He was begging to make a silly face for the camera
BUT I felt like his first Thanksgiving (that he could eat it anyhow) must be documented :)
Bub... We are praying for a speedy recovery!!!
We Love You!!!
Chloe is Ryder's favorite!!! When Derrik left with her on Friday, I thought Ryder's heart was broken. The two of them play together all day. Ryder has been saying Mom and Da for a while now, but Derrik and I agree that Chloe truly gets the award for being Ryder's first the he really relates the name to. If you ask him "Where's Chlo?" he points to her, he says "Chlo" if you ask him to, and calls her when he wants her. I feel like this is the first thing he's really put together in all aspects.
And of course a blog wouldn't be fun without a couple pictures. Ryder's push carts are pretty pointless these days since he can walk on his own, but he's found a new use for them.
At the mall we go to quite often here they have a pretty big play area. We hadn't really let Ryder play in there much, but figured we'd let him run off some energy before we headed home tonight. He loved this place. It might be the most fun I have ever seen him have! He would just run from one end to the other, climb up, down, and over everything, crawled through the tunnels, let kids plow him down and would get right back up... he just loved it! It put such huge smiles on our faces to see the excitement on his face and to watch him interact with other kids.
Ryder running around and playing
This was not the first time this happened... he just kept doing it!
And here is an even steeper one... The first time he did it we didn't think he would go until we saw him barrel rolling down it! He conquered this one by the time we videoed it.
P.S. Santa is at the mall already.... what is up with that?!? Go back to the North Pole buddy... we don't want to see you until after Turkey Day!!!