Monday, June 14, 2010

Celebrating a Graduation

My precious niece recently graduated from Kindergarten. Which was no small feat on her part (or my mom's).

This little, sweet munchkin doesn't have a mother who read to her or worked on letters and numbers.

She has a mother who tells her that her short hair makes her look like a boy.

Real winner, huh?

So a graduation from Kindergarten is a testament to the work my mom has done with her.

Homework at night. Learning letters and putting them into words. Afternoons when Aunt Mrs. Potts runs over after work to spend time with her (& my sweet nephew too) and practice the words of the week and counting.

Did you know hopscotch can be a great tool for number recognition? She's really good at it.

So to celebrate her big accomplishment Mr. Potts and I took her Sunday afternoon for a movie.

Marmaduke was the movie on tap for just the three of us, along with a kid's treat of popcorn, gummy candy and Mr. Pibb.

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She loved it. We loved it. We love her.

From our Easter Egg hunt this year.

How could you NOT love them?

23 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

What cuties!!!
Congrats to her on the graduation and to you and you mama for helping her get there! :)

brown eyed girl said...

Congratulations lil' munchkin!! You are gorgeous!

Dee Stephens said...

what a great aunt!

MCW said...

Such a great Aunt. Yes, that would be hard to have a mother like your niece does. They are very lucky to you have, your mom and Mr. Potts in their lives.

Brittany said...

Aw, so cute!! Congrats on her kindergarten graduation!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

OH, SO exciting!
I Know exactly how you feel! My mom and dad went away for 2 days last week for their anniversary, and it ended up being the day my niece gave her presentation on a book she wrote (1st grade). My mom went the day before to get a peak, but not the day All the parents would be there. MY mom was nervous her parents would not show and asked me to go be there! I Went and I WAS amazed. She was so excited to show me her book/report and it was a research project! She used books from the library to find the info on Dolphins and I was so impressed and proud of her...and I KNOW it is my mom who got her where she is!
Happy Graduation to your niece!

Jess said...

Awwwwww!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to your sweet niece!!! What an accomplishment!

I've said it before and I'll say it, again.... they are soooo blessed to have you and Mr. Potts.

zentmrs said...

They are darling! And congrats to your niece! She's beautiful (and her short hair does NOT make her look like a boy!)

They are certainly lucky to have you and Mr. Potts...

Gwen said...

What a wonderful Aunt you are. Please tell her I said Congrats on her graduation and that I think she is absolutely adorable!!! XOXO

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

Oh my goodness, they are just as precious as ever. It really touches my heart that you and Mr. Potts are so good to them. You guys are so very, very special.

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

They are adorable! You know, I used to have really short hair like her when I was little. My mom always loved my hair short because it was easy and fit well with my personality. I think it looks adorable on her. But I remember someone called me a "little boy" once, and it really hurt my feelings... what a horrible thing!

Kindergarten is a big step... yay for her! :) She's a doll.

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

They are adorable and so lucky to have you.

P.S. Hi, I am new here. I love your blog. :)

Landlocked Mermaid said...

she is gorgeous. just gorgeous!! I love that picture! and her hair is precious.. you are a good auntie. I can tell she is very loved by you and mr. potts (and her baby brother too) xoox keep up that good work.. her mother will not triumph with your strength and love surrounded those children xoxoox xoo

Trish said...

Hey sweetie, your sweet niece's graduation was as much of an accomplishment for her as it was a celebration for you, Mr. Potts, your mom, and they are lucky little kiddos to have such loving people in their lives. I can't believe that anyone could ever tell that beautiful child that she looks like a boy. They are so blessed to have you, and I know you know that, I just wanted to tell you again I admire you all. Sounds like such a fun afternoon at the movies!! xoxo

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

You are my hero....I love you for the love you feel for these two!
Someone to love and cherish them, is all they need.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

What a special treat for her to have the two of you just to herself!!! Love the picture too!

Congratulations to all of you on this accomplishment. She deserves to be so very proud of herself.

She is so lucky to have all of you in her life. :)

SurferWife said...

AWWWW! you are the best Auntie Mrs. Potts ever!!

Congrats to your niece on the K graduation!

Jenny DB said...

Your lil niece is so lucky to have you (and your mom) in her life. And I imagine you and Mr.Potts are blessed to have her too!! Makes me get warm fuzzies :)

BLC :o said...

Ohhhh aren't they cute!??? Xoxo-BLC

bananas. said...

OMG her mother sounds horrible! thank god she has you and your mother to help boost her confidence and show her what true family love is all about. congrats to your little niece!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

That's awesome she has you, Mr. Potts and your mom in her life!

Moe said...

Awwww....I just found your blog (Via Brittnay's Living in the Moment blog) - and I have to say I can totally relate to what you are saying about your niece. I have that same sort of relationship with my little nephew. It's crazy and sometimes so frustrating - but I wouldn't trade the time I get to spend with him for anything.

Congrats to her (you and your mom) for graduating kindergarten!!!

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