Instead of getting mopey about it, Elle heeded my suggestion to use the same graduation dress I wore all those years ago.
I mean, that is a wing-dinger of a dress right?
He actually had a song to go along with the presentation and I caught the finishing pose. That man cracks me up.
He leaves good long, loud, singing voicemails for me too. Love them.
But I digress.
Back to graduation.
Let's add a little picture right here of Nana and Papa with Elle before they left for Africa.
Max's graduation last year), and the bagpipes led the graduates on in. Can you see Elle above and below?
Great adventures lie ahead for them.
...and all these kids!
When we got home Elle unwrapped her graduation gift:
I had been saving all her t-shirts since she was itty-bitty and had planned to make a quilt with them.
Yeah, I planned to make one with Max's too, but they are still in a pile in his closet.
So I decided to get help so this thing would actually get done, and I hired my awesome seamstress friend/neighbor to put them together.
And she's ready to get Max's done before he gets home from his mission.
Better late than never, right? THANK YOU Cherise!
So glad my parents shared in all the festivities with us. They had to leave the next morning but we were so glad we got to soak them up while we could.
By the time we took that picture Elle was long gone. Lots more celebrating to do!
And there we go.
Two down, three to go.
I'm saying that all nonchalantly like I didn't have a breakdown the next night, but as for graduation night, it was a good one.
Grateful for the chance to celebrate all those kids and all the work they put in so they can go out and make the world a better place.