Rachel's big day as a graduate of 8th grade has come and gone.She and cutie classmate Alicia revel in the moment.
Leiland & Chelsey gasp in awe and delight.
Jack is obviously impressed.
After a free celebratory gourmet chocolate chip cookie, Jack was more impressed.
Thanks to big sister Bi ("Bee") for acute fashion-sense and dress selection during a very fun shopping with sisters day!
Thanks to Asia's friend Tara for the great camera phone photo of creeper-Asia peering under the dressing room door unnecessarily alarming other shoppers!
Thanks to big sister Asia for finding the earrings & applying makeup wizardry & for the truly amazing, ear-splitting eagle screech at precisely the right moment!
Thanks to mom for altering what was once strapless to otherwise, & for the free hair styling!
Thanks to big brothers James & Leiland and wives bringing congratulations, gifts and kisses!
Thanks to dad for the flowers & a big steak dinner everyone else enjoyed while Rachel went to the dance!
It seems in our day we had a cupcake in class the last day of school and maybe a new dress...
I had the impression the principal was happy to see us go rather than spouting platitudes about our "flight into the world" as if we had all just collectively achieved the Nobel Prize. This is perhaps a culture study for another day.
Fly, Rachel ~ fly.
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