May 16, 2016

A Kindergarten Graduate

Yep. It's true. My baby graduated from Kindergarten. And we hosted a small Open House/Graduation Ceremony to celebrate her. And it was fun.

We set out her outfit the night before.
And yes. That is the same skirt she wore on the first day of Kindergarten.
Like, yesterday.

We set up the schoolroom with some of the artwork she completed this year...

and it was crazy to think how quickly it all flew by.

Posing for the obligatory photo...

Then preparing everything before her guests arrived...

There would be yummy punch in this bowl later...

along with tea, coffee, fresh fruit and dip, super delicious homemade fudge...

and cupcakes.
Always cupcakes.

The party table was all set...

and ready to celebrate our girl.

Her sweet friend Aly surprised her...and us...with this adorable Graduation cap!!!
Aly made it just for Flynn!
Aly is a dear friend who comes once a week or so and spends time with Flynn.
She teaches her how to weave potholders, how to play games like dominoes, all about movies and characters and so much more. : )

Flynn and I showed her guests around her schoolroom. The people that came...Grandma and Aunt Margie, Aunt Sally, Blueberry Mary, our neighbor Joanne, Aly and her family, and our friends Justin and Jessica...are people who mean so much to Flynn, and were happy to celebrate her. After she showed her schoolroom, Flynn read a few books and a beautiful poem we practiced in printing class.

And then she received her certificate and moved her tassel and was a Kindergarten Graduate!
Her teacher...her Mommy...was so very proud. : )

We all were!

Then there was food and fun and gifts and games.

And favors to take home.
And one very happy First Grader.

( I'm excited too! I already have her curriculum for next year...and just looking through it is making me happy! )


  1. Wasn't it just preschool graduation!!!??
    What a sweet and meaningful celebration. Love that everyone came together to support her and show their love. I hope you all enjoy your Summer together and Flynn is excited to be moving up to first grade soon :)

  2. This is amazing! I'm panning the same for my little ones, but they're going into 2nd and 6th! We are having a celebration as soon as we're done. May I ask where you got the cupcake toppers and the favors? Looks like what I'm looking for! Great job and congratulations!

    1. Hi Elizabeth!
      Thank you for your kind comment.
      I found the cupcake toppers and favor wrappers on Etsy.
      And I was very happy with them both!
      Thanks for visiting. : )

    2. You're very welcome! Thank you for responding and I'm making my way to Etsy! 😁 I just love your blog!

  3. No seriously, the first day of kindergarten was yesterday I think.

  4. Congrats to your graduate and you too! What a wonderful party to celebrate!! Yum - cupcakes!! Hope you have a great week!

  5. I just love this! What a wonderful way to celebrate her Kindergarten graduation!!! Just lovely!

  6. Awwww...awesome! Congratulations Flynn, so very proud of you. smiles

  7. Congratulations Flynn! What a wonderful show of support for your little soon-to-be first grader!!! Happiness ♥♥♥

  8. Love this so much Billie Jo!! And congrats to Flynn!! She should be so proud of herself. She's growing up so fast and that seemed to go by in a blink. Now lovely summer days of lots of playtime, sunshine, popsicles and laziness!! Enjoy enjoy enjoy sweet Girl. xoxo

  9. Congratulations Flynn! She is simply adorable!

  10. Congratulations Flynn! I loved this, Such wonderful memories in the making. Not only are you an awesome momma Billie Jo You are a wonderful Teacher!

  11. Ok, this is just too darn cute and adorable.
    Congratulations to the graduate and her teacher. Sounds like she gets an "A" for her first public speaking gig as well.
    You really made it special, with so many meaningful touches to celebrate. Love all the pictures. Hugs to everyone there!!

  12. What a sweet event, and precious memories for years to come. She looks adorable in her outfit and cap.

  13. Sounds like a wonderful celebration I was with you in spirit, as I am sure many more were. Lots of wonderful memories created to savour.

  14. Billie Jo, You did that perfectly... all the little details... just warm my heart! Congratulations Flynn! I so wish I could have been there. I love how you read a poem and showed your guests around.

  15. Congratulations Flynn!!! What an exciting day!!!
    Love this post, everything came together so nicely and lots of great memories I'm sure were created. I miss having Kathleen home with me during the day. Enjoy every moment because it goes too quickly as you know ;-)


  16. Congratulations to you both! What a lovely way to celebrate!

  17. Lizzie's last day of Kindergarten with K12 is next Tuesday. Crazy how time flies. Congratulations to the little graduate!!!

  18. Woo Hoo! Congratulations, Flynn! You are ready to conquer elementary school now. Way to go, mama. You are doing such a great job :)

  19. Flynn, you looked so cute in your graduation outfit! Congratulations on your graduation!

  20. What a fun party!! She is just adorable and how can she be going into the 1st grade?

  21. Woo hoo so cute! You really do know how to celebrate! I'm sure Flynn loved it - I can't believe she's on to 1st grade! Congrats, Mommy!


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