Up next - SSB Spring Recital. Kate has been going to SSB Dance Center for the past two years. Ironically, I went to SSB when I was in junior high. Funny how time flies. Here is Kate with her class before their first performance of the evening.
The next week we went and toured Notre Dame Elementary - her new school for the summer and 4K in the Fall. She was so excited to see the statue of our Blessed Virgin Mary that she asked me to take her picture next to Jesus' mommy.
Kate and her friends lining up for their graduation with the Queen Bee Ms. Erica leading the pack and their other teacher Miss Jenny.......
Mary Clare wanted to get in on the action at the Moving On Celebration Graduation too.
All in due time my dear. All in due time.
With her good 'ol buddy 'ol pal Parker. Kate and Parker have been at SLP since they were infants and we LOVE the Allen Family! Thank goodness we'll still get to keep up with them for a couple of more years. Parker's little brother Paxson is in Mary Clare's class!
Celebration is over, and Kate joins her cousin Georgia, MC and Bets Bets on the hill! That is a scary hill for a 2 year old!
Aunt Carlye along with cousins Georgia and Sarah Jane came for the celebration as well. Sarah Jane is thoroughly enjoying the smiley face cookies Mrs. Sarah brought!
After the celebration we headed southbound 281 to see my brother John, SIL Amanda and their precious pretties Caroline and Mary Elizabeth. Kate took this pic of her cousins at dinner Friday night. Too bad the flash didn't work!
We also went to Aunt Patty's to see GiGi! Aunt Mary B and Uncle Dave from Omaha, Nebraska were in town as well. What a treat to be able to have breakfast with all of them Saturday morning!
Aunt Mary B reading The Giving Tree to Caroline and Kate. One of my all-time favorite books! I have the copy that Grandma B had at her house when I was child. I can't even tell you how many times she read that book to her grandchildren.
Aunt Patty and Mary B having some tickle time with Mary Clare while Kate takes pictures. Whose camera was that anyways?
Me and my precious pretties with royalty Queen Irene - aka Grandma B.
Her steadfast strength in her faith and her overwhelming love for our Savior Jesus Christ inspires me daily.
Kate's Last Day at SLP 5.28.10
SO as summer kicks off this Memorial Day weekend, let us not get so caught up in the hoopla of of this thing called LIFE that we forget to remember why we celebrate this weekend. Please offer some thanks and prayers for those who protect our freedom daily, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice FOR our freedom. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.