Our Homeschool Group had another graduation celebration at the park last week!
One graduate has an out-of-town emergency on the day we had our end-of-the-year-non-graduation-graduation-celebration, so we thought we'd have another celebration at the park. Also it was a great opportunity for all of us used-to-be-homeschool-Moms to get together and chat. Ironically, every single one of us is Mom to an only child, so it's been a pretty bittersweet graduation season for all of us. Don't get me started on that; it's a whole other post.
We've been having lovely weather (what I mean by lovely is below 110 degrees) and even a little rain, so we thought we'd hold it outside at the park.
First they played a few games of Ultimate Frisbee (I don't have any photos because I was too busy laughing and talking with the other Moms, LOL). Also, it rained off and on and while I fully support Ultimate in the rain, I also have nappy-black-girl-hair, so I had to watch from a distance under the trees. ;-)
Then we had lunch (You don't really want any photos of us eating, do you?).
Then the graduates took turns signing the Spirit Stick, (A stick that has been passed on to each graduating class for the last 10 years) and passed it on to the junior class for the 2011 graduates.
Yes, that's Baby Boy's friend-who's-a-girl-but-definitely-isn't-his-girlfriend-because-we're-very-focused-on-education-right-now-because-didn't-you-say-you-wanted-to-go-to-med-school-young-man. She's technically not in our Homeschool Group, but she also recently finished her homeschool journey, and as far as we're concerned the more the merrier.
Then we all headed over to the coolest natural springs pool in the world and lounged and chatted the afternoon away while the graduates swam and played even more Ultimate. (No photos of us in our swimsuits. We don't want you to have to gouge your own eyes out, LOL).
We decided that we're going to keep meeting semi-regularly as an alumni group, or at the very least, a Mom's Need Friends Too group, because we love each others' company so much.
A great time was had by all.
Until next time . . .