Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ryker's Tumble Bus Birthday!

Where does the time go? I swear it feels like yesterday that I was trying to figure out if I was peeing my pants or my water was breaking! My life changed so completely that day! Ryker has taught me what it means to put my own needs second. I remember watching every little thing he did and being so amazed that someone so small could do the things he was doing. He is one of my favorite people to talk to and probably the one who makes me laugh the hardest. I love the special dates we get to go on and when he runs and jumps to give me a hug and kiss. It means the world to me that Mom can still fix everything. Ryker loves to play with his Dad but says that Karsen is his very best friend. He is a master negotiator, comedian, stunt man, and (occasionally) a cuddle bug! He loves music (you should see him rock out), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, waking Mom and Dad up at 6 AM, riding his bike, asking questions, and making people laugh. He loves to spend time with his cousins and his grandparents!! I am so excited to watch him grow and see what he becomes and feel so blessed to be his Mommy!

The other thing that Ryker really loves is the Tumble Bus. This is an old bus that was converted into a tumble playground. They have rings, swings, slides and even a zip-line. He goes a couple times a month through his daycare and is so excited on Tumble Bus day. So for his 3rd Birthday I decided to rent the Tumble Bus. It was great!!! You could hear them playing music when they came around the corner so all the kids started jumping up and down and yelling, they were so excited! They got to play for an hour and then do an awards ceremony. Ryker got a special birthday medal and then got to put everyone's medals around their neck, it was so cute!

No one was more surprised than me when my Mom decided there was no way she was missing Ryker's Birthday party, she hasn't missed one yet and until she has to, she wasn't gonna miss this one. It was such an incredible moment to me to see just how much she loves her kids and grandkids. We helped her up the stairs of the bus so that she could see the kids and all the grandkids turned around and started yelling for Grandma to look at them, I had to excuse myself for a minute and have a good cry - she is such an amazing woman!

Ryker on the zipline - what a cutie!

Going out the slide.

And getting his award - what a great Birthday!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Karsen is 5 Months Old!!!

Where does the time go? I can't believe my baby is already five months old! Karsen is the happiest, most loving little baby ever! He can cheer anyone up, he is such a snuggle bug. He's got a touch of temper and is very spoiled since no one ever wants to put him down. Ryker tells me every day that Karsen is his best friend, it melts my heart to see the two of them together. Karsen looks so much like Rick, he even has his big blue eyes! My life is so blessed and I am so excited to watch him grow and see his personality develop every day!

Dinosaur Park

This summer has been such a blur, I swear I blinked and missed it! Normally summer is packed with all sorts of fun things; the zoo, Carver's Cove, the Aquatic Center, fairs, Tree House Museum, etc... This year...not so much! So after work on the 3rd I decided to make up for some lost time and take Ryker to Dinosaur Park. We had so much fun!! He loved running from dinosaur to dinosaur and I scored major points since he thought I actually knew all the names of the dinosaurs (thank goodness for the plaques that tell you what it is)! We played on the playground, fed the ducks, and picked out prizes. My mother's heart swelled with pride when Ryker asked if he could pick out a present for Karsen - how could I say no to that! I wish summer would last longer, but more than that, I want to have more time to create these moments with my boys!