Saturday, October 25, 2008
Well, he's all graduated. We had to be there really early - I had called Janet's cell phone to make sure they knew but I had a small faux pas. I forgot to use her new number in my speed dial. But they hurried and we were at the base by 7 am. We snaked our way around and were seated by 8am for a 9 am graduation. All I can say is I'm glad we didn't dally or bring any extra people because they wouldn't have gotten in. The graduation was great, love the navy band! and as you can see from the picture Jackson has changed drastically in the past two months. He looks wonderful and is all Navy This and Navy That. He had watch at 4 pm which was a little disappointing, David and I will be here for his liberty but Janet and Diane are leaving this morning so they didn't get to spend as much time with him as they wanted. But we had a wonderful afternoon - we went to lunch and Jackson got his beloved bacon cheeseburger and then after we drove around the super ritzy part part of Gurnee Illinois by the lake. We went back to the base and Jackson picked up his pictures that we will be trollying home on the plane along with the Ginormous frames he bought. Then he ran off for 4 o'clock watch at 2:45, so worried about being late. This boy that 6 months ago we we screaming out of bed every morning, Mr Five More Minutes. The change the navy makes in these boys is overwhelming, he is an instant adult. He's still Jackson though, but we're glad he's doing so well and loving his life - what more can you ask?