Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Little Graduate - A letter to Jaelyn

Dear Jaelyn,

Today you graduated from Pre-K and stepped your way right up to Kindergarten. You were extremely cute in the little crayon box play you & your friends performed. You were the orange crayon and at the beginning, no one liked you :( and you made a mean face with your "hump" sound. haha, it was adorable! By the end of the play (end of school year) all of your crayon friends loved you & each of you realized that team work gets the job done! I am so very proud of you.

I did get a little teary-eyed watching the pictures flash on the screen while Somewhere over the Rainbow played. You have really blossomed this year. It was rocky in the beginning of the year, you went through a big period of adjustments and didn't quite grasp that things change. But, you caught on and turned into this beautiful little girl with a big heart full of love for everyone in  your class! 

Your intelligence has soared as well. You love books! When I say you love books.. I mean.. you LOVE books! Even your teacher made it a point to say that you can always be found in the little library section looking through book after book. You are definitely my daughter! I can't wait until you can read me a book with a big smile on your face, you are trying SO hard and it will click, I promise.

You are a great big Sister and waste no time letting Abbie know what you are learning about in school. You bring home countless art projects and often times when you talk, I can't keep up with you! You are a little sponge that just absorbs everything you hear. You talked about rocks for weeks. Yes, rocks. But not just a simple 'oh look, a pretty white rock', no.. you went into great detail about how the rock came to be, why it was the shape it was, etc. After that you moved on to leaves, and then the beach and so on. You really do enjoy learning new things.

I know you will continue to blossom and grow as you enter Kindergarten. I can't wait to hear more about everything you learn and just listen to you with amazement. How did I get so lucky? I love you dearly. Congratulations on your big achievement!


Liz said...

Ahh, I got teary eyed reading this. She looks like such a "Big Girl" in that picture *sigh* Where does the time go?

Marissa said...

now that is too sweet!