Saturday, June 09, 2007

Please indulge me...



Yesterday was a big day around here! Middle son Nick graduated from high school. We've logged many hours sitting on old wooden bleachers on his behalf, but yesterday marked the last time. No more cheering him on during football games...or track meets...no more crossing fingers when opening report cards, either.

There were ELEVEN valedictorians...which was a darn scary thought since those bleachers are mighty uncomfortable, but the kids were blissfully quick with their remarks. And there were no boring speeches by district officials either, which was a nice change from the last time we did the graduation thing.

The graduates themselves kept us all entertained by continuing to produce beach balls throughout the ceremony. The officials had made one big mistake--by announcing to the kids that such items were STRICTLY FORBIDDEN, they ensured there would be a never-ending supply of toys sailing thru the air. All were eventually confiscated, but it was fun to watch.

Here they are with the one thing they're allowed to throw!



Here's Nick with his big brother, Eric (LHS Class of '04). Never could grab youngest brother for a photo--he was too busy running around making plans for the evening.



Here's Nick with his girlfriend, Kari (LHS Class of '06). He's been crazy about her since 7th grade.



Finally, here he is with mom and dad. I snagged his letterman's jacket since he's DONE WITH IT. Congratulations, Nick, we're so proud of you!

9 Comments:

Blogger Happy Zombie said...

I'm getting all misty eyed reading and looking at your wonderful photos. What a nice read E. And your boys are so handsome too!

7:11 PM  
Anonymous blop said...

Great milestone for you and family. You all are lookers, too!
Congrats.

7:29 AM  
Blogger from little acorns said...

I would have never believed that you had grown sons if I didn't see the photos. . . no way!
Seriously Elizabeth - you don't look old enough! I thought that your boys were in grade school. . . middle school at the oldest!
Wonderful photos. . . wonderful memories!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Congrats Nick! Yes, you do look too young for children this age.

11:31 AM  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Congrats to Nick!!! You all look wonderful!

9:40 PM  
Blogger Cyndi Walker said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You DO NOT look old enough to have kids fleeing the nest already... :) What a beautiful family you have!

8:35 AM  
Anonymous sara, the house of charm said...

At first I read that your middle son was in middleschool- and I looked at his picture and thought "woah, he's a big 12 year old." Then I re-read the sentace again. WAH! How adorable that he and his girl have been seeing each other since 7th grade!! You have a wonderful family Elizabeth!

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Chicken Lady said...

What a beautiful family! Congrats to your son on his graduation and moving up to adulthood (wait, when does that actually happen??).

5:54 AM  
Anonymous sharon said...

Feel good about the eleven valedictorians. My husband works with a guy and his daughter is graduating with FORTY of them. Can you believe that?? See dont you feel good now?

6:12 PM  

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