Monday, May 17, 2010

We've got us a cum laude graduit! (sequel to Friday's post)

Proud. Sad. Tired. Sunburned ... but mostly, Proud. I am trying to put into words what yesterday was like for me, and for Ralph.

We watched Kid One, Allegra, graduate from the University of Hartford. I'll write more than one post, because we have lots of pictures that I am sorting through ~ and I'm also trying to recuperate today. Please stay tuned!

We didn't know Allegra would be a cum laude graduate, but we sure are happy it says that on her diploma.
Daddy and daughter before the main ceremony ~ before we all got tired, and hungry, and sunburned! It was perfectly glorious weather. We couldn't have asked for better.
And here are the three of us. One of the security folks offered to take a photo.

Cameron, Kid Two, was asked to work at the commencement. He ended up on stage, in the background, working on the logistics of having the ceremony stream live on the Internet. Allegra has a photo of him working onstage, but it's on her camera, and she's asleep so it will have to wait.

Ralph took this as I was off looking for my mother and our close friend so that we could sit together...I found them and brought them over to our seats.
We all got equal amounts of sunburn on our faces, because we were in the direct sun for about two hours. It suddenly felt like summer here in Connecticut.

Well that's it for now...need to take a break from the computer!


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

wow! i'm impressed! way to go allegra!!! congratulations on your hard work producing the results that hard work produces! way to go girl!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Ah, well, you can use the sunburn photos for Ruby Tuesday! Many congratulations to Allegra for a job very, very well done!

No doubt you had major mixed emotions as you sat in the audience and baked while watching your oldest walk across the stage to accept her diploma but that's to be expected, right? I'm pretty sure I'll be going through the same thing at Amanda's graduation next month and hopefully again four years later when she graduates from art college.

Rites of passage ... just wait, it won't be long before Kid 2 is doing the same thing (just remember sunblock next time!).

Looking forward to more posts and pics!!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Awesome job, Allegra! And Awesome job to you and Ralph for raising such a hard worker!

Betty said...

Congratulations, Allegra. That's quite an accomplishment.

Michele said...

She is a smart as her mom and dad! And beautiful as well. Love the pictures!