Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Ryder arrives home

  • Henry and I received a lovely message today to let us know that Ryder had arrived home safely.  

    Dear Lorraine,

    Ryder is here safe and sound. I took a few photos of his homecoming for you, Henry and the gang

  • Little Dawn and Peg are so excited to see Ryder.

    Peg says "Hey, that is Ryder's cap!! I know that is him!!"

    Little Dawn was desperate to get that tatty old sock off if Ryder's head.

    Peg says "There, there Ryder, it is so nice to see you!" Little Dawn is so happy that she is pulling the sock off as fast as she can.

  • "Finally, Ryder, we are so happy you are home. You look wonderful and very happy! Tell us about your travels please" says Little Dawn.

  • Ryder jumps from the box and is quick to get his land legs back. He puts on his cap and the girls surround him with welcoming hugs. Ryder begins to tell them how wonderful Henry's Mum is and that he had such a wonderful time with Henry travelling the UK and meeting many wonderful people and making friends.

  • They pull out the booklets and map from the box and Ryder begins to share the details. He explains his St. Albans pin and the cathedral and how amazing it was to be there.

  • Finally, they read the lovely card from Henry and they share in Ryder's adventures with Henry. Peg and Little Dawn are so happy Ryder had such fun and that his homecoming was such a happy event. They will have great fun catching up with Ryder's summer adventures with Henry.

  • The End. .

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Henry helps Ryder Pack.

I've been helping Ryder pack...we went through his collection of pamphlets and books.

Looks like he has got everything.

Now just got to find his clothes...Mum says that in 'typical boy fashion' they are discarded all over the place!
I'm sure I don't know what she is talking about!

Friday, 13 September 2013

We hold a farewell party for Ryder

Sadly the time has come to say goodbye to Ryder.

We have really enjoyed having him to stay, but apparently he really DOES have to go back to his family and school has already started so he has missed some!  

We decide to hold a farewell party for him.

After the party which ended up quite rowdy at times as everyone vied for attention and to get a word in, Ryder took the time to say goodbye to each of us individually.

Well except the twins who do EVERYTHING together!

I don't think Ryder ever quite 'got' Francis and his peculiar ways.

Now Ryder just has to pack his bags and little treasures he collected while here and he will be off.

Thanks for staying with us Ryder, we hope you had a fun time.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The boys go bowling.

The boys decided to go and have a game of ten-pin bowling and head off to the bowling alley.

Ryder aims carefully...

releases the bowl....

...and knocks down all but three of the pins.

Ryder and Simon have been busy chatting and don't realise how well Rory has done....

They come over and look on in astonishment!

Simon has his turn next.

It was a close game, but Henry and Rory just won...

Monday, 9 September 2013

Wet Day

Poor Ryder and Simon were hoping to go outside to play today.