Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kelsie's Graduation!!

Kelsie, our youngest daughter, graduated Friday night. The weather was perfect and the ceremony was beautiful.
Here they are proceeding in...Kelsie is the last of these 3 girls on the right.

She was very excited. Her smile couldn't get any bigger.

Woo Hoo!!!

Here she is with Courtland, our oldest daughter Courtney's boyfriend.

Too cute.

This has to be my favorite picture of the 2 girls.

We're so proud of her!

Then right after the ceremony everyone changed clothes and we were bused to the All Night (and I mean ALL NIGHT) Graduation Party.
First an all you can eat Luau...

dancing to the DJ.

Then real Luau dancers...

Fire show.

Then on to Paint Ball (sorry no pictures of that) and a huge tent with a DJ and a foam machine and more all you can eat food.

The foam just poured out of the ceiling for 2 straight hours!

This was the kid's favorite!

Then an unbelievable show with an illusionist/mind bender. He did the most amazing tricks. The kids were stunned. This man was wonderful...he had to be. He needed to keep all of us awake. At this point it was 3:00 am. They were passing out bags of candy for the show. I guess we needed a sugar rush.

Next was a huge carnival with a pizza bar, ice cream, popcorn, games, prizes, moon bouncers, basketball, dodge ball etc.
and then onto the swimming pool. I don't know how they did it. They were wide awake at 4:30 am.

Last was a bowling party with more food, Karaoke, balloon maker, fortune teller etc. By this time it was about 5:30 and they were pooped.

This was a wonderful night. There were over 180 kids and we did not have to speak to anyone or have any issues the whole night. They were so great. We were all exhausted the next day, but we'll have those memories forever. The most important thing was they were all together in a very safe environment!
Thanks for letting me share these with you,


  1. What a blast! The kids will remember that for their whole lives. I'm glad you shared their special night with us.

  2. Wow!! What a fun night!! One that everyone will remember forever!!
    Your girls are gorgeous!!

  3. Congratulations to Kelsey!!! She looked lovely. Everyone sure looked like they were enjoying themselves..... what a fun night!!

  4. Awesome Celebration you all had! Our Kelsey Graduates this Friday Night, but we wont have the kind of Fun you guys had as we don't have enough Grads. It's a small private School with only 6 grads this year, so the Party will be back at our home after the Ceremony.Kelsey has managed to do both Grade 11 & 12 this year and we are so proud of her too! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

  5. Congratulations to Kelsie. We used to have Operation Graduation at our local high school in NJ and it was quite an event! Looks like yours was spectacular!!!

  6. That's a fabulous list of Grad party events! Congratulations on your newest graduate. Your girls are beautiful. They sure look like sisters, unlike my two who don't look alike at all!

  7. wOw what an amazing celebration!!!

    Thanks for sharing it and congrats to Kelly!


  8. What a fantastic idea! And a safe, fun night to remember. No staying up late worrying about the kids.

    Congrats to Kelsie!

  9. Congratulations to Kelsie and to mom and dad. What a beautiful family! Congrats so surviving the night, sure looks like fun.


  10. Thanks for sharing with us!! Congratulations to Kelsie! What a wonderful memorable night!

  11. You must be so proud! What a gorgeous family you have. Who organized the ANGP? What an amazing time for those lucky kids! My son had a similar experience last year except that it wasn't nearly as busy. Mind you he was in a graduating class of 600+ so I guess they had to scale it down. I just found your blog and am enjoying it very much.

  12. What a wonderful time you had! Congratulations to all.

  13. Congratulations to your daughter. And I have to say - what an all night party. Wow!! It looks like it was a wonderful time!!

  14. Congratulations to the graduate! How exciting for her. And it looks like they all had so much fun!

    When the picture of both your daughters came up I thought "Wow - how much alike do they look" , then I saw you and thought "How much do they take after you" Karen!

    It's lovely seeing young people have fun without what seems to be all the usual nonsense. What great kids! No wonder you're so proud.

  15. Looks like they all had a great time! Oh to be young again and have all that energy! LOL

  16. CELEBRATION TIME BABY!!! Talk about
    making memories, they will remember
    that night forever. They will talk
    about that night forever. That is
    great they were in a safe place.
    Congrations to them all!!! That is
    a wonderful photo of your girls and
    of the family. Dad, you need to
    coordinate your shirt with Mom and
    daughters. LOL.. Just kidding Dad..
    Glad everyone had a good time and
    was safe. ":O)

  17. Congrats to Kelsie. I can tell you are a proud mommy. Sounds like you all had a great time!

  18. Wonderful photos and wonderful memories.


  19. Congratulations on your daughters graduation!! The party looks like it was a lot of fun and a great way to keep the kids from drinking. It's nice the parents were invited to participate also.

  20. What an excellent idea for a really fun and safe way for the kids to celebrate. I'm going to share this idea with my sister in law. My niece goes to a small town school and it would be something her class to save money to do when they graduate in 4 years.
    By the way, your daughter is beautiful. Congrats to all.
    Anna in IL

  21. Congrats! That party looked fun!

    Just wanted to let you know I gave you two awards on my blog :)


  22. What a great evening/night for all of the kids. Great pictures.
    We had an after graduation party also some 45 years ago this month, but it was no where near what this was. I remember bowling...and that is about all. I am sure food was involved also. Good times!


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