Wednesday, July 18, 2012

finley's preschool graduation

 On Tuesday, June 12th, Finley Stoerman Henry graduated from Grace Community Preschool!  What a big kid!

 GCP's co-director, Miss Debby, did a wonderful job running the ceremony.  :)  We love her!

 Finley's class was the last of 3 classes to be given their diplomas, so he was on stage the whole time.

 We joked that this was probably the hardest thing Finley has ever had to do!

 Caught a smile!

 Time for the graduates in Finley's class
Victoria, Haley, Finley, Macey, Tayden...

 Griffin, Ethan, Xavier (with his back to us) & Bailey (cut in half).  Great photos, I know!  :\  In the middle of the year, two kids in Finn's class had to move away: Corey & Gaby.  :(

 Sitting big, making us proud!

 Getting a little antsy...

 Uh, oh...bending over...

 ...making silly faces...

 ...screaming silently!  Eeks, he was losing his patience!  :P

 Finally, Finley's turn! 
Miss Janelle said, "Finn has a heart of gold.  If someone is sad he's always the first one to console, he's always the first concerned & to notice."  She asked him what his favorite parts of the school year were & he said the talent show & learning how to read!

 Flowers from Mama & Dad!  We're so proud of you Finley!  You have blown us away with your mental math skills (calculating age differences between your parents & grandparents without skipping a beat - I can't even do that math as quickly as you!) & your interest in reading.  You work hard at sounding out words & you've got a great memory for words you've already learned.  We are super excited that you get to experience a Spanish Immersion education! If you ask us, we think you would've been a little bored in a regular kindergarten.  ;)  We hope you enjoy the challenge of learned Spanish & we hope your desire to learn a secret language (that your parents don't know) works out for you!  :P

 Our family.

 The fans!
Jesse, Carolyn & Alma

 The grandparents!

 Cousin Griffin!

 These two got to be in class together for both years of preschool & next year they get to be in the same kindergarten class!  What lucky cousins!

 After the graduation, we went to Dairy Queen with the Greens to celebrate!
Ethan, Finley, Macey, Emma & Cedar

 All the kids enjoyed a dilly bar.

 I don't want to forget that several weeks later, we were at Dairy Queen at the coast & Finley requested a butterscotch dilly dog!  :P  I just thought that was sweet that he remembered enjoying his dilly bar on this night...and that he couldn't quite get the name right, but tried anyway.  Dilly dog is a great name for  an ice cream treat!  :)

Yumm yumm...


Jacque said...

I'm sad we didn't come :( But at least I was still able to see it through your blog!!

Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton said...

Way to go Finley! We proud of you.

Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton said...

Oops! WE'RE proud of you (: