Yeah, yeah, this is a few weeks late. Will it make you feel better if I tell you I've had the pictures uploaded into a blog draft for over 2 weeks and just haven't filled it in yet? No? Well, too bad then. ;-)
On Friday the 13th of June, my little brother Andy graduated from high school! He is now a full-fledged graduate of Edmonds-Woodway High School. Rock on Andy!
The ceremony was outside, at the Edmonds Stadium.
But of course, it being Washington in June, it was FREEZING COLD! Not to mention, we were sitting on the side the wind was coming from. We were all huddled under blankets, trying to keep warm, during the 2 1/2 hour ceremony, on concrete bleachers.
During his teacher's speech, Andy got a shout-out. I can't remember the exact quote, but it was something along the lines of "Live your dreams, like Andy Christensen who changes his hair color as often as his mood." ;-) Sure, there was another kid mentioned in the same sentence, but he wasn't as important as Andy. Anyway, it made us all howl in laughter.
After the ceremony, we gathered and took all the requisite family photos with the grad. It's hard to believe all three of us have graduated from high school! We're like adults now. Creeeeeeepy....
Jilly especially was thrilled for Uncle Andy. She also really dug wearing her monkey leash. After our trip to the zoo (more to come on that), I realized a leash was desperately needed. Luckily, she loves the thing and tries to play with it all the time. Everyone that saw her wearing it had to comment how much they wish they'd had one for their kids (mostly grandmas said this) and what a good idea it was. It's certainly a favorite around here!
Congratulations Andy! Way to go!
Now, because of his graduation, our Auntie Karen came down from Edmonton, Alberta. She got to spend lots of time with Jilly, who she hadn't seen since October! Auntie Karen helped give Jilly a bath, which she loved.
The watering can is her new favorite water toy. She loves touching the water as it pours out. :-)
And then this is just a fun picture. Jilly has never been into her pacifier. As a newborn, she couldn't keep it in her mouth, so we all just gave up. Well, I still have a few laying around in her toy box and such. She now finds them fascinating and loves to chew on them and play with them. So here's the cutie, smiling with her plug. :-)