He's Movin' on up (just like the Jeffersons --) except he's not movin' on up to the east side, he's movin' on up to high school! Last night was kid #2's (Evan -- aka my baby) 8th grade Moving Up ceremony. I had to bribe him to go (all week he said he wasn't going because it was stupid and boring -- spoken like the teenager he is -- however bribing him with food -- especially Kentucky Fried Chicken -- always works.) So , in the first picture you see him receiving a special award that only a few other kids in his class earned -- The Presidential Award for Educational Excellence --- YEA EVAN !!
As you can see from the last picture where I made him pose with Jim Thorpe (the olympic athlete for whom the school and town are named for) -- neatness and decorum are completely out the window -- (note untucked shirt).
Anyhow, just like Jethro Bodine from The Beverly Hillbillies, Evan can now brag that he "gradiated" from the 8th grade ! I can't believe it --- my baby will be a freshman in high school next year !! -- and his older brother Matt , kid #1 will be a SENIOR !!! How did they grow up so fast?!? I'm certainly not any older ............
Mary Anne (aka Mare)