The Graduates

Katie Belle is a Pre-K graduate!
They didn't say for sure, but she might have been the valedictorian?

They had a video of all the kids saying their name and what they wanted to be when they grew up.
The girl that shot the video said that she practiced with each kid first and wanted to know what they were going to say.
Katie said, "I don't need to practice I've got this. And it's a surprise!"

"My name is Katie Belle and when I grow up, I'm going to be a rock star!"

Earlier in the day we were at Sonic...shocker
She said she wanted to work there. Then decided that actually she wanted to be a rock star. I was still surprised to see it on the video, because I didn't know it was a thought in her head for more than a few seconds.

Katie had such WONDERFUL teachers this year! 
We love them. 
And I love this picture, because when they announced Katie's name and she went on stage, her brother SQUEALED with delight. He was SO happy and excited to see her! She loved it! 
So cute! 

Lots of family came to watch the graduate!
Marcus's parents came too, but left before the picture. 

Then we had another family graduation the next day!
My niece, Jennifer, graduated from college! 
She did it in 3 years!!!

The party was at David and Lisa's house.
 (Marcus's brother and Jennifer's other aunt and uncle.) 

Melissa made the cake and cupcakes, of course. 

This is Katie enjoying the massage chair. Her head was where a big person's back is supposed to be, so it was bobbling her head all around! Funny! 

Jesse was there too.

We are so proud of both our graduates! 

Katie had her last day of school after the graduation. 
The left is the first day of school and the right is the last. 
I don't think she looks too different? 
She's grown a couple of inches though.

Silly face:

The sweetest girlfriends in her class:

We celebrated with Nonni and some ice cream after school!

Jesse shared bites of all of ours.
I think he liked it! 

The next day we did more celebrating at Legoland with Katie's friend, Courtney.

They had fun and Katie got to fulfill her dream of being a rock star!

Now it's time to get ready for kindergarten.
I need to train myself to be a morning person, or at least pretend to be! 

Speaking of morning...
I love when Katie goes to see Jesse after he wakes up.
They are so happy to reunite!

I wish she could actually get him out of his crib, change his diaper and make them both breakfast.

Oh that picture made me think of these pictures...
Time flies. 
They will both be graduating high school in a blink of an eye.

The day after that, I will sleep in!


Miss G said...

on to kindergarten! I can hardly believe it! I love that they had them wear the dad's shirts backwards for their graduation gowns! so cute! love her red white and blue dress too! I don't think she changed a ton either. Makes me remember I need to go back and compare David's two photos. Kelly

Frugal Jen said...

What a big girl! Seems like yesterday we were both pregnant with the little girls. Can't believe kindergarten next year! She's such a cute girl. Just caught up on your blog!