Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lily turns 6!

Being in Kindergarten, turning 6 is a big deal.  Lily's first celebration was a Ladybug Walk with her friends.  Lily won a Ladybug walk through Portland Parks and Rec from a photo contest.  Lily invited all the girls from her class and Audrey, Kate, and Cora.  They walked around Wilshire Park with the Naturalist for an hour, then had snacks, made bug catchers, and then had cupcakes.  Wednesday was late start so I took the big girls to Pips for Birthday doughnuts.  Then on her real birthday, Cora and I went to have lunch with her at school.  Then we had a special birthday snack after school with the cousins, followed by the family party.  About 6 parties for turning 6!

Checking out the cool ladybug backpacks the Chrissy, the naturalist, brought.

Waiting for donuts at Pips.  

Lily wanted funfetti cupcakes for her friends and chocolate cake for her family.  

Cora helped me set the table for the family party.  

Lunch in the Alameda Cafeteria.  Lily got to wear this crown all day.  

Birthday snack time

Cora's Preschool Graduation

Cora graduated from preschool today.  Well kind of.  She still gets to go to 2 years of preschool next year.  This year, she attended Preschool for Little Ones at Peninsular Park Community Center through Portland Parks and Recreation.  She was in a class of 8 kids, who were all 2.5 at the start.  Now they are big 3 year olds.  Teacher Jessica was the highlight for Cora.  Jessica was very creative and artistic.  Cora was mild about preschool, but she loved Teacher Jessica so she always wanted to go.

The famous Teacher Jessica

After the ceremony Cora needed to test her wings in the rose garden.  

Lily couldn't make the graduation ceremony because of Kindergarten, but they dressed alike on this important day.