Monday, May 20, 2013

In a Cinch: What to Wear to a Graduation

I have blogged about Kiyonna's Ciara Cinch dress recently and loved it, so when I saw that Gwynnie Bee had it in a beautiful teal color, I knew exactly what I was going to wear to Sean's Pre-K Graduation Friday night. The dress looked great as I crawled around on my knees looking for the best place to catch a glimpse of my proud graduate (of course, the total opposite side from where I was originally sitting!) and it was perfectly fresh and unwrinkled for family photos after the ceremony.

Ciara Cinch Dress- Kiyonna c/o Gwynnie Bee


I promised I wouldn't cry, that I would remain stoic, but as "Pomp and Circumstance" started up and the kids made their way out, smiling widely in their crisp white robes, searching and waving at family, I felt a little weepy. Then they showed a 7-minute collection of photos from the past year set to sad country songs and I couldn't help but cry!



Sean was very concerned that we wouldn't be able to identify him in the crowd of white robes, so during the day he concocted a plan. He told my mother to tell the entire family that we would be able to find him because he would hold up the letter "L" in sign language, a.k.a. the "Loser" sign to anyone who lived through the nineties. My mom tried to dissuade him, but he was adamant- "You will know it's me because I will be doing this", proudly thrusting the universal sign for loser proudly above his head. So it was on.

The kids lined up and as we searched the crowd for Sean, he found us, and "losered" us and the rest of the audience for a solid 3 minutes. We, appropriately so, held up our own loser Ls for him, as the crowd tittered. My sister-in-law leaned over and whispered, "I feel like we are tributes in the Hunger Games!" That automatically made it way cooler!


The weekend ended with Sean losing his very first tooth, as if I needed more evidence that he is growing up way too fast! He spent the night Saturday with his grandmother and when we picked him up Sunday, we didn't even get to the front door before he rushed out to show us. Of course, I had no fancy tooth fairy magic a la Pinterest, but since he swallowed the tooth during breakfast, I don't think he will mind if he just gets cold hard cash without a lot of glittery fairy dust ;)


15 comments:

Katie Frost said...

Haha! I wish you had gotten a photo of him flashing the loser sign :D That is too cute and silly. I don't blame you for crying, I would have too! He already looks SO much bigger from when you first starting blogging and posting pics of him. You must be a proud mama :)

Katie Frost said...

That is so funny that he held up the loser sign! I agree with Megan, I wish you had a photo of that! :)

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Katie Frost said...

Pictures of little kids set to sad country songs?! How were you not supposed to cry! That school was totally setting up all the parents to weep....haha.

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Katie Frost said...

Ah he swallowed his tooth! Yucky! You look like a proud, happy Mama.
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Katie Frost said...

this post was so sweet - congrats on the big milestone! how exciting for everyone. hope the tooth fairy left a nice little present ;)

Katie Frost said...

Congrats to your son on his graduation! :-)


Awesome dress! You look gorgeous.

Katie Frost said...

Congrats to Sean for his graduation!!! I definitely would have teared up too!! I bet you felt and still feel so proud of him. hahaha I can imagine him and all of you doing the L sign to recognize each other! Effective system actually if you think about it. Oh, and you look gorgeous in this dress Katie!! Love this color on you!


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Katie Frost said...

Congrats to Sean! He looks so happy :)
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Katie Frost said...

You look so pretty in blue Katie! Love the dress, and Sean looks so cute :)

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Katie Frost said...

You look beautiful in this dress, love this color on you. And yay for Sean. You must be so proud! :)

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Katie Frost said...

Is it really Wednesday and you posted this two days ago?? We had our May long weekend this past weekend and I'm still off as to what day it is. lol

What a gorgeous dress, you look beautiful! Congratulations to Sean!! I still cry at every little milestone, so don't feel silly. Now you have the first day of kindergarten to try and fend off tears. ; ) My stepdaughter will be graduating from 9th grade next month and I'm sure I'll have the ugly, bright red, cry face for the entire ceremony. As soon as Pomp & Circumstance starts (even on TV) I lose it!! lol

Katie Frost said...

Congratulations to Sean! You look beautiful in that blue dress! Hope you all had a great time at the graduation!

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Katie Frost said...

so sweet! You are one beautiful mother!
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Katie Frost said...

Awww congrats to your little boy! Your son is too cute! Speaking of cute you look fab in that dress! You and Kiyonna dresses are a perfect match!

Katie Frost said...

Wow, he's really growing up! You look amazing, Katie. Congrats to you and your family on Sean's graduation!

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