Saturday, May 31, 2008

we might have a problem

wii fit - why can't i quit you? thank you for being so polite and encouraging about the 10 lbs i need to lose. well played nintendo, well played.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

i heart portland

we had a wonderful time in portland. i think i asked aaron if we could move there about every 5 minutes. thanks for the hospitality portland hoyts. hope everyone is on the mend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Oh, the places he'll go!

Riley graduated from Kindergarten last night. It was a wonderful program that included quotes from a number of presidents and songs about capitals. They were all cranked up to about 11 and had so much fun.

Riley was Abraham Lincoln and said with pride, "as I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master." JFK, John Adams and GWB were represented. All of the quotes were those that inspired and moved generations, well all but George Walker Bush. The only quote the teacher could think of was "no child left behind." There were audible smirks in the audience.

All of the kids worked so hard and were so sweet. We are so proud of Riley. He did so well and has known not only his line for weeks, but everyone else's as well. Such progress has been made this year. This was his second go'round for Kindergarten. Last year was such a struggle and he just wasn't ready. This year he has accomplished so much and grown up quite a bit. He is funny, charming, bright, creative, energetic, determined and a READER. Best decision I ever made. Look out 1st Grade here he comes!

Lola had fun at graduation, too. She sang along to each song with raspberries and squeals. Another 4 or 5 years, baby girl, and you will be there too!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

One lump or two?

Just returned from a Mother's Day Tea Party at Riley's school. The kids served their mamas a choice of hot or cold tea, assorted sweets and chips and salsa. He was so proud and couldn't stop hugging me. Completely made my day. Thank you, sweetest (Swedish) boy.