Friday, July 1, 2011

A Day of Lasts

Maria's last day of school and her last day of Little Gym fell on the same day, May 26th.  It was kind of a big deal to her since she had been in a routine of going to school 4 days a week since August and going to Little Gym since January.  We had been explaining to her that she was going to be on summer vacation from both and we wanted to make a big deal out of her accomplishments.  She will be attending the same pre-school in the fall and she will also be starting up at the Little Gym again, as well. 

It was a typical morning at our house until lunch time when Gerry surprised Maria by coming home early.  He wanted to see her off to school on her last day.  She was very excited about that.  She was also excited that her daddy got to put her on the bus since I was usually the one who did it.

 Waiting for the bus.

Getting on the bus one last time!

Maria came home to a few more surprises.  When her bus pulled up the street we were all standing on the porch holding balloons! Even more exciting was the cookie cake waiting inside for her.  She didn't know what to think about it all.  When she got off the bus she asked "Is it my birthday?"

 Naomi waiting for her sister to get home!

 Maria with her awesome bus driver Miss Cindy

 Do I have anything in my teeth?

We just explained to her that we were so proud of her completing her first year of pre-school, and we were proud of all  the hard work she had done over the past year.  She was so cute and so excited about the whole day. She also told me it was a good thing she was wearing a skirt since she got balloons and a cake! Ha ha! She cracks me up!

After dinner we headed up to the Little Gym for her final class of the year.  The actual last day for the class and the Final Performance was the following Thursday, but we were all going to be at Maria's Aunt Karen's rehearsal dinner, so we made this night special for her.  I took a lot of video of the things she's learned.  She has really come along way in this class, as well.  She wouldn't try the balance beam at first and wouldn't hang from the bars, but now she's all about it!  Since she wasn't going to be there on the official last day, they awarded her with her medal, and she was so excited about that!

Here are a few pics of her last day!

 Doing a donkey kick.


 Her cute!

 Attempting a basket hang.

 Turning on the balance beam with Mr. Mike.

 The medal...she's so proud!

 Maria and Mr. Mike

Maria and Miss Nicole

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