Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Graduation Day

Friday, May 15, 2015


cap is ready....


gown is ready....

Let's go Papi, let's get in the car and here we go.....


one last drive to CalArts, Valencia CA

four  years ago, I drove this girl to her dorm at CalArts....


today (5/15/2015).....

Papi sitting on the chair next to dad, waiting patiently for Clare to come pick him up


oh what a sweet surprise...


CalArts being CalArts, very untraditional, 285 grads this year, no one wears cap and gown, I am not kidding, Papi is the only one! He steals a lot of shows of course, I can't tell you how many photos were asked to be taken....

balls were tossed around when Dean was speaking on stage...


most of the grads came on stage with 10 seconds of their own background music, some even came with costumes, some danced as they walked on stage, some brought cans of beer and drink with the dean on stage, a lot of them just took their cell phone out and took selfies, seriously, we shouldn't wonder why CalArts provides the talents to Disney, Pixer and Dream works films.


Quite a few went on stage with their dogs, you'll find Clare and Papi there too!

Congratulations you both!

We are so proud of you!



Love mom.


18 comments:

Greta said...

I love that only Papi wore a cap & gown! How wonderful that he could be there with Clare--truly a celebration as it should be!

Tieva Design said...

Congrats!!!
And Papi looks great ;o)
Gabi

Minoru Saito said...

Is the beautiful girl your daughter? Papi and she look very charming. Congratulations!

Manuela said...

Congratulation to Clare and all the best for her future! This is a big day in life :-)
wonderful photos, and Papi looks so cute:-))

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a FUN graduation!!!!!! LOVING all the photos!! Papi looks adorable in his cap!!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

That is just so EXCITING! LOVE that Papi steals the show!

Elborgi said...

Congrats! thnaks for sharing the nice pictures!
elma

Charlene said...

Awesome pics and congrats to Claire, you've got to be gushing with pride Kirsty!!!

Adam said...

Papi looks so cute, congrats to your daughter

Davi said...

Awww Kirsty this is the BEST!! Congrats to your beautiful Clare and how fun for Papi to wear his cap and gown! I can see why they stole the show :)

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats to Clare!!! Wonderful photos and Papi looks terrific!! Well done to you too ... your hard work paid off and you are one amazing Mom!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awwww, what an amazing, proud Momma moment! I've got goosies reading your post! Huge congrats to your Clare, and to all of you! And Papi is SO cute in his graduation costume!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Congratulations Kirsty. I can understand that Papi would steal the show.

Stella said...

Kirsty congrats to to the graduate! Clare is a beautiful smart girl and thanks to her wondeful mum who made it possible for her to follow her dream. It took you a lot of hard work! Papi is the star of the show; oh my he's adorable!
XX

Sylvia said...

Many congratulations to use and your family, Kirsty! Graduation Day is always a sign of good luck and hard work. I remember the day you took her and all the tears that followed! It was all worth it wasn't it? Many happy days ahead for all of you!

Andie Miller said...

Clare looks so happy (maybe relief is in there too!). What a lovely cap and gown for Papi. I'm wishing I'd picked one up for my Abby to wear with my son Timothy this week for his graduation from high school. Great photos, Kirsty.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulation to Clare. You must be very proud!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats to your daughter...it's scary how the time flies! Papi looked super cute! ;-)