Thursday, April 23, 2009

Laughing the day away...

Ryder loves to laugh! If you've seen the previous video you already know. But he won't laugh at just anyone or anything, no, but once you get him going he keeps going and going and going... He's so dang cute! Here's another video:


video


So fun! I just couldn't imagine a more fun boy! What he also loves to do is read, just check this out....Hmmmph...

Let's see what's on this page...

Cool book!

...Or should I say he loves to grab at books and he wants to slobber on them. But he loves being read to! I hope for him that he has a great love of reading when he's older. It's really funny because I loved reading growing up but hadn't done much for awhile, but January '08 I decided to start reading and my goal was to always be reading at least one book...which I have been trying to keep up with now too. And before that, about mid-'07 Paul and I read Harry Potter books 1-6 together, which was so fun! Here are some of the books I've enjoyed in the past year or so....

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I seriously read this for 3 months, only reading at my 15 min. and sometimes hour long breaks at work, because I didn't want it to end...), Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, The Alchemist, The Devil & Miss Prym; The Chronicles of Narnia books 1-3: The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, The Horse & His Boy; Belly Laughs, Your Pregnancy Week by Week, a book of labor and deliver stories (can't remember the name), & countless other pregnancy books, and since I was pregnant most of '08 I can't remember the other ones I know I read.

Right now I'm in the middle of reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince again (for a refresher), Pope Joan (thanks for the recommendation Roberta!), and The Glass Castle (which I heard from my mother-in-law Tracy and Katie from ISU that it's way good)! So we'll see how long it takes me to finish...if I do. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Some updates...

Ryder boy on Easter Sunday....
Hey good-lookin'! ...

Whatcha got cookin'?



Ryder hanging out...

The shirt says it all!

Checking out his new tummy time mat!

He's getting so good at lifting his head up high during his least favorite time, tummy time.


So, here are some pics of Ryder's finished nursery, it's been done for a few months, but I finally got around to taking some pics.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ryder boy is HUGE!

So, I have to say that we really wanted a boy SO bad when we found out I was pregnant, and when we found out we were having a boy, we were THRILLED! I feel so lucky to have Ryder boy! He will be an awesome older brother someday and look out for his siblings. He has such a fun and active personality. I never could have imagined I could be so lucky to have someone like him in my life. Paul and I both look at him often and one of us will ask the other if we can believe he's real, and we both can't.

He loves to react to most things with a smile, and if it really gets his seal of approval then it's a huge laugh. Without him my life would feel so much less full. He fills my heart with so much joy! Of course, Paul has always made me so happy and I feel lucky to have him, which explains why I can't get enough of Ryder...he's half-Paul.

However, he is growing like CRAZY! I picture that having a little girl means she's petite and tiny and stays that way longer than a baby boy. I know that's not necessarily true though. And you know, it's so fun to see him grow, but I wish that I could freeze this time in his life to last much longer. I won't miss the waking up in the night, wait, scratch that, I will, I will miss it all when he's older. I will miss it all because this time is so precious and it's flying by too fast! I just love him like crazy! He'll be 3 months old this Saturday! Someone please tell me where my newborn baby went? At a whopping 15 lbs. he's far from newborn...



Dad's excited for sure!


Mmmm...love those fingers!

So serious!

Being tortured in the too small bear coat, sorry boy!


Hanging out......


"What's up?" says Ryder boy


So tired!


Too cute for words!