Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Preschool Graduate

Alexa had her last day of Preschool last week.
I can't believe her first school year is already over, it flew by.
(Insert Mommy tears here)
Here is a picture of her on her first day of school and her last day of school.

It's crazy to see how much she has changed in 9 months.  Those jeans she is wearing in the first picture, the ones that look way too big for her...yeah they are long gone, she grew out of them months ago.

Also, can you see the little head tilt in the second picture, I think she got a little sassier this year too.
Here's some more proof...

That girl cracks me up, such a sweetie!

So today we had her end of the year picnic at the park.  We woke up to rain and Alexa was crushed, she though we couldn't go if it was raining.  Everything cleared up and it actually turned out to be a great day. 
Matt couldn't make it because of work but Gramma came instead and got to meet all her friends.

They sang some of the songs they learned throughout the year.  See that girl middle, the one I that happens to be my daughter, she was by far the loudest most excited one singing.  I had a couple of people come to me after and comment on how dramatic she is.  Alexa, dramatic?  Never! :)

They also played on the playground.
Here she is with her friend who also lives right next to us!
It was fun having them in the same class.

(Braden had fun playing too!)

Here is Alexa with her teacher, Mrs. Nerby (on the right) and the assistant, Miss Mandie.
She loved them both and I know she will miss them lots.

This is Alexa and Riley.  They met on orientation night last Fall and quickly became best friends.  They talk about each other constantly and already have lots of plans for Summer Vacation.  Alexa told me she was going to miss her but then I reminded her that she is going to be in her swimming lessons starting next week, then all was well again.
Seriously, they are so cute!   

I love watching Alexa grow up and and make new friends, it's so fun seeing kids that age interact.  Cuteness.

And here she is with her Preschool Certificate.  

What a fun year she had!
And she still likes school and says she wants to go back, so that's good. :)


Amy said...

Oh my goodness, look at her model hair. So pretty. And what a cute little sass she is! I am sure the two of you have so much fun together!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You really can tell the difference between the two pictures. She looks so much more confident and mature in the second one!

Congratulations on a job well done!

Kelly said...

Adorable pictures! She is so grown up...I can only imagine Abby at this age....I think she is trouble now...geez!

He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats to your little graduate. My preschooler will be in Kindergarten this fall. WAAAA!
Alexa is so beautiful and I love that she had sun glasses on in both pictures. Too cute

Sonya said...

So cute! She looks so big now, you are right!

Helga said...

Oh, look whos all grown up...sorta :o) Alexa looks so big in these pictures! Congrats Mama!!!

Stephanie said...

Awww it's so hard to watch them grow and change when we want them to stay little forever.

What a great job she did though!!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh man shes adorable!! It looks by the first picture that shes grown a few inches or so.
Its funny/sad how fast they grow.

Melanie said...

I love the shots taken at the beginning/end of school. She did grow quite a bit! You know she loves preschool when she's very enthusiastic performing! That's awesome!

blueviolet said...

Wow, she really DID grow a lot!!! And yes, the sassy factor is very much in evidence. Love that!

Seizing My Day said...

Oh my goodness ~ she really is SO adorable!! I can almost hear her personality!

Reading your blog always takes me back ~ about 5 years!! =) Wait until she has had a BFF for 5 years! crazy! =)

being a mommy is So amazing! =)

I really need to pull out old pics (before digital) and have hubby scan a bunch and do an "I remember when.." post!! =)

Jen said...

Oh, Laura...she did change in those 9 months. I hate to sound like everyone...but cherish these moments, they are gone in a flash! Seems like just yesterday both my girls were graduating from pre-school, and now next week L is going to be 12 and offically a 7th grader, and M will be a 3rd grader~I LOVE her hair!

Pennie said...

What an ADORABLE photo shoot!!! She's a natural, Laura! :)

Isn't it hard not to tear up when they're in preschool and singing those songs at their end-of-year program? I never could make it through those dry eyed!

Lourie said...

She is such a beauty! It's good that she likes school. I hope it stays that way.

Katrina said...

She really rocks those sunglasses!! She's adorable and you can definitely tell the height difference from 9 months ago!! It's crazy how fast they grow.

Tina Fisher said...

So very cute Laura!

What a doll!

I can't even imagine.....but next year! :)

dan and rachel said...

she is adorable. what a fun post!