Sunday, July 29, 2007

July 29th post

For some reason my most recent post won't come up unless you click into July. The title is "my future QB" and you can get to it if you hit July posts on the right side of the page. Sorry....

My future QB...

This has been a crazy few weeks, but we are officially done with swimming lessons. 3 weeks of driving to Post everyday for a 30 minute lesson is kind of crazy, but my aunt teaches them and taught me and all my cousins in the same pool. Therefore I didn't have much of a choice. Ryder loved it; he's turned into a real fish. It's amazing how much he progressed over the 3 weeks. He can swim underwater, jump from the side (with help because he can't even walk yet) and go off the diving board. She would catch him in the water and help him swim to the side ladder. It was so cute to watch him reach out and kick his legs. He looked more like a frog than a person, but it was still cute.

I took him for his first haircut last week. I've never fixed a boys hair, so it's still a work in progress. I'm going for the spiky look on top, but sometimes it looks more like he put his finger in a socket; I'll keep working on that one. We had his pictures made too, and they turned out so cute. I haven't made pictures with him since he was born. I vowed to lose all my baby weight first and am close enough at this point...too bad it took an entire year, but 70 pounds isn't easy to lose. Colt took pictures with him when he was born, but I still looked like a beached whale; I'm not so camera shy today. Anyway, the photographer had a Cowboys helmet and I couldn't pass it up. I knew Colt would shoot me, but he wasn't there so theres nothing he could do. I did ask for something Broncos, but he didn't have anything. I told Colt that's because they suck and nobody likes them. He didn't think that was very funny.

It's been a busy weekend. Colt took Ryder to his parents for a few days. I'm sure they were happy to see him and I know everyone had a good time. I'm glad to have them back. Guess I better go fold some towels or mop the floor...something domestic like that. Have a great week.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Ryder

I just realized that I was tagged a few weeks ago, so I'll play along.

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was in college, living with Shasta. Those were some crazy days, and I won't go into any great detail. I was also pledge master and VP of CD's and preparing for my week of torture. Sara still brings that up from time to time.

2. What were you doing one year ago?

One year ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed waiting for the nurses to bring me my baby. He was born around 5:00 and I didn't get him back until 11:00 that night.

3. 5 snack you enjoy.

anything chocolate
flaming hot cheetos
wheat thins and spray cheese
ice cream
as you can see, I'm a very healthy eater.

4. 5 songs you know all the words to.

Anything from the old Church of Christ hymnal...especially 728b (i stole this from Larissa, but it totally cracked me up)
Ice Ice Baby
Baby's got back
any song from the Kenny Rogers greatest hits
anything from Garth Brooks, No Fences
anything from the George Strait box collection

5. 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire.

give to church
pay off all mine and my families debt
give to cystic fibrosis foundation
take all family and friends on a shopping spree in NYC at christmas time
Flip houses, make more money and invest it for the future

6. 5 bad habits
popping my knuckles
losing my temper over stupid things
spending money unwisely
being lazy

7. 5 things you like doing
playing with Ryder and Colt
laying on the couch with Colt
watching TV
dream about the future
drink morning coffee on my patio

8. 5 things you would never wear again
bangs that touch the top of my car
friendship bracelets
stirrup pants
pants that go up to my belly button
baby doll dresses

9. 5 favorite toys
cell phone
TV remote :)
Okay, so I tag Jennifer and Sara

Today was a big day, it was Ryder's 1st birthday. My inlaws came to my parents house and we had a big shindig. It was a lot of fun watching the kids swim and play together. It's so hard to believe that my baby is 1, but it's true. He has changed our life in countless ways and I can't wait to see the kind of man that he becomes. What a blessing he has been to us.