Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lily's End of the Year Picnic!

Lily had her last day of school today at Funtastic Island Park. She was so excited to go play and have a picnic. When we pulled up to the park her smile vanished and she became my painfully shy Lily. She would NOT talk to anyone! She shoved her face in my side and glued herself to me permanently. As you can guess I was pretty upset with Lily, because there was no reason for her behavior. We have been to this park many times and she loves it! So, finally after many attempts to get her to play, she broke free and became the fun loving little girl I know and love. It took her awhile, but she started playing with her classmates and I was able to sit and visit with the other parents. She ended up having a great time and did not want to leave. I explained that it was her last day of school and she needed to tell her teachers good-bye and thank you for a wonderful year, I'm pretty sure she didn't get it. Lily knows that Ella is going to attend this school in the fall and she says she is going to show her around. I have tried to explain that she will be going to a new school, I don't think she liked that idea. She doesn't do well with new things.

This is the mean look Lily had on when we first arrived at the park, she wanted to go home!

I finally peeled her off of my leg and climbed the ladder. I told her if she wanted to stand by me she would have to follow me. She did!

This was our first trip down the big slide, I had to get her excited to play. She loved sliding with her Mommy!
Pretty soon she began to run all over the playground asking me to take her picture while she played. I know, shocking isn't it!!!
Lily sure does love those slides!
Her class walked over to the flag pole to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Lily wasn't too happy that I wasn't holding her hand.
Lily is posing with her wonderful teacher, who was full of love, patience, and understanding for my little Lily! :0)


Mandy said...

I am glad that Lily had a good "last day of school". She has grown up so much this school year!

The Garvie Family said...

She reminds me so much of "shy Reece". That looks she is giving you in the first picture...I've seen that a million times. I'm glad she had a great time!!!

Ashlee G. Osborn said...

You know what I love? The fact that you help Lily break out of her shell instead of allowing her to cling to you. Lily is such a sweetheart, and so well-behaved. I think the credit for that goes to both Lily and her parents!! I think she'll do great at her new school!

Leslie said...

Aw!! I love the photo of the two of you close up. She looks like such a sweet little girl.

Anonymous said...

That photo of her being unhappy is hilarious. I didn't even recognize her at first - without that grin. Looks like she had fun once she got into it.

Hilary said...

I'm so glad she came out of her shell and had a good time. She is getting a little braver all the time. Cute pictures! I love the one of you two together.

Kara said...

I am glad she was able to have some fun! I love the pics!

The Slaydens said...

it goes by so super fast...I can hardly believe Lily will be where Kayli was and Kayli will be at the "big school"...with 5th graders!!! They are growing up my dear!!! She really is a sweet little girl...glad her and Kayli are friends!