It has been a super busy few days and full of wonderful memories. THE DAY finally arrived. Lauren has been asking for months when her graduation was going to be...and here it is! This was her graduating kindergarten class of 2015 (3 kindergarten classes of 40 kids each) Can you find her? She's sitting on the left side of the stage.
This was one of three performances that she did at graduation. All of the kids sang 3 songs together, her class did an orchestra style performance (see below), Lauren played the triangle and the tambourine...it was really better than I anticipated, and then the girls did the dance above "Da Yanjing" and the boys did a separate dance. She absolutely LOVED every second of it. The principal of her school came to her class on Monday (graduation was on Friday) and presented Lauren with a special award/gift for her performance at the graduation. The principal only gave 2 kids in the school this gift. I was so proud of her. Any times she hears any kind of music, she just can't help but dance. It brings a smile to my face every time.
Lauren is in the front, second to the right
One of my favorite parts of this dance...not sure how she does that.
This was walking home after the dance. She was asleep by 7:00 and stayed in her pj's and watched movies all the next day. She needed a down day.
We ordered Japanese take-out and Katherine ordered a hefty order of hot dogs and french fries. Yes, she did eat all of that! And with chopsticks, too ;)
Here's a familiar seen every day...men on the streets playing cards.
A friend took us fishing. The kids really wanted to catch something.