The end of the school-year is always marked by lots of extra events.
Last weekend was the end-of-the-year banquet,
and Amy and Elise, though part-time students,
were asked by special invitation to attend.
The lighting in our house after dark is just not great for taking photos,
I'm sorry these didn't turn out better, Amy and Elise!
They will be totally embarrassed by this next photo,
but it just needs to be included.
This pose is classic Filipino.
The hand gesture means 'gwapa,' or 'beautiful.'
Usually kids do it to frame their own face in a photo.
I love the mutual compliment as they do it to each other!
The theme of the banquet was
and it was held at the lovely Villa Margarita Hotel
Elise had been asked previously to design the tickets and the place cards
for the banquet, and she used a cute polka-dot motif.
The student council carried out the polka-dot theme
on the cake and in the decorations.
Elise and Amy pose with the rest of their class below...