Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kate's Pre-K Graduation

You know I always made fun of Pre-K graduations and Kindergarten graduations for that matter. Why do we need to celebrate the smallest little milestones. Dressing up pint size kids in mini graduation gowns and caps? ridiculous! And THEN my kid was part of a Pre-K graduation. I am a cynic no least about that. I say bring on the celebration. Going from  pre school to kindergarten is a MAJOR milestone. What in the world was I thinking? There was so much cuteness wrapped up in this little ceremony I could hardly stand it. They sang You are My Sunshine. This a song I have sung to Kate since she was a tiny little baby. We call it "our song." I thought I would be in  a puddle of tears but thankfully for me and those around me they sang it in an upbeat kind of way, not the misty eyed sentimental version I sing to Kate. And then they sang You'll be in my heart. They must have practiced this and all of the other songs forever because all of the kids were just belting them out at the top of their lungs! It was so incredibly sweet. And when they had each kid come up to the microphone and say their name and what they wanted to be when they grew up I thought I would melt. Kate said, "My name is Kate and I want to be a mermaid." How practical! I thought that was pretty random until I remembered when we went swimming this past week end every time she would jump from the side of the pool I would call her my mermaid. Sweet girl. I planned to video the whole thing but frankly I could never really see Kate that well because the little boy in from of her had his hair spiked so high it hid her entire face for most of the program.:) It was kind of a blessing because I gave up on the video camera and just enjoyed watching the ceremony and drinking it all in.  I am so proud of my beautiful little girl and who she is becoming. I say bring on the graduations. Every part of her wonderful life should be celebrated:)

The graduate striking some poses before the big event.

Oh dear

Oh double dear

This is what 90% of my shots looked like.

Kate and her buddies

Carson and the cousins Caden and Toby

Uncle Blair with the cousins:)

Walking across the stage to get her diploma:)

Ready to take on kindergarten!

With her best good friend Bisola

With Mrs. Robin

Another picture with Mommy because I just can't stop!

With her teachers Mrs Suzanne and Mrs Reva

The best bro and sis shot I could get

The two (k) (c) ates These girls are attached at the hip. Everyday I ask Kate who she played with and the answer is ALWAYS "Bisola and Cate Yuraset" Amazingly they are the only double names in the class so everyone knows Kate's last name.


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6