Then on Tuesday, Ella graduated from Kindergarten. Honestly, I thought the whole thing was kind of silly. I mean, they will all be returning next year to the same school so I wasn't really sure what the point was. Then, the kids came marching in to the Graduation March with their little mortar boards on and so, of course, I lost it. There's something about that song. Ella was so proud and stood up on the risers doing all the songs, flashing me heart signs and blowing kisses, just melting my heart. I changed my mind very quickly. Kindergarten graduation isn't silly at all! Okay, it still is but I am so glad that her school does it. I'm a sentimental fool and was feeling so proud of her all day. It is such a gratifying feeling giving your Kindergartener a graduation card and watching her read it out loud all by herself! What a long way she has come this year! I had no idea she would learn so much in Kindergarten!
The graduation was a perfect example of the difference in our "twins". Yes, they're still twins because they're still only 3 months apart. :-) Ethan could not sit still and was actually running in circles around Erik as Erik recorded the graduation. I could not pull anything out of my bag of tricks to get him to just sit down! Liana, however, would start to slide off of her chair and a little reminder to her to stay on her chair every now and then was all it took. In these moments, yes, Liana is easier. However, the other side that no one sees but us are the things about Liana that make her much more difficult than Ethan at other times. She can be so well behaved but she can also out-stubborn Ethan any day of the week. It is getting better but I'm sure she will always have a stubborn streak in her. That's okay, every one of us has a stubborn streak in this family so she fits right in. :-)
You know that I couldn't do a post like this without posting way too many pictures! :-)
Ethan throughout the years
These two crack me up. They sniff their special blankies when they're tired or for comfort...Ella does too!
Digging for fossils
Ethan's beloved t-rex
2:33...exactly 3 years old!
Look at Ella's face. Typical sibling! Hahaha!
Daddy said, "Smile bigger!" so she did!
Big boy bike!
Making hearts at me <3
So happy and proud!
Hugs from 2 of her biggest fans