Thursday, June 18, 2009

Today's the Day

The day has finally arrived. We leave for the airport less than 3 hours to begin our 20+ hour journey home to Colorado. I am nervous as I always am about being stuck with Pedro inside an airplane for 15 hours. I hope he sleeps a lot.

It's been a crazy week finishing up the school year. I have made more baked goods than I care to think about. I can't imagine what it will be like when Pedro's also in school.

Margarita "graduated" from 5th grade. They didn't do the whole graduation ceremony when I was a kid-we just had a party and went to Jr. High. It was pretty funny listening to 5th graders talk about how they'll "never forget elementary school." It was a little disturbing to see 11 year-old girls sporting strapless prom dresses, up-do's and professionally applied make-up. And you know when they announce at the beginning of the program, "Will all the {personally hired}videographers please flim from the wings of the auditorium," that your kid goes to a pretty wealthy school.

We were very proud of Margarita, she was one of only 6 kids in her grade to be awarded the "President's Outstanding Academic Excellence Award". I don't mean to brag, but the girl deserves a pat on the back-she works hard at school and is just a nice, decent person. I love her so much!

Here she is receiving her award in her very-non-prom-dress-dress.

She's pretty sure her award is the one that President Obama originally signed and was used to make all the other copies. :)

And my sweet Julio "graduated" from kindergarten. It was so cute.

Here he is getting his diploma from his teacher:

and here's the gift all the kindergartners received:

A t-shirt with their "drawn" class picture on it. They received the shirts yesterday and when I dropped him off this morning, all the kids had it on. What a great idea! I just hope it washes up nicely so he can wear it for a while before I stash it away.

And Julio didn't "graduate" this year (thank goodness, I don't think I could have handled three "graduations"), but he also had a great year at school and we are so proud of him.

And now, it's time to go.

We finished the Tide yesterday:

...and this is what's left of the 15 pounds of cheddar cheese I smuggled in in January:

More from Colorado...


Ballerina Girl said...

I had heard about Gabriela...BIG CONGRATS! I know she is so sweet, I just love her!
All your kids really are the best Gabriela...I so enjoy hanging out with them and with you and Guapo.
I will miss you this summer, look forward to hearing "all about it", and looking forward to seeing you in August.
Don't worry, you will all be fine tonight, and my prayer will go out for you. Say one for me tomorrow!

Love you always!!!

Stephanie said...

Good luck on the flight!! Have a great time!!! And if there is any way to "smuggle" some of that cheese over here to MG...just say the word! i had no idea the cheese was so different here! haha! Have fun and congrats to all the kiddos on doing so great in school!!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

That shirt is totally the best idea I have ever seen! I might have to steal that when my Middle finishes 5th grade- 6th is Middle School here- so it is a big change- although they don't have "graduation" except preschool- and High School- thank goodness! If you come to Utah this trip- let me know-

Janice said...

Enjoy every moment of your trip.

Fabiola said...

Have a nice trip back home. See you back in August....

Congratulations to all the graduates too!!!


Kari said...

You made it through all the parties and celebrations! Yippee! Have so much fun in Colorado...I am a bit jealous there! (OK...AFTER your long flight, THEN I'm jealous.)

Maine Mom said...

I hope all goes well with the flight. Traveling with kids is stressful! I look forward to hearing from you from Colorado. :-)

I never replied about the dream you had about me. Too funny! I think I am nice in real life...but that's just my opinion. :-)

Janet said...

Congrats to Margarita and all the kids. I know what you mean about the prom dresses. Ridiculous.
Obama must have signed two originals for copying because Jackson thinks his is "the one". :)
Have a great trip and keep us posted on your fun summer!