Monday, May 29, 2023

School's Out For Summer

 I am going to bore you with photos of Dan for a bit. I hope you don't mind. 21 May was the commencement ceremony. Isn't Dan handsome in his cap and gown? Ignore the mask hanging off my ear.

It was a beautifully sunny day
The ceremony was held at the university hockey stadium. I had a good cry in the stands with some other mums.
A day earlier they held senior honours night at the school where students were recognised for scholarships,adacdemic honours, etc. It was lovely.
I baked a cake. The concept was to edge it with rolled biscuits that look like diplomas.
I think it turned out well.
Chocolate genoise with non-dairy "buttercream" frosting.

Some blog old timers might remember Dan's first day of school. 9 August 2010
He's grown a bit.

Dan didn't have any trouble moving from nine years of homeschooling to public high school. He isn't a hermit, wasn't academically under-prepared, and managed to make friends with students, and enemies with school administrators. Well, that was the job of the student journalists. Having school disrupted by Covid and remote learning was a drag, but he handled it well. I'm proud of how hard he worked. I'm going to miss him going off to university, even if it is only a few minutes away down Dodge street. He has a key, and is free to drop by any time he pleases, if only to raid the pantry. 

Well done, kiddo.



Vix said...

Well done to Danny, he looks so grown up and that red cap and gown gown is very snazzy. You and Mr ETB look pretty good, too!
That cake is a triumph! xxx

Polyester Princess said...

Wow, Danny is looking super grown up and very handsome indeed in his cap and gown. You've got every reason to be a proud Mum, and I'm totally getting you having a good cry with the other Mums! The cake, of course, is fantastic! xxx

Vronni's Style Meanderings said...

Congratulations to Danny and you! How lovely he'll still be nearby. The cake looked brilliant. My grandson, if he gets his university of choice, will be in Liverpool about 200 miles away - but there's always the holidays, I suppose...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Dan and congratulations to you and your husband for a job well done raising a kid into a great young man..

Best Wishes,
Gail rom PA.

bahnwärterin said...

very well done boy! and mum!!
you all can be extremely proud - there were so many obstacles in the way, espacially in the last few years..... very well done!
wishing dan a gorgeous summer and a cool start at the university!

love your stripey dress and the cake is a winner!!

Emily said...

Congratulations to Dan! He's such a smart and well-rounded guy.

The cake is beautiful, and what a nice use of those tubular cookies. They look like Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, but a different color.

I wish all of you a great summer with many carefree adventures.

Propagatrix said...

Yay, Danny! He’s an actual man now — where does the time go?

Sheila said...

I so appreciate you dropping me a quick comment so that I could come and check...and voila! A post! Thank you!

Happy graduation, Dan! I'm not one of the old-timers reading this blog, but I totally get the huge accomplishment! And well done to you and your husband too, Goody - you done good. :) Love your swanky dress!

That cake looks amazing!!

Miss Magpie said...

Congratulations to Danny and here's to university! xx

Cee said...

Congratulations ++++ !!

Mim said...

Dan looks fantastic in his commencement ceremony robe. He's a real credit to you and Mr ETB.