Friday, May 28, 2010

Kindergarten Graduation & Picnic

I can't believe that Ella has finished kindergarten and is going into 1st grade next year!!!
Although she is a little nervous about it, she is also very excited...especially at the prospect of having LOTS of homework next year :-).
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She would look at me, but she wouldn't smile :-).
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Please excuse the not great videoing...I was behind 2 rows of parents in the corner and got quite an arm workout trying to hold the camera above my head while keeping it still. I tried to pretend I was doing a challenge on Survivor and that helped :-). Also not too long into the 2nd song I realized Preston wasn't sitting at my feet and had to get my mom's attention to go find him for me so it got a little wobbly. But these are 2 super cute songs and motions, so I hope you still watch them :-)!


Receiving her diploma from Mrs. Torres and Mrs. Podesta.
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And then waiting for everyone else to receive theirs. Nana was prepared as always with fun snacks to keep the little ones entertained!
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Afterwards we all went outside and ate picnic lunches with our graduates :-).
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Addie found this little lady bug and couldn't have been happier or more interested it. He actually hitched a ride home with us on her dress and then flew away when we got out of the car :-).
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Ella with some of her best little buddies from the year...
Payton, Shay and Ella
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Gabi and Ella.......Ava, Ella and Jocelyn
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Alli and Ella
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Girltalk :-)
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And the other cute kids that came to support Ella. (the last picture is of little Taylor who my mom is watching. she LOVES Preston...it's really cute)
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(I am happy to report the bug bites are looking MUCH better today)
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Splash Parks, Sprinklers, and Bug Bites...

mean it is Officially Summer!
Now if school was only over :-).
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(it was Ella's pretend birthday at school since hers is in the summer, so we brought in donuts for the class...Addie got to keep one for herself)
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It looks like Preston is saying, "Back off Livy, this is MY pole!"
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Mike took these ones of the kiddos in the back yard playing that afternoon...and being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Poor Preston. They especially loved him and seemed partial to his sweet little face. So much for taking pictures of him in his birthday shirt today. I'm hoping they fade by the weekend for his big celebration!
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Those mosquitoes have some nerve! Look at that one right on his little eye lid!
I feel so bad that I didn't even think to put bug spray on them until it was too late :-(.
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Preston signing bird and looking like he was beaten up...poor little guy.
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