SE was such a bad student initially at gymrama. She was always up to something else instead of following instructions. Partly I think it was to cover for things she couldn't do yet, like catch a ball, skip a rope, arch over backwards.
Lately though I see her doing various stretches outside class. Managed to snap this picture of her doing some colouring on the floor:
I'm busy colouring
She still isn't good at gymrama but it looks like there is hope yet!
Compared to JE's graduation, SE's was a grand, grand affair. Grand ballroom, formal wear, Chinese course meal, no kids allowed other than those graduating. Apparently the whole affair was to "honour the children" - oh come on, these are little kiddos. I was planning to skip it as I didn't agree with the whole concept, we would have to leave JE at home, I didn't need to be having dinner with a whole bunch of parents I didn't know. Plus hubby said stuff the dress code, he'd be wearing a T-shirt to it. The kids would have a performance which I thought would just be the concert one where I couldn't even get a decent picture.
Haha so much for all that. The parents queued for the tickets the day it was sold. The next day, I went to ask SE's teachers whether it'd be all right to skip. Luckily they convinced me that it was important and I went to buy tickets.
Turned out the kids had a different performance and costume.
A photo before leaving JE behind
The little poser!
It was grand all right.
Inside the scroll, a message from my girl which made me tear up
(Although the teacher must have made everyone write the same thing!)
There were multiple performances by the 91 kids graduating - SE went up to the stage 4 times, including going up to the stage and collecting the scroll.
My fav photo of SE for the night
SE was a trooper, smiled and smiled non-stop the whole night.
Cheese! And peace.
Waiting to go into the ballroom
The kids were kept somewhere else and were marched in and out at various portions of the night. They didn't even have the course meal, only fried rice. At times it felt like the kids were merely there to entertain the guests and justify the occasion.
Mummy and Su Ern
While I still don't agree with having it on such a big scale, it was well-organised and I had a good time. Hubby managed to find a jacket so did not stick out like a sore thumb.
We didn't wait for the family photo session and left about 10pm plus. Imagine how long it would have taken for each family to fuss around and take a photo. Asked a teacher to extract SE from the other room and went home. To poor JE who cried when we got home. (This one is pretty sensitive!)
Continuing on the trend of buying cute things (don't even get me started on the stuff I have bought from Shopee hehe).
Saw some cute turtle buns.
My turtle is smiling
My turtle is super cute
SE: My turtle's leg is in my mouth already
We now sleep at our apartment near my parents' place. Good thing is, there is more time for the kids to watch TV and eat something. If we drive all the way home, it'd be nearly bed-time by the time we arrive.
Belated post of a belated celebration... Somehow didn't make a big deal of it this year. Luckily sis-in-law had lanterns.
Grandparents and grandkids
My mum thought they could light up the lanterns and just hang out in the garden But the kids requested to walk around the neighbourhood with their lanterns. We had been doing that and it's good that they remember this 'tradition'. They might outgrow wanting to do this all too soon.
Didn't even have any mooncakes... didn't receive any, didn't give any. Must do better next year!