Friday, May 18, 2012

Brittney's Graduation

Another homeschooling family we know in central NL has a daughter 11 days older than Brittney. They wanted to do something to mark her graduation from "high school" and asked if we'd like to join in with them....which we did.

There are many things I like about homeschooling, but one thing...it allows each child to develop into who they are and doesn't push them in to being like everyone else. This was evidenced in many ways but really shone through with their choice of dress. Each had a very different style from the other and neither felt pressured to dress like the other one.

Here are some pictures. I took these with my phone and can't get the captions to line up with the pictures, but you'll see them as you scroll through them. The cake was really beautiful -- even had a cool pink grad cap on it!

Jake made a speech to his sister. I told him I had to read it first. He said he wasn't going to write it, just wing it as he went along and he wanted it to be funny. I responded with funny is ok, but not silly and reminded him that he didn't want to embarrass himself. He didn't miss a beat and came back with, "No, but I want to embarrass you." Sigh..... He didn't embarrass anyone though, it was a lovely speech to his sister. He did mention that he and Tyler were Brittney's brothers, but that Brittney liked him best (which drew a lot of laughs ha ha)

Lots of balloons. The other mother made the cap and gowns. All in all a nice night. Thanks guys for inviting us!

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Brittney and Sara at home before...




Brittney


















6 comments:

Renee said...

CONGRATS Brittany! How exciting...another one on the way Linda. Wow.

Dominique said...

Congratulations Brittany! Linda ... Brittany get more beautiful every day!

TC Harris said...

Congrats to Brittany!

Fixader said...

Congratultions Brittney! And great cake by the way! Did you make that Mrs. Wecott? PS Jake looks sharp in a suit! ;P - Chris & the Green family.

Anonymous said...

OK so apparently I should probably read the dates of these blog posts before I post on them ha ha! Sorry I commented when this is old news...but congrats anyway! Ha ha

At Home on the Rock... said...

Thanks, Fixader! No worries about it being an old post.... I still check here regularly. I didn't make the cake...the people who put the graduation on had it made by someone. Cool cake though, eh? She did a really good job with it. I shall give Brittney and Jake your congrats and comments. Thanks for stopping by and for reading! Say hi to your family for me.