Friday, October 12, 2007


Scott is preparing Ryan at an early age to be a football player so we tried him out on a game of Madden. He thought about it for a minute, and we thought for a moment that he was going to be a natural.
But then he realized how good it tasted and all hope was lost.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 of Ryan

Everyone keeps commenting on his long eyelashes...I don't know where they came from, but I'm jealous! Ryan is obsessed with his jumper. He has been kicking and pumping his legs since before birth so this toy was a natural for him. He will jump in it for a very long time. Notice the concentration...he sticks his tongue out and curls one side up. It's something new but I find it totally adorable. Showing off his jumping skills some more.

Ryan's New Game

Ryan is really good at scooting....backwards. He keeps getting stuck in places. Here he is getting stuck under the couch and then finally realizing it.

What a little sweetheart!

And again...

You'd think he would learn his lesson, but here he is again stuck under another couch! At least this time he was entertained because he kept pulling books off of the bookshelf.
He looked all through my Achievement Night materials and got an early start on the For the Strength of the Youth pamphlet

Happy baby!

I feel so spoiled...Ryan is such a happy baby. This is the cute little smile I see all the time. Even when he wakes up in the morning or from naps, he sits there and talks to the little animals on his bumper until I come and get him. Life doesn't get much better than this!

Michaela at Chesley Lake

Scott and I were sad we couldn't go to Chesley Lake this year, but glad that Michaela was able to go with her grandparents. It's her favorite vacation and from these pictures you can see why! Michaela is so fun. She is 100% girl....until she goes to Chesley. Then it is dirt, frogs, toads and turtles for a straight week. Here are some pictures to prove it! Showing off her itty bitty fish she caught. She has caught some pretty big ones in the past! She wakes up at 5am to go fishing with grandpa. She's dedicated.
Here are Michaela and her friend Peighton fishing off of the dock in front of the cabin.
Peighton and Michaela showing off their frog. Unfortunately, this frog wasn't strong enough to survive the 'spa day' the girls so kindly treated it to and it died shortly thereafter. Michaela can waterski!

She didn't even have help in the water this year! Way to go! I still need help in the water...

Dave and Heather's wedding

Here are Scott and Ryan. They don't always dress to match but it was cute. An almost family picture...but we were missing Michaela.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Howdy Partner

Ryan went on his first vacation to Texas. My mom and I actually drove down there. We were nervous to drive with him at first, but it went really well. It was an 18 hour drive and Ryan slept about 16 hours of it. He was a wonderful baby for the whole ten days. We had a lot of fun and he got to visit his great grandpa and a lot of other relatives. We bought him this cowboy hat as a souvenir. He's a real cowboy now!

He likes to eat!

We fed Ryan his first meal of rice cereal a few weeks ago. He loved it! Now whenever I am eating something he tries to grab my fork and eat off of it. I don't think he is going to be a picky eater.
He wanted to try feeding himself. He played with the spoon for a little while before trying to shove it in his mouth. He actually got a bite in, although I think he preferred his dad feeding him.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ryan is a Cuddlebug

Ryan likes to cuddle with his stuffed animals a lot now whether he's awake or sleeping. It is very cute. This first picture makes me laugh every time I see it.

Bath Time

Ryan really likes to chew on everything he sees now. I had a hard time giving him a bath tonight because he wouldn't keep his hands or feet out of his mouth! Today at his doctor's appointment he tried to eat the doctor's fingers, coat and hair. It was pretty embarassing because he wouldn't let go, but I'm sure she's seen worse :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Just Cute

There's nothing special about these pictures. I just thought he looked cute today. He hates wearing shoes.

He the end of church today his shoes and socks were both off.

Rolling Over

Everything started out just fine... Then things got pretty bad... Then they got worse...

Until finally... he did it!! When I roll him over, he thinks it's a game. When he has to do it himself, it's a whole different story.

Happy Baby

He was so happy playing with his gym. He always gets stuck in this corner.
I almost had a smile in this picture... But then he got distracted by his dad walking by.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ryan at the Lake... Before experiencing the water

Ryan was pretty apprehensive about the whole trip to the lake. He didn't like being hot (and it was 95 degrees). He didn't want to wear his hat and he kept trying to kick his water shoes off. All in all, he was pretty cranky the whole day.

He was the happiest when I just put him in his carseat. Eventually he fell asleep.