I apologize for the darkness of this picture...but I had to post Ellie and Mrs. Thomas, her BELOVED teacher. This morning when I took Ellie to school (I took off from teaching today to be with Ellie on her last day) she told me...and I reinforce...TOLD me..."Mommy, make sure you sign me up for school again today." She is already thinking about next year. And yes, Ellie, you are all signed up for next year. No worries.
Ellie holding her diploma and her flower she planted for me. Even though in the car going home she explained that the flower was really hers since it was purple...and everything that is purple belongs to Ellie. It's the Ellie Law, you see.
Ellie and her friend Sarah after graduation.
And of course, on a special day....you MUST do special things. Ellie chose Applebee's for lunch and then she was helplessly taken on an afternoon of Mommy errands. (On a day off....I had to make the most of my time!) It was a wonderful day....with my wonderful girl. I am blessed to be Ellie's mom...and look forward to many more celebration days with her through the years. I just hope they don't all come as quickly as this one did! Love you, Ellie, and I am so proud of you!