Thursday, May 31, 2012

One small step...

Tommy and Ellie and I traveled south last weekend to attend the graduation ceremonies for my nieces, Rachel and Megan.  These girls were my first twins. It is so hard to believe that they are old enough to be heading off to college.  With a step and a handshake, they each accepted their diploma and ended a major phase of their lives.

Rachel graduated from Clinton-Massie High School

And Megan from Madeira High School

Thirty years ago, I also wore the white gown at Madeira.  At the graduation ceremony I sat across the aisle from one of my classmates whose daughter was in this year's class.  Afterwards I also had a chance to chat with my all time favorite teacher, Bob Larbes.  He is still teaching there, going strong even though he could have retired several years ago.

Seeing several people from my past, and noticing just how stinking old they look makes me chuckle at my new set of twins, my own kiddos, with Tommy just starting to take his own first steps...

He learned to let go of the furniture and other people in order to clap and say "yay!" 

Ellie has also learned to clap.  It is one of their favorite things to do. 
So self-congratulatory, my babies! 
Here she has won the prize when I accidentely dropped her
in the toy bin during one of her dumpster diving moments.

Whatchu talkin' about, Willis?


  1. Congrats to your nieces! I see they went to different HS? It's amazing how fast time flies and one day you'll be the one with the kiddos in cap and gown...but for now just keep them out of the toy bin! I love the last pic of Ellie. I feel the same way most days!

  2. Small steps cover so many phases of life. How exciting for your nieces moving into adulthood. Tommy is about ready to start the running phase. Ellie's probably wondering why mommy wants her to be a toy? Hmmm.


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