Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heaven Sent

Days like these I remember why I am the luckiest person in the world!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Witch Hunts and Pony Rides

Nana took Ryan, McCallum, and I to Gardner Village the other day. We had so much fun! Ryan was so excited that Nana was going to help her ride a pony. She enjoyed looking at all the scary witches, but she just couldn't wait to get on a pony. Once we rode the pony, we thought she might as well enjoy the petting zoo as well. I had thought that she might be a little timid, but I was wrong. Ryan just walked right in and started petting every animal in sight! She loved it so much! I even got her to climb up on a shelf and sit right next to a goat! I was so impressed! We had a blast! Nana sure knows how to spoil us all! Thanks Lynn!

This little guy was one of the first of many animals that Ryan became friends with! She was so excited about being this close to the animals!!

I think that this little sheep had to be Ryan's favorite. It was the softest, sweetest thing in there! The poor lamb got so much attention from all the kids that we later saw it hiding under one of the bunny cages just trying to get away from all the kids.

This is when I got Ry to climb up under the bunny cages and sit next to the goat. You can't see in this picture, but there is another goat on her other side too. She didn't even hesitate climbing between them in the tight spot!

Ryan is such a little ham! She poses for all the pictures with her "Cute pretty face." She is so much fun! I hope she never changes!!
Ryan loved this little pony! Her name is Daisy. Ryan would have rode all day long if they would have let her!! Although, she would have liked to try all the pony's out, not just Daisy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Say Cheese"

McCallum is now six weeks, and just changing more and more every day! It's really fun now because when you smile at him, he will return the gesture. He has the sweetest little grin! I think that he is a really happy little boy for the most part, so I am looking forward to seeing a lot of these little grins!! We like to laugh a lot at our house, so he better get used to the smile!!

We also went out to see if we could capture a simple family photo. Needless to say, it was not a good time to do it! We had planned on going out to the salt flats, but that didn't happen! Then as soon as we got to this site Ryan had to use the bathroom. So Jared helped her do that, but then she needed to go again, and again, and finally she needed to go #2. Well, you can't do that outside so we had to go. We were only there for about 10 minuets it seemed. Regardless, we were able to get at least three or four decent pictures with the tripod!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Play dates and Funny momenets!

Before I document a really funny experience, I would like to announce that I am looking for play dates. I am back in the area and trying to find a few new friends to play with us! We promise to be nice! If you are interested in getting together with your kids, or just with me... please e-mail me at

Now that I got that over with... you have got to hear what Ryan said to me the other day regarding Mac's different looking bum!

So I am changing Mac's diaper, and I know that Ryan has noticed that it is not quite what she has always known, but she hadn't said anything about it so I didn't either. As I go to clean off his little bum Ryan steps in and says:

"Mom, don't wipe 'that!'"

Me: "Why? I need to get McCallum's bum clean so he wont cry any more."

Ryan: "Cuz it's yucky!"

Me: "What's yucky?"

Ryan: "That!"

Me: "Well Ryan, that's just the way little boys are. Boys have different bums than little girls."

Ryan: "Well, My not have one like this. My the girl. Mommy the girl too."

Me: "Yep."

Ryan: "Just Mac?"

Me: "All boys look like this."

Ryan: "Daddy?"

Me: "Yep"

Ryan: "Papa?"

Me: "Yep."

Ryan: "Gross."

And that was the end. She just walked away feeling a little sad that she had to hear that both her papa and her dad had yucky bums like McCallum! I thought I was going to die laughing! I have got to grow up fast!! I just hope she always stays so sweet and innocent!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

One Month

Can you believe that a month has already gone? It feels like yesterday were were anticipating McCallum's arrival! Time really does fly!

McCallum is doing so well. He is still eating really well, and sleeping too. Although he is not sleeping through the night he is giving us about 4 hours between feedings! Hopefully he will be on his way to pulling all nighters!!

Even though McCallum is still a baby, he is really changing a lot! He is putting on a lot of weight and getting longer and longer. He is on the verge of out growing his Newborn clothes! As for diapers, he is no longer looking so tiny in a size 1-2--they fit perfect!!

Ryan is doing awesome too! She is loving being Mac's big sister! When he cries she is the first to respond! She loves to provide a binki or a bottle! Although her attention span is short, she loves to feed and hold him! She's such a big girl!! She even tells me that all the time!!