Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jeff's new toy!

As I mentioned in the last post, we had quite the frustration with Jeff's truck earlier this month. We ended up spending over $900 in trying to fix it at 2 different shop visits, and during the last visit they told Jeff that he needed a new engine. The heck with that! Why would we want to spend another $4000 on a truck that we knew wouldn't last much longer. Well, that same week, the truck died and wouldn't start until my dad called AAA towing for us (when they were still in town). Long story short, it was a stressful time. A few days later, after A LOT of going over our budget and trying to figure out what to do, we brought home a 2008 Toyota Tacoma that had a great sale! We got the double-cab, which will help taking Ryker in his carseat. Even though it's Jeff's new "baby", he still lets me drive it every once in a while. :)

Where have the days of January gone?!

"Grandpa spiked my hair with gel! Now I'm a cool dude!"

Ryker likes to randomly stick out his tongue...too cute!

Sleepy boy taking a nap

Hangin' out in his pjs and swingin' away!

It's already January 31st! Let's see, what all happened this month?

  • Our baby boy turned 2 months and gets even cuter as the days go by! :)
  • Ryker LOVES to smile and talk to Mommy & Daddy! (I've taken some videos, so once I learn how to attach them I'll share them with y'all.)
  • He moved into size 2 diapers!
  • He's starting to wear some 3-6 mo. clothes, even though a lot of them are still quite big. The onsies fit much better than the 0-3 mo.!
  • In the last couple of weeks, he has found his fists to suck on! (I'll have to take a pic of the baby slobber to show you.)
  • One major event at the beginning of the month is the time that Jeff's 1996 Ford Ranger broke down and died. Yeah, it wasn't a fun time. (I'll explain more in the next post.)
  • Jeff got his Professional Engineer's license in the mail this week, because he passed his PE exam that he took back in November!!!! We're so proud!
  • This past week I thought I ended up somehow with strep throat with a major sore throat for days, coughing, nasal congestion, sneezing, and then loss of voice. I went to the dr. on Mon., and luckily it wasn't strep. She said I have laryngitis and probably a mixture of a cold. I've been really worried about Ryker getting sick, but THANKFULLY he hasn't shown any signs of being sick. Jeff has said he's had a bit of a sore throat in the last couple of days though. Uh oh!

I'm looking forward to the fabulous month of February! Not only is it my birthday month and that our boy will turn 3 months old, but we're also going to celebrate having MN visiters coming to KC! My parents are coming over President's Day weekend, and then Carrie, Liz, Kat, and Kat's 6 month old baby girl, Annie, are coming the last weekend of February. I CAN'T WAIT!! Mom & dad will be able to see how much Ryker's grown in 1 month and the girls will be able to meet him for the 1st time! His chubby cheeks are waiting for kisses!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy 2 Month Birthday, Ryker!

Happy to be heading to OshKosh College!

Today our baby boy turned 2 months old! He also had his 2 month pediatrician visit this morning. Poor little guy had 4 shots taken (2 in each leg)...he's a tough one! Yes he cried, but only for about 20 seconds after the shots and then in went the pacifier to calm him worked! :) He definitely wanted to be held by his mommy during the rest of the day which made us both feel better.
  • Weight: 12 lbs. 3 oz. (55 percentile) Now he's going into size 2 diapers!
  • Height: 23 1/2 in. (75 %)
  • Head: 39.1 cm. (25 %)
  • He's doing great overall with all measurements!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Talkin' To Mommy

"Hello, Mommy!"

"I'm trying to talk like you talk to me!"

Hee hee..."That tickles my tummy!"

"Let's sing the ABC song again!"

The Pictures Keep Coming...

"I love you, Great-Grandma D.!"

What a happy little boy!

"I love you too, Grandma!"

"It's fun when everyone tries to get me to smile, because I get all of the attention!"

Friday, January 4, 2008

More visiters from Minnesota!

We love out-of-town visiters! A good friend from high school, Bobbie, came to KC a week ago from Duluth with her husband, Aaron, and 2 kids, Dakota & Sierra. It was a very quick visit but lots of fun! It's sweet, because Ryker & Sierra have the same birthday (Nov. 15) and are exactly 1 year apart. We'll never forget their birthdays! Hopefully someday they can have a little birthday party celebration together! THANKS FOR COMING, BOBBIE!!!

Ryker loves looking in the mirror!

Such a gigglin' cutie and a new best friend to Tippy!

Just hangin' around!

Visiting with Ryker's Nona & Papa

"Papa's got me!"
Mom and dad have been visiting us for 2 weeks and head back up north to MN tomorrow morning. They're not looking forward to the time away from Ryker. They had lots of fun with their little grandson and were able to see how much he changed since the week he was born and even the changes within the 2 weeks they were here! Changes include how he's more alert, staying awake longer, focusing on objects & people, smiling more often, recognizing his Mommy & Daddy, eye color changing a tad, getting chubbier, being a bit more vocal with baby coos, getting stronger in his movements, more control with his head, etc.

"Nona's trying to get me to go to worked!"

"Time for another nap...zzzzzzz."

Papa's little grandson

We Love You Both!

Christmas of '07

"Finley & I love our Santa hats!" Yawn..."Time for another nap!"

"This is when I was fighting sleep and Daddy had to calm me down while everyone was eating the Christmas dinner."

Tippy's energy always wears Rocky out when she's at his house!

"I love when my Great-Grandparents come to see me!"

"I'm all smiles!"

7 Weeks Old Yesterday!

"Can I have a hug?" Anytime, Ryker!
Ryker has the cutest kissable cheeks ever! What a growing little man! He's getting to be quite the little chubby boy. :) It's amazing how the time is flying by! Get ready to see a bunch of pictures from the last couple of weeks that many of you were asking to see!

Hangin' out with Tippy & Daddy while cheering for the University of Memphis basketball team. Go Tigers!

Snuggling up with Daddy at home