Thursday, December 15, 2011

BEST preschool concert ever!!!

Today was Ashlea and Audrey's final preschool concert.

Sob, sob, sob.

I can't believe our 2 years of preschool are coming to an end.

We finished our time at preschool on a high note with our best ever preschool concert.  I had been worried about how it would go as at the rehearsal this morning lets just say things were not pretty.  At concert time though - Ashlea was a star.

The first song the kids sang was Colin Buchanan's Aussie Jingle Bells - with Ashlea and her walker starring as the rusty holden ute (sorry to any overseas readers who have no idea what that means).  Perhaps the cute pictures will explain...

Here she is driving her 'ute':



And doing the actions to the songs...





Audrey shone as an angel...



And the girls received their preschool 'diplomas'..


Usually the teachers call the children up one by one but there is no clapping until the end. When Ashlea went up though the other parents gave her a little spontaneous round of applause...



What a great way to end preschool!


Once again the question comes up - how do you thank people like this? People who have not just done their job by teaching your child, but who have loved and encouraged and delighted in your child and the progress they have made. I can't bear the thought of saying good-bye. Ashlea has been so loved and included at preschool - and not just by the staff. Her class this year have embraced her - they fight over who gets to sit next to her and she has been invited to many, many birthday parties. It has been a wonderful year.

Thank you St Luke's preschool - and particularly Mrs Cook. We will miss you very much!


10 comments:

Deb L said...

Tearing up just reading!

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

wonderful end to the year and I hope that next year is just as inspiring and happy ! Your girls are looking more and more alike for sure! :)

Sarah said...

What a huge day!

Looks like it was great though!

VMI said...

Love the way you caught all the moments. Really awesome how the teacher was so happy being up there too.

ferfischer said...

Oh I have tears!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! So proud of both of your girls!

Anna said...

Beautiful photos. So glad the concert went so well!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Tears just from the pictures, I can only imagine the tears YOU must've had!

Di said...

What a brilliant way to end preschool! And such a positive sign for the future for Ashlea coping so well with all the action! She has come SOOO far. Especially love the last photo of her doing the actions. Also LOVE the 'ute'/walker. what a brilliant idea. Farewelling preschool is sad, but also very exciting. Amazing times lay ahead x

Rosalie said...

So beautiful <3