Saturday, December 19, 2009

Random pictures

Rylan and his great grandpa
Not a happy boy

Rylan and his great aunt Beth

Here are some pictures from the summer. My cousin is a photographer and loves to capture family events and especially focuses on the kids. I just received the pictures and wanted to post some of my favorites.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Here is a picture of Casey with Mya and Rylan. We had two thanksgiving meals, one in Sioux Falls and one in Plankinton. It was nice to have Rylan enjoy the food too:) Our bellies were sure full but we had a great day!


We also went to the park as the weather in SD has been beautiful...

Butterfly House

My good friend Kristi came to town with her daughter Sienne who is 4 months older then Rylan. We went to the butterfly house which was the first time for both Rylan and I. The place is actually really cool. I had no idea it was going to be so hot - 80 degress with 80% humidity, what a mistake for both Rylan and I to be in sweaters! However, we had a great time. Rylan is still a little young for it as he was so determined to get in the water. I spent the entire time chasing him to make sure he didn't go for a swim. He loved the butterflies and i'm sure it will be a place we will frequent more often as he gets older. Plus it's a great place to take pictures:)

1 yr check up

About a week after Rylan turned one we took him for his 1 yr check up. Rylan weighed just over 24 lbs and was 29.75 inches long. He is 70% for weight and 50% for height. His percentages continue to stay the same. Ry received 4 shots which were miserable. He held his breath so long that we were starting to wonder if he was going to breath again, we felt so bad for him but it was quickly over and he was fine just moments later. Casey loves to make fun of the fact that Rylan is almost half my height. I'm sure it won't be long by the time he outgrows me.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rylan's 1st Birthday

Rylan's motorcycle rocker! He loved it.
His first cake - he loved the frosting.

We had a great 1st birthday for Rylan and so happy so many friends and family came to celebrate. I honestly can't believe I gave birth a year ago, it's really hard to believe. Times flies when your having fun:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 25, 2008

I was due with Ry exactly one year ago today. Here is a picture of me from that date...STILL pregnant!!! And we don't have a birthday for another week.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


After I had Rylan I was fearful of taking him to daycare. I went around to different centers and cried after I would leave... I thought taking him to daycare was going to be horrible. Well, I was wrong. Rylan LOVES daycare. He is so happy when I take him there and next to never cries when I leave him and even waves bye-bye to me. At one moment you would like to see him alittle upset that your leaving but the truth is there is nothing better then having him be so happy at his little home away from home. He sees the other kids and it's an instant smile. Sometimes he even bear hugs them, it's SO cute.

What they tell me about Rylan at daycare is he is their pacifier stealer. Ry never took a paci but defiantly wants what the other kids have in their mouth. If he gets it from them he puts it in his mouth - oh germs are great. For those of you who know me and my germ issues, it's something i've had to learn to let control of!

Rylan is also their best sleeper, especially after I brought them our vacuum CD. The poor other kids have had to learn to sleep with it as well. Sometimes he sleeps 4 hours at daycare and just a few weeks ago he took a 5 hour nap. Man life is good!

The latest i've heard about Ry is that he likes to dance. When they turn the music on, him and his friend Hunter dance away. Ry just learned to clap and he learned that from his little friend. So after all my fears and sleepless nights, I could not be more happy with our daycare experience.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Random pictures

Little Monster for Halloween
Ry is into everything!!! He cleans out the cupboards

We love Brett Farve!!! Go Vikings 5-0!

Monday, October 5, 2009

11 Months Old

Rylan is officially walking... It's just crazy to see him grow up so quick. I can't believe how much they change in the first year and have a harder time realizing he will be 1 yr old next month. Kids sure do grow up quick!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

10 months old.

Anteater - weirdest looking animal

Casey and Ry checking out the animals
Ry wanted to pet the animals too (We didn't let him)
The face he continued to make after seeing all the animals
Ry is so full of it - can you tell?
Taking pictures with my flowers:)
Happy as can be!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

9 Months

Ry went to the doctor last week and all went well. He is growing right on track. He weighed 21 lbs. 7 oz and was 28 1/3 inches tall. His weight put him at 60% and his height at 55%. Thankfully there are no shots at the 9 month check up!!!! But we are just 3 months away from his big shots when he turns one. Yikes, I can't believe he is so close to being a year old. Where has time gone???? Is it almost time for another? WOW!

Napping with DaddySO BIG

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Isaac and Rylan

Best friends!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

8 Months Old

Rylan is 8 months old now and wow has time flown. I can't believe how much he has changed. Many things happened while he was 7 months old, one being he can now crawl. It's just amazing to watch him crawl across the room, this especially makes me realize how fast he has grown. Second he finally received his first teeth. He has two on the bottom and one on top is starting to come thru. And third Ry is in daycare since I headed back to work. The transition has gone amazing, way better then I expected. Ry seems very happy at daycare thankfully. My job is going great and I realized I'm really not a stay at home mom. It's great to be around adults again and I also enjoy Rylan much more! Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks. We took Rylan swimming and he seemed to enjoy it other then the very cold water. We also went down to Falls Park. Oh yeah, he also learned to wave bye-bye... Now that is cute:)