I'm ready, I'm ready

So last week we had the Big Kindergarten Graduation. So cute. They marched in wearing their graduation caps with crayon tassel, and said what they want to be when they grow up. Ella said she wants to be an explorer. Which doesn't surprise me. They sang some songs.

I was doing great by the way. Ella had her entourage (parents, sister, two sets of grandparents, one uncle and two aunts). She kept looking up at all of us and waving. All the time.

And then they sang the first grader song. (You know the Fast Food song? "A Pizza Hut, A Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut"? It's set to that, if you'd like to sing in your head)

A first grader A first grader Can't wait, Can't wait To be a first grader A first grader A first grader Can't wait, Can't wait To be a first grader I'm ready, I'm ready Can't wait, Can't wait To be a first grader

I'm not sure what happens after that. Because I had stopped listening with the "I'm ready, I'm ready." I realized I had blinked and her entire kindergarten year had just flown by. She's not only going to be a first grader, she's completely ready to be one. It was SO fast.

They moved their crayon tassels, and then paraded around through the aisles before heading back to their classrooms. Ella, of course, waved the whole way. To everyone.

Here is a picture of Ella and I outside both of our kindergarten rooms.

I give you...Ella, First Grader.


jersey said...

W00t to Ella!

StillH2o said...

She was beautiful. You were beautiful. Her entourage was beautiful.

Soliloquy said...

That child has MINNESOTA written all over her!


Hoosier Homemade said...

Great post! Today was the last day in Elementary School for us, my youngest finished 5th grade, and my other two finished 9th and 11th. Hold on to your seat girl, cause you can blink twice and all the yrs are gone.
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Patty said...

Ditto to Hoosier Homemade's comment. The problem is...they then start dropping completly out of the nest!!!

gretchen said...

Ella is beautiful!! Jude's kindergarten graduation is Monday, and I know I'm going to sob all through it. Wish me luck.

alece said...

so sweet.

crayon tassel!? how cute is that?! man. when i "graduated" kindergarten, i don't think we had any sort of hullabaloo. hmph.