today penny had her kindergarten closing ceremony. it is not the last day of school, but she got a diploma, so she is a kindergarten graduate! the class had an absolutely adorable performance - they recited 4 poems and sang a song. penny's teacher is so wonderful - she wrote the parents a letter, and i was holding it all together really well until i started reading it - i turned to alex and said "nope. nope. that was a mistake," and quietly sobbed in the corner. my girl - she did so well. she is a performer! she has learned so much this year - reading, math, science, art... i am so ridiculously proud of her.