Sunday morning Aunt Gina came over with her dogs Bandit, Jasper, and the newest addition Nyke. Ryder was so excited to see them and run around outside!
Ryder meeting Nyke
Ryder with his Aunt Gina
Sunday afternoon was spent over at Robin and Keith's watching football. The last two years over there left me exhausted chasing after Ryder, making sure he wasn't getting into anything, and that he was a happy baby. This year was so much more relaxing! He got to play with the boys around the house, go outside and play basketball, and I got to spend some actual time on the couch. It was so nice... only to have to start the whole process over again next year with Landon.
Papi and Ryder
Monday we were lucky enough to travel about 45 minutes to go visit with The Heisey's. We never get to bump into baseball family during the off season, but this year it worked out that we could make the trip to see them. We got to see their brand new house they just bough... it was so nice! We were lucky enough to be their first guest too :) We spent the early part of the evening letting Ryder and Homer play and going to the park. Lisa then cooked Derrik's favorite meal (she introduced us to it when we lived with them during spring training) and we ate some dessert. Later in the night I put Ryder down to bed and we played three games of Settlers. 10 pm is considered a late bed time for me, but we were up to about 1 am trying to soak up our precious time together over our one night together. I definitely paid for it the next day. We had to get a quick breafast the next morning and say our good-byes. We are definitely counting down the days until we see them again at spring training! I think the night went by too quick to think to get some group pictures, but I think everyone likes seeing Ryder and Homer anyhow.
Chris showing Ryder how to pick his feet up going down the slide
Tuesday night we went to the horse track with Papi, Julie, and the boys. It was freezing!!! The only reason I was there was to see my sweet boys face light up when he saw the horses, but gosh it was cold!!!
Ryder and Uncle Cole
Such a sweet moment... Ryder curled right up on the couch with them. I gave him his blanket and he much have laid there for like twenty minutes watching Cole and Dalton play video games.
Lunch with the "guys" as Ryder calls them.
My little guy at the game