Thursday, May 19, 2011

Class of 2026

Today, Amelia 'graduated' from her classes at the Family Center. In the fall she'll start pre-school....when did she grow so big and how is this happening so fast?? Four years ago I started taking classes at the Family Center with Graham once a week and when Amelia came home I found myself there twice a week. I can't say enough positive things about the wonderful staff and lifelong friends I've made for myself as a result of these classes and it will be very strange that next year, I won't be seeing the familiar friendly faces.

Although Amelia decided to finish out the year without saying a single word (no, I'm not exaggerating) to her teachers (Amelia decides who she wants to talk to and when all on her own girl has AMAZING will power!) her growth this year has been impressive. Amelia gravitated towards the art center every week. If you put Amelia in front of paints or markers, she'll sit for an hour working on her masterpiece. In the past week she's successfully learned to write her name and today, she very proudly, printed her name on top of her graduation cap. At the beginning of the year, she was barely over two years old and couldn't properly hold a pencil, and today at nearly 3 years old, she's labeling her projects at school. That's certainly impressive growth! Way to go Amelia, we're so proud of you. I'm confident that your contributions to the Class of 2026 will be great and as far off as the year 2026 feels right now, I have a feeling it's going to creep up on us before we know it.

Amelia with her handmade graduation cap and her teachers

Amelia and her classmates

Uncle Peter (who kindly took all these pictures for me) and Grandma came to support Amelia this morning. Our little girl sure is loved...she had the biggest fan club there! :)

Artsy family shot compliments of Uncle Peter


Kris Greer said...

Sweet Amelia, congratulations on graduating from your 2-year old class! We love you! :)