Preschool graduation and last day of preschool

Today is a special day. Today is the last day of preschool for Blackberry #1. My, where have 4 years gone? It went by all too fast. I am having mixed feelings. I am sad he is leaving. We loved his preschool, and his teachers alot. It always gave me a sense of security, I always felt he was safe, and loved there. But it also marks the beginning of a new journey for us: starting elemenatry school in September.

Here is BB#1 this morning entering the preschool for the very last time 😦

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A couple of weeks ago they had their preschool graduation ceremony 🙂

They did a show, got graduation bags and they had helium filled balloons with everyone’s name on them, which they let go of together 🙂

The graduation bags:

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The show (BB#1 in his red tie)  :

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Reciting his part of the poem:

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Going around the preschool with their graduation bags:

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Letting the balloons go:

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Saying goodbye together. BB#1 and his wife 🙂 They will go to the same elementary schools, but different classes.

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BB#1 and his teachers:

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And one last one with me:

 

 

Blackberry #2 turns 1! Happy Birthday Baby!

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At the end of November Blackberry #2 turned 1. Chronologically. His adjusted age is 10 weeks less, so technically he was only 9.5 months on his birthday! I was kind of scared of his birthday, because I didn’t know if I could finally enjoy it or the memories of his not so simple birth would come back to haunt me. Well the memories came but luckily a few days earlier so on THE DAY, I could focus on the celebration, which is great, since his birth was never celebrated….

Blackberry #1 came up with an idea to have a lion cake (chocolate-banana flavour), so I decided we were going to have a Lion theme party. Blackberry #2’s real name has something to do with Lions and one of his favorite toys is a lion, so it was perfect. I printed some birthday themed lion pictures from the internet, bought balloons and hats and we were ready 🙂

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He really enjoyed the party, he was smiling and clapping 🙂

Happy Birthday Blackberry #2! You have come a long way Baby!