Saturday, September 13, 2008

Vacuums and Camping!

I think I mentioned earlier how much Ryder loves the vacuum. I decided it was time to get him one of his own. He loves to push it all over the house and take the attachments out and then put them back together. The vacuum actually picks up. It is like one of those old push brooms that have the rotating brush with no suck. You are probably thinking that is great that he likes to clean, but there are two major problems with the vacuum. 1. He runs into everything. He thinks that it is hilarious to hit the walls and furniture. 2. He wants me to vacuum with him at the same time. It drives me crazy because I don't like vacuuming much. Our floors have never been cleaner...

I didn't realize it when I bought it, but Ryder's vacuum is the same model as our real vacuum. The Hoover Windtunnel. It is kind of funny because it has all the same features and attachments, just a different color.

This weekend Brad had a Hales and Warner campout. It was a lot of fun. The food was really great and Denice always has loads of fun games with great prizes. It was really cold so we didn't stay over night. Not to mention, Ryder is a terrible sleeper! He loved playing in the dirt and riding the 4-wheeler.

This is Ryder sitting out by the fire. He kept wanting to sit on this old stump, but then he would get nervous and want to get down. I think the real problem is that he can't sit still for longer than thirty seconds. He takes after his dad!


I have always loved the fall. It brings cool weather, fall leaves and football season. It is weird to think that I have been out of high school for almost 10 years! It is fun to see that the same traditions are still happening at good old SFHS. Cassie invited Kelli and I to the Homecoming luncheon. The food was great and it was so fun to see everyone.

These are some of the girls who graduated last year. We were missing two of them. They are still cute as ever and doing great things with their lives!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ryder's summer favorites

Well I realized that I hadn't mentioned Ryder for over a month so I thought I would let you know what he is up to. Here are a few of Ryder's current favorites. He loves chocolate or pretty much any candy. I'm sure that most kids do. We have a hard time getting him to eat good food. He is a really picky eater, but he is always happy to have candy or chocolate.

He loves to follow Brad around with his lawn mower. I'm not sure if he thinks he is really helping. His mower doesn't go so well on the lawn so he walks around on the sidewalk. He also loves the vacuum. He likes to follow me around with what he thinks is a vacuum, but is really a golf bag on wheels.

Taking a break...

Ryder has started to do this funny pose with his arms behind his head, but he only does it when he is in his car seat. He is probably stretching, but we think he is just chillin! Not a care in the world!