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Adam’s Arrival

16th July 2007 | Closed

His flight arrived earlier so we rushed off to the airport.  Some of his friends went too so I made them hold  the banner that said “welcome home, Adam”  One strange guy saw it, read it and told  his arriving friend that we had made it for him because his friend’s name happened to Aaron.  We had to wait 1/2 hour before Adam came through the luggage doors.  Even strangers were clapping when we were cheering.  Then we got Adam to run through the banner.
One woman was holding a sign that said ‘congratulations, you made bail’ and on the other said it said Hacker.  It must have been a joke.

The most surprising thing for Adam to see was how much Ryan had changed;  grown taller, longer hair and contacts in 2 years.

Adam’s’ friends came over.  Adam unpacked and showed us everything that he brought back.  What was fake and what wasn’t.  The fans were a big hit.  Lots of tea. He didn’t have room for a tea set so I got paper cutouts.  His peking duck was confiscated by Vancouver customs.

Then they all tried shots of some booze that he brought back.  And dried fruits, seaweed and candy.   He didn’t realize a lot of stuff you can get here but more costly.

All the princes are home.

Filling the Pantry

14th July 2007 | Closed

With Adam away in China, and Noah visiting his grandparents for 2 weeks, the fridge wasn’t particularly full. Then I realized ‘oh my God, I’m such a bad mother, there isn’t enough food for when they both come back home! Off to the grocery for a major haul of food. Feeding four teenagers is quite a feat compared to just when two of them are living at home. Even then, Ryan’s friends were here a lot and they were being fed too.

One of things that Adam said that he missed while in China was turkey. So I thought that for a homecoming dinner, we would have a full turkey dinner, stuffing, cranberry sauce etc. Well you can image the turkey selection in July.

Primping for Prom

13th July 2007 | Closed

June 23.  Not having daughters, I some times wonder what I am missing out on. Eric and his buddies were here getting ready for prom. Your tie must match your date’s dress. You rent a limo. You get a haircut. You shave. You put on body spray. They all got dressed and then I had to deliver the corsages since they left them behind in my fridge. The corsages now have a velcro strap. Thanks goodness for velcro. I had to beg for the photo op.

Eric wanted to wear a 3 piece suit despite that it was the warmest day this week – 34c. I told them to walk slowly as not to build up sweat.

Better than Valedictorian

13th July 2007 | Closed

Eric was nominated for valedictorian but wasn’t as disappointed that he didn’t win. He won the Aristeia Award which is Riverdale’s highest award ‘to students in their graduating year. That you have won the award, as the result of a balloting of your colleagues, indicates that your academic achievement and your contribution to the extra-curricular program of the school have earned well-deserved recognition’ – as written by the principal.

He gets a photo plaque and trophy. Great way to end high school.

We went to the professional photographer today for the photo. Her name is Donna Miller. She is an award winner and one of her claims to fame is that she photographed Joni Mitchell.