Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I can do all things...Philippians 4:13

Aim high, and hold my aim

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

M is now officially in high school. We had his eighth-grade graduation ceremony and reception on Sunday afternoon. In some ways it is hard to imagine that it has only been eight years since he has officially been in school, in other ways, it is hard to imagine that it has already been eight years.

Grandparents, a DVD with video and pictures will be forthcoming. Here is the program.
Sorry about the scan, but The Man was the last one editing it, and I don't know where he saved the final copy. I have a suspicion that it didn't get saved.

Here is the cake...
This was my first attempt at making a vegan cake for an "occasion." It took many tries to find a recipe that everyone agreed was acceptable. It was a lemon cake with raspberry jam between the two layers. I won't tell you how late I stayed up Saturday night/Sunday morning decorating it, but it took a lot longer than the half hour I'd planned! As you can see, the icing on the front of the cake got munched during transport.

We had a table set up at the reception with M's pictures through the years and a variety of the books that he has used.
Here is something that I found last week. I have no idea when M did it, but since he writes of Duplo blocks instead of Legos, I think he was 4 or 5. He said I could include it as long as people knew he did it a long time ago and not last week.

I can play with my Duplo blocks

A bear can't play with my Duplo Blocks
A bear can roar

But a bird can't roar
A bird can sleep in a tree

But a fish can't sleep in a tree
A fish can sleep with their eyes open

Just because I can do all things doesn't mean I should. I am extremely grateful for all the help The Man gave in preparing for the service and the reception. Also, I had some wonderful help cleaning up after the reception. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really mean it.


Rachael said...

I can't believe he's starting high school. When did he (WE) get so old?

LOVE the motto. Did M choose it?

Vegan cake, hmmm. Was it any good after all that effort?

CONGRATULATIONS, M! (He's such a smarty too, writing a whole story in pre-K!)

Ann said...

Congrats to your son!

Dewey Hafta Academy said...

What a nice memory for him! Much better than Betty's conclusion to 8th grade, which consisted of, "Well, I guess you're in high school now!". ;-)

Looks like it was a beautiful day -- good job, Mom!

~*Mona*~ said...

Your graduation for your little guy sounds great! I loved the story he wrote when he was young, *too* cute!

Thank you for sharing your moment of joy with us!