Just as I expected, Lily thrived in preschool. She made so many friends, she adored her teachers and she was excited to go to school every single day. She had a year full of fun and made some wonderful memories!
When Lily started school, the end of the school year seemed so far away. But just like everything in life involving kids, the months flew by. Before we knew it, the last week of school had arrived!
Lily's school does not have a graduation ceremony. Instead, they have an end of the year art show and music performance, and it is every bit as special!
On Monday evening, after Lily's second to last day of school, our family attended Lily's Preschool Art Show!
Lily's preschool really puts an emphasis on arts and crafts, which I love! They explore a variety of techniques and they do a project of some sort each day. Although half of those projects come home throughout the school year, the teachers save their best pieces for the Art Show.
After Lily gave us the tour and showed us her special works of art, it was time for the performance. It's evident when you meet Lily that she got the performing gene from Grant and I. This kid is destined for the stage! Until then, she will keep her family entertained!
We attended the same art show with Dylan and Lexie, so this was our third time around. We loved this art show every bit as much as the first two!
Lily was blessed to have the same amazing teachers that Dylan and Lexie had. Lily's head teacher is retiring this year, so even if we push for inclusion for Liam in two years, he will only have one of the teachers. We are so thankful Dylan, Lexie and Lily were able to have such an amazing teacher to start their school years and we will be forever thankful for her dedication.
We ended the evening by celebrating with cake and drinks with the rest of Lily's class. It was a great night with our special girl!
On Wednesday morning, I dropped Lily off at preschool for the very last time. As I pulled away from the school, the tears started falling. Liam will probably be attending the IU preschool below Lily's preschool, but Lily was most likely our last child to attend that particular preschool. We had 3 children go through the program, so it was definitely bittersweet knowing it was the end of that journey for us!
When I picked her up after school, she was officially a preschool graduate!
While she was at school, I assembled a little Summer Vacation goody bag for Lily!
After she got in the car, I gave her the surprise! It was good timing. Before we even pulled out of the parking lot, Lily pouted and said, "I miss my friends and my teachers!"
The Summer Vacation goody bag was a great distraction, along with lunch at her favorite restaurant: The Olive Garden!
We ended the school year with our usual last day of school photoshoot!
Lily had an amazing year in preschool! I'm so proud of how hard she worked and I'm so happy that she loved it so much!
It's hard to believe Lily's year in preschool has come to an end. Before we know it, it's going to be her first day of Kindergarten! And I'm going to be a sobbing mess!