Monday, June 03, 2013

Graduation

I've been a terrible blogger lately...basically nothing for like a week and a half. Short version...stayed home Memorial Day, went to New York for two days, which was...interesting...then graduation, then a weekend of graduation-related things. I'll skip the details.

And then I was all prepared to post Munchkin's speech, and even brought a copy of the text with me to transcribe here. Of course, I got a third of the way through and found myself crying uncontrollably in my office...so that is going to have to wait;-). I'll get through it, but it will take a while!!!

Synopsis: she was awesome. poised and calm and grown-up, and she absolutely killed it. Papa Bear did a little bit of wordsmithing for her (and warned me that it was gonna cause me to cry an awful lot - I didn't wear eye makeup), but she wrote the whole thing herself.

I may or may not have gotten an ovation, too...but I'd have loved it even without the need to feed my own ego!!!

We had an impromptu dinner celebration for her on Friday, which was a blast. Twin Sister took the girls for the night, and the whole pretend family was there...plus three of our cousins from Chicago who came out for the graduation. Then there was a long stream of visitors who dropped by to say congratulations and wish her well. Just a really, really good time.

She had a bunch of parties to go to on Saturday and Sunday (hers isn't for a few weeks yet), and I went to a couple of them with her for a little bit. In between that, there was a trip to the splash park with the girls and some other assorted mischief.

I'm still dying for a trip to the beach, but this was a pretty good alternative:-)



4 comments:

A said...

Yay, Munchkin! Yay, you! Yay, graduation!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Sounds like you've been a busy lady! I'm nosey so of course I can't wait to hear / read her speech :o)

Lori S-C said...

Congratulations to you all! What an amazing accomplishment!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Based on how you talk about Munchkin in this space, it's obvious you think she's pretty special. But, I think it goes to a new level when you get to see how many other people think she's pretty darn special, too. I'd be a ball of emotions, too. Glad to hear everything went smoothly.