Week in Review : Graduation

Do you like the movie "The Incredibles"?  We do.  We've watched it loads of times.  And I love the conversation between Bob and Helen about Dash's graduation.

Bob: It's not a graduation. He is moving from the fourth grade to the fifth grade.

Helen: It's a ceremony!

Bob: It's psychotic! People keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone is genuinely exceptional...

Well, let me tell you.  This kid IS genuinely exceptional!  And we were so excited to celebrate him moving from PreK to Kindergarten in the fall!  Sniff!  His school puts on a lovely graduation program, complete with caps, gowns, tassels and a reception!  I felt a little teary seeing him all dressed up...flash forward 14 more years...

Luca's last day of school.  We were so lucky to have Ms. Brandy this year--she is the sweetest, most patient teacher and she really understood Luca and helped him to grow so much!  

Waiting to get ready for the ceremony.  See his "Mom, I'm tired of smiling for pictures" face? And all the other ones?

Singing and performing their songs.  He really gets into the motions and he's such a ham!  When he saw me up on the balcony taking pictures he waved and said in between songs "I love you mom!  You're the best mom ever!" which was so sweet!  More happy tears for sure!

Receiving his "diploma"

Isla sat still for about 10 minutes, and spent the rest of graduation running around.  She would have been up onstage too in a heartbeat if we'd let her...

And of course, what graduation is complete without gifts?  He received a college tshirt and the first deposit into a college fund from Aunt Ange, a daily journal/doodle book from Grandma and Grandpa, folding money from Great Grandma and roller skates from Gita and Pacha!  And a Minecraft Lego Crafting Box he's been asking about literally for months.  That was from us :)  Not that this child needs more Legos or anything...I'm starting to think his brain is made of Legos ;)

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