Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ryder, my mom, and I went to California last weekend for a family reunion. Here we are in the Denver Airport trying to kill 3 hours inbetween our flights.
Ryder and his Great Grandma!

4 Generations!

My beautiful cousins and I
The 3 of us had so much fun, and Ryder was so good on the flights. I was really glad that I had my mom's help though because traveling with a baby is hard work!! I'm lucky that Ryder is such an easygoing baby, it really made the trip much easier. This was his 3rd time flying and the flight attendants were joking around and told me I should get him his own frequent flier number!! I might just have to do that....
It was great to see the family. Sometimes I get sad living so far away because I would love to see everyone more often, but it gives me a great excuse to visit California! Since Ryder has been here I definitely see things differently and he has helped me appreciate the smaller things in life, like family. There's nothing better.

He's 4 Months!!

Dear Ryder,
I can't believe my little chunky monkey is 4 months old already!! Time sure is flying by. You make life so exciting and fun. I look forward to waking up just so I can watch you explore and discover your world. You make me smile and laugh all the time. And your feet and toes are your new favorite toy.
You're developing quite the personality!! You get your stubborness from me and your silliness from your dad. I love how you let me know you're ready to get up in the morning, how you love to lay on a blanket and stretch and stretch after waking up, I love how you give me "kisses", and how you smile at me with your whole body. It makes me feel so loved.
I feel so blessed to be your mom. I can't wait to watch you grow up and become whatever you want to be. Thank you for picking me.
Love, Mommy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

He's 3.5 months!

I can never get enough of my baby boy, so here are a few recent pictures.

He loves the Denver Broncos, just like his daddy.
What a stud!
One of his favorite toys.
On his 3 month birthday.
P.S. I've been having a lot of fun lately editing my pictures using picnik =)

Happy Halloween!

Halloween isn't my favorite holiday to begin with........... But things definitely change when you have kids. All of my nieces and nephews came over on Saturday to decorate Halloween cookies. Prizes were given out for the best decorated cookies, and let's just say there were some interesting categories, like most depressing? Hmmm.... But everyone loved Ryder and couldn't get enough of him, of course. I mean, what's not to love?

Of course I didn't take Ryder trick or treating, but I just had to dress him up as a monkey. First of all, that's our nickname for him. And second, he already has a monkey rug and about 6 stuffed monkeys decorating his room, so it was fitting. However, he didn't really like being in his costume so I didn't get that many pictures. I'm glad I at least got a couple.