I have to admit, it's always annoyed me a little when people get all sniffly about their 4 year olds graduating from preschool. I mean, c'mon! They aren't leaving HOME or anything??!! What's with all the whining? With my older two children, I was ECSTATIC...couldn't WAIT for them to start kindergarten and watch them grow & learn. But...this past week, I became annoyed with MYSELF! My baby girl graduated from preschool and is rolling on into kindergarten in the fall and I found myself being all...sniffly...
Can you even STAND the cute-ness of this photo? (FYI...Have you tried PIC MONKEY? If you were a PICNIK user, you should visit this FREE site. I edited the above photo at PicMonkey.) She was so excited to toss that cap that she was the very first one! That's not the only thing she's eager for...she cannot WAIT to go to kindergarten and be 'big' like her brothers. Don't misunderstand me - I was a little sad watching my boys hop out of the van in car line & march into the school, but this was the LAST preschool graduation I would sit though...the LAST year to have a child to myself 3 days a week. Just made me a little sad...PROUD...but sad.
Ok...now onto the craftiness!! I've always had my kids give their friends little treats on holidays & at the end of the school year. Ever since I got my Silhouette SD machine, I have been putting vinyl on EVERYTHING it seems and shopping at Walmart or Target is not the same anymore. Now, it seems I walk through the aisles looking for items to customize! So, when I saw these sidewalk chalk buckets at Walmart for only $1.00 -- I knew they'd be perfect little treats for her fellow preschool grads.
The font I used is called SMILEY MONSTER and you can download it HERE for free! Browse around while you're there - that site is amazing! I use this font ALL the time! I also made a tag that says "You've got the WRITE stuff. Happy Graduation" My little grad was thrilled to gift them and they were equally happy to receive them.
As I sign off for this post, I'll share one more pic from the Williams Family LAST preschool graduation. We're so proud of you, Ally-boo! We know the Lord has great things in store for you, sweet girl. "For I know the plans I have for you...plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
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