Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shiloh's Graduation!

Since we all have been so busy, we never got around to posting about Shiloh's graduation.  So here is the post!  

Enjoy!
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Shiloh getting her cap and gown.  "Ohhh!  This is so exciting!"  :)
(One of the many "things" we kept telling her!)

Jordan and I were volunteers!
Very exciting... but I should have gotten paid.....!
Us together.
Passing out fliers.
Jordan hard at work!
The flyer!
The graduates practicing and getting ready for the real thing!  (Shiloh's in the very back.)

There's Shiloh, right in the front.

And off they go!

Shiloh mounts the stage!

She is met by Daddy and Mommy...
Given her diploma...
And gets her picture taken!

Class of 2010 performs "The moving of the tassel".
Mr. Rick Boyer gave the message, here Shiloh gets to meet him!
And she did it!  She graduated!  HUZZAH!!!  Congratulations Shiloh!
A family picture of all of us.
And here's how it looks trying to get seven people to pose! 
I thought this picture was too funny! :)
(Click on the picture to get the full effect!)
Awwww!  Judah was such a trooper!
And he is really cute too!
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Afterwards we went out to dinner with some friends at a Mexican restaurant.
They did a Graduation Surprise for Shiloh, sang songs, and fed us delicious food!
Meanwhile... Shiloh was "Live'n la vita loco!"

Now, I knew that us siblings should do an extra special surprise for Shiloh.  (After all, graduations don't happen that often...)  So my idea was to write words to  one of her favorite songs and sing the song for her in the restaurant!  We did and Jordan even got to play one of the musician's guitars!

Here's the movie:


We wrote the song in about 15 min, two days before her graduation!  That gave us barely any time to rehearse!  Jordan, Eden, and I wrote the words to the chorus, and I wrote the words to the two verses.  (It was at about 11:35 pm and I scribbled it away in bed!)

Here's the words:

It’s Graduation Time!


Words by:
Bethany, Jordan, & Eden
I just wanna put on that blue cap and gown,
Without a single frown.
I wanna hear applause from the people’s paws,
It’s a just and righteous cause!
With diploma in hand, Oh yes! Hear the playing band.
My schoolwork all is banned!
I am nine plus nine and I’m feelin’ fine.
‘Cause it’s graduation time!
For my parents it seems, all like a dream,
To see me graduate.
It wasn’t long ago, that I was “Baby Shiloh”.
I only slept and ate.
But now I’m full grown, which my siblings have known.
For quite some time now.
Because I’ve finished my math, from problem one to last!
And all they say is: “Wow”!

Oh, to me all I see, is how can this be?
Is this really happening?
As I take the “walk”, I thank my parent’s for what they taught.
And I thank God for great things.
As the tassel I move, it’s too good to be true!
To God be all the praise!
My picture’s taken there, I throw my hat up in the air!
What an amazing day!

I just wanna put on that blue cap and gown,
Without a single frown.
I wanna hear applause from the people’s paws,
It’s a just and righteous cause!
With diploma in hand, Oh yes! Hear the playing band.
My schoolwork all is banned!
I am nine plus nine and I’m feelin’ fine.
‘Cause it’s graduation time!

It’s Graduation Time!
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Over all, it was a beautiful day and we are all very proud of Shiloh! 
"Congratulation's Shiloh!  We love you!"
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When we got home, I found this:

Nice try, Eden... but you do have a few more years of school left.........!!!!! :)

Posted By:

Bethany

5 comments:

Shiloh said...

HUZZAH! I love you too!

~Shiloh

Shelbi said...

Congratulations, Shiloh!!

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Thank you, Shelbi! :)

~Shiloh

Bethany Ward said...

Shiloh,
Congrats on your graduation!!!! Great song too!!!!
Beth

SarahLee said...

Shiloh,
May the Lord bless and lead you during this new season of life. I know this is a very exciting yet challenging time in life now graduation as you trust His plans and timing. Follow His will alone and you will be blessed.
In Him,
Sarah