Graduation week began with Erin's 6th grade graduation ceremony at the Intermediate School. She is now an official Middle Schooler- yikes! (I have no idea why this is all underlined, and can't get it to go away! sorry)
Erin and Megan
Erin and Megan
Papaw arrived on Thursday, having driven up from Texas. We're so glad to have him here for the festivities! Here he's taking pictures in our yard to show Charles.
Kate, in fact, the whole family, worked feverishly to complete the mosaic that she began in art class. She used our coffee table, at my request, and the top is now far more beautiful!
Since the air conditioning is down, and then the ceiling fan lost a blade, Dad bought us a new ceiling fan which he and Jim installed before the graduation party. They even resorted to reading the directions!
Isaac and Papaw face off over the chess board. Dad has played his whole life, and Isaac seems to have a natural gift for the game- it was close- really!
And the board swing, designed by Jim, and patiently coated with urethane- layer by layer, by Bekah, is finally hung from the big tree!
Kate finishes one of the many coats of lacquer on the mosaic tabletop. The sunset beach scene comes to life under the shiny lacquer, the shells on the beach portion looking as lovely as when we first plucked them from the Florida sand.
Kate and the Germans, Laura and David. Sadly, this highlight also marks the end of their stay here...
It's official! Kate has graduated from High School. Praise the Lord.