|Making wishes on her butterfly cake.|
|Yay: it's blue! (Katie loves all things blue. Still.)|
|Little Katie-Bear with her new Care-Bear.|
|Can't believe it's been a year!|
|Mmmm...that ice cream was really yummy on a really hot day.|
And move right on to Kindergarten graduation, which is a surprisingly big deal here.
Also a big deal here: how do you pronounce the word "elementary?" I grew up saying it something like "elem-en-tree", as in something that you might find at a garden nursery next to the cherry-tree and the maple-tree. Here they say "elemen-TERRy", like a kind of fabric you'd use to make towels out of. ("I need a quarter-yard of that elemen-terry cloth, please...") I kind of want to snicker whenever I here it because it just sounds so strange to me, but so far have managed not to do so in front of other people. Which is probably a good thing because we've done enough other weird things this year that the school administrators probably already have their eye on us.
|Speaking of serious, Robyn was seriously awesome welcoming all the families to graduation. There were only about 8 speaking parts (and nearly 70 kids) so we were excited she got to participate! (She did great!!)|
|Matthew loved all the clapping and clapped especially hard when Robyn received her certificate. She won the "Creative Thinker Award," which is pretty fitting.|
|It was actually a pretty good little program, but towards the end I think Robyn started to get a little bored.|
|I think Matthew did too, because I know for a fact Dad's ear just isn't THAT interesting.|
|There was a nice reception in the classroom afterwards.|
|Amber and Katie had fun at the party too.|
|Robyn has had such a great year with her amazing teacher Mrs. Barry: I can't believe how fast it's gone!|