Ryder Completes Kindegarten!

My Ryder is done with Kindergarten! Well, he will be tomorrow. I feel like the last week of school can be easily compared to the final mile of a marathon. Just die, I say! I can't take one more time change or themed dress-up day! 

If not for nothing, it does make for some great pictures. 

In mid-May, Ryder's Kindergarten class had a day where they showed off there animal dioramas (a final project of sorts) and performed for us a few songs. 

Here he is with a couple of this friends from class. 

Here he is with his diorama. He picked a komodo dragon, which I thought was quite clever.

And here he is singing us a few songs. He's the cute tall one in the back. 

On the second to last week of school, each day they had a theme. Can you tell what the first one was?

Cowboy Day! For these photos he said, Mom! Instead of "cheese", I'm gonna say, "yeehaw!"

One of the other days that they got to dress up for what Hawaiian Day. We own one article Hawaiian apparel and it just happens to be an adult man's size shirt, so that is what he wore. We also thought the mohawk and the cowabunga sign gave him a nice surfer vibe that really pulled the look together.

Their elementary school also did a 5k that week! They take of about a mile for the Kindergarteners, but I was very impressed with how well Ryder did. I couldn't help envisioning him on the side of the trail somewhere crying and whining about how tired he was...hmmm, I wonder why? (It's because that's probably what I would do.)

There is something about crossing a finish line--no matter the age or the distance--that makes me ridiculously emotional. 

This week we did a "Bubble Day" that included blowing bubbles, chewing bubble gum and othere water activities. He had a "Feild Day" where they had a bunch of relays and races, and to top it all off? A dance festival. Why not? Who doesn't love a good dance festival? 

I can't believe how fast these last nine months have gone. If Ryder's school years continue to go by this fast, I'm in serious trouble.

But in the end, I ooze pride for this boy and I love him with all my heart and I always will. 


  1. I see at least four kids in Ryder's class that are in our primary! How fun!