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 friends....it was a beautiful day to celebrate their accomplishments!!!
Rebecca came to see both of her kids
Willie and Sandy's daughter gets an award
Mitchell gets an award
Faith had perfect attendance!!!
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