Monday, June 1, 2009

High School is History!

The whole proud of Jacob!
Jacob walking at the graduation ceremony.

We attended Jacob's High School Graduation on Friday evening.  It was a nice ceremony... not too long.  Jacob, and the rest of the seniors in Show Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner and the school's Alma Mater.  One great thing about Jacob's singing voice is that you can always pick out his voice in the group.  

After the graduation we all (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) came home for spaghetti dinner and visiting.  We even had a fire in the backyard to sit around.

The next day we had all the family over and a bunch of Jacob's friends for a party.  We had tons of Mexican food: Enchiladas, taquitos, tacos, rice, guacamole and chips, beans, etc.  Then there were the desserts: Hershey Cake, Banana Pudding, Lemon Squares, Brownies, and home made Ice Cream.  And to wash it all down: home made Root Beer!!  Needless to say, we were stuffed!

But the best part of the day, was talking Jacob into singing for us.  For his AMDA audition he had sung Stars from Les Miserables.  None of us had ever heard him sing this and so this was our request.   Can I just say, "Wow"?  I know he's my kid and I guess that makes me a bit prejudiced, but dang, that kid can sing!!  Of course, I had tears streaming down my face while he sang.  No surprise there, either.  After that we all wanted more so Jacob and Zoe sang their duet from Back to the 80's: Total Eclipse of the Heart.

We all had a fabulous day.  Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the day with us, and to everyone who brought yummy food to share.  And thanks to Berk for playing piano while Jacob sang.  You rock!
Only two years until Meagan graduates!  


Everts said...

Sounds like you had a blast! That sounds like a fun party. That is what happens when we get together with all of Fred's family. Everyone always just sings. I love it. Tell Jacob congrats!!

MARTHA said...

What a fun time! Congratualations Jake!