We started at 4:30pm for the 5:00pm graduation. Everything was ironed and ready to go. We got there before it started to take all of our pictures and set up the video camera so that Nathan could see it. The ceremony was very cute! Caitlyn sang "Sammy Put the Paper on the Wall" with three of her friends from her class, and she knew all of the words to the songs the entire class sang. The pretzel dance was quite amusing. Her ballet skills were in full swing. She was pointing those toes and balancing on one leg as she became a pretzel.
After the songs, the kids went and got their cap and gown on. There was a processional and all. When Caitlyn's name was called she proudly went up and shook her teacher's hand and received her diploma. We quickly snapped a picture and chucked that robe of the future 2020 graduate, and were off to make Logan's event.
Logan was performing in the Recycle Reggae. He was part of the train on the side of the group. It was a "green" theme, as evidenced by the Recycle Reggae, and came complete with green tie dyed shirts. It took a dirty, windy, bumpy dirt road, and a few queasy kids to get there on time. But just as Logan walked up, his teacher slid the shirt over his head and they ran to the stage. Reagan, Caitlyn, and I got there just as Logan was making the first turn of the wheel on his train in the performance. I was feeling pretty good about making all of these events with a minimal amount of yelling, when Logan turned to me after it was all over and said, "You know mom, If I would have missed it, it wouldn't have been that big of a deal, it was kind of lame." And thus the ever present humbling force of motherhood sucked that proud moment of accomplishment from me. At least we got some cute pictures!