Let me just start by saying that Ryder attends the most wonderful preschool ever, Lighthouse Christian Preschool.  His teachers are clearly invested in every student, and we have felt nothing but love from them all year.  They’ve hosted a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas party, and a Superbowl party for dads (since school isn’t in session for Father’s Day), and today I was treated to the sweetest Mother’s Day Hoedown ever.

When I arrived, the kids were all sitting as quietly as little mice, listening to the teacher read a story.  The girls had purple bandanas around their necks and the boys had neon green ones.

IMG_4721The tables were set with hay bails in the center (which held fun “s’mores on a stick” handmade by the kids), and each mom’s place had all kinds of goodies.


We got a huge mason jar full of “Cowboy Cookie” fixin’s,


and a fun marble necklace.


Then we were treated to a little theatrical entertainment including a Mother’s Day song and a square dance.  I was cry-laughing.  Totally hysterical!  Next, we dined on chicken salad sandwiches, cheese, crackers, spinach dip, and fruit, and had cowboy boot cookies and coffee cake for dessert.  Everything was served out of fun vintage-y tin muffin pans.

The teachers took photos of us with our kiddos in front of a lovely patchwork quilt… and then the sillies took over.  I guess you could say it was the preschool version of a photo booth 🙂

IMG_4741Once again, Lighthouse went above and beyond to help make special memories with my biggest boy… the one who made me a mama for the first time… who apparently didn’t realize that he had chicken in his teeth before we took this picture.  Oops!




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  1. Jessica G.
    Jessica G. May 10, 2013 at 12:15 am | | Reply

    Aww, I’m so glad you like Lighthouse. That is where Connor will be headed in the fall and I am excited for all of the adventure that awaits him…and apparently me too 🙂

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