Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jumping into June

June is the month for graduations.....and brides.....

We'll get to the bride part later....right now we are going to talk about graduations. Now I remember back in ancient times when I was in grade school, we sat in some extremely hot classrooms, with no air conditioning, some worn out textbooks on the shelves, and maybe some wild animal or two that our class had managed to put into a cage or box sometime during the school year.

Walking outside the classroom was not much better. It was hot, and dirt clouds were everywhere, especially during recess. Graduation, or the end of school assembly was held in a gymnasium that smelled like dirty socks, (and probably because someone HAD left their dirty socks, and gym suits in the place all year), was hot and stuffy, had a really really bad PA system, even though the little geeks acted like they knew how to run the equipment, they didn't so there was endless squeaking and squawking in between any sort of plausible announcements that were to be made.

Not in San Pedro.

The kids at the Island Academy have a really cool graduation, set about 50 feet from the Caribbean Sea. A couple of Belikin or Coke tents keeps the blinding sun out of our faces, (and also causes everyone under the tent to look a little orange around the gills), kids are "dressed up" in their sundresses and flip flops with heels.

Our favorite little people were there, along with some of our bigger was a beautiful day to celebrate their accomplishments!!!

Rebecca came to see both of her kids

Ken snuck into town a couple days early so he could watch his kids

Willie and Sandy's daughter gets an award

Lady Dixie, principal and Mistress of Ceremonies

Mitchell gets an award

I'm not sure if Kellyn is sleeping or being quiet...hard to tell....


Faith had perfect attendance!!!


Jackson enters the tent

Jace and Celi come in

See those two girls in the heart???

Mitchell's mom, Dr. Renae

Jeannie took over the last six weeks of Kindergarten, she is passing out awards

Jeannie comes in with the little ones



Michael comes into the tent

Kellyn in her new dress


Carbunkle Trumpet said...

I love young kid graduations as it is more for the parents than the kids.

Oh and you forgot June means your daughter and husband head to town to be followed by the Trumpets and Captain Steve via phone call!

14 more days!

tacogirl said...

Looks like a fun time