Friday, May 21, 2010

The Bella GRADUATES!!!

Today was Isabella's Kindergarten graduation! It was a pretty exciting time for our family and Bella had been practicing her song for weeks now. I just wish some better planning had been implemented - both by the school and by the parents of little ones who also attended. I was kicked, prodded and generally irritated by small ones from in front of me, to the left of me and behind me. UGH!!! Do these parents not know to bring snacks, drinks, quiet toys to keep them entertained??? And if your kid completely loses it, you take them outside!!! You don't make the rest of us suffer along with you. It was three hours we had to sit there (we got there too early and just sat for 45 minutes!). OK, rant off....just needed to get that off my chest! :D
Bella sat almost in front of us!
Lucky coincidence!!!
Happy girl!

The kindergarten classes sing!
Notice Bella sings ALL the words, lol!

Bella gets her diploma!

Checkin' it out!
Talking to classmate Addison!
At home (finally!!) and cooler!
Look at that pretty girl with the cheesy grin!
So proud of you Bella!
Graduation photo
Promotion Certificate
She's a 1st grader now!!
Reading Award
Good Citizenship Award
goes with medallion
Kindergarten Master
No clue what this is about, lol!
Closeup of her medallion
For a graduation present, we bought Bella her own netbook. It's basically a mini laptop, with a built in webcam (for talking to Sissy!) and wi fi to surf Nick Jr online! She's been in heaven all afternoon!!!
She's a Big Girl now!!!
Congratulations Bella!!!!!

AND....Bella now has her own email account!! I know she'd LOVE to hear from you, so if you'd like to drop her a little note, you can send it to:


mommaof3 said...

aww shes so cute! tell her congrats! and we proud of her. with big hugs

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to Bella! Very exciting.

Mimi said...

Hooray for Bella!

Intense Guy said...

Congrats Bella!!!

And she looks so pretty in that smashing blue dress!!!

Amarie said...

Congratulations, Ms.Bella!

Regina said...

We turn around and they're not babies anymore....Congrats to the Bella!!!


Chaz said to tell Bella that she is going to LOVE First grade!!!!

AliceKay said...

Congratulations, Bella. Promoted to First Grade. Woohoo! :)

Nice awards, too.

Brings back memories of my kids' kindergarten graduations.

Garden of Egan said...

That is so absolutely AWESOME and soooooo darling!
You better hurry up and have a couple more kids. She's growing up too fast.

Love it.
Now she'll be going to Italy and when you do come back she'll be all bilingual and stuff!

gigi said...

So so sweet, she is such a pretty little Graduate too :)
Happy weekend.

Mighty M said...

Congrats Bella - you are too cute! It must have been HOT in there - I love the lady in the back fanning herself off furiously in the first video while the class is singing. :)

Christina said...

Love that Bella was rocking along. Too funny! What a cool grad gift mom. She will be the envy of all her friends.


Loved the videos of the graduation...thank you so much for sharing them with us. She is such a precious girl. I have given you an award...a sunshine are always my sunshine. Stop over and claim it.

J said...

She sure is a lucky girl! Love the mouse pad too! (I live in Green Bay)

~ Dawn ~ said...

Congrats to Bella!! She is such a cutie!!

A 2 Z said...

What a cutie! You must be so proud! Grade 1 next year...dont they grow up so fast? Thanks for sharing.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! She did so well.

I mentioned you in my Sunday post. Here is the link:

Deanna said...

Way to go Bella! And singing all the words - now that was impressive.

Keep on reading and doing great. Proud of you!


LadyStyx said...

Congrats Bella!!

Annie said...

How exciting!!
Hooray for Bella!

Heatherlyn said...

Bella is a doll!

I agree that unruly children should be removed. My husband is especially good about removing our children if they are unruly. Well, that mostly applied to when they were babies! They behave pretty well now.

I love the acer. My husband has one. They are great little laptops!

Chris said...

That was so funny how she was trying to peak out on the side. She really knows all the words!! She will be a real fantastic singer some day!!

Brooke said...

congrats Bella!! looks like she racked up on the awards.

Allyson said...

A very special congratulations to Bella on her big day (I sent her a little email, too). Thank you for directing me to this as I think I may have missed it in my rush to get "caught up". I know you guys are so proud of her and I'm sure she's excited (and probably a little nervous) about all of the changes headed her way. But I know she'll be fabulous! And I just don't think I will ever tire of seeing her in pigtails. ;)

JoeTacoma said...

How cute! I could hear her singing above everyone!