Robert, his mom, Dots, my parents and me on our way to graduation
School bagpipers welcome everyone to the ceremony
Hockey Boy (in the group on the right, second from top) enters the arena!
The graduating class
Hockey Boy receives his diploma!
The graduate with his family after the ceremony
Graduation Week was indeed busy!
The elementary reunion that I co-chaired went really well. We had a great turnout of teachers and kids, and everyone seemed to enjoy visiting and catching up.
The graduation ceremony itself was very nice and moved pretty quickly considering there were 400+ graduates receiving diplomas.
Afterward Robert and I helped at the all-night party at a nearby country club. Hockey Boy might well have died of embarrassment had I pulled out my camera then so I don't have any pictures, but it was a lot of fun. Robert worked as a dealer at a blackjack table while I checked kids in and out of the party (we gave them a bracelet at check-in that we cut off when they left, and once they left they weren't allowed to return). In addition to a lot of fun games, music and activities, the all-night party featured the giveaway of some great prizes, the value and frequency of which increased as the night went on. The kids were all very excited and seemed to have a great time at the party. When Robert and I left around 2, I'd venture that more than 90% of the kids were still there.
After graduation we had Dots's dance recital, and then the girls and I left to drive to North Carolina to take Dots to camp. Pictures of those events coming soon! I'm looking forward to catching up on my blog reading and commenting too.
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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