Happy Graduation, Obi ...


the graduation cake


"And next... 
To the girl who knows exactly what to do with paint and brush, here is our most artistic girl, Nadine Frakarsa.... C'mon down..."

Happy claps and cheers were filling the room, as my daughter Obi stepped up and received her certificate of recognition from her school, Mushroom House Daycare.

I almost broke into tears..
Happy tears..

bunny foo foo :)

I still remember.. 
Roughly 15 months before, when we rushly looked for Bo et Obi's school. 

Just moving in to NYC from Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2014, it took a while for us to get the house we wanted. After around 1 month, we finally got one in Astoria. Then the hunt for the school began... 

Or rather, we chose the house we lived in now because of the school :).

Here in NYC, they use the school zone system, especially for the elementary level. So, I have to make sure that our address is within the school zone of the school that we want. Sometimes even if you are living closely to one school, the school zone might be slightly different. Therefore, before we signed the contract, we made sure that PS 122 will be Bo's school -and soon Obi, too :).

As for Obi, as she was eligible for pre-K, we were looking for free Universal Pre-K funded by NYC near our house. They open the registration in February and we were in June already at that time. from 4 schools we applied, we finally got one spot, of two left, in Mushroom House Daycare. it was a close call but we made it ;).

So, Obi's new adventure begin in September 2014...

It was not a smooth sailing for Obi at the beginning. Huge adjustments have to be made and Obi was picking up the pieces at her speed. But with thel of Ms. Linly, Ms. Sallyan and Ms. Asha, my little girl surely learnt more and more everyday...

Obi, me et Ms. Linly :)
                                     
And how she loved her class.
Everyday there will be new story about whatever happens at school.

Obi made this, the class went to the park, Nadia did this, we sang this song, Brandon drew this.. On and on and on...

happy friends forever...Nadia, Brandon, Obi..

And now, after sharing so many beautiful moments together, the class finally said goodbye to its petit passengers.

The graduation started at 10 AM and filled with lovely songs, performances, and award presentations.

Everybody was a winner that day ;))

cheeers :)
The theme for the graduation day was creatively taken from Dr. Seuss' Oh the places you'll go... 

So lovely...


And there were many food and munchies for everyone, although my munchkin and I were fasting ;).


One lovely photo booth were prepared as well, complete with funny accessories that we could use.

With Ms. Sally and Ms. Linly :)
                                   

Cute photo book filled with colorful pages of Obi's day at school became a lovely memento, along with goody bags of stationery and sweets. Ah, and one lovely toutou as well :).



After for about 1.5 hours, the program was concluded. With mixed feelings, we all bid farewell to friends and teachers. Some will go to the same kindergarten, some will not. But for sure the friendship will stay in our hearts.

Thank you Ms. Linly, Ms. Sallyan and everyone at Mushroom House Daycare...

We are forever grateful..


35 comments:

  1. Ooooh, that is so exciting. Congratulations to obi :)

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  2. Congratulations to Obi. Hope she loves her new classmates and all environment there.
    Take care

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    1. Komennya makmum deh ama Pakde Cholik

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    2. makasiiih ya Pakdheee...et Om Lozz :)

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  3. Obiiii..kau cantik sekali..selamat ya atas kelulusannya..udah cantik pinter bikin kue pula..mau donk incip2 kue bikinannya obiii....

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    1. makasiiih banyaak tante :)...sini kalau mau ciciiiip :)

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  4. Congrats to Obi and how happy and adorable she is! Hope you have a lovely week.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks, Julie...she is super happy indeed..

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  5. Congratulations to Obi! What a neat award to receive for being so creative and artistic! I bet you are one proud mama!

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    1. I am indeed, Theresa...it was a great event :)

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  6. wow, obi get a different environment than in Indonesia, Congrats obi...

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  7. Ya ampun lucunya graduation disana :D

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    1. itu acaranya dari anak-anak, untuk anak-anak, oleh anak-anak mak :)

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  8. Asik banget graduation di sana... Selamat ya Obi... the most artistic!
    Itu nama belakang temen-temennya Obi, asing-asing hihi ada Kosmetatos :D :D

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    1. Heheehhe..iya Unaaa...namanya unik ya :)

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  9. Congrat, ma belle Obi...
    You are so adorable!

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  10. Obiii...happy graduation yaaa. Semoga di sekolah yg baru Obi lebih so Adorable

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  11. She's so cute! It's a fun theme. It's too bad you both couldn't enjoy the treats.

    I bought that Dr. Seuss book for each of my boys (they just don't know it yet). It's for each of their teachers to sign and write a message. I'll give it to them at their high school graduation.

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    1. Hey, that's a great idea, Alissa...I love Dr. Seuss' collection...fun for kids..and for me :)

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  12. How beautiful portraits. Excellent, congratulations, the end always the fruit is harvested, good luck for the next challenge!

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    1. thanks you, Leovi...it was an axciting adventure for Obi..

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  13. Meeting up with Mary was so amazing & exciting! I hope you have a nice end of the week & have a Happy 4th of July.
    Julie xo

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    1. You, too..Julie...and I would also love to meet more people from blogs, including you :)

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  14. Graduation Day -nya imut, khas dengan suasana Tk ya mbak;. Aku suka sedih deh, kok di Indo setiap kelulusan kudu pake baju wisuda gitu.. hahahaa, mainstream amat!

    Coba lihat baju graduation Obi ini.. ck ck ck ck..... dengan rambut kriwilnya dan senyum menggemaskan.... sun jauh Obiiiii

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  15. Congratz Obiii. Itu makanan yg ada buletan hijaunya, cookies apa permen ya Mama Bo?

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  16. Yeaaay, Obi so superb... congrat yaaa Obi :)

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