First you take a group of friends and spend the afternoon singing, visiting and
enjoying the sunshine with little people scattered everywhere in between.
Then you add two graduates, Brock and Tait, to the mix.
Incidentally, they are rather glad to be at this stage of life.
Then you add some good food.
We neglected to get a picture of the entire table.
It was rather laden, thanks to everyone who helped in that department!
You add some good humor and gifts ...
and you have two moms very happy with the day!
Thanks to everyone and special thanks to Kevin & Kelly for offering up their home
for the celebration!
Five female teacher got these little boxes that I had stashed downstairs in a bag.
The guy teachers got bags that we decorated with a few stitches of sewing and whatever was appropriate for that class.
Scrabble letters spelling out MATH and GYM ... that kind of thing.
Once in a while I'm thankful for things left over and unused.
We added flowers to the tops of the boxes and tags to the fronts.
A handwritten note inside the top of the lid ...
and filled with chocolates.
They turned out really cute.
I loved her idea and thoughtfulness.
I just couldn't function anymore by the time we were done!
The last footstep that heads off to this stage of life ...
and tomorrow she is off to high school.
Does it make me feel old?
No, not really.
A wee bit thankful.