Well this is a busy week but unlike the previous ones a 'happy' busy week (or for the 'horsey' one anyway!). It is the last week of Year 12 for my girl and once again I am full of mixed emotions. I don't like change and I don't like my 'children' growing up, especially my baby! BUT she is so excited and so ready to move on to the next stage of her life and the plans she has made. This week her school celebrate their year 12s while keeping them on a tight rein, gone are the 'muck up' days of the past!Next week they study and then start their exams on the Thursday.....
Last night was the first celebration I was involved in, the boarders year 12 dinner which as a weekend boarding house mistress I was invited to. I have watched this group of 24 all arrive and grow from homesick children into young adults. It is tradition for them to receive a 'goodie' bag at the dinner that their fellow boarders and staff add to. A lot of the gifts are chocolate for study week or silly fun toys. This year I made fabric fortune cookies. (Mum made the first 'batch' for me last time she stayed but of course I needed more!). I put a good luck fortune in them and then packed them with a real edible fortune cookie just so there was no mistaking what they were! I was so happy with the finished product. I found the tutorial on Molie Makes. I have more to take to speech day tomorrow for some special girls.
At last nights dinner a staff member once again did the flowers for the tables. Although this is a terrible photo I wanted to share them, I thought they were lovely and such a simple idea. Glass jars with colored water in the school colors (took me a while to work that part out!!!)
Tonight is the formal Year 12 church service followed by the dinner..............I best pack some tissues!!!