Thursday, May 31, 2012

Meet Derek Dalton

Because Aven and Zoa got Build-a-Bears for their birthdays, Drake was feeling left out. Through a couple of gift cards from the Easter Bunny and saving his money, Drake was finally able to go and make a pet of his own. He chose a cute monkey that he dressed in baseball gear and named Derek. I love that my big kids haven't grown out of this yet.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Aven Graduates from Preschool

Aven had a wonderful year of preschool at Churchland Baptist Preschool. Her teacher, Mrs. Swerda, was great. Aven loved her, the other kids in the class, and everything about school. It was 3 days a week from 9 until noon. That gave me a chance to run errands, do Relief Society visits or tasks, or have a little time to myself. She was happy so it was a perfect arrangement. Aven said her favorite thing about preschool was the painting projects. The only thing she didn't like was having to occasionally go to time out.

They had a fun end of year party the week of graduation. They had pony rides, animals to pet, bounce houses, and pizza. Our whole family attended and had a good time. Here are some pictures from the event.

They also had a graduation ceremony. They sang some songs they had learned throughout the year then announced their names and had them go up to their teacher and receive a diploma. As simple as it was, I was really trying hard not to bawl the whole time. Aven and I have had a really fun year together as we have been home in the afternoons and I feel a bit like my heart is breaking at the thought of sending her to all day kindergarten next year. I am really going to miss my daily overload of sunshine. She is a bright, sunny, delightful little girl. If she weren't so excited to go to kindergarten, I don't know if I could send her at all.