Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Of course today was also a special day for Ryder because he turned 11 Months old!!
My sweet little bear cub is Eleven Months Old! Where has the time gone??
He is walking and talking and wearing 12-18 month clothes.
Sleeping through the night and eating table food with his 9 teeth!
He brings more JOY to our life than we ever dreamed and my love for him overflows.
HAPPY ELEVEN MONTHS BITTY BOY!!
Today was also a special day for my stepbrother Matt, who turned 22. We went to my mom's house to enjoy a birthday lunch, and a day of football too of course! Ryder especially loved getting in this tub of toys that my parents keep at their house. It's like Christmas all over again when he goes to visit because there are always different things to play with.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I hope you all are having a great weekend so far, and if you're getting all the cold and rain that we are, I hope you're staying warm!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We were both excited about serving this morning. Scot decided that he wanted to help with the welcome table, which was right down his alley since he is so outgoing and is used to meeting a lot of new people since he is in sales. Again, this is so out of Scot's comfort zone to help serve but he said that he really enjoyed it and a few people even came up to him and seemed to have interest in joining our Life Group.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
As we headed to the farm, it started to rain and I thought that we would be soaked by the time we got there, but the skies seemed to clear as we pulled down the dirt road just in time! We headed straight to the pumpkin display to take a few pictures before the downpour started again. Ryder as usual didn't know what to think of the new surroundings, so trying to get a good picture with him looking wasn't easy! It also didn't help that he hadn't had a morning nap yet, and was cranky from teething, so we weren't sure what our adventure would bring. The rain started again, so we ran for cover under the produce stand and all our worries were put to rest as soon as Ryder saw all of the gourds and cornstalks to play with. Mr Mischief loved these great BIG pumpkins and got a kick out of beating on them like drums! It kept him entertained while we waited for the rain to clear up a little though.He loved this barrell of Butternut squash too! I don't think he realized this is the same vegetable that he eats strained haha.The skies turned blue again, so we loaded up onto the bales of hay to take a wagon hayride to the pumpkin patch. We were lucky to have the few breaks in the rainstorm that we did, so that we could enjoy our day at the farm. Ryder loved the hayride, so I think we may have to plan a trip to the farm again sometime.Once we arrived at the pumpkin patch, all of the other families headed to the petting zoo, but we were determined to find one of the biggest and best looking of the bunch and wanted to scout the patch before everyone else got there. This would also be due to the competitive streak in my husband by the way.
I held Ryder while Scot scouted the whole area for the one he was looking forHe finally found this cute little one for Ryder
Speaking of "Little Pumpkins".. we laid Ryder down to take a candid shot in the pumpkin patch.
Once we had found three pumpkins to our liking, we headed off to the petting zoo that was part of the farm. We got to feed these baby pigs and there were goats and a baby calf there too! We didn't stay long before everyone was ready to load up the hayride wagon again. I'm so happy that we got to take Ryder to the farm and I will cherish this memory always!
Once we got back home, Scot put our pumpkins outside on our backyard table. I can't wait until it gets closer to Halloween so we can carve them and eat fresh toasted pumpkin seeds!! I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!