|Congratulations Class of 2011|
Yeah, I know, pre-school graduation may seem pretty, how shall I say it, unimportant, but I will tell you for that little guy, you would have thought it was the biggest thing he has ever done. Technically, it probably is. Two years of school and now he is ready for the big time, Kindergarten.
|Mrs. Handzik and Logen|
We arrived in the parking lot to be greeted by many of our family members. This alone would have been enough excitement for Logen, as he loves having company, but when we all walked into school, his buddies were all there and although it was just pre-school, you could see the camaraderie between all of them, just like a group of high school seniors getting ready for their futures. It was all very similar in the way the talked, played and hugged. Really, right then, it totally changed my outlook on the unimportant pre-school graduation.
They went through their production of song and dance, which we video taped of course, and the teachers presented them with their caps and diplomas. Every single child looked so proud to be there in front of their families. It really was something. You could just feel their excitement. As we were leaving everyone was taking pictures, smiling and hugging and I got that nostalgic feeling. You all know what I am talking about. We've all felt it at one time in our lives, but I think I felt it because of the bonds that were made there at that school.
I have to be honest, when we first started to school, I thought I was going to be the outcast. The working mom that isn't there everyday to drop off and pick up their child, watching all of the other moms talk and knowing each other while I peered in from the outside. That's just what I thought would happen, but I was completely and utterly wrong. I am so thankful that I am able to take him to school at least one day a week, but I am just as thankful for the kind and caring moms that I got to meet and become friends with.
Our children formed bonds in pre-school and the families bonded as well. Our class suffered a great loss mid year. Everyone was affected in some way. It would be hard not to be affected. I know it rocked me to my core. It still does. It has taught me many many lessons. I carry her card in my purse as a constant reminder of the blessings I have and not to take anything or anyone for granted, ever. I will remember, always.
|Tubbs and Izzy, the helpers|
for this task. I always have
|Just about all you need|
to get going.
This is what I did:
Box cupcakes. We did yellow at Logen's request.
Tub Frosting, white. I think that the chocolate caps will show up better on white frosting.
Sprinkles, what cupcake is complete without sprinkles?
Bite size Reese's cups, unwrapped
Ghiradelli chocolate squares (TIP, there are 14 in each bag, cause it doesn't tell you on it!)
Fruit Roll Up
Chocolate Bark, one square
Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box and let them cool.
Frost them with the white frosting and sprinkle with the sprinkles.
Unwrap the Reese's cups and the Ghiradelli squares. Place the cups, large end down, a few inches apart on a wrack or baking sheet.
Cut the fruit roll up into mini strips. I used a pizza cutter, but I think scissors would work too, about 2 inches long.
Put the chocolate bark into a ziploc bag, melt it in the microwave, slowly on medium, periodically smooshing it around.
|The tops are all glued on.|
Once they are all dry, just set on top of the cupcakes.
There you go! Congratulations to every class of 2011, even the pre-school ones!