Ella's school had a 4th of July parade and party last Thursday afternoon. Her teacher made tu-tus, crowns and bracelets for the girls, they were so cute.
We got to hang out with Ella in her classroom for a while before the parade and she looked so adorable in her little tu-tu.
Explaining her bracelet to Steve
They asked the parents to go outside while the kids were lining up to start the parade. Ella did NOT like this idea. I couldn't blame her - we'd been with her in her room for about 20 minutes and then had to leave all of a sudden, she started crying and I felt really bad leaving her. But, we went outside and waited for the festivities to begin.
The mayor of our town was the parade Grand Marshall so he led the procession. The word "parade" may be a little liberal - it really was more of a chaotic jumble of kids and teachers walking around the playgrounds at school.
Ella hadn't fully recovered and was clutching Miss Dina's hand as she made her way out the door
She hung in there for about 5 minutes or so then decided she was DONE.WITH.PARADE!
Oh well, I'd rather have her with me anyway!
She was very pleased with the bells on pipe cleaners they made, she is still playing with them and calls them her "jingle bells"
After the parade we went inside for the party and ice cream
At first Ella said "it's too cold!" but then she got into it and ended up eating all her ice cream
Sharing with Daddy
It was a really nice way to start our 4th of July weekend and I felt so proud of Ella in her first school 'performance.' :)