Monday, June 11, 2012

She'll Drown Fluffy Kittens While They Sleep! Introducing Ainsley!!!

Today was a big day in Amman.

Today was the day that the Froggies graduated from school.

The Froggies, you ask? Yes, well, this year Ainsley was in the Froggie class in preschool. And today she graduated! Well, technically, she finished her first year of preschool, and next year she will be moving into a second year of preschool, but no matter! It was a graduation nevertheless!

Actually, it was pretty darn cute. We missed every other school concert this year (fourth child and all) due to sickness or travel or something else significant, so this was our first chance to see her on stage.

She was In.Flippin'.Sane.

Seriously. She was dancing around on the stage, bopping to the music and waving excitedly at the crowd. She pulled on her piggytails and chewed on her hands and hopped up and down. Pretty much the whole time, she was over-the-moon with excitement. I wish we had some pictures to prove it, but no cameras were allowed. When the official videographer (I know, I know - don't get me started) finishes the DVD, hopefully I'll have proof of her craziness.

After the concert, they called each child up to receive a certificate, and they introduced each one with a sweet little story. Of one little girl it was said "This student gets first place for kindness!" Of another "This girl always has a smile on her face!" Another: "This student is our peacemaker." There was one who was "patient and sweet," and one who was "always cheerful." That sort of stuff.

Then it was Ainsley's turn. And we knew it was Ainsley being introduced from the very first sentence. They said "Here comes little Miss Know It All; you'd better not contradict her! Our reliable member, who can do the job just right! With her lovely golden hair, we present Miss Ainsley Gorman!!!" And my little Miss Know It All trotted happily up to shake hands and retrieve her certificate.

One thing I can say for my Ainsley - she's definitely memorable. Was it Laurel Thatcher Ulrich who said "Well-behaved women seldom make history"? If that's the case, little Ainsley's going to be famous some day.
with Miss Danya, who is, according to Ainsley, a "beautiful princess"...

with Miss Shireen...

with Miss Mira, the Arabic teacher...

with Miss Sousan...


Anonymous said... [Reply]

I LOVE spunky girls!

Deborah said... [Reply]

Love it! :-)

Jen said... [Reply]

Official videographer, good grief! I know, don't get you started ;-)

Daniela Swider said... [Reply]

She seems like a pistol. And I know with a kid like her there's never a dull moment in your house. I loved the well-behaved girls quote because I have one that is not so much and this quote gives me hope for her future! Congrats Ainsley!

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