Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Uneventful Week 1

I'm trying to at least do weekly updates - even if nothing too exciting has happened. If anything, I can give a few recaps from the week. These may be boring to many, but the grandparents seem to enjoy the minute details of Rylee's day.

So it is always interesting to watch Ry eat dinner (although there are times it is just plain frustrating and can take the fun out of eating for myself). As we were eating quesadillas this week, Rylee decided she would like to try salsa. So her vehicle for the salsa ended up being her grapes. She would dip them in the salsa, and lick the salsa off. She soon discovered that the combination was pretty gross, and refused to eat anymore salsa or grapes. This week Rylee also discovered s some delicious hand foods. She had corn on the cob and drumsticks. I am posting this fact only so I can add the pics. It is fun to watch her gnaw on her food. No matter how you place the corn or drumstick in her hand, she always manages to eat the wrong parts.

Ry is so proud of her "surprise" face. She will say mom or dad until you give her your full attention and then she'll pull the face. One day I told her not to climb on the table, and she of course immediately did just that the minute I turned my back. When I caught her standing on the table, she did her "surprise" face, which effectively made me laugh and got her out of a time out. It's fun sometimes to just laugh and enjoy those moments of disobedience.

Here's a shorter blurb from the week. We went to the children's museum and they had a little grocery store the kids could shop in. Ry was loading her cart, and I thought it was funny that the things in her cart were things she could actually eat. She had her fruits, vegetables, rice, and soy milk.

One last fact about Ry. For those of you who know her know that she has an addiction to her blanket. "Bobby" as she calls it has to stay in the crib, so she only gets her fix when she is napping or going to bed. Now and then though I find her sneaking a little "bobby" action. The first pic is of Ry getting a fix of her "bobby" through the rails of her bed. She knows the rules, so she doesn't take him out of the crib. The second pic. is of Ry using some random blanket to soothe her. It's funny though because she somehow manages to weave her way through the handle of the basket. I know, I know...your own kids are more funny to you then they are to everyone else.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Summer Recap cont.

Here are more pics. from our great summer. Thanks goes to everyone that made all our little trips possible. The best part about our trips were the people we got to spend them with (Glenn, Annette, Mom, Doug, Dan, Tish, Jeff and Maja to name a few).

Snowbird - It was beautiful, and although we didn't see any fireworks over the fourth of July...there were many games of tripoli played.
West Yellowstone - unlike our first trip to Yellowstone, this time there was no snow storm.

Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) - Rylee did the 3 mile hike practically all by herself.

She loves this nalgene water bottle (thanks Doug and Christen), and she looks like a serious hiker with it.

Summer Recap

So I decided to add pictures from this summer. Although it seems I went a little overboard, our lives have basically come to a halt as far as excitement, so I had to post a lot of pics. from our fun summer.

Kev's graduation in May

Getting ready to go fly fishing in Island Park

Jackson Hole - Getting ready for our bike ride. Ry is with her cousin Tay Tay in the bike trailor. They did great considering they sat in the trailor for 28 miles!

Jackson Hole - Ry picking flowers at Mormon Row

Lake Powell - Ry stayed at home with Grandma so that we could enjoy ourselves without worrying about Rylee jumping off the houseboat.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crazy Summer

So although I initially started this blog in January, sadly I did not post anything since its creation. Now that I have more time on my hands, I'm up to the challenge of blogging. Blogs of course are only cool if they are updated frequently so it is my vow that as long as we have the internet I will make updates regularly.

There have been so many changes recently. Kev graduated from dental school this May, and we have spent the last three and a half months being the biggest transients ever! Since Kev's Ortho residency didn't begin until late August we moved to Idaho for the summer. I use the word "move" loosely because we literally were not in the same place for more than a week. The places we visited included Island Park (twice), Jackson Hole, Snowbird, Denver, and Lake Powell. We ended our crazy summer with a bang with a three week trip to Hong Kong to visit my dad, his wife (Venus), and his son (Alex). This summer has been awesome, and will never be recreated again...which is probably for the best because we do hope Kev will eventually have a job.

We are now settled in our apartment in Denver, and Kev has started his residency. We are back to real life!