Friday, June 11, 2010

Graduation Pictures

Playing "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." He learned the guitar solo the day before. One of the many reasons why he won the music award.

Receiving his Community Service Award. 560 hours at the zoo paid off.

Some of the guys he's known since kindergarten.

The immediate family.
Hey, here are the usual suspects. The girl with the black belt also won the community service award. The three on the left are band kids.

It was a beautiful graduation.

To the parents who worked so hard to make it a memorable event, thank you.
To all the teachers, past and present, who inspired him, thank you.
To the staff who appreciate him because he doesn't cause any trouble, thank you.
To his great friends and classmates (some of whom we've know since age 3), thank you.
To his family who thinks he can do anything, thank you.
And most importantly, to Ernest, thank you for being yourself!

I'd love to show the 8th grade musicians' performance of R-E-S-P-E-C-T but it would eat up all my blogger photo space. If you're a Facebook friend, you can see it there.


Susan said...

They all look great! My neice tried on her 8th grade "graduation" dress for me last night and she looked so grown-up, too. High school sure came fast -

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a great-looking collection of kids!


Pretty Things said...

Oh my gosh. He looks fantastic. Proud mommy!

Jen on the Edge said...

They all look so nice, but your boy looks particularly handsome.