Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We have been doing all kinds of stuff lately. We went to Delta for Thanksgiving and had a lot of fun. Tanner even participated in the talent show by singing. I love the holidays! For me it's all about getting together with everyone and enjoying the food and the company. Jim, on the other hand, ate his Thanksgiving meal and went back to my sister's house to watch football for the rest of the day. He's not much of a socializer. We had a good time without him!

Rylee really enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner. Every time I looked at her she had food in her mouth. She didn't even wait for a plate, she just dug right in! And she isn't satisfied until there is no more room in her mouth. We are working on that!

We were waiting for the prayer and Ry was too cute to pass up.

On Saturday after Thanksgiving Tanner and I went shopping to get a present for Rylee and pick out his tree ornament. Ever since we cut his hair, he has wanted it to look like a rhino (mo hawk for the late person!) like his cousin, Joshy. So, if he refers to it that way, you will know what he is talking about. I think it looks pretty dang good!

On Sunday we were blessed to have a little snow at our house. When Tanner woke up a realized that it had snowed, he came and got me and said "Mom! Come and see what freakin' happened last night!". He could not wait until church was over so he could play in it. He even threw a snowball at me when we were walking to the car right after church! I love this picture of him! The look on his face is priceless. Pure joy! Wouldn't that be nice?!

On another note, we have acquired ourselves another dog. Now I know what you all are thinking "Do you really need five dogs?". The answer is NO! We don't need five dogs! We have a couple that we would like to see go. But for now, we will have five dogs. Zoe is my little buddy. She is the sweetest thing! Just the kind of dog I wanted. It's funny to watch Barik when she jumps up on my lap. It's almost like he is trying to figure out how he can get up there. So, we have a really full house. But we are enjoying it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Birthday Girl

Our sweet little Rylee turned 2 on Saturday, so we had a little party to celebrate!
I can't believe that it she is already two years old! She is a very big girl and is constantly reminding us of it.
It would have been really nice if she would have smiled for me. She says smile, she just doesn't do it.

I was putting her little tutu on her and she said in a very excited little voice, "PINCESS!".

Opening her gifts. She had about five little kids helping her. I don't know why I thought it was necessary for me to help. Silly me!

It was really hard for her to not play with every gift she opened. She just didn't quite understand and was a little mad at me until I put another gift in front of her.

Blowing out the candles! She wanted to blow them out so bad, I had to cover her mouth until it was time.

Rylee is my little monkey, so I wanted to do something fun for her cake. I saw one similar to this one on the Internet and loved it. I thought it turned out really cute. I can't take all of the credit, but I am pretty proud of what I did do!
We are so blessed to have Rylee as our baby girl. She brings such a sweet spirit into our home. It's so fun for me to watch her and Tanner interact, especially when they are getting along!
Happy Birthday Rylee Girl!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No more Curls!

Tanner got another haircut, not that the hair cut in and of itself is all that interesting, but it is the shortest that we have ever gone and I was a little apprehensive about it.

He just can't help but make a face.

We have always left it long enough for at least a little curl, but this time he wanted it short. I was a little sad when the whole thing was over, wondering where my little boy went. Tanner loves it. He said that it was just like his dad. He keeps checking himself out in the mirror, admiring how good he looks. And he does look good!