Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ahnalin's Graduation and Pirate Day

Ahnalin graduated from Kindergarten!

What a big day!

 We are proud of our baby.

Yes, I know she is a big first grader now, 
but she is still our baby.

Ms. Mass was the very best Kindergarten 
teacher in the whole world!
Ahnalin has already cried because she misses her.
We hope to meet at the park for picnics with her this summer.

Nana came to see Ahnalin "cross the bridge"
from Kindergarten to First Grade.

One of the Kindergarten moms put together
all of the best artwork, poems and pictures
of the year into a book for each child. 
We will keep this book forever.
An interesting tidbit is that in every picture of Ahnalin 
in the book, she is wearing a "mama made" outfit. 
I am so proud of me!

We are so very proud of our girl for graduating Kindergarten.
She is not so hip on going to first grade though.
She wants to be in Kindergarten with Ms. Mass as her teacher
We love you too Ms. Mass!


Since last week was so crazy,
and our internet was soooo messed up,
I got behind!

So here are a few more Kindergarten things
that I did not get to post.
Last Tuesday, the Kindergarten classes
celebrated "Pirate Day."

Ahnalin is NOT into skeletons or scary stuff.
And due to her sensory issues, she did not
want to wear any of the
more traditional "pirate-y" things.

So, we found this fabric.
It had pirate ships, maps, "X marks the spot", etc.

She insisted that her blouse have
"sleeves that are open but with no stringies hanging down."

Ahnalin was honored as a "Student of the Month" for the
Kindergarten class.

India got to be at Ahnalin's class for the Pirate Hunt!

Since Ahnalin has a summer birthday,
her teacher let her celebrate her "Un-birthday"
a few days before school let out.

Ahnalin chose mama-made chocolate chip scones
and strawberries as her "Un-birthday" treat to share with the class.
And she picked out wedding plates from the dollar store
to serve her treats on! LOL!!!!

And just because they are so cute,
here is Ahnalin and her baby doll Beth.
Ahnalin decided to put on a play, 
starring herself, and her baby doll,
called "All Orphans Are Welcome Here."
Not kidding!
She read a story to Baby Beth about
how everything was smiling when she was born.
And she told her that she would love her forever
because that is what adoption is all about.
Made me all teary.

So sweet.

The star took a bow at the end of her play.

She has been clomping all over the house lately in my lime green heels 
and my straw hat. 
It is so normal "little girl" and I just love it!

So, that is Ahnalin lately.
We are midway through Vacation Bible School and
will be back there again in the morning. 

Oh, and did I mention that we are 14 days from Disneyland???


Debby said...

She is adorable and you can tell well loved. I loved her play.

joanne lendaro said...

Love all of the cute pics!! What an amazing little girl she is, you are doing a fantastic job. Don't blink, the next few years are going to fly by..thanks for sharing both of your adorable kiddo's!

Julia said...

Little Miss Ahnalin is such a lucky little girl to have found such a loving family!!! God is placing stars in your crowns already!

Laura L. said...

She's such a cutie pie. :) Congratulations on finishing Kindergarten, Ahnalin!
Love how she looks in the straw had and pink dress. Sweet!

Karin said...

those are beautiful pictures.
Ahnalin looks so happy.

greetings karin

letthismindbeinyou said...

Awwww, Congratulations Ahnalin!