Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jillian's first day of Kindergarten

As I write this I'm waiting in the car rider line to pick up Jillian. One week after she started her first day of kindergarten.

I was off work on the first day of school, and Randy took off so that we could take Jillian ourselves. We got ready that morning, took our first day of school picture and loaded up in the van. We got to the school few minutes before it starts and walked her to class. It was so surreal. She wasn't scared at all. Not like me. To my surprise most of the children were already there. The teacher met us at the door, and helped Jillian find her name for her hook where her backpack will hang. She then advised Jillian to go find a seat. So I walked over with her. There were three tables. Two tables mixed with boys and girls, and one table with just boys. Jillian picked the table with all boys to sit down. I could see her daddy's face in the hallway, not liking it. Then the teacher kind of urged us to leave. I really didn't want to, but she was fine and I knew it was time to go.

No tears! I couldn't believe it but I did not cry. Now I will say that the day before, her last day of preschool, I shed a few tears. But today was more of a celebration. My little girl was growing up and going to big girl school!

We picked her up that afternoon. And she jumped right in the van. We asked her how her day went and she responded with "great we played outside two times!" It was great seeing how happy she was. But then she put on her headphones and started watching a movie. And that was almost all she told us about that day. We ask her a few more questions like did you make any friends, and are you going to go back tomorrow. She told us she forgot to make friends, and that no she was not going back tomorrow. But of course she did. And didn't even fuss about it. She was so ready for this, even though I wasn't, I'm so proud of my big girl!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Preschool Graduation

Jillian graduated Preschool in May.  My little girl is growing up!

The ceremony was held at our church in the evening.  They had a several video's of the kiddos at her school, and slide shows of pictures.

Jillian's class performed a song on stage!  It was the cutest ever!!  They did an excellent job.  Click play below....

I was so proud of my girl when they called her name.  Mrs.  Sarah asked her some questions and she wasn't afraid to answer!

She has always told me she wanted to be a veterinarian!  So proud!!

I love their little caps and gowns!

I just can't believe she's growing up so fast.  Very bittersweet!  Today preschool, tomorrow Kindergarten.

Accepting her diploma!

One more because Momma is sooo proud!!

Jillian's Amazing Preschool teachers!
Left to Right
Mrs. Hannah, Ms. Amanda, & Ms. Kelsy

She wouldn't have made it this far without them!!  We love them!

We are the proud parents of a Preschool graduate!

Tomorrow starts Kindergarten.......

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fish Fry and Redneck Slip N Slide

Last weekend we had some friends over and had a fish fry and redneck slip and slide! So here in Kentucky we like to throw some plastic down the ground water hose and some dawn dishwashing liquid and slide down! It makes for some good fun! Although I have to tell you that I have the bruises to prove it. I haven't finished editing pictures from vacation but we went to Florida in July and Randy went deep-sea fishing. So we got to bring some of that fish home and that's what we fried up. Just one more summer get together before school starts, for all the kids and for us adults too!