Monday, December 29, 2008

Thanks Santa!

Like I always say, each year just gets better and better and this year was no exception. Unfortunately, I was terrible at taking pictures on Christmas. I did a lot more video. I did a lot better with pics on Christmas Eve. Here's what we did: for Christmas Eve: we had Brian's side of the fam over for dinner and boy was it delish! Everyone pitched in and did such a great job on their assignments and then some. We roasted and BBQ'd some cornish game hens. They were a lot of fun to make and tasted pretty good. For entertainment we decorated ginger bread houses and played our new Xbox game, Lips (it's the same as Sing Star for Play Station). Brian got it for me for Christmas-thanks babe! For Christmas we got up and opened presents with the kids. Jax liked the candy in his stocking the most. :) Next in line was his quad. He's still a little small for it but he loves to go riding. He'll say "faster, go fast!" We then went to Nana and Poppy's for a beautiful and amazingly delicious dinner. It's been a dream for my dad to have a nice fancy meal and he was able to pull it off even with the unexpected obstacles. Him, my mom and brother Craig worked so hard at making it perfect. It was Awesome! Thank you all so much. They got us a ping pong table this year. Yeah!! Anyone ready to play. I'll warn you, I'm pretty good. :) Thank you to all our family for such a wonderful Christmas. We love you all!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ryker is 7 Months

Man this little guy has learned a lot this last month and he has 2 teeth with more on the way. His big mile stones were scooting and eating puffs by himself. He's gotten dang good with picking them up and putting them in his mouth. It's way cute. This boy lu-hoves to eat! As you can see, it was easy to get some smiley pics of him tonight. What a ham! We love him so much!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Army crawl, here we come!

He actually started this last night but was cranky by the time I got the camera out. This isn't much and is about all he'll do at one time but it sure is cute to watch him try.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble!

Another awesome Thanksgiving at Grandpa and Grandma Curtis's home! Brace yourself-there's a lot of pictures. Above is my grandma playing ping pong. Below is a picture of the tomato worm we found. It was huge!

Here is the 5 generations picture on 2 sides. I accidentally picked the blurry one but my Grandma and Grandpas moms are the only great grandparents left. My grandpa has an electric bike and Jaxon went nuts.

Mom and Liz playing ping pong (we played a lot of ping pong).
Sister Shelli and Grandma.

Nana got Ryker a little cowboy style outfit. Isn't he cute?
Boys trying to play football.

My sister Stacy felt there weren't enough pictures of us so we goofed off with the camera a bit. There is more but we at least managed to get one normal one. :)

Pictures of all the tables and people that were there. Here are the mutants at table 9 (Stacy, Scotty, Shelli, Craig & Brian).

Cousin Kevin and his wife Jackie, their girl Melissa and the Great Grandmas.

Liz, Klayton, Grandparents, Mom and Dad. If you're wondering where Jaxon is, he's running around saying "in the garage!). He was super happy to get to play in the garage (he is all Brian).
Here is Ryker taking a nap. He managed to pull his pants off and most his diaper. Aren't those the sweetest cheekies ever!

Because of the awesome rain, my grandparents weren't able to set the tables out on their new beautiful back porch so they set up shop in the garage (which is cleaner and nicer than most bedrooms). We have the dessert table (yum!) and the dinner table (yum X 2!). The dinner table was gorgeous with the beautiful ladder background, don't you think? :) We had such a great Thanksgiving spending time with our family and stuffing ourselves (as we should). Thank you so much Grandma and Grandpa for putting it together and for all the delicious food. I want to apologize again for Jaxon breaking your salt or pepper shaker. "Sorry Birdy." Happy Turkey Day everyone! Hope it was as good for all the rest of our family and friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ryker 6 Month Stats

Weight: 17.8-50%
Length: 28"-90%
Head: 17.5"-75%

He's right on schedule with his growth and mile stones. I rechecked the length when I got home because they seem to be getting that wrong lately but this one was accurate. Jaxon's only 31.5" right now. I think Ryker's going to catch up soon. Doc also said he's big enough for the big car seat. The shots of course were hard but he did really well.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

First Trip to the Zoo!

The boys went to the zoo for the first time and loved it! The weather was great and not too crowded. We went with TJ and Liz and met up with my dad, sisters and brother. They had a lot of stuff they didn't before and all the animals were out and about.
Jax wasn't all that thrilled about the petting zoo. The pic of him touching a goat is the one and only time he did it. They really freaked him out.
Ryker loved riding on Daddy's shoulders.
I know, I'm a dork.

Thanks TJ and Liz! We had a great time. Sorry mom and Scotty that you couldn't come. We hope you feel better bro. We didn't expect my dad and siblings to be there but we were glad they came. They brought a lot of humor to our day. :)

Ryker's half birthday...yesterday

Okay, I'm a day behind. My butterball is 6 months now and is getting more and more fun. I always say every month "this is my favorite stage" but I guess I just love 'em all. He's rolling over like mad and loves to play on the floor. He's still doing the superman thing on his tummy but I expect a little scooter any day now. He's also pretty close to sitting up. He's happy as can be and as you can see, it's not difficult to get a smile from him. He's such a sweety!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tricks but mostly Treats!

By far the best Halloween ever! I didn't realize as a teenager when holidays weren't as fun anymore that someday they would be better than I remembered. Here are the pictures of our fun day:
This is pretty much what our little horsey Ryker did all night.
Here he is from the back with his little tail. Awe!
This is my favorite pic of him of the night.
Yes, I'm a horse...of course?
After major protest on my part, my crazy husband shaved his head into a Mohawk and then wore a UPS uniform. What's up with that? It was pretty gross looking to be perfectly honest but it's the only day out of the year he can do it so whatever makes him happy (I guess). :)
Jaxon was a motorcycle dude and his outfit turned out way cute. Thanks TJ and Nana!
I was surprised he kept the bandanna on all night. He knew he looked cool. I have very few pictures of this child smiling.
Stud muffin!!

Once the night was over and the boys were asleep, the hubby and I hung out on the couch and enjoyed talking about the night and were sad it was over. Times are tough now but we have our family and 2 beautiful healthy babies that we're crazy about. Happy Halloween!!