Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ryker Turned One in November!

Get ready to see lots of November pictures! (Yes, I know, it's about time!)

On election night, Ryker finally started walking with his fun walker. This is a picture of him walking with it at Grandma & Grandpa's house. It was so cute, because Mommy taught him to say "Vroom vroom" while he pushed/walked (as spit drooled out of his mouth).

Hangin' out by Rocky

Grandpa & Daddy like to play with Ryker's toys too! Ryker just likes to knock the blocks down. haha!

November 15, 2008--Ryker's 1st birthday!!! His best buddies, Finley & Charlee Sue, get to open party gifts too!

What a treat! Little dude sittin' with both Grandpas!

Great-Grandma D. made Ryker his Christmas stocking! How beautiful!

"Look what I got, Daddy!"

Mommy's big boy!

Grandma made the cutest little clown cupcakes (with soy milk, of course), and as you can see, Ryker LOVED it! He's never had anything like it before (because most treats are made with milk), so it was his 1st yummy dessert!

3 little friends! Hey, Ryker, watch where you put your hands! Our little ladies' man.

A fun birthday activity for the little ones--1st time fingerpainting! All 3 got a typed up poem and made handprints. It was so cute! They all did a great job. HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, Ryker!!!

November 22nd--Celebrating Great-Grandpa S.'s 81st birthday! Here Ryker is sitting with Great-Aunt BJ!

4 Generations--Great-Great-Uncle Rowan, Daddy, Ryker, Great-Great-Aunt Louise, & Grandma

"I love you, Great-Grandma & Great-Grandpa!"

Time to take a break with Great-Uncle David

Awww...bein' sweet with Great-Aunt Jolene!

Julie's parents & most of the siblings!

Great-Aunt Cheryl!

And Great-Uncle Bill!

"Hi, Great-Aunt Carolyn!"
(As you can see, Ryker wanted a picture with the whole family!)
Cousins Caleb & Christine make good arm rests! :)

November 27th--Thanksgiving day! Spending time with Great-Grandpa & Great-Grandma D.


Such a handsome boy!

Oh so blessed

Oh so loved

Say cheese!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Back in October

Here we go again! Time to update this blog. Get ready for lots of pictures! I can never just put a couple on here. There are too many that are fun to share!

In the beginning of the month, Jeff and I wanted to take a day trip to Katy Trail and Les Bourgeois Vineyard where we got engaged in Rocheport, MO. It was a beautiful day with perfect walking weather with Tippy and Ryker.

Enjoying the sunshine!

Checking out the grapevines!

Ryker definitely has to check out every spot in the house!

"Feed me, feed me, Mommy."

That's Daddy's undershirt, silly!

Another favorite hobby: raiding the pantry!

Just chillin' on the deck

Ryker & Tippy love playing outside. Oh Ryker, don't try to eat the slobbery dog ball again!

Always smiling!

This picture is showing our poor boy with a fever while we were at the family gathering of making the best applebutter.

Looks like he's feeling much better! How do you like his little farmer outfit at Great-Uncle David & Great-Aunt BJ's farm?! So cute.

On Oct. 25th, we were in St. Paul for my friend Amy's baby shower. It was so much fun seeing so many of the girls from college! Right before the shower, Liz's sister, Noelle, decided she's going to start a new career in baby hair styling!

Ryker wanted to greet everyone at the door, so Noelle was greeted with a smile!

Time for photos by the pumkins!

Left to Right: Amber's son-Nolan, Tiffany's son-Kade, Ryker, and Kat's daughter, Annie

Beautiful pregnant ladies, Amy & Liz

Their baby boys will be here so soon!

A spot where Ryker loves to be--surrounded by pretty ladies!

I MISS YOU GIRLS!!! When's our next gathering? :)

Ryker missed Tippy, so he enjoyed hanging out with Angel.

After the shower, Ryker was dressed up as a MN Twins player, Joe Mauer, for a Halloween Trick-or-Treat event at the Como Zoo.

On our way to the zoo! Do you like how Liz looks like a pregnant Blossom? Remember that show? hehe.

When I got back from MN, my parents and Malena came for a visit during the last week of Oct. She hadn't seen him since his baptism, so it was fun for her to see how much he's grown!

Reading a book that Auntie Malena bought Ryker for an early birthday present

Pretty leaves on the tree in the backyard!

Our little dinosaur! He wasn't sure what to think of himself as he looked in the mirror.

Happy Halloween! We went to Daddy's office to Trick-or-Treat and saw some other fun costumes.

What's that I see in our backyard? Is it a bird or a really big insect? NO, it's Ryker having fun being dressed up as a dinosaur! :)