We moved Will into the dorms at OC on Tuesday.
He didn’t have nearly the amount of stuff that I remember taking to school.
We didn’t move him far, but it brought back a lot of memories of my mom bringing me to OC. She took me 850 miles from home and I only knew about 3 other students. At the time my mom wasn’t very impressed with the campus.
I also thought a lot about a mother and a father that went back to China and left their daughter Hannah to live with our family this year.
I’m glad OC is home.
Will’s birthday was July 3rd. He wanted an ice cream cake. We usually get our ice cream cakes from Baskin Robins, but they closed. So I looked at Pinterest and figured out how to make one.
I thought it turned out pretty good. All I had to do was borrow a spring form pan. I used two different kinds of Will’s favorite ice cream, crushed oreo cookies, cool whip, and reeses pieces on top.
One of the things Will got for graduation was a photo book of the pics from Peter Pan, when he played Captain Hook. My sister made it for him. He really liked it.
Here’s his table from graduation. I didn’t get a picture of the food.
Ms. Robie his first grade teacher came for his party. She is a great teacher!
Will graduated from high school this weekend.
He got to sing in a small group.
Then he got to sing with the senior chorus members.
The Superintendent addressed the graduates for the last time. He is retiring. He shakes every graduates hand for 3 different high schools. It’s about 1600 graduates.
He’s in the right half of the screen after they introduced him.
Now he’s in the left half of the screen shaking hands with the principal.
A week ago was Senior Sunday at church. Will led two songs during service.
All the seniors are given a bible from the elders, and then they prayed over them.
After church the seniors had tables set up that had their memories from high school on them. People came by and visited with the senior and their families.
After that there was a dinner for the seniors and their families.
Will’s last musical performance at high school was Cinderella this past weekend. This is the only picture I was able to get of him in a costumes. It was a wonderful show.
The rest of this post could be called the different faces of my niece Samantha. She got pictures taken with all the princesses that were in the show and Prince Christopher.
With Cinderella in her 80’s wedding dress.
With Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Belle went to Sonshine School with Justin.
With princess Ariel from Little Mermaid.
With Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.
With Snow White.
With Rapunzel. Samantha loved the performance and meeting the princesses.
When it comes to decorating for different events it tends to stress me out.
When it came to Will’s Eagle ceremony, I had lots of ideas from Pinterest and Colton’s mom, Jamey, had some great ideas too.
Each of the boys had their own table with their boy scout memorabilia, this is Colton’s table.
This is Will’s table. The red blanket has all the patches he has earned from cub scouts and boy scouts.
The cake was made by Melissa Norwood. I met her during Thanksgiving Day in the City. She’s also come to my classes at school.
On Sunday, we had Will and Colton Hodge’s Eagle Ceremony.
Will completed his project last June, and did his Board of Review in August when he was officially declared an Eagle Scout.
The parents are awarded special pins from the scouts. Will gave me a hug right after he gave me a pin.
The moms present the boys with their Eagle pins.
Justin along with some other scouts from our church presented the flag and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ceremony was 10 min. late starting because Will’s nose wouldn’t quit bleeding.
No I don’t have a 6th grader, but the Edmond Memorial Men’s choir performed for the 6th graders. They do it every year. They sang an African folk song about taking a village to raise a child. Of course it was very good and had some fun lyrics to it. There is always a guest director for the 6th grade. This year it was the vocal music director from my school, Midwest City HS.