Thursday, June 3, 2010

Back by popular demand...

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Ok, ok, so nobody was really demanding Feel Good Friday, but whatever. Feel Good Friday is back today after a brief hiatus. The Girl Next Door was busy with Hugh Hefner sick, but she’s back with a brand new fancy wordpress layout, so click over, check her out, and play along!

It wasn’t difficult to decide what my feel good post would be about this week. Tomorrow is the last day of school, and while that does feel damn good, I’ve got something better:

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Lainey graduated from preschool this week! Not once, but twice! Dual degrees, she’s smart like that. Actually, she went to preschool at the school she will attend next year, and she sort of went to preschool by default at daycare on the days I work.

On Wednesday she had her preschool graduation at Assumption (Side note: these pictures are not actually in the preschool, the preschool got flooded over the weekend, so they held graduation in the hallway!):

Does she look excited, or what?

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Lainey and one of her BFFs:

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Her teachers, Miss Suzanne and Miss Kim:

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Thursday night they had a preschool graduation at her daycare. If I’m being totally honest, Shawn and I really didn’t want to go to this one. There is a preschool at the daycare, and she did go to it, but like I said, she only went by default.

All that being said, I’m glad we went. At the beginning there was a slide show and it showed pictures of some of the kids who had been going to the daycare since they were babies. Omg, what a tear jerker. Oh, and before I show you the pictures…yes, she is wearing the same dress. Normally that would go against everything I stand for, but it was her day and she said that dress made her beautiful. Who am I to stand in the way of beauty? You’ll notice her hair is down in all these pictures too, which was her choice. She said (and I quote) “Mom, I want my hair long and flowing!”

With her cap on.

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This was part of the slide show:

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Each child spelled a word and had drawn a picture of their word. Lainey’s was “Skip.”

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Collecting her second degree:

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Lainey’s friend Karys, they have been friends since they were 3 months old:

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Daddy’s Girl:

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To tell you the truth, Lainey going to kindergarten this Fall makes me very sad. I think she knows this too, since I’ve been telling her since kindergarten round-up two months ago that she doesn’t have to go if she doesn’t want to. So, tonight when she came to kiss me good night she crawled up into my lap and said:

“Mom, are you happy for me?”

“Of course I am!” I replied.

To which she said:

“Don’t worry Mom, I’ll always be your baby girl.”

And that was the feel good for the week.

35 comments:

Cherry Berry said...

Oh wow! That last part literally brought tears to my eyes!!! (I'm a big cry baby after being pregnant!) I hope my daughter tells me that one day! So sweet!

Christa said...

That is so sweet!!!

Nikosmommy said...

What a great pre-school graduation!!! So official!
My oldest is finished with pre-school next month too. He's been at this day-care/pre-school since he was 1 and it will be hard saying goodbye to all his little friends! I can't believe he'll be starting kindergarten!!
They're growing up might quick...

Lindsey and Thomas said...

She's so pretty! What a great graduation they had planned! I love the little Q&A and the word spelled out with a picture!

Shell said...

Always be your baby girl? Oh, i would have cried like a baby!

ty said...

i think i seriously almost cried at the "always be your baby girl" comment. why you gotta leave that good crying shit at the end??

maybe it's because it's 1:20 and i'm still trying to study while i'd rather be sleeping. whatev. big ol' chokey knot in the throat. damn you.

April said...

Aww, how sweet :) Your baby is precious - and that dress DOES make her look beautiful!

Meghan said...

Where does she get these one-liners? "I want my hair long and flowing!" OMG, she is a riot! Congrats to your baby girl!!!

Ange said...

I think I would start crying if my boys told me "I will always be your baby." But then I am sure they would turn around and do some stupid Alex and Dade thing to piss me off about two seconds later, and the tears would dry up.

ANYWAY... that was a really good feel good Friday!

Amanda said...

So sweet of little Lainey! I'm a preschool teacher myself and I know that we look forward to graduation every year...the kids get so excited and it's a big deal for them. Congrats to her!

Hillary said...

So sweet! She looks so beautiful with her "long flowing hair" in that close-up! She looks like her big sis!

Your girls are so sweet, are you sure you don't want just one more:)?

Natalie said...

The dress makes me beautiful? I'll always be your baby girl? I would've been a great big mess! What a sweetie..

Lil' Woman said...

Aww she is such a doll and what a sweet thing for her to tell her mama! :)

Congrats Lainey!!

Yankee Girl said...

What a sweetheart!

She definitely looked so happy! Now you are just going to have to find a place to put all of those degrees...especially those degrees she will get when she becomes a doctor!

Amy Lynn said...

AWWW! Yay Lainey! She is so grown up! And I think her dress and long flowy hair make her look beautiful too :)

Mrs.Vid said...

That comment is just too sweet! My niece also starts kindergarten this fall. It makes me incredibly sad!

Lainey and Alivia are adorable. I love the picture of her receiving her Pre-K diploma she looks so excited!!

dollycas aka Lori said...

What a precious story, thank you for sharing it with us.

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Jen said...

Aww that is so darn sweet, it brought tears to my eyes! Your girls are so adorable and I know you are so proud of them!

Oh, I forgot to tell you on your last post...your nails look great! Mine don't look that good and I get them done every two weeks, I'm thinking I should just start doing them on my own!

We NEED to talk, so much to tell you!

Melissa said...

"Don't worry mom, I'll always be your baby girl."

That is just so unbelievably adorable!!! I think I would have cried.

And she looks so cute in those pictures...

jbvadeboncoeur.info said...

Terrific post. That picture of skip is not an easy thing to do. I love that she has the gesture and did such a good job with it.

Amy said...

OMG!!! sniff, sniff!

Completely bawling over here! Your Lainey is such a little beauty, and a sweetheart too. Congrats:)

Corrie and Phil said...

Priceless. What a special memory!

Tracie said...

Oh, that is so precious! She's a doll.

purseblogger said...

Oh how sweet is that? I wish we could keep them little forever. They grow up way too fast!

Claire said...

Okay, the "baby girl" part has made me cry. I'm always telling my little girl that she will always be my baby girl, but to hear it out of their mouths definitely is the feel good of the century!

blueviolet said...

That's just double the sweetness as far as I'm concerned! And I noticed that she wants to be a nurse like you. :)

Kelly and Sara said...

Hi! Wish you guy lived in MN so you could play with Mimi haha. We just rescued a handful of them and I think I will be fostering an adult. What did your husband like so much about the breed!?

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Sorry I am late, but I was busy at the mansion ;-)

OMG I teared up reading this. It was so sweet... and so is your family :-)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Lainey is a beauty!!! I love her adorable smile! She seems like a very confident and happy little girl. I will be so sad when my little girl goes to kindergarten. I have a few years. :)

Congrats to Lainey and her double graduation!

WhisperingWriter said...

How incredibly sweet!

Congrats to Lainey!

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Laura and Ryan said...

Ok, could your kids be any cuter?! I love that she will always be your baby girl...how precious!

Heidi said...

So sweet!

* Tyly * said...

So sweet! I love the pictures, and I love how sweet your baby girl is. :)

d.a.r. said...

okay she isn't even my kiddo and that last part had me all tearing up!!! And how precious that she told you that dress made her feel beautiful. You are definitely doing something right :)