Thursday, May 21, 2009

Preschool Graduation

My daughter Savani has finished her two years at Jacque's Preschool and has graduated. We had her preschool graduation last Friday night. This is her right before the performance and graduation began.

This is her class performing on stage. They sang lots of songs about things they learned each month. It was a very cute performance. She was so excited for it and they had been working on this for the last month at preschool.

Savani is being presented her graduation certificate and her memory book that they have been working on all year. Also they asked each child what they wanted to be when they grew up. Savani said she wanted to be a princess. We told her she would have to find something else to be, because she is already our princess. Cheesy I know. :)

Our little girl all grown up and ready for kindergarten.

These are two of her teachers at the preschool, Ms Lori and Ms Jan. They were fabulous!

This is one of her best friends from school, Jackson. We were able to carpool together which made the school year so much easier.

Grandma and Grandpa Newman were able to attend.

My baby's last day of school. I keep saying this but it's so true. They grow up too fast! I can't believe she will start kindergarten in September. What a great year!

I also wanted to journal about my birthday/mother's day/anniversary gift. I have been wanting a piano for a few years now, and we were finally able to get one. I am so excited. I love playing it! Siera is taking lessons, from my Mom and Joshua is going to start. We love having it!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy 60th Birthday Mom!!

This past Saturday we threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my Mom. She was shocked to say the least.

We sent her a fake invitation to someone else's party and so she had no idea.

She was very surprised to see my sister Tara there who lives in Vegas and she had no idea she was in town. It was great!

We invited close family and friends. Not too many people, but she said it was perfect who we invited. Yay! That was a relief since I was the one who was in charge of the invites.

Both of my brothers with their wives and kids.

My Mom with her birthday cake.

We put together a little program for my Mom. We started out with all the grandkids singing "I love to see the temple" for her. Then each of my siblings got up and told a favorite memory of my Mom growing up and then we had each of the grandkids say their favorite thing about Grandma. Also Siera sang Families are Forever and Caleb my nephew performed a comedy routine. They are my Mom's 2 oldest grandkids. They did a great job!

It ended up being a great night! We knew my Mom didn't want any type of party for her 60th, especially not a surprise party. Me and my sisters were nervous and didn't want to upset her. She kept telling us she was embarrased about her age and didn't want to celebrate. But we overruled that. My Mom is such a fabulous person and we wanted to celebrate her! Happy Birthday Mom! Here's to many, many more to come!