Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Florida Friends

As much as I love having all my friends from home around, Ryder is really loving having so many friends around as well. It is so fun to have friends with kids so close to Ryder's age.

Dakota, Ryder, and Sophia
Ages 6-7 Months
Ryder, Sophia, and Dakota
2 Years Old
No cupcake... within seconds! LITERALLY... One Bite!!!
Getting the crumbs

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cake, Potty, Bath, and Princess Pull-Ups

Last night the Rogoszewski Family was sweet enough to invite our whole family over for a cook-out at their place. We once again had a great time hanging out with our friends, and Courtney was there too which is always a great bonus! Enjoy some photos of the kids from last night...

After Ryder looked like this, had already been swimming earlier in the day, and it was getting late I asked Amanda if we could give the kids a bath at her house before we left.
Soso going potty before the bath. I think she pottied twenty times in the few hours we were there, but went every time and had NO accidents! Ryder isn't impressed and still says "NOOO!" when we ask if he wants to go on the potty like Soso
They had lots of clapping and cheering to get some cute kissy photos :)
When I got Ryder out of the tub I realized we had been out for so long that day that Ryder's diaper supply had run out. I figured he could rock the princess pull-up after getting so many kisses from his woman
The look on their faces when Mean Amanda told them no more jumping
Cuddle time
Cuddle time didn't last long before they started tearing Sophia's room apart
And soon Ryder was crying because he was stuck under the dresser... such a mess this kid is!!!
Another successful night :)

Lazy Sunday Morning

Mornings on the couch with my brother, sisters, and baby....
The best!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ryder's "Sort Of" Birthday Party

My mom really wanted to throw Ryder a birthday party since they couldn't be there for his real birthday in Arizona. I felt awkward throwing him a party when we hadn't actually been home in a year, but my mom still went along with what she wanted. So today we ordered a cake and had a little pool party. It was so nice to have a bunch of little ones Ryder's age running around the pool area. I'm trying to get a lot of pictures up in one night so the pictures are what they are. One of my mom's friends is a photographer and was sweet enough to snap some photos, edit them, and put them on facebook for us to see! So enjoy the awesome cupcake photos done by Jen White :)

Mom and Jen
(not Jen White the photographer... Jen Reeves)
Ryder and Dakota playing with their "two" cars
Ryder opening some presents with his friends
Grammy trying to show Sophia and Ryder how to bowl, but Ryder just wanted to golf with the bowling pins.
Ryder and his friends waiting to sing Happy Birthday
We had to re-light the candle three times during the Happy Birthday song
Gary with his nephew Cole
Dakota and Cole
Two of my favorite guys
Rachael and Cole
I was so excited to finally meet Cole today and get to catch up with Rachael. It's been way too long! We can't believe that within two months three of us girls from BMX all had babies, and they got to play today :)
Soso... such a cutie!
She wore this one spongebob floatie all day
Dakota and his momma Nicole
Ryder and Dakota playing cars again...
I think these two would be best buds if we lived in the same town
Guilty... but still as cute as can be!
(Nicole is this the "stolen car" you called me about?" lol
After the last of Ryder's little friends had left due to near melt-downs Ryder decided to have one of his own. He LOST IT when we changed his wet poopy diaper and never really managed to recover.

Mommy and Ryder went upstairs, showered, and spent the rest of the afternoon right here....
We had a VERY rough evening and night to dinner. I ended up eating dinner at home out of a take-out box. The poor little guy was exhausted, burnt, and chaffed. After some aloe on his back, Desitin on his chaffed legs, and some ibuprofen to help the sunburn and runny nose to feel better he seemed to recover and is sleeping now :) More fun to come tomorrow!!!