Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our little graduate;)

Today was a BIG day for our little family! 
Today my sweet Riley graduated from preschool!

 I seriously cannot believe that we are just one summer away from kindergarten!!!

Just that thought makes me teary eyed!

This morning we headed to Riley's school for his end of the year program.Oh.my.goodness was it PRECIOUS!!! Each class preformed an adorable song.
(There's my little giraffe on the end.)
Riley had such a sweet class this year and I know he is going to miss all his friends.

My sweet boy proudly shows off his much anticipated preschool diploma!

Yup...there's the diploma again. Ready for the camera.

After the program we headed over to P@nera with my sisters to celebrate our new rising kindergartner! 
And YES, Riley enjoyed every bite of that big ole' cinnamon role!

When we got home that afternoon, Riley and I got busy in the kitchen. I had found the most adorable flip-flop cake recipe, and I though it would be the PERFECT way to celebrate our little graduate!

. I just added the decorated flip-flops and sand (crushed vanilla wafers) to the top of a iced vanilla cake.
So simple!!

And since we were celebrating our sweet RiRi today, I told him that he could choose the dinner menu for the evening. I had to run to the store anyway,so I told him to pick ANYTHING he wanted. 
You know what he said...CEREAL! 

I was a little disappointed by his first choice, so I asked him to give me a second favorite dinner.
SPAGHETTI and garlic bread was choice number two. 
PERFECT.
And Ri's spaghetti was served on the "special" Celebrate plate. In our house, if someone is celebrating an accomplishment that day (no matter how big or small) they get to eat on the "Celebrate" plate!

After dinner, everyone was super excited to finally dig into that cake!

Congratulations to my precious rising kindergartner! 
We are SO VERY PROUD of you!!!

9 comments:

Bethany said...

Woot!!! Woot!!! Way to go Riley!!! See you this weekend! We are proud of YOU!

Courtney said...

Way to go Riley! I love the flip flop cake, what are the flip flops made out of?

Meg said...

Oh he could not be any cuter!! That is cake is adorable, I must try it!!

CourtneyC said...

Doesn't seem possible he is going to kindergarten. I remember reading your blog when he was just starting pre-school.

Love the cake you are always so creative.

Melanie said...

Aw, precious graduate! Way to go Riley, we are so excited for you! That flip-flop cake is TOO cute! Love it!
(Love Sophie's dress, too!)

Celia Jimenez said...

All hail the graduate!!! I can't believe sweet lil Riley will be in kindergarten next year!!! Congrats little man!
Love the yummy cake...don't know how you don't sit there and eat it all and turn into an oompah loompah?!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Love the celebrate plate:) Congrats to him!! Getting so big:)

Susan said...

Congratulations to your little graduate. It is so hard to believe that our boys are heading to kindergarten in a few short months. Weren't we just celebrating their births?

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a cute little graduate!