Friday, November 25, 2011

7 Years ago...

7 years ago I was terrified.
7 years ago I thought I was going to die.
7 years ago was the scariest day of my life.
7 years ago was one of the best days of my life.
7 years ago my heart felt a new kind of LOVE.
7 years ago my BELIEF in God became more deep.
7 years ago I became a mom.
Happy Birthday Ryker. Your life changed mine more than you could ever imagine and I thank God everyday for you! Love you to the moon and back.

Monday, October 10, 2011

This Makes My Heart Smile...

I was in the kitchen doing dishes when I heard Ryker and Slade giggling like crazy. So I stopped what I was doing and grabbed the video camera. I peaked in first so they couldn't see me and I saw Ryker hiding on the floor and then popping up to make Slade laugh. I had to get closer to get the video and of course Slade saw me and was fixed on the light on the camera but soon Ryker got him giggling again. I just LOVE how they LOVE each other!!!!

video

Monday, October 3, 2011

Backdated: Some Things I Want to Remember Part 1...

September 8.

Ryker: "Mom, guess what, you know all those little houses down the road by all the berries, my bus stops there to pick up a little boy...he has kinda brownish, dark skin...what are those people called that have the brownish skin, are they frickin Canadians?" :)
So a lesson learned for me...I guess I better watch my mouth with my "frickin" talk and I better teach Ryker that not all Canadians are brown.


August 18.
If you know Ryker you know that he LoVeS anything camping, so today when he was playing at home with his camping toys I asked him why he had his silly putty hanging off of them...he looked at me as though I just asked the dumbest question and said "those are the pooper hose thingys" :) lol. I love his imagination!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Slade...8 months

Slade is now 8 months old and I must say (in my opinion) he is the best baby ever (and he is pretty darn cute too). He smiles all the time, giggles constantly and eats and sleeps great. We feel so very BLESSED to have him in our lives. He is a very laid back and mellow kind of baby. If he feels like rolling over he will. If he feels like sitting he will. For the most part, he is very content just chilling on the floor playing with toys and watching our every move (or the fan on the ceiling). I LOVE this little guy to pieces. He is as crazy about us as we are about him and he is a HUGE fan of his big brother already! Every morning he looks for him first thing. And when he hears his voice from another room he immediately begins to kick his legs, flail his arms and get all excited to try to find him. I love watching them together...and Ryker is an AWESOME big brother! He pretty much eats anything I give him...not picky at all. Loves jelly sandwiches, applesauce and pudding. His new thing is copying us. He has this fascination with hats. As soon as Ben puts one on he gets so excited and tries so hard to get a hold of it. I love all the things he is doing now but I miss those newborn days...they go by way too fast! Here is a picture of our handsome little (big) guy!

Blogging...Take Two!

Seriously, where has time gone? It seems like I just had Slade and yet he is already 8 months old. Time goes too fast if you ask me...I just want to savor these days forever yet I know that is not possible! Well, I hope you are all sitting for what I am about to say next...ready, here it comes...I decided to start blogging again. I know you can hardly contain your excitement, huh! :) I am going to be doing lots of "catch up" so I will be making a few back dated post...there are many things I want to remember and pics I want to share but time just got away from me. However, there is nothing like cold and wet rainy nights to get caught up (on at least some stuff) so here we go, take 2.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ryker's 1st Day of 1st Grade

Today marked alot of "1st" for Ryker. It was his 1st day of 1st grade and his 1st time attending school as a LYNDEN LION! Yep, we made the switch from LC to Lynden this year. It was a hard choice but we really feel we did the right thing. Here he is with his teacher this year...he doesn't look a bit nervous does he???

Tuesday, June 14, 2011