While our fun year has come to an end, we had the most joyous and blessed Moving Up Ceremony. Our younger kiddos and families gathered together to cheer on their older friends as they are transitioning into Kinder next year. Pastor Keith welcome, cheered and blessed our cuties as we wished them the best of luck. As a father of 4, Pastor Keith is well experienced in all essential supplies needed to soar in school. The kiddos watched closely as Pastor unpacked all of his recommended goodies for school.... pencil case, paper, crayons, lunch box, water bottle, erasers and more. Yet, most of all Pastor Keith shared that God's great love is the most important gift that is needed as they enter their school years and beyond. What a beautiful message for both young and old!!!
After our children were blessed, it was time to move outside and party!!!! We had the super silly, fun and festive music performance by Mr. Dave. He is wacky, funny, full of surprises and you just can't help but get up from your seats and move!! Look at all our little ones having a blast out there on our dance floor (aka - our outdoor worship chapel)!!!
After our kiddos got their wiggles and giggles out, it was time for the families to enjoy a casual lunch at our picnic tables and on blankets scattered throughout the church backyard. The kiddos giggled, jumped, ran and played on the slides, in the sandbox and throughout the entire church grounds. Parents, Grandparents, siblings, teachers, staff all gathered around for some playful picnic fun!!!
AND THEN....We had a special surprise this year (which I think might just become an annual tradition). We had Kona Ice Truck and it was a hit!!! The perfect way to have a cool, tasty treat to on a nice summer day!!! The kiddos could pick their own flavors to add into their water ice cups or choose from all the tasty ice cream novelties. My daughter chose her beloved Mr. Square Pants Sponge Bob Ice Cream, which of course had the everlasting bonus of 2 gumballs for eyes.
From all of our staff at our school, we wish you and your family the most wonderful, warm, playful and blessed summer vaca! We are excited to see many of you at our summer camp, and look forward to those that are returning next year. -And best of luck to our 'moving on' kiddos!!! You have made and imprint on our hearts that will last forever. Thank you, God!!!