|Pre-graduation sillies on the front steps of our house|
Although I held back the tears, I couldn't help but look at them and think back to how small they were when they arrived 8 weeks before their due date 3.5 years ago. So much has happened since then and somewhere along the line they have grown into two very independent, stubborn, fun-loving and goofy kids who make us laugh and cringe every day!
We started our day with a homemade waffle breakfast (courtesy of me) followed by photos on the front steps. Despite my best efforts I was unable to capture "the perfect picture" from today. Instead we got many shots of the kids on the move, not looking at the camera, not smiling, acting out of control and just plain refusing to do anything I hoped they would.
We dropped the kids in their classroom at 9 a.m. and headed to the lunchroom at Eglinton Public School to get our seats for the big event. At 9:30 a.m. the ghetto blaster started playing Pomp and Circumstance and each child was called one by one in alphabetical order to receive their graduation certificate. To top it off they were all wearing black graduation caps (mortarboards). Once everyone had received their certificates, Jan their music teacher arrived and the the kids sang two songs for us! The first song was Alouette, gentille alouette and second song was It's a Small World. Half an hour after the ceremony began it was over. A reception with tiny muffins, fruit and juice was held.
It was a great event and one I will look back on with many fond memories. We are so thankful for the great teachers (Ashmeet and Kristen) that Charlotte and Jacob had this year and for the amazing experience they had at the school.
We look forward to continuing this journey at Eglinton Public School again in September as they enter JK (full day none the less).
Charlotte and Jacob…we are so proud of you and look forward to many more graduations in the years ahead!
|Charlotte coming in to receive her graduation certificate|
|Jacob coming in to receive his graduation certificate|
|Moving closer to his certificate|
|Loving his graduation cap|
|Charlotte and Oliver looking on as their brother gets his certificate|
|Listening to Jan sing songs|
|Charlotte a bit more participatory than Jacob during the song time|
|It is very important to have your cap positioned just so |
at nursery school graduation ceremonies
|Grabbing a picture with Jacob as he enjoys his post graduation muffin|
|Jacob and Charlotte with their teachers Ashmeet and Kristen|
|A bit out of order but Charlotte receiving her certificate from Deirdre|
|Also out of order but Jacob receiving his certificate from Deirdre|
|Heading to us with his certificate|
|Not so sure about this whole graduation thing|
|Take that nursery school|
|Grammy celebrating with the kids|
|Claire and the kids|
|Before and after picture at its finest…September 2013 to June 2014|