Friday, May 26, 2006

Congratulations Graduates!

We had Joy School graduation last night. It was definitely the event to top all events! The kids have been participating in Joy School since January. We have been in a group with 3 other families in our stake. Josh was the youngest participant, and Emily, of course, was the smartest! For the graduation ceremony the kids sang their favorite Joy School songs, got diplomas and mortar boards, and walked to Pomp and Circumstance. It was so cute! I was in charge of making the mortar boards. I think they turned out really cute. I just used squares of foam posterboard (like you use for your science project display) that were already black. Then I glued on bowls that I had spray painted black and added a yarn tassel to top them off.

Emily thoroughly enjoyed herself. The event was held at her best friend's house - another Joy School participant. She had so much fun jumping on the tramp - in her dress even (not something we would normally let her do) - and playing with her real pom poms. Her hair really sucked up the static electricity! She sang her heart out on all the songs and walked gracefully across the stage as she received her diploma.

Josh, on the other hand, doesn't care much for these big social gatherings. Even though he had been around these people for the last 5 months, he appeared to have a little bit of stage fright. He stood on the stage looking at us all like we were a bunch of lunatics! All he could think and talk about was getting his "graduation hat and pom-pom (the tassel)." When it came time for him to receive his diploma, he froze and wouldn't move until I put my arm around him and walked across the stage with him. Pretty typical for Josh.

This was such a fun night for our family. It's always fun as a parent to get to watch your kids shine and enjoy the absolute sweetness that oozes out of them.

1 comment:

  1. Cute caps! Great job! It's fun to hear how it went. We had graduation this weekend too, only for Ben! :)