Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Graduation dRaMa

Chai Tea's Graduation Gown
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Poor Mr. Macchiato... I was busy fixing dinner so he thought he'd help the girls by ironing their gowns for them. He came and asked me what setting to put the iron on and I told him warm. Moments later he was a hollerin'. He doesn't iron much and he just turned the steam button down... the iron was actually on the hottest setting and it burned this hole in the gown the second it touched the fabric. Everyone piled into my bedroom to see what happened. My mom came to the rescue and cut some fabric from inside the gown and patched it. It was only noticeable if you were looking for it. Mr. Macchiato felt really bad.
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The ceremony itself went well. It was your typical long, boring graduation ceremony. We are so pleased that even though Chai Tea left home, she still hung in there and finished. Both girls graduated with college credit and got to wear gold sashes. We were very proud!
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We all had a wonderful time! Everyone got along well and we were all so excited to have our niece here! We took care of her for awhile when she was two and it was such a blessing to have her here with us for the girls' graduation. She is 9 years old now and it was so much fun talking to her. She was riding in the back with Double Shot when we all drove to Cracker Barrel Saturday morning. Mr. Macchiato and I were up front and everyone else was with my Dad following us. We overheard the following and we got a real kick out of it.
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Niece: Knock Knock
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Double Shot: Who's there?
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Niece: Graduation
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Double Shot: Graduation who?
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Niece: Graduations are boring.
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Also,
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Niece: Knock Knock
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Double Shot: Who's there?
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Niece: Interupting cow.
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Double Shot: Interupting (niece jumps in before he can finish)
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Niece: Moooooooooooo
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We all really had a lot of fun! My brother was quite entertaining and had us rolling!
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Happy 62nd Birthday Dad!!!

16 comments:

Elysa said...

Unless something has REALLY happened to your husband's psyche since y'all moved out there OR my brain is even faultier than I thought it was, that can NOT be a picture of your main man with the graduation gown. A TATOO!?!?!?!?

Coffee Bean said...

That's my brother's arm! LOL!

Karen Deborah said...

I thought the same thing. "I didn't know he as in your husband, the doghouse dweller, had a tatoo. It's actually pretty cool lookin.
I'll let you know if saturday our graduation is boring. With only 4 kids and a homeschool crowd I think it's going to be fun.

Karen Deborah said...

ps as you can see we are all more impressed with the tatoo than the hole. umm yes I did read that it was your brothers arm.

Elysa said...

I figured that must be it. But I must say, the arm in the photo actually looks NORMAL sized! LOL!

Trisha said...

What would a "special" day be without at least a little drama? I am glad that your husband provided some and that your mother was able to save the day!

Congratulations on surviving until the graduations!

I think your neice's jokes were funny - and very fitting for the day!

dan said...

haha, love the cow joke :)

Kathy said...

I love kid's corny knock knock jokes!
Yay on the daughters' graduating with gold!
Yay for family visits!

Junebug said...

Congratulations! Wow! two at once. Pretty awesome.

Flea said...

Congratulations on the graduations! And the iron and the gown - not unusual. That stuff's tough to iron.

My middle child used to tell that last knock knock, except with his own name. Interrupting Oliver. It was funny every time. :)

Junebug said...

Skype.com is a very good and free download for computer calls and land-line calls too. Lots of missionaries use it and it works. Be sure and get her cell phone upgraded to international calls and you should be able to call her for free with your minutes. She will have to pay more to call you. Also be sure to get electricity converter plugs for blow dryers, flat irons and anything that is not dual voltage. Computers and cameral battery chargers and cell phone chargers usually are dual voltage and only need that country's outlet adaptor. You can usually get universal adaptors and converters at luggage departments in the stores. Samsonite makes some. I bought some online through Amazon.com. Then it's always good to have a phone card for emergency sake. You probably already know all this stuff. :D

Rick said...

What a nightmare for your husband. I'm so glad that you had the presence of mind to get a camera and take a photo for your blog.

Congratulations for your family and especially the girls. A great day for all of you.

Rick

P.S. Look at the heel of the left boot of Farmer Mullet.

Brenda said...

I am so glad it went well and it is done and over. Do you do the whole graduation party thing in your part of the country. You know, where you build a giant shrine to your child and every one walks by and reads it and looks at it. After about the 3rd party they just pretend to look at it. Then there is the meal. The whole thing has become pretty stressful in my book!

Angie said...

I told my youngest two the interrupting cow joke, and they were delighted with it. And the variations have begun.

Chris H said...

Yikes about the gown, lucky it could be fixed! NEVER let a man near an iron...

Becky said...

We just had a knock knock joke run off on Friday..too funny.
Interrupting cow is one of our favorites, although it took a while for my kids to perfect their comedic timing.

What do you get when you cross a brown chicken with a brown cow?

"Brownchickenbrowncow" (Sung to the tune of bow chicka wow wow)

LOL We laughed so hard at that stupid joke!