Friday, May 22, 2009

Graduation...the recap

What a fabulous day. Everything turned out perfect.

I feel like Henry and I are so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of friends and family. Let me start by saying that EVERYONE I invited to the graduation and after party came. And everyone was so generous with their love and kindness towards to my son. I'm overwhelmed!

The program was wonderful. Henry's class sang "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" and "YMCA". Henry had been practicing his songs for weeks, complete with hand motions. I have tons of pictures, but feel uncomfortable posting when there are other children. So I've cropped some down to exclude the faces of other children. But you can see that he was really into it.

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After all of the classes performed, then the graduation ceremony commenced. There were a total of 14 from the school that graduated. Again, I'm going to crop to only show Henry out of consideration to the rest of the kids. The group also sang another song after the graduation.

As he waits in line for his turn (conveniently standing right next to my seat):
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As he receives his diploma (that's his teacher off to the right):
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Humming during the special graduation song:
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And a few shots after the ceremony:
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After it was over, we booked it home for the after party. All three of Henry's teachers stopped by for a few minutes. We felt very honored that they could join our little celebration.

Since it was late evening by the time we got started, I kept the foodstuffs pretty simple. We had cake, of course. And I also served queso and a yummy artichoke cheese dip. I also put out both fruit and vegetable trays. Below are some pictures of the food setup (although missing most of the food) and the decorations, including the cake and another small surprise.

The balloons, a part of any celebration:
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The place where the food was ultimately laid out and devoured from:
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The cake with the little graduate on it:
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And a surprise gift we had for all of our guests...yes they are real and you can eat them:
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Everyone seemed to have a great time and the only thing that was missing was our loved ones who don't live local enough to have participated.

Thanks to everyone who did come and for the exceptional generosity of each and every one of you.

And for all of those who worried about me, I made it through okay. I did shed a few tears, but more so, enjoyed the evening and the company of my dear friends.

3 comments:

  1. Cheryl Weber5/22/09, 6:25 PM

    I think Henry is the luckiest little boy in the world to have you for his mom! Congratulations, Henry! May you have a lifetime full of milestones and celebrations!

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  2. way to go henry. congratulations! sounds like a fabulous evening was had by all. we're so proud!

    xoxo,
    leggy, brian, and allen

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  3. Con"gradualtion" to Henry! And to his Mom. This school stuff can be so emotional!

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