Also, here are some pictures from Mother's Day! It was a really nice day outside, so beautiful! And church was very nice, instead of normal Relief Society there was a social in the cultural hall for chatting and eating little snacks and such. It was fun. For dinner we had barbeque pork ribs, mashed potatoes, rolls, and broccoli.
And I have to include these because Ryder's all dressed for church and he's lying on the quilt our friend Spring made us (we love it, Spring!) and it looks so good together....
Every day I wish that time could just stand still if but for a moment, so that I can take in everything about Ryder for longer. I want to remember him just as he is, but with each hour that passes he changes and grows and I fear I'll forget all the little things that make each day so different and wonderful than the last. He is my precious angel. I know that I am so lucky to have him.
And we just can't wait to be in Utah for everyone to fall in love with him like we have! To know him is to love him. I just can't believe he's actually a part of me! I'm so proud of him. He's starting to get a little shy or reserved I think. Some days he likes to babble and talk more than others. He's really observant and wants to look in the direction of whoever's holding him. He's going through a really fussy phase at bedtime. He hates going to sleep and fights himself to stay awake. He's still waking up in the night at least once. He has a hard time getting himself back to sleep...so we're trying to make him put himself to sleep in his crib, but he's usually gone before he's laid down. He LOVES to swat at things and goes to grab everything in front of him, especially at the dinner table. He does not like being on the floor in his bouncer or Bumbo while we're eating, he wants his chance to grab it all.
We just started him on rice cereal and he's so good with it. He already swallows most of it, so he's really not too messy. He gets so excited once he's had a taste and reaches his whole body forward for more. Right now he'll just eat about a teaspoon of cereal at a time, but he enjoys it. He's really starting to show more of his personality...we can't wait to see more too. He gets in active moods where he'll just kick and kick and flail his arms and when he's in his bouncer he'll whack the animals hanging down! It's the funnest game! He's learning and growing so much, we just love him tons!