Monday, June 16, 2008

Preschool Graduation

Aidan had his preschool graduation a couple of weeks ago...way too cute. He will still be going there for the summer before starting half-day kindergarten this fall. At the graduation, all the kids sang songs and recited poems together and individually. Aidan even stood up and named all the continents and some of the oceans! We were impressed that the teacher could keep ten 4- and 5-year-olds under control for more than an hour--Aidan was definitley getting antsy but did great. Afterward, all the graduates and parents went out for lunch. It was a fun day!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Big 5!

Our sweet little Aidan turned 5 on Sunday! Enjoy some pictures from his party out at Bethie's house. Despite the intermittent rain, a great time was had by all.

New race track! He had fun playing with it while we got ready for the party.

We rented a big inflatable slide. The kids had a blast. We had to unplug it a few times due to rain, but then we'd start it back up again when the rain stopped. We, um, tried really, really hard to abide by the long list of rules given to us by the rental company.

Aidan finishes off the pinata! Look at Lauren peeking her head through the window of the play structure.

Lauren found a Cars sticker! Mostly the kids threw the toys (punching balloons, glow sticks, squirter rings, etc.) off to the side and loaded up on the candy.
The kids each decorated their own lantern with foam stickers.

Aidan chose an ice cream cake with four kinds of chocolate!
Our friend Chase stays close to the cake while we get ready to sing to Aidan...
Chase and Lauren enjoyed their cake together. He is really sweet with her.
Our bestest friends Jessica, Hannah (5) and Sarah (2) from southern Oregon stayed after the party and had a sleepover, then stayed Monday to help me celebrate my birthday, too! We brought our bean bin out front and Sarah and Lauren checked it out together.
Jess just got a new minivan, which is Aidan's absolute favorite type of vehicle ever. He spent most of their visit playing in it or asking to play in it.
Here's a nice picture of our house that Jessica took. I got the flags for my birthday...they are fun and festive.