Marshmallow Mondays

Play Date
11.23.09, 1:02 PM
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This past Saturday couldn’t come soon enough for Rydan.  Why?  He had his very first play date with his best friend at school, Kaden.  Since the first day of Kindergarten, Rydan hasn’t stopped talking about Kaden.  So when we ran into Kaden and his mommy at the school’s Fall Festival last month, we exchanged phone numbers and planned to meet at the park for some fun.  Like Rydan, Kaden is a lively, talkative, adventurous little guy with a big, warm smile and a creative mind.  It’s very easy to see why these two get along so well.  They are full of energy, full of life, and full of imagination.

Watching the two of them interact was quite intriguing to me.  Even though they are only five years old, I could see beyond just the friendship that has developed between them.  They are learning to share, to take turns, to respect one another, and they challenge one another’s imagination.  The value of a simple play date is truly incredible when all of the social skills that they are practicing are taken into consideration.  Rydan is learning how to get along with others, and he’s doing a great job of it.  It was fascinating for Ryan and I to watch how he talks, listens and laughs with another child.

Saturday afternoon was a day of sunshine, giggles, and excitement for these two friends.  From the merry-go-round to the swings to the slides, Rydan and Kaden played hard.  Below are a few photos of them in action. 


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