Sunday, August 27, 2006
The graduates marched in holding tealight candles in small glass containers, then sang This Little Light of Mine. The two-year-olds of which my son is included and the three-year-olds each performed, as did the graduates. I gave out special awards for each graduate - a gift custom -chosen for that student reflecting the quirks and talents I saw daily in each child.
Afterwards, we had a wonderful reception. Each staff member brought a food to share one rule, no fork foods, only finger foods, and we had cake.
This year, I actually got a friend to make the cake for me. I did it myself last year, and the extra time and stress was a lot to handle, so this year my gal-pal Mrs. Wilt stepped in and went to bat for me! Here is a picture of that cake. She made three layers, iced them, and delivered them to the school. I stacked them, added the finishing touches like the star cookies and the graduates, and VOILA! a masterpiece is born!
The graduate faces are blurred, but each little bendable graduate had a facial photo of each of my graduates inside, which personalized the cake. Last year, I made graduate cookies, complete with fondant mortar boards and tassels, but it too WAY TO LONG, so when I saw the bendables on Oriental Trading.com, I went for it!
Thanks to Mrs. W for the cake, everyone loved it and it was very yummy!