This is my son and his lovely girlfriend. The lei haven't piled up, yet.
This is my son with his sister and her best friend (who feels like my 5th kid). My daughter really bleached her hair - but I kind of like it a lot more than the crayon red of last year!
All my kids, plus two :).
My dad and my son - they share name and a birthday!
My little mom and my step-dad.
My dad and my step-mom.
All my kids. Three of them are now taller than me - how does that happen?
The boys. My house is full of all the kids in these pictures right now (plus a few more), and I am quite a happy mom today. I am not sure how I feel about the pimp-daddy hat, but it's pretty funny.
Aren't they adorable? My baby-girl and my son's girlfriend.
The lei got heavy, so here he is without them. I really love this picture.
My little girl, all grown up.
The night before graduation - he is SOOO happy he is graduating.
The breakfast that got him through high school - fruit loops. One is leaving high school and one is coming up in the Fall.
The grandparents! Everyone's got cameras out.
This different kihei (drape) the kids made for their baccalaureate - the changed to the yellow ones for the graduation. It's a long, long day.
My husband thought it was hilarious that my sunburn was showing in my faculty uniform.
My son and his friend in the line to enter graduation. Don't they look handsome?
Somehow I missed the picture with the masses of lei - he took them off early and put them in a bag. My house smells like flowers - although there was a goodly amount of candy and one creative soda lei. There are several teens and young adults in the basement. They've cleaned the kitchen, cooked their own dinner (obviously not in that order), and one of them fixed a problem with my external hard drive. I am glad they still feel happy here - I know like other things in life, this will pass, too. I think that's what's been so hard with this graduation for me - half my kids are now out of school. A part of my life is passing on and there are good things coming but I am grieving this part a little bit - another mom said, "This is a bittersweet day." We both teared up a little - I have known her since the boys were in preschool. I am so proud of my son and his accomplishments, but a tiny bit of me misses my little chubby cheeked boy.