Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apple picking & ice cream

We spend another afternoon apple picking. This time with our MOMS Club. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
We always have so much fun at our MOMS Club outings. This day we went out for some ice cream. Ryder loved it!

Monday, October 17, 2011

first day of preschool

Mason started pre school the day after Ryder's birthday party. All week we talked about school and how he'd play with his friends and then mommy or daddy would pick him up. He's in a two's program and goes once a week on Mondays. I had Ryder's one year appointment that day so if I wasn't able to make it on time Chris was going to pick him up. Drop off didn't go great. We went in and washed his hands (it's one of the rules) and then put his bag in his cubby. He sat down and played, I said good-bye and then ran into a friend who's daughter is also in the class. I talked with her for a few seconds and then all of the sudden Mason realized I was leaving and he was attached to my leg screaming. I gave him a hug and a kiss and left. I later learned from my friend that he set off about 5 other kids and when she left almost the whole class was screaming! He's a few weeks in now and LOVES it. It took a couple weeks to transition but on the third week he walked in, washed his hands and found the backhoe. He didn't even want to hug me goodbye!

Here's Mason walking up the steps to school on his first day.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ryder | one year

Last birthday post :) I think you've figured it out by now Ryder is a one year old. Officially a toddler. It's getting a lot more interesting having 2 kids 21 months apart. At the park Ryder is running in one direction and Mason the other. They like to wrestle each other.. well Mason likes to wrestle Ryder. Ryder loves to be anywhere that his big brother is.

Ryder is 12 months. He

weights 22 lbs 5 oz (50%)
height - 31 inches (90%)
says mama, Coors
signs more & all done
climbs stairs, furniture, the dog, his brother...
eats everything, steak, ribs, pork chops, you name it!
still wakes up at least 1-2 times a night

I'm sure I'll add more to the list as I remember. Oh and for those that don't know, Coors is the name of our dog! He says "Ca" when talking to her. I love that our kids have a dog growing up. They love her so much and when we're at the park they love to say hi to other dogs.

I didn't get any other pictures of Ryder is his 12 month onesie and it's now covered in cake so you'll have to deal with this one again :)

Happy Birthday baby boy!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ryder's Birthday party

We had Ryder's party the next day. It ended up being a beautiful day so we set up everything outside. The little guy must have known he was going to have a busy day and fell asleep after eating breakfast!
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He didn't stay very long to help dad open presents.

His buddy Liam had fun in the swing.

Gracky helped him down the slide

How many adults does it take to help a one year old down the slide? :)

I am now the proud owner of 101 cookie cutters just so I could get a number one. If anyone needs a cookie cutter for any occasion I got it!

Ryder wanted to share his cake with Poppy. I love this picture!

Ryder is so lucky to have so many great grandparents!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

still Ryder's birthday

I think he's going to have several birthday posts! I'm still going through his pictures but almost caught up! After we went apple picking we worked on getting ready for his party. Chris didn't want to cook at home and make a mess so we went down the street to make a mess at Nonna & Grandpa's :) Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
Mason knew what it was all about!

family photo! Mason needed something to take to preschool on Monday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

apple picking

We went apple picking on Ryder's 1st birthday. He had a blast and so did Mason. Here are a few (well more than a few) snapshots. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug I can't believe the little guy is ONE!

Riding in style

This past Easter the boys got a Gator. Yes maybe a little extravegant for an Easter present but we have a fall and winter baby. It's a great excuse for some spring/summer outdoor toys. Ryder was just a little guy so Mason took it right over. However now Ryder is a pro holding on in the passenger seat. Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug