Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Monumental Day

My baby graduated from high school yesterday.

The 8 pound 3 ounce bundle that arrived after 26 hours of labour and made The Husband and me parents. That was just last year, wasn't it?

Wasn't it?

Wasn't it just 6 months ago that I left her sitting on the floor in her new kindergarten room? Was it not yesterday we dropped her off in front of her new high school, scared out of her mind at starting a new school and not knowing a soul.

And yesterday, I watched my baby walk into her school gymnasium donned in cap and gown. I watched her receive the "Excellence in Textiles" award, a $1,000 scholarship, and of course her high school diploma.

Yes. I cried.

The Eldest and The Boyfriend. The future is theirs.

And here are the proud parents. See? I think I hid my 'holy crap I am not old enough to have a high school graduate' feelings fairly well.

The afternoon was spent getting hair and make up done by my brother's girlfriend. She did an incredible job.

And here is the result:

That's my little girl there....looking like a woman.

Yes, I course I cried. I'm not made of stone.

All in all, it was a great day. A very busy day. The Husband got to dance with his little princess at her prom (then they kicked all the parents out). We drove home and talked about how the day had been a whirlwind of activity and monumental moments.

When we got home, I asked The Boy if he thought his grad in 3 years would be such a production. His eyerolls lead me to believe it won't if he has anything to do with it.

Since I had volunteered The Husband to deal poker all night at the grad's dry grad (which took place back at their school after their dinner/dance), he decided to go have a nap. When I went to wake him up, this is what I found:

Apparently, the day was exhausting for everyone.

This morning, I woke up to The Princess asking if she could go downstairs. I looked at the clock and couldn't believe the time. "Wow," I thought. "We were all wiped! The Baby never sleeps this late."

No. The Baby really never sleeps in late.

Can you guess what this is?

Here are the mug shots.

My Baby with a mullet. Nice.

We're off to the hairdresser's today. Apparently.

Tomorrow she turns 3. Everyone can use a new birthday 'do, right?


Ellie said...

Oh Colleen, what a day you've had! congratulations on your daughters graduation, she looked just stunning! Cute boyfriend too! Too funny that your little one decided to cut her hair while you were all sleeping, I suppose it could have been worse! I can't wait to see how the hairdresser fixes it!

MahoneyMusings said...

Thanks, Ellie!

As for the little one's hair...yes, it could have been much worse. She could have done it yesterday morning, or she could have hurt herself. I can't believe how much she managed to cut off.

Gina said...

I love this post!! Your daughter is a doll and you definitely don't LOOK old enough to have a daughter graduating from high school. And the little one's hair cut. Oh, man. A little girl at my school did that and I thought her new haircut was WAY cuter than her long hair. Crossing my fingers that you get the same results.

~liz said...

that prom dress is amazing. i think i need to find it and wear it around the house when i need to feel pretty. :)
congrats on the graduation of your have an adorable family! :)

Tiffany said...

Your eldest looks ready to take on the world!! I haven't been reading your blog long so I'd never seen a picture of you and WOW you certainly don't look old enough to have a kid graduating from high school!! Love the rockin mullet cut! lol

MahoneyMusings said...

Thanks, ladies!

Anonymous said...

She just looked beautiful. It looks like it was a great day and congratulations to her on the scholarship. That's wonderful news.

MahoneyMusings said...

@ TE. Thanks. It was a very proud day.

Anonymous said...

Oh my that was a great post. First your oldest daughter is a stunner and I even nearly shed a tear when I saw her in her dress. Wow, they look gorgeous. And no you dont look old enough to have a high school graduate. And as for the baby, how adorable is that. Mine did that when she was 4 - cut her fringe completely off. Thank goodness hair grows back. Doesnt she look pleased with herself too!!! Glad it was all sorted now she can grow it again!!

MahoneyMusings said...

@Lilly - Thanks! It is amazing how many self hair cutting stories have been told to me since this latest one in our family!