Today was Annabelle's preschool graduation! For many kids it's a transition to kindergarten but for us it's also a time of reflection and realizing how far she has come in these past three years at CP Rochester.
When she started she was only 2 1/2, turning 3 in December. She couldn't walk at all and her only form of communication was a few signs and pointing / gesturing. She had trouble holding items and transferring them from hand to hand was a challenge. Fast forward 3 years and she's running around crazy, communicating with sentences and has much more upper body strength.
This was her first / last day pictures from 2013-2014:
Now for her pictures from 2015-2016:
She has grown so much and is doing great. People keep asking if I'm ready for kindergarten and I tell them yes, with out a doubt. Annabelle has come so very far I can't wait to see what our future holds!
|Walking into the gym, surprised with all the people|
|Her smile after she saw Brian and I|
|Mr Ben reads her name, it took her a second to realize|
|Getting her certificate|
|Our friend Jason who "wasn't graduation today" ;-)|
|Singing "if your happy and you know it"|
|Miss Laurie and Annabelle|
|Mary, Annabelle, Laurie, Julie, and Gabby|
the most wonderful group of caring women!
|Annabelle and Miss Laura (OT)|
|Annabelle and Miss Kim (Speech)|
|Miss Linda stole a kiss <3|
|Annabelle and Miss Linda (PT)|
|Drawing at Red Robin after graduation|
|Grandma Linda, Annabelle, and Papa|
After graduation we had lunch with Grandma Linda and Papa then they went back home to Erie. We spent the afternoon working on Annabelle's play area - moving a ton of rubber mulch!
|All raked, weeded, landscape fabric put down and mulch ready to be spread|
|First bag out of 50|
|Just finishing up, looks beautiful|