Cody has worked SO hard these past 5-ish years. Lately he has been at school for over 14 hours a day and is all about school. We're so glad to have him back at home with us!At the end of the ceremony they asked everyone to applaud the graduates and let them know how proud they are of them. I almost started crying thinking of all the things Cody does to provide for us and all the things he sacrifices so that we can be happy. I'm just SO, SO, SO proud of him!!!
This was Chloe when she saw me coming back from taking pictures of Cody. So cute!
Today I've eaten two pieces of cheesecake, a piece of a chocolate orange, a brownie, a couple mini reeses, and a mini cadbury egg. ....It's no wonder my cheeks are so big.
Cody with all the graduating engineers and some of his teachers.
Cody's parents, Dirk and Tami, with Chloe and Preslie. We had to crop it close to Chloe cause some boy decided he wanted to be in the picture, too.
Now Preslie is looking!
Chloe and her Papa Walk!
To celebrate Cody's graduation, I made him a cheesecake with strawberry writing (Seth coached me over the phone on how to make it...but we didnt' take a picture because you would all laugh at my writing. I have a long way to go on cake writing....Maybe it's because the strawberry stuff was SO hot and totally burning my hand the whole time.), graduation caps I found on Bakerella, and a big sign.
My grad caps are different from hers in the following ways.
1. I used Ghirardelli chocolates instead of Godiva. Mine had caramel in the middle and only came with 8 chocolates. So we only had 8 grad caps.
2.I stuck mine together with melted chocolate chips - not melted "candy coating."
3. I didn't use lollipop sticks
4. I didn't use the sour belts
5. Because I didn't buy sour belts, I needed something for the tassle. I just used more melted chocolate. Worked like a charm!
This is my sign I made. Cody said it was way cool...but I'm pretty sure I'm its biggest fan :) It took me a week to make because I wanted it to be a surprise and could only do it during nap times (which were pretty consumed with cleaning instead of crafting) and after the girls went to sleep. Once it was finished, I was in love. PS LOVE my wishblade. Saved me so much time!!!
I also gave Cody a little card that I found here with a jumbo thing of smarties taped on. It also told him of his other present he'll be receiving soon - a massage!!! Woohoo! He deserves it after working so hard!
We are SO proud of Cody and all of his hard work. He is so dedicated and motivated and he worked so hard to get the best grades ever! He's the best daddy and husband EVER!!!