Babe Update

...well on one of them anyway ;)

  • Ryder is turning 8 months very soon and although we're not sure of his exact weight, we know he is tall. Every time I think I start to see him get a little plump around the edges, a little elf comes and stretches him out in the middle of the night and the next day I swear he is an inch taller. (Just kidding, there is no elf. After I read that, the idea scared me a little).
  • Ryder got his first haircut the other day. His hair keeps getting lighter and lighter. He has gone from chocolate brown to a light golden brown. We find great joy in giving him mohawks and fohawks.
  • As you can see from the pictures, Ryder is well into eating solids and has already formed a strong dislike for veggies (nuts). Thank goodness for sweet potatoes. And yes, dad, he still thoroughly enjoys spitting his food at us. Thanks again for teaching him how to do that. We finally bought him a high chair today. It's one of those that attaches to one of your kitchen chairs...a little less intrusive and utilizes space. We all think it's pretty rad.
  • Ryder isn't quite crawling yet (he never liked being on his tummy much) but he still manages to get around by A) Bouncing/scooting his bum. We'll sit him down somewhere within a couple minutes he'll miraculously be two feet closer. B) Rolling. This one gets us into trouble. C) You know the army crawl? Well Ryder does it REALLY good backwards. He reversed right underneath his crib today. It gave me the giggles.
  • He also loves to talk...and yell. Lately, when Phil gets home from work, they both engage in an excited yelling match until we're all laughing. I really should get this on camera before the phase passes.
  • Ryder is still a great sleeper. Whenever I put him down (unless he is super tired) he will always wake up a little to pull the blankets up over his head before falling asleep, because he finds this and any other type of cloth on his head, to be one of things he just can't seem to get enough of.
  • He is also currently at a stage where if he is tired enough, he'll snuggle with me. I encourage this.
  • As you can tell, we're crazy about our little guy and feel so blessed to be his parents. I spring cleaned his room today and went through all his clothes trying to get a stash to give away. I got all nostalgic looking at his little newborn stuff that I barely came up with anything to get rid of (which is very unlike me). To say Ryder brings us joy is a gross understatement. There are not words to describe the happiness and completeness he brings into our lives. He is our best little friend.

10 comments:

  1. Jasmine!! This is Jenna... I didn't know you had a blog!!! I was just noticing you added new pics on facebook so I went to your profile page and noticed you had a blog. I'm so glad I found you. Well from the looks of things it you three seem to be doing well. I can't believe Ryder is already 8 months old!! He is sooooo cute!!! I will be checking out your blog often I hope that's ok!!

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  2. Okay? Of course it's okay! I'm so thrilled you found me!

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  3. Some of my kids clothes were not handed down. My kids love to go back and look through their boxes. Good Job!

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  4. So, are you trying to tell us something Jazzy --> "babe update- on one of them anyways ;)"?!?!?!

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  5. CLARIFICATION! No, I meant Phil as the other "Babe" The wink ";)" was a 'flirty' wink as opposed to an 'I-have-a-secret' wink. Whew-glad that's settled.

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  6. Another baby was my first thought too actually--but then I thought you may be referring to Phil...glad you clarified though :). The pictures are, as always, ADORABLE!

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  7. Oh, he's such a cutie. I love that I know it's him in church because he's the only kid with a deeper growl than Abby's.

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  9. So, do you do all the scrapbook pages online or do you have a program to do them??

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