I can remember at my high school graduation hearing a speaker drone on and on about the true definition of "commencement"--to begin. And that's when my mind really started processing yesterday's ceremony.
In recent years I have heard about more and more Kindergarten graduations. But this is a preschool graduation. Why the subtle change? Kindergarten is much more aggressive these days. At the ripe old age of 5 and/or 6 kids are learning to read; write sentences and stories; do math; and have homework. In a nutshell, Kindergarten is no joke anymore. Therefore, I totally understand why Rob and his peers graduated from Preschool. The world of knowledge is about to commence. Good luck my sweet, sweet little boy. You will always have a place in my lap as you will always be my baby!
Here are some highlights from the big event (warning, picture overload approaching):
|The gang's all here! They're lined up and ready to begin.|
|Madison (on left) also graduated from POP 4K yesterday.|
|One of Rob's soccer teammates Ryan (L) and best buddy Carson (R)|
|Lily Kate and Rob making their grand entrance.|
|I really wish I knew what Rob was whispering to Carson here!|
There were a few songs before the actually graduation process. Rob loves performing. Isn't it obvious?
|Don't you just know how hard it must be to wait your turn for something as exciting as a diploma and dove pin?|
|...there he goes!|
|Rob receiving his diploma from Mrs. Angstadt|
|Sweet, sweet Ms. Dana who also teared up when hugging my boy. At this point, you should know that I completely lost it!|
|I am one proud Mama!|
|There was a brief reception following the ceremony. Take a look at the table. All the graduates received cute beach towels with their names embroidered. Love it!|
|The 3 Amigos saying "Hello, Summer!"|