Thursday, July 10, 2014

Graduation Day

I almost entitled this post:  FO, The Boy.
But really, he has only finished one stage and now must move on to another.
Scary stuff this growing-up malarkey.
To mark the occasion, The Girl baked him a batch of her finest chocolate brownies and I gave him a box of assorted teas to go alongside.
I wish I had taken a photo of the brownies, with pirate figures on top :)
Us girls wore our Vintage Fremont shawls - spot the difference?

And of course I wore the dress that FL bought me for the occasion.
We only had two tickets for the ceremony itself, so FL went to the local museum while The Girl and I gave ourselves RSI applauding the new graduates.
It was incredibly hot in the hall.  When the last person received their certificate, the cheering and stamping was as much from relief as celebration.  FL definitely made the right choice - I think it would have been too much for him.
So there you go - another milestone passed.
Congratulations, son!


Linda C said...

A real milestone for your son. What are his plans now? Not that I don't think he deserves a bit of a break.Your daughter has grown up so much I first thought she was just a friend of yours. She does look so much like you. And you wore your pretty dress with its matching shawl. I think FL definitely made the right choise there- hope the museum was cool and he really enjoyed the exhibit.

Last year or maybe the year before my friend Dot and I went to the graduation of a friend from Africa who was over here doing graduate work (she had a scholarship from our women's society)>

We arrive around day light and we were sitting in chairs down on the football field- At first it was chilly and we needed sweaters and shawls but the day got hotter and hotter , nether one of us had hats but I did have sunglasses at least. It went on for hours. The speaker was one of the best friends of the President (of US), much music, many speeches and awards - you can guess. We were fortunate to finally catch up with her after all was over- then she took us all around to introduce us to her firends. Some relatives had come to town and rented an empty house they use for a dorm and had cooked a big dinner, Just hit the spot. Most of the relatives spoke whatever they speak in Zimbabwa - but they smiled and laughed and the food was wonderful.

I do know about the long hot day. Are you proud of him. And did the girl also graduate? Good year for them - she;s not old enough for University, is she?


Janine said...

Congratulations on your son. I know I have such mixed emotions seeing my children growing up and leaving. I am proud , happy and a bit sad all in one. Your sons Graduation shows how life goes on no matter whAt. What an emotional roller coaster you must be going through.

Scruffybadger said...

Wow! It surely is a significant milestone!! Congratulations!! We've got our last graduation next week!! The thought of it fills me up with all sorts of motherly pride, but you're right, there is a lot of clapping needed! Best get some kind of preparation for my hands!!

Ingrid Kopka said...

Congratulations!!! You must be very pleased! Best wishes to your son!

I'm very excited because we are going to visit England next week, both my oldest daughters are graduating (Uni of Warwick and of Huddersfield). I'm looking forward to being there at such an important milestone.

BTW, lovely photos! Those shawls are magnificent!

Greetings from Belgium,

Ingrid xx

pennylibrarian said...

You're so right! Each time they reach a milestone I sigh 'there, that's it, they're finished'... and then the next thing comes along. I guess none of us are ever truly finished.
BTW I'm now off to add that shawl to the top of my Ravelry Queue.

CarolS said...

Congratulations and much e-love to you all,( and what fab looking progeny you have). Never to be forgotten days. I recall dancing in the streets, as well as the more formal occasion, when my middle one graduated from Glasgow School of Art.
Yes to quiet museum visits and huge applause for your over all ensemble, enhancing all.

ambermog said...

Fabulous to see you all and well done to your son. I think Fl was right to miss it if it's as hot there as here. Poor Mr Mog is flagging badly with the heat. You and your daughter look gorgeous:)

christinelaennec said...

What a fine family you have! Clearly the style gene has been passed down. And how wonderful to see you in the beautiful dress FL gave you. The Girl is so like you - different colouring, but same amazing cheekbones!

So glad you had a good day, with good weather - and those wonderful shawls as well.

Colleen said...

Your children are beautiful. And so are you in your fine new dress!

Sarahel said...

Sounds like a great occasion. Love, love, love the pic of you and your daughter. That glorious dress looks lovely on you, and tights to match!