Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ryan playing with Grandpa

Ryan has been pulling up everywhere! He loved pulling up last weekend on the big windows at Grandpa and Grandma's house. Grandpa thought it would be fun to go outside and play with him. Ryan LOVED it! In other Ryan news, he started saying bye-bye and waving yesterday. It's so cute! He also mastered going DOWN the 2 stairs to our dining room. He sort of "belly slides" down. It's much better than rolling down head over heels, which is what he's been doing.

Ranch Days

We went to Ranch Day's on Saturday at the Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Dustin's cousin was in town from New Mexico and a lot of his family was able to go. Unfortunately, Dustin had District Jr High tennis and didn't get to go. It was a great day! Taylor made a corn-husk doll and a stick horse. She learned how to bake biscuits with hot coals, wash clothes with a washboard, and brand a wooden cow. She also got to ride on a real horse named pitchfork. We all left exhausted, but it was lots of fun!

Kristal feeding Ryan
Corn-husk doll

He loves being outside!

Sweet cousins...Riley, Mikaela and Taylor

Listening to a cowboy sing

Taylor riding Pitchfork

Washing clothes

Scrubbing those clothes!

More clothes washing

Taylor and Riley resting in a rocking chair

Me with my sweet kiddos on the caboose

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fun in the Rain

I'm a couple weeks behind, but had to blog about Taylor's fun in the rain! One Thursday after gymnastics, it was pouring rain. Taylor wanted to go look for snails with our neighbor, Alanna. I told her she could, while I fed Ryan. After he was done eating, I peeked out the door and found her drenched in rain, not looking for snails at all! I took some pictures and video. She had a blast!! Taylor, I love your excitement for life and the way you take joy in the small things!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ryan at 9 Months

Ryan turned 9 months last week. Oh, this boy is into everything!! Crawling up steps, pulling up on everything, putting EVERYTHING in his mouth! He's loving the table food...cheese, tortillas, bread, avocados, bananas, and rice. He's sleeping about 10 hours at night and taking 3 naps. We go to the doctor tomorrow for his check-up. I don't think he's gained much since his 6 month appointment (20 lbs 13 oz), now that he's on the go so much. I'll update his stats after his appointment. For now, check-out those beautiful blue eyes!!

Happy Birthday Dustin

Dustin turned 29 on April 1st. We surprised him with cupcakes at school. Taylor was upset that we didn't have balloons and decorations. :) She hid under his desk so she could yell surprise. It was so cute!! Happy Birthday to a fantastic husband and father!!

Easter 2010

We had a busy Easter!! We hunted eggs at Grandpa and Grandma's on Good Friday, at Pop Pop's on Saturday and at Gammy and Pap-pa's on Easter Sunday. On Sunday, about 5 minutes into the hunt, Taylor decided she was tired and wanted to sit down! I guess she had too much hunting! Ryan was perfectly fine with one egg to play with. Here are pictures from our fun-filled weekend.

Coloring eggs at Gammy's
At Gammy's

Easter Sunday

Easter morning. The Easter bunny brought Taylor The Princess and the Frog, a book and a nail file. Ryan got a baby movie and a new shirt.

Ryan was tuckered out after all the egg hunting

At Pop Pop's

Eating a kit-kat

At Grandpa and Grandma's