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Saturday, August 25, 2012

First Grade

Lilyana (as she likes to be called now) is an official First Grader.
She started a new school again (poor girl)
I tried to get her into a charter school last year
and we did not win the lottery.
Two weeks before school started we got a call that we were in!!
I made the decision to leave our last school for several reasons.
It was a great school had wonderful scores, a little diversity, in a picturesque neighborhood.
But we had an awful teacher last year,
which we could deal with for a year
but the school did not take teacher requests so there was no way to assure that it would not happen again.
Also the school only went to 5th grade so once we were in Junior high we'd be on the hunt again.
Her new school goes until 8th grade so we don't need to worry again until High school.
She is going to a Montessori School.
They work primarily in concrete concepts until 4th grade.
Lily is a hands on kind of learner.
I'm so excited for her that she will learn in a way that
makes sense to her.
She is in a multi age classroom
which caused me some lack of sleep.
As a traditional teacher a first - third grade classroom
would cause me to have a nervous breakdown,
but there are 23 children and 2 aids.
I know she will get the attention she needs.
I wish I had a crystal ball to see into the future
to know if I made the right decision.
In the end I can only take a leap of faith.
My instincts tell me its a good spot for her.
I hope I'm right because she's gone to 3 different schools in 3 years.
We are ready for consistency!

Anyways here is my beautiful First Grade Girl.
Probably the one and only time she'll wear a skirt to school.
This picture was taken with my cell phone
She just looks so tiny here.
See she is still my baby :0)

Yellow Belt!

It was a big day in the Delap household.
Lily graduated to her yellow belt
and she got to do her first class demonstration.
There is not a shy bone in this child's body when she is at karate.
Karate makes her mama's heart sing and Lily absolutely glows!
I never thought I'd love an extra curricular activity so very very much!

And lastly this picture does not fit here
Do you think that if she starts kissing toads now
she won't have to go through so many when she is an adult?
Here's to hoping.
It's not an actual toad its a polywog found at the river.
I figure baby toads will work too :0)

Guat Swim Party

We had a fun day at Nonnie and Papa's house with our girlfriends.
All the girlies are Kinders or First Graders.
It's hard to believe that they are school age.
I think these girls were 3 when we first started our little group.

The raft and the diving board were huge hits of the party.
Lily has not brought herself to even stand
 on the diving board before.
She walked right to the end like all the other girls.
I looked on thinking hmmm this is interesting.
She looked down determined to be brave.
Then she sat her bottom down and held on by her hands before dropping into the pool.
I was proud of my girl that was pretty darn good.

Sofia is the dare devil of our group and has mastered the dive.
She is pretty amazing!

 Irma and Maya have some serious style too.

Tres Amigas

 Some seriously cute goggles on a seriously cute girl!
Love these two!
Even if they are not into the mamarazzi!