Monday, April 27, 2009

Honest Ryker

Ryker is at an age where he says the funniest things, he is constantly cracking us up with the things that come out of his mouth. He is also very, very honest. I just wanted to write a few things he has said lately. I keep telling myself to write them down so here I go...

The other day, Ryker woke up from a nap, and was still a little tired. He came and laid on my lap for a few minutes while he was trying to wake up a little better. I was looking down at him and telling him what a good and special boy he was, and he was looking up at me with a very thoughtful look on his face (tender moment). A few moments of silence then Ryker, still looking up at me says..." Mom you have a booger up your nose." Okay, so apparently I was the only one having a tender moment:)

Another instance of my honest little Ryker... I had just got done putting my hair in a pony tail. Ryker comes in and says... "Mom, I like your hair......It looks like a squirrel" I don't really know what he meant by that, probably that my ponytail looked like a squirrels tail. Anyways, I still laugh about that.

Another time... It was this fall that we were visiting my parents. Ryker walks up to my dad who is sitting on the couch and says.."Grandpa, you have a big belly." I was very embarrased and proceeded to take Ryker to another room. I gave him a little talk about how we don't tell people that they have big bellies because it could hurt their feelings, and it isn't polite. We go back into the living room, and Ryker walks straight up to my dad again and says..."Grandpa you don't have a big belly" While he is rubbing my dad's belly. We all started laughing:)

Another time we were visiting my family again, and my grandma was at my parent's house. She has alzheimer's, and is not very responsive. She doesn't talk at all anymore and her lip quivers a bit. Ryker told me one day.. "mom you know that grandma that goes like this" He starts quivering his lip. I said "yes" He then said.." she has the most beautiful eyes." I felt as though he could literally feel her amazing spirit. I think children know so much more than we think.

I love my little Ryker. I love the age he is, and the things he comes up with. I love his honesty, how he makes us laugh, and I am trying everyday to do as Christ said and become more like him.

Friday, April 17, 2009


8 Months Old,

On the move,

And SO.....



Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Easter Bunny Came!!!

The Easter Bunny visited our house! He always leaves a trail of jelly beans that lead to the baskets. When we woke up, Ryker had a mouth full of them:) He was so excited, he is at such a fun age for holidays!

Here he is checking out the goods.

This is when he followed the trail and found Bridger's basket. He looked like a little detective trying to find the baskets!

Bridger didn't know what to think....either that or he was just so excited he couldn't contain himself, the picture just cracks me up!

As you can see, he was very happy with all the goodies he got.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Here is an Easter message from Elder Holland. I hope everyone has a great Easter! Just click HERE to view this amazing video put out by the church.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New bed, New Trick!

Ryk is learning to write his letters, this is his page of R's if you couldn't tell. I love how long they are, he is such a great artist!

Ryker got a bunk bed this weekend, and he was sooooo excited! The picture doesn't have the side rails up yet for the top bunk, or the ladder. Actually, I kind of like it without the ladder, then Ryker can only get up there when supervised:) He sure loves his new bed!

And Bridger has a new trick! He loves to clap. He claps whenever Ryker sings or does tricks, he is Ryker's biggest fan. I love this age!