Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryder Bart and summer updates

I can't believe how fast this year has gone!  Ryder has brought so much joy, fun, and love to our lives this year.  He is so ornery and into everything, but he is the sweetest little cuddly boy.  He gives great kisses and hugs and loves giving that cheesy smile.  He has been walking for a couple of weeks, which means a few more bumps and bruises than normal.  We can't wait to spend many,many more birthdays with him!  

Our summer is coming to an end.  I have a meeting on Monday and Wednesday next week and I go back to school on Thursday. The summer has gone so fast!  We have stayed busy swimming, gardening, camping, and playing outside.  We just got back from Leman vacation, which I managed to not take any pictures of...not sure what I was thinking.  It was so much fun.  The kids and I also went to the zoo on Sunday with my parents and sister while Bart went to the Brickyard.  It's been a fun summer!
Ryder, today on his 1st birthday

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Grandpa and Ryder at the zoo

Kyra's first visit to the dentist

At the zoo

picking up sticks after the storm

Riding on Kyra's pony

Some garden goodies

Loving the beach

more garden goodies

Crazy boy
Crazy girl at the zoo

Funny pic...not sure what they are looking at

Mommy and her babies at the zoo

Kyra petting the sharks

Ryder trying to pet the sharks

Loving that he found dirt

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Big Boy

After many debates about cutting his hair, I finally won!  Bart wanted to wait until he was a year and had curls before we cut it.  Lys was at our house cutting Bart's hair last night and I finally convinced him it was time.  He did such a good job.  I think he really liked the clippers.  Now, he looks so grown up and ornery!  We styled it this morning and he is such a cutie pie.  For some reason the before shot is a little dark, but you get the hint.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer enjoyment

We have had a busy, but fun summer so far.  Kyra went to a week of gymnastics last week and we had a Leman camping trip adventure.  We've also been busy getting our new camper ready for all of our camping trips this summer.  I never thought I would own a camper, but with 2 kids it is so much easier!  We love it so far.  We have another trip planned this weekend!  Here are some pics of our summer so far.

Swinging on the rope

Getting ready for a forward roll 

On the balance beam

Ryder wasn't a huge fan of gymnastics

Flipping on the bars

Final pose for the week

Brie and Kyra at the campground

Bags tournament

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Grandpa and some of the grandkids

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ryder's 9 month pics

Although there weren't any pictures that I didn't like, here are a few of my favorites from Ryder's 9 month pictures taken by Gina.  Ryder is super active right now so I was not expecting much from these pictures.  He did great.  He was such a ham.  He was full of mouth open, tooth bearing, wide eyed smiles.  He is a fun loving, extremely energetic, in to everything, busy little boy.  I can't wait to spend the summer with him and Kyra.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring updates

I have decided that I have been a pathetic blog poster.  Life gets busy, I guess!  So, here are some updates from the past 2 months.  We decided to go on a mini spring break trip.  We took the kids to stay a couple of night in Lafayette.  We had fun swimming, shopping, and going out to eat.  Ryder is going to be such a little fish this summer.  We enjoyed Easter with our family.  Kyra really enjoyed hunting for her basket and the Easter egg hunt.  Ryder was just excited about eating the snacks in his basket.  Today was nice so we decided to fly Kyra's kite she got for her birthday.  Auntie then came over and got rid of Ryder's wingding piece of hair.  It was just a mini haircut!!  I'll have Ryder's 9 month pictures to post soon.  Kyra will also be getting ready to go to a gymnastics camp so I'll post some of those pics too!
Getting ready to swim

Getting ready to go out to eat
Easter family picture

Easter girls

Mommy and Ryder

Ryder's first egg

Kite flying

The mini haircut