Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July updates (so far anyway)

My parents, last minute, decided to come visit for the weekend of the 4th, and boy were we excited! Especially considering they were just here the first week in May! And so they made the long drive from Ogden, UT to Ames, IA to see us. Ryder even made a sign to say welcome, since he was coloring at the time anyway. The sucky part was that I had just found out I had pneumonia and felt like absolute crap that week before they arrived, but by the time they got here I felt good again. So, I was really nervous that I would be too sick to enjoy their visit, but was very surprised and grateful to be feeling tons better! We had a lot of fun, staying around Ames. We went to a park, Fuji steakhouse (which was way yummy!) and played games and grilled at home. It was nice and laid-back. It rained on the 4th though, so no fireworks or grilling or being outside that day at all, but it was such a nice time with them! Ryder absolutely loved their visit and seeing Grandma & Grandpa McFarlane....
We went to the Omaha zoo one weekend and had a blast, we stayed overnight at the Hilton down there and except for it also being the same weekend as the Men's College World Series (we don't follow college sports) and traffic and parking being bad, we had so much fun! Ryder lost a shoe to the lemurs down below, but he loved it!....
Paul was out of town for work a few weeks ago in Portland (I was so sad we didn't get to go, but that's when we all started getting sick anyway, so it was better we didn't) and Ryder's hair is getting really long, so I decided to comb it straight back and see what it looked like. He got a kick out of it! I think he felt like a different person, he was laughing maniacally and being so goofy! It was so sad Dad missed it! :( But he ended up looking like Bond, James Bond, with his slicked back 'do... There are some pics included here. I just wish I had him in a suit instead of his doggy pj's, but it's so cute anyway....
Ryder had his 18 mos. check-up yesterday and did so awesome! He's always very curious when the Dr. pokes and prods and checks everything out, but he's very good and still which the Dr. was pleasantly surprised about. He had 3 shots, yikes! But didn't start crying until the 2nd one, and only cried for about 30 seconds. He just needs a moment when he's hurting, then he's over it! So not like his mom that way! I'm so proud of him, everything went well and he's healthy and all. He's 33" tall, weighs 27 lbs. 14 oz., and his head is 47 1/2 cm around. He's in the 71% for height, 76% for weight, and 42% for head. What a big boy!....
After waiting forever and deciding on the perfect haircut for me, I finally made it back to the salon for a cut and color. And it looks great! My hairstylist is awesome and always does a great job, and I walk out feel like a million bucks. It's such a splurge but the one I love and enjoy most! Hope you enjoy all the pics....

4 comments:

The Clarks said...

Hey Shari, you look adorable (as always!) and Ryder is getting so big. Topher only has a couple pounds on him. We really need to get the two of them together! Topher's hair is quite curly on top, too, but we keep it short on the sides and back. It's easy because he LOVES it when I cut his hair. I love reading your blog and let me know if you ever want to do a playdate, ok?? Love, Macie

Billie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you were sick. I hope you are doing better and your hair is darling! Speaking of hair, ;) look at that Ryder boy! I love the slicked back pics, he's such a cute little boy. He looks like a mini Steven Segal. I'm glad your parents could come over and they haven't aged in the past 20 years.

Meltone said...

I love your hair it is so cute and so is ryder's!! Happy Birthday today!!! isn't 25 wierd?!

m&em said...

Your hair is absolutely b-e-a-utiful!! I love it!