Saturday, May 29, 2010


I cannot believe my little Maddie has finished her second year of preschool, and goes to KINDERGARTEN next year! How did this happen?! I was very surprised that there wasn't an emotional breakdown on her part - she tends to get very attached to things, places, people, etc. So when when we left her last day of preschool - I was really impressed with how composed she was. It wasn't until the next day when she said, "I like summer, but I can't wait to go back to preschool again..." that the waterworks began. I guess she really didn't know what graduation meant...after all, she graduated last year and still came back this year. After about an hour of, "I want to see my teachers! I miss all of my friends!" She got herself together and realized that Kindergarten was probably okay because it had a playground, and because all of her friends would be in Kindergarten, too. (I didn't have the guts to tell her that actually none of her friends would be at her school next year. They all live in the boundaries for the other school. I am an awful mom.)

So now that the drama has passed - here are some pictures of Maddie's graduation:

Maddie and her best friend, Madi.

Maddie with her fantastic teachers. Seriously - if you're looking for a preschool, this place is the BEST!
(Jude also spent the evening feeling emotional - he thought he was supposed to be in the program)
And my favorite part of the evening. Cameo courtesy of Ella Isabel.


Deon said...

Congratulations, graduate! Such a big girl now! Kindergarten is waaaaay more fun than preschool. Just so ya know.

The little girl on the right could win a casting call for Huggies if she wanted (0:14 mark) :D

Mandy said...

Yay for Maddie! Way to go! You're AWESOME - we're super proud of you!!! :)

Jessica Kopp said...

Congrats Maddie! You are so smart and we are all very proud of you! Good luck with Kindergarten next year.

Marshall and Alison said...

Melissa, please email me specifics of the awesome preschool, I am very interested. Do you have my email??? Stef does.

Wilson Family said...

Congratulations to Maddie! Cute pictures... I love the one of her and her best friend. Looks like they get along pretty well! Kindergarten, really??!

mom said...

I completely understand how Maddie gets attached to people and things. She's so tender-hearted. Hard to believe she's creeping up on 5. LOVE the new haircut...but then again...I loved the old one too.