December 31, 2009
December 11, 2009
We're half way done! Today was the end of the semester for Ryan. He has 4 more months of school left. I thought a Master's degree program would be more demanding, but so far Ryan's been managing his time well. I'm so proud of him and all his hard work. This next semester Ryan will be doing an internship at two different agencies. It will be good to gain some different perspectives, but I think this semester will be more time consuming. We'll see how it goes.
Over Thanksgiving we had some family pictures taken. They turned out really good. My mother-in-law took them and I tried my hand at photo editing.
I love this one of Ryker kissing Snoopy!
November 17, 2009
October 20, 2009
On Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch with some friends, with the intention of purchasing pumpkins. It turned out that almost all of the pumpkins were rotten. Ryker wasn't too interested and ended up just throwing rocks.
We ended up just getting some cool looking gourds.We'll carve a pumpkin for FHE next week. I'm going to try a new recipe where you cook a custard in a pumpkin! The recipe sounds really yummy, we'll see if its hard to make, wish me luck!
October 7, 2009
It's so exciting to watch Ryker grow, these last few month he's learned so much! He loves to sing Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree, motions included; Elmo's song; Book of Mormon Stories; and Ring Around the Rosy, falling down being the best part! Ryker has had a language explosion, some of his favorite words are:
And he'll repeat almost anything you say! Ryker understands more words than he can say. Ryan and I use a philosophy called Love and Logic to teach him obedience and responsibility; it's really helped us learn how to discipline and teach him! He's so obedient and fun to be with everyday.
September 8, 2009
July 30, 2009
July 12, 2009
We also like to go on walks around Lake Coeur 'dAlene. Ryker's favorite thing to do at the lake is throw rocks into the water. Well, anytime there are rocks to throw he will throw them. He can throw rocks for hours on end without getting bored! It must be a boy thing!
Ryker loves to read! He's such a good little reader, he'll sit by himself and read or we'll read together. That's my favorite part of the day! Of course he's all about the Cat and the Hat! (He has a stuffed Cat and the Hat he sleeps with and tries to bring along with him everywhere!)
June 29, 2009
June 12, 2009
These are pics of Coeur d'Alene Lake and the longest boardwalk in the world...I'm not sure if I believe that.
May 28, 2009
March 28, 2009
March 19, 2009
February 27, 2009
Ryker got his first hair cut at a salon. We went to the beauty school here and of course I didn't bring my camera, so no shot of him screaming his head off. Well, he did better than I thought so I really can't complain. And the girl that cut his hair was really good with him. Ryker is learning lots everyday, he still isn't too interested in walking yet...which is fine with me he's already getting to be too big! He's mastered the art of eating with a spoon or fork-well for the most part.
Our bathroom is FINALLY finished as of yesterday. It looks really nice, it just stinks that we only get to enjoy it for about a month. It echos now too because of the stone tile, Ryker likes to yell and hear the echo he gets a kick out of it! As far as school goes we're kind of in limbo right now, we haven't yet heard back from any universities yet but we should pretty soon. It's made me a little nervous since there is so much to do before we leave, plus we don't have an apartment to move to since we haven't heard back! I know it will work out but I can't stand the wait!
January 28, 2009
I'm sure it looks much worse for our tenants downstairs, at least we only have to suffer for a few days!
A quick Ryker update:
Ryker has taken to pulling out drawers lately, his favorite thing to do is to sit in the vanity drawer in the bathroom and play. It's pretty cute!
Ryker has almost mastered the art of feeding himself with a spoon! He does a pretty good job as long as it is applesauce. On a side note, Ryker LOVES his spoons, it's almost impossible to pry a spoon out of his hands!
Ryker got a late Happy Birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa Conkle, he looks really handsome! He's learned some new tricks too, Ryker thinks it's hilarious when someone sneezes, so he will fake sneeze all the time and just cracks up at himself! He's a really good kid, but he is in a temper tantrum stage he'll do it over just about anything that doesn't go his way! I can't wait for that stage to be over with or at least limited to one per day! All in all we are doing really good, I just can't wait until winter is over!