Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ry's first E.R. visit

It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. Ry was overly excited to run to her room to get her slippers, and on her way she tripped and hit her head against the corner of our wall. When I went to pick her up I saw the one inch cut in the middle of her forehead and it was bleeding pretty bad. So not wanting to act like an overreacting mother I went to Kev's school to get his advice on what I should do. Thankfully the Children's hospital is right across from Kev's school and he thought it best we take her in. Long story short, they were able to glue the cut together. I'll have to post pics. if we ever get the internet at home. At this moment Ry is running around the Library taking random books off the shelf, the Librarian is giving me disapproving looks, and my key board is only letting me type at half my normal speed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bye Bye Wifi..

Unfortunately, the wifi we have been using in our apartment complex has mysteriously we are without the Internet. I am at the library right now trying to keep track of Ry and use the computer at the same time. So needless to say there might not be pics. for a while. I know, I know...the McMinn pics. are the highlight of every one's week. So if this news is going to have a devastating affect on you, please send donations for us to get the Internet!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fun Fall Photos

Here are some pics. of stuff we've done this week. This week Ry helped me bake a cake for dad, carved a pumpkin with grandma and proceeded to eat the 'eyes' and 'mouth' after she pulled them out (she'll eat pumpkin but not pears...that's normal), swept the leaves off our porch, and posed for a few fall photos.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to Kev!

Kevin turns 29 today (October 8th)! Only one more year in your 20's Kev!! I know this birthday may seem like it is lacking a little luster since our traditional Red Robin dinner will only be with our little family and not all of our friends, but I know what will make your birthday a little more special...a corny little post dedicated just to you.

Just so you know the things you do everyday don't go unnoticed, here is a list of a few of the things I want to thank you for. Thank you for:

  • Being the same person I married: kind, loving, and selfless
  • Telling Ry to "come see dad" when you know I need a break
  • Riding your bike to school everyday so I can have the car
  • Getting up with Ry at 6 in the morning so I can sleep just a little longer
  • Cleaning up those messes that are just too gross or overwhelming for me to tackle
  • Adopting my frugality by foregoing the items you would like to buy, but still encouraging me to buy the things I want.
  • All the back and foot rubs
  • Sympathizing with me when you come home and Ry is having a melt down while I'm trying to cook dinner
  • Always thinking I look great (or at least telling me that)
  • Letting me control the t.v. and the radio
  • Being the most patient person I have ever met
  • Being interested in my day even though it was probably the same as the day before and the day before that
  • Indulging Rylee with the "Mr Knickerbocker", "Bus", and "Wa Wa Woo" song over and over and over again
  • Texting me throughout the day so I have some adult interaction and know that you are thinking of us
  • Never complaining when you lose me all night to a book, even though I complain when I lose you to football games
  • Watching Rylee for days while I neglected her to read the Twilight series
  • Not only watching Ry whenever I ask, but also tidying the house while I'm out(how many guys do that?!)
  • Reading our blog regularly and being one of the few people who thinks I post interesting news
  • Reading in our closet in the mornings (usually around 5) so you don't wake me up by reading in bed (I never asked him to or even hinted that he shouldn't read in bed...I'm not that awful).
  • Being such a hard worker, I can't imagine going to college for 10 years, yuck!

Last and what I most appreciate is that you show Ry and I that we are the most important things in your life. The highlight of Ry's day is when you walk through the door, and she instantly encourages and insists you to take off your shoes and stay. The highlight of my day is when you come home and I know that you are genuinely happy to be home with your family. I love you, and I'm glad we have forever together.

Humble Pie Please

Well I took a contemporary dance class today at a great dance studio, and it was a humbling experience. It was hard, the dancers were awesome, I felt awkward at times, and my ability to memorize choreography seemed none existent. To anyone who is even playing with the idea of taking a dance class, I strongly encourage you to pursue it! For additional motivation, I lost 2 lbs. the day after my ballet class. In addition, it is great to have something of my own, something I really enjoy to do, and a little time to forget the stresses of the day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Enjoying Fall at the Farm

We enjoyed our first fall activity this last weekend. We went to Anderson's Farm in Erie, Colorado and it did not disappoint. The best thing is we got to go with our good friends from the Burgh, the Reids. They had animals, a small "train", pumpkin launchers, corn maze, and kettle
corn to name a few highlights.

So I thought this was pretty adorable because the pic. on the bottom is almost exactly one year ago at a farm. My has she changed!