Monday, May 28, 2012

Fun Memorial Weekend!!

We have had a super busy weekend!!  It all started Friday evening after I got off work.  Our friends PT and Jocelyn had us over and we had a fun time hanging out!!  I went straight from work so I didn’t have my camera…no pics!! (But sometimes it’s nice not to worry about it!)

Saturday was a full day of wedding!!!  I have done this beautiful bride’s hair since she was in middle school!!!  That makes me feel so old!!  Katie is a gorgeous girl and made a stunning bride!!!  I did hair that morning and afternoon then came home…. got my date and went back to the wedding!!


She used all these fun bright colors for her decorations!! Perfect summer wedding!!


It was so fun having a date night with Chris…even though he is not a fan of going to weddings!!  He took one for the team!!

Sunday we had our Sunday usual…church and then Moose’s!!  Maddox always wants to go eat there after church and Chris and I definitely don’t mind!!  I always eat way too much but it usually fills me up for the rest of the day!! My Mom and Dad came in while we were there so we scooted our chairs over and we all got to eat together!!

Later that evening we played at the playground near our house!!



Chris played too!!



Today we headed to Carowinds!!  My Mom got us season passes for Christmas so we decided to start breaking them in!!!  I took this pic of Ryder b/c it is a milestone pic…he is facing forward!!!!




We rode the sky tower first and Maddox acted very nervous about it…as it was going up…he had had a grip on Chris’s shorts saying…down, down.  So after that ride we weren’t sure how he would do riding the other rides.  We came up on the little kid swings first and to our surprise, he hoped right on.  photo4

Ryder riding the balloon ride!!


He just took everything in!!


The new ride!!! It’s a swing!!  A very high swing!!


It felt funny letting Maddox drive me!!


These boats are probably the most boring ride at the park but when your little boy wants to ride them…you hop right on!!! And ring the bell!!! And act really excited about it!!!



After we left Carowinds…we stopped at an overlook for the airport and watched planes take off and land!!  To our surprise our good church friends Melissa, Jordan and Harrison were there too!! Great minds think alike!!



Forget all the big planes…we want to play in the dirt and gravel!! ha!  They got filthy!!


I know I’ve mention before that God has worked miracles in little Harrison.  He is having surgery on May 31st at Duke hospital.  Please keep him in your prayers.  I know I will be posting an update on him soon that he is 100% healed….b/c I know who my God is!!! Isaiah 53:5


Look at Maddox’s head!!!  We had to strip him down just to keep our car somewhat clean!! 


Maddox is the same color of his shorts!! ha!

We have had a fabulous weekend!!  I’ve loved having Chris at home with us today and having so much fun family time!!  Priceless!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maddox’s Last Day of His First Year of Preschool!


August 2011  First Day                        May 2012 Last Day


His preschool class celebrated the last day with a family picnic lunch. (Inside picnic)  Maddox is such a blessed little boy b/c he had his Mom, Aunts, Nana and brother all join him!!!


All the kids came walking out in these fun colorful bucket hats!!


Yes…I’m the Mom who brought her son such a healthy lunch!!  French fries and chicken nuggets.


Wow…what a difference 9 months makes.  He has become such a big boy!!   He loves preschool and looks forward to going.  I enrolled him in a summer enrichment program for the summer and he will get to go one day a week.  That should keep him use to going and give Nana a little break on Tuesdays!!

Let the Summer Begin!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ballgames and Brothers!!

Saturday, we got to go to Tori’s ballgame…finally.  It seems like every game she has had I have been working.  It’s hard to watch a ballgame and an almost 1 and 3 year old but Tori is doing such a good job playing fast pitch softball!!


I think we’ve got a little Casanova on our hands!!  It was funny…I looked over and he had 2 older little girls talking to him!!  I told Joy…”this is only the beginning” ha!!005



I love Tori’s socks!!!


Maddox and his all star cousin!!

Here are a few pics of Maddox aggravating Ryder.  He “wes ul” (wrestle) him!!


Poor Ryder….Maddox is toughening him up!!!

Tonight we went to Caine’s ballgame and he also did a great job!! I am so proud of my niece and nephew and their athletic accomplishments!!

We had a fun, busy weekend and Monday!!  I love my 3 day weekend with my family!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ryder is 11 Months!!

Ryder…you are 11 months old today!!!  Holy Moly!!!  One month away from a year!!!  Time please slow down!!!

So what are you up to???

You weigh around 24 lbs, size 12-18 months clothes, size 3 diapers and size 4 shoe.


You have started doing lots of new things this past month.  You are into absolutely EVERYTHING!!  Keeps us on our toes!!  You are clapping your hands, waving hey and bye bye, giving us 5, and you are starting to jabber mamamama!!  YAY!!  It’s not a regular sound yet but I have heard you say it!!  You have mastered climbing and today I found you on the 8th step of our stairs….oops!!! GATE TIME!!


You look so cute in hats but I put this hat on you at least 700 50 times and you just yank it right off.  Not sure it’s worth all the trouble but I’m glad I got a few decent pics of it on you!


You are not eating much baby food anymore and you still only have 2 teeth so trying to figure out what to feed you is sometimes a challenge!!  You love livermush and yogurt!!


I have noticed you are really starting to understand things that we say to you.  Blows my mind that you are already catching on to so much!!


You are still a Mommy’s Boy!!! 


You love to swing, play with trucks, watch brother, climb, and explore everything…we call you Dennis (the menace)!  You love to climb into brothers chair and stand up in it….you have even figured out how to get down from the couch w/out diving head first!  You love for us to chase you!  Anytime you hear music…you start dancing!!066

You and brother are starting to interact so much more!!  He likes to try and wrestle you and you usually start fussing.  He can also make you laugh a lot!!


Some days you nap good and others not so much. 


You have your fussy moments here and there!!  You have been trying to cut teeth forever and I think your gums are driving you crazy!!  You have battled double ear infections and hand foot and mouth virus this past month.  Poor baby!!  You handled it all like a trooper….the DR said you obviously have a very high pain tolerance. 


You are getting to the stage of throwing things….I’ve noticed you trying to throw toys…especially balls and you love throwing your food and cup off the high chair.


You are still crawling everywhere…no walking yet.  You pull up on everything and move around holding on to the couch or other furniture but you have no interest in holding my hands and trying to walk….you just make your legs go limp when I try.  That is totally fine with me….I’m in no hurry!!

I’m going to savor this last 4 weeks of you being 0 years!!!  I am excited about your birthday party though…I am in full planning mode!!

Ryder, you just can’t imagine how much you are loved!  We are pretty much eat up with you!!  You have brought an abundance of Joy to our lives and we Thank God Everyday for you!!