Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ry's 1st loose tooth!

Ry lost his very 1st tooth in May, almost 1 month after his 6th birthday and 1 week before graduating from Kinder.  The boy was super excited to see what the tooth fairy would bring him.  Lo and behold the next morning he woke up to a $2 prize!  Ry was thrilled, and now he's got a 2nd loose bottom tooth!


1st bottom tooth is out!

With his monster tooth pillow


Tooth fairy has arrived!

Ry's Kinder Graduation

And just like that we have a 1st grader on our hands!  Ryland graduated from Kinder today (5/30/2017) with a huge smile and he earned the 'best friend' award.  The ceremony took about 45 mins to get through all 6 classes and they concluded by singing their class song "The Kindergarten Class" (to the theme of the Addams family) and the school song "Rowe Lane Rockets".  Afterwards they celebrated with a pizza party in their classrooms.  The school year flew by and just like that it's summer! :D

Quick yearly followup:  At his 6 yr checkup (in April) he measured 46 inches tall, weighed 48 lbs and is just above average (height/weight) for his age group.  Happy and healthy and ready to take on the world!

We are so proud of you Ryland!





Happy graduate!

Mrs Smith's kinder class and Ry's star on the red carpet



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ryland's 6th Birthday - Sharks!

Ryland had a Jawesome birthday party this year.  Ever since he started playing this shark game on his table he's been really into sharks: shark toys, video games, shark Lego's, shark shirts...you name it!  So we settled on a shark theme and booked Austin's Park N Pizza for the venue.  The weather this year was perfect, normally we run into rain.  It was partly cloudy, nice cool breeze, high 60's/low 70s, couldn't have asked for better weather!

The evite

Come take a
BITE out of
Ryland's 6th Birthday Party!
It's a party you can sink your teeth into!  
The party will include mini golf, rides, laser tag and arcade games.
Pizza and cake will be provided.
We have the room from 10:30-noon,
then the kids will be able to play as long as they want on all the rides/games.

Once again Pinterst has been my friend in helping me gather my thoughts for a shark themed party.  I found some awesome shark favors at Oriental Trading Co, a couple really cute cake and cupcake ideas as well as a shark balloon from Party City.   I also managed to find him a Jawsome shark shirt at a consignment event!  Couldn't believe my luck on that one, NWT too!  :)

the favors


favors and gifts
a boy and his shark toys...

For the main cake I baked a red velvet sheet cake and cut it out in the shape of a shark.  Of course then Ryland told me he wanted a killer whale cake, hence the brown/black coloring.  :)  I then made yellow cake cupcakes with tinted blue frosting and added shark lollipops to the top to make it look like a shark head or fin was on top of waves.  I think they turned out super cute!

Red velvet sheet cake and the shark I traced and cut out

trimmed and ready to be iced

Such a cute killer whale!

shark cupcakes (head and fin lollipops)

the birthday boy and his cakes

Ryland was super excited to spend the day with his friends from the hood, daycare and Kinder class.  They played laser tag, drove the go karts, tried their hands at mini golf, rode some roller coasters and enjoyed the arcade.  We made sure to book the earliest time for his party (10:30am) to give them ample time to partake in all the activities, we stayed until 2pm!


ready for cake

Happy birthday to you!

nom nom nom all the pizza

cake!

ready to race


video games

waiting for laser tag


mini golfers


strike a pose

We waited until we arrived at home to open all the presents.  Ry received some amazing gifts and dived right into playing with them and building Lego's.  We presented Ry with a new big boy bike (18") for this birthday, which he immediately wanted to test out.

 A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated Ryland's 6th birthday with us❣

happy birthday boy

18" bike


My pinterest site contains links to all the party items:

  • Party City - Shark balloon
  • Oriental Trading - Jawsome shark lollipops, shark squirter, shark plush toys, shark tooth candy necklaces, shark favor box