Sunday, May 25, 2008
Here are some photos from last night's grad party. Alex had his formal dinner and dance at a downtown hotel. There are about 350 students in his graduating class. It was a big, fancy party. We drove him down to rendezvous with his friends, so we got to see the crowds of elegant looking 17 and 18 year olds going into the ballroom. After the dinner Alex got a limo ride back to the school. All of the students changed into casual clothing to party the rest of the night away at an "aftergrad" party organized by the parents. There was karaoke, velcro wall, video games, temporary tattoos, a fortune teller, a magician, an obstacle course, jousting, and tons of food and prizes. I served slushies until 2:30 am, then came home to sleep. The party went on until 5am, and almost all of the students stayed. Now we are awake again, all bleary-eyed and happy. It was a great grad. Exams are in 2 weeks. Commencement ceremony is in mid-June. What a year this has been for Alex!