Monday, February 22, 2010

Random Christmas Events..

Temple Christmas Lights...The largest Christmas tree in AZ...
Making Christmas cookies with Grandma and cousins...

Walking at 13 1/2 Months!!

So Ryan started doing the whole "furniture cruising" around 7 months old and was pushing around his walker by 8 or 9 months. Naturally, I thought walking would shortly follow....WRONG! He was not having it. He was a master army crawler and I think he knew he could get around faster that way. We did not push it though, we just figured he would walk when he was ready!! And that's just what he did. He took his first solo steps the day before his birthday and it took him another month and a half before he really took off. Here is a video of that day..

One Year Pictures

I wanted to do something special for Ryan's 12 month pictures rather than the typical studio ones I had been doing. My friend Lindsey is an AMAZING photographer so I asked her if she would do them! I could not have been more happy with the way they turned out!! Thanks Lindz, you are the BEST! You can check her out on her website:

Thanksgiving '09

Thanksgiving was lovely this year but we had to make our rounds, as usual! I really wonder what it would be like to have a nice, relaxing holiday?? Nahhh, we like to keep busy! We started by watching the parade and having breakfast and coffee with my Grandma Theresa and Uncle Warren. Then we went to my Grandma and Grandpa Dickson's and had "lunch" there. We ended the day with dinner with John's family and had another "Thanksgiving" the following Sunday with my mom's family. Wheeew, that was a lot of Turkey!!! Ryan had a blast everywhere we went, he is such a little social butterfly! Here are some pictures from Ryan's second Thanksgiving...
We have a lot of family and friends to be thankful for and are so glad we were able to celebrate with all of them. Love you all!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chuga-Chuga, Choo-Choo!

Yesterday, Meegan and I took the boys to Choo-Choo Train Park in Scottsdale and it was so awesome! We had never been there so Meegan insisted we check it out. Ryan got to ride a carousel and the train for the first time and loved it! They also have a park there where we let them run wild afterwards. It was such a beautiful day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ryan's 1st Birthday Party!!!

Still happy at the end of the day!
As you can see from the photos, Ryan had a great time at his first monkey-themed birthday party! I was so obsessed with taking his picture and running the party of course, that I didn't even get pictures of half of the kids or ANY adults really! Oooops! Sorry everyone! He really wasn't too sure about the cake as it was his first real taste of real sweets. He was a trooper all day without a nap. Thanks to everyone for coming and for the awesome gifts! We will never have to buy a single toy again! :)

Oh.....and if you are wondering why he is half naked in all of the pictures, it's my fault! After he ate lunch I whisked him away to do presents and forgot to put his shirt back on! Dang it. ha, oh well.