My parents, my sister, and her kids were able to come visit us in October. It was tons of fun to have them here. We went to a park and were able to feed some friendly ducks too. The best part...in this pic you can't even tell that I am preggo :)
Ryker had a blast on this slide because he could make soo much noise on it. I just giggled and giggled, it was really fun to watch.
We decided to try and take some family pics too. To bad Ryker didn't want to look at the camera.
Well, there are some pics of my sweet baby boy, getting all grown up :( It goes by way to fast. Hope life is great for everyone.
Wow how time flies! Almost a year since my last post...lol. Life has been crazy but great. Dustin is in his 2nd year of medical school and next June we are planning to move back to SE Idaho where he will do his rotations for 2 years before graduating. I am continuing on in my nurse practitioner program this fall and will graduate the same year he does. We are adding a new little face to our family. A baby girl due January 3. I am quitting my job to be a stay-at-home mom and have fun with Ryker. He is a very busy, active, wild, fun-loving little guy who is growing up sooo fast. It blows my mind. I play the organ in sacrament meeting, and Dustin just recently was called to teach in elder's quorum periodically. That is the update on our crazy lives! We did lots of traveling this summer, saw lots of family, and had tons of fun...but now are back into the grind. We are hoping to come home for thanksgiving and depending on what the baby is doing maybe even some time during christmas, we'll just have to see. Hope everyone else is doing great.
We get to come home for a few days during Thanksgiving. We are super excited! It is about a 10 hour drive, so hopefully Ryker will do good. I have to work the Tuesday night, so when I get home Wed morning I will change and we will be on our way! YAY! I am hoping to get a little bit of sleep in the car. We will have to come back on Sunday. Dustin's mom is planning to come back with us for a few weeks to help take care of Ryker while I am at work. Dustin will be busy trying to study for finals, and so his mom graciously agreed to come help. We are grateful for that. Then December 12 or 13 we will be on our way back to Idaho again! That will be our 1/4 of the way done in Yak-a-hole mark. YAY!
These pics are just a few Dustin took one night when I was at work. Dustin said that Ryker was on the floor playing with his toys while he was studying. All the sudden he hears Ryker batting at what sounded like a plastic bottle. Well, Ryker had gotten himself close enough to an old milk jug that was on the floor and he was hitting it. What a funny little baby! He is starting to get mobile now, so I guess we get to learn how to baby-proof our home now. :)
The next few pics were taken on November 9, Ryker's 7 month-old bday. I guess all parents feel this way, but I can't hardly believe that he is already so old! He is growing and learning so fast. I really love being able to take care of him.
This was too cute! One morning when I got home from work Ryker was in bed with Dustin. They were both sleeping all cuddled together. Ryker opened his eyes right as I took the pic, he must have heard me. I love coming home to my baby in the mornings!
I know this is really late, but here is a few pics of our cute little frog! I was Sarah Palin. Dustin was, well, Dustin. Ryker looked adorable in his little frog outfit.
He also got a skeleton shirt from Grandma Z and Aunt Mike. We had a fun night. We went to some friends house and watched Prom Night. It wasn't too scary, just a few parts that startled me enough to get a little scream. I wasn't the only one who jumped though, so it was ok :)
Aunt Mike and Grandma Z sent little Ryker his first care-package for Halloween. (They sent some good candy for me and Dustin too:) ) He liked pounding on the box before we opened it, and he loved playing with the stuff inside of it too. His little eyes lit up and got big as we pulled each item out of the box.
He even got his first taste of real candy. We let him suck on a sucker, but he was too interested in it. Mom doesn't mind that though :)
He really loves books. He would steal all of daddy's text books if we would let hime :)
There was a little bucket for him and he loved holding on to the handle and shaking it around.