18 May 2010
So Enzo snuggled with me this morning - on the couch, under a comforter, fireside. He has a habit of rubbing ears and backs to soothe himself. I think he's tired - don't want another one sick, so... kept him home today. Lil put her own jeans on this morning, and... for the first time, actually wanted to get dressed. Milo went off to school, happily, with Daddy and Olivia; he really has grown this year - and looked so grown-up in his fleecy jacket, blue "Milo" back pack and Adidas Sambas (just like Daddy's) - silly boy - ran around the car (a rental while our Jetta is serviced) all excited, trying to open the doors like a "big boy".
Olivia is off to graduation practice and her awards ceremony this morning. She has an early day. And .... today is all about her, actually. Her 8th grade graduation is tonight. We'll watch her get her certificate from Fr. Bryce, hug her Principal of so many years goodbye, and get her class photo from her favorite teacher. We'll go to dinner as group - the class and parents we've known forever. We'll have some dinner & wine, eat cupcakes and talk. The kids will hug and sign yearbooks - all dressed up (Olivia is in all white with metallic gladiator sandals and a gorgeous pedicure - had to give the outfit a nod). Sigh.
So far, Grandma has called and sent money, and my brother is going to call and send a gift (they are all in another city). Tio Manuel tried to be here but can't make it until the weekend (from DC). Tia Chiara, Tio Matt and Clara will come to the ceremony tonight (maybe Oscar and Sofia). There will be other well-wishers, I'm sure (Aunt Kim always says hello - sometimes here! :-) - cousins from nearby..... like Megan or far like Eliza - and... it will all be over the next few months as Olivia discloses more of her big high school plans too). Anyway, tonight will be low-key and nice (and, it's not like it's one of those invitation - worthy events anyway - middle of the week - and .... more of a passage or a "moving on " ceremony as opposed to a "graduation" - more sentimental for Mommy and Big Daddy M, I think ;-). Next week, we have the class picnic and many, many graduation parties (new outfits for those too :-). All my projects in check, I have hired a babysitter tonight so hubby and I can concentrate on our Olivia. We'll give her some spending money and a sentimental letter tonight - for her actual graduation gifts - lucky girl gets her own gym membership (key fob, photo ID and all), a laptop or an iPad (for high school) and a very cool scrapbook from me. We are also going to hold her to breakfast or dinner with us (just the three of us like in the old days). I'm rambling.... time to sign off....
Photo: Olivia - so much in life ahead of her :-).
Posted by Sherri at 9:28:00 AM