Last spring I made Class of 2025 and Class of 2027 shirts for Will and Hallie so that we could begin the tradition of trying on and taking pictures in the shirts on the last day of school. (The idea is that yearly pictures will show the kids growing into their adult-sized shirts.) Will wore his for the first time on the last day of kindergarten, but I decided to start the tradition a year earlier for Hallie and let her wear her shirt for the first time this year.
Tom, Grandma Brenda, Lily, and I attended Hallie's short (but not quite short enough for Lily, who watched the first half intently but spent the second half rolling on the ground and showing off her underwear) end-of-the-year program and graduation ceremony.
As I could have predicted, Hallie rocked the performance part of the program - the girl is always prepared for performances - and seemed to enjoy walking across the stage to hug Ms. Candice and Ms. Fran (who was also one of Will's preschool teachers two years ago) and receive her (blank piece of paper) diploma.
Hallie is SO ready for kindergarten, both academically and socially, and I can't wait for her to take on big kid school next year!