every year.

They even made this super cute scrapbook of the year with pictures and stories. They also made a color/number/shape book that is super cute... all filled with ladybugs. And gave her a cute new book and some bubbles... all filled in a precious bag scattered with little hand prints of all her classmates! I mean that is totally above and beyond!! (more hand prints on the back... 11 kids total!)

Do you remember way long ago I was bummed that I didn't get Grace into the school of my choice. How silly is that now?!

This year Grace has also learned so much. Her speech is improving slowly buy surely. All her little friends have been great models for her. She knows all her colors, can count to 20 (sometimes higher... something to work on this summer), knows all her shapes (including the cross!), has learned how to trace her name, and she can recognize letters in her name (especially 'G'... anything that starts with the letter 'G' she thinks is her name..). And a list of other things. I'm just so proud of her. I can't believe she only has 2 more years of preschool and then she is off to kindergarten!


Niki said...

That scrapbook and bag look familiar ;)! Well put!!! They are and definitely were they BEST teachers for our little ones. I need to take a pic of B today and compare his pic (good idea). Amazing how much change can happen in 9 months, but she is still cute as ever.

Lindsay said...

Wow, looks like two different little girls! 9 mos....that's crazy!

Oh and after we got off the phone today, I ran in the store, came out an hour later....without the darn bball card holders! Yep, that's just great!

Tiffany said...

Yay for Grace! It's amazing how quickly they grow up right before your eyes.

Fish Family said...

Yay Grace!!! She has changed a lot! She's got beauty and brains!!!

cassi rash said...

Such a sweetheart! She has changed so much! That's so encouraging that her teachers are that caring and thoughtful!

Michelle said...

She looks SOOO grown up in the last picture! It is amazing how much they change right before our eyes! Such a cutie!

Jill @ Live Laugh Blog said...

So sweet! My daughter just graduated from the dragonflies class and will be a ladybug next year.
I felt the same way about it - time to spend with my younger daughter, doing errands in a much easier way, and just a little down time. But man, preschool was the BEST for her. She loved every minute of it, loved her friends, her teachers, learning more about God, and the prayers she has learned, has just been the neatest thing to watch.

Anyways, sweet, sweet family!!