Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Preschool Graduation

Admittedly, preschool graduation is a bit "over the top."  :)  But it was still a meaningful occasion, and we are so very grateful for the fantastic school that Eli got to be a part of for the past 1.5 years.  He loved every minute, and we were so impressed with the quality of education, activities, teachers, and, most of all, emphasis on teaching the kids about Jesus.  MLBC Playschool made such a positive impact on Eli's life!

For graduation, they dressed up in caps and gowns, which was adorable, and they sang a few songs on stage.  They had a slide show with each of the kids' baby pictures and then a current picture of the kids with what they wanted to be when they grow up.  Eli said he wanted to be a police man.  

They sang "Jesus Loves the Little Children," in both English and Spanish.  The Spanish part was hilarious.  :) They sang the "If I Were a Butterfly" song (I don't know the real name of it.) complete with hand motions, and they finished off with an adorable little song called "Little Me."  It ends by saying, "My hands, my feet, my smile so sweet...  Jesus loves little me."  So cute!  Here's Eli singing...

Each kid had a parent stand with them for the closing prayer, and then the "surprise ending" was a song set to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" that was called "Move Me On Up to Big School."  They waved little baseball flags and belted out the words- precious!

We all look silly in this picture, but this is as good as we could get with all the chaos afterwards!

We took Eli out for dessert afterwards, which was a fun little memory.  It was a meaningful night, and I can't believe that I have a kid who is going into KINDERGARTEN!  What happened to my little baby?!?