Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Colonial

We went to the Colonial in Ft. Worth with Brad and Chanda. It was pretty darn hot outside until we found a shady spot on the 13th hole. We had a great time watching the caddie races and the tournament.
Thanks for the tickets, Morgan.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ryland meets Aunt B and cousin John

Aunt B and John flew back today from visiting Jake, Jenn, and Brandon. We picked them up from the airport and had a chance to visit for a little while. They met Ryland and had some time to hold him and show us pictures of little Brandon. He is adorable, and I look forward to him and Ryland playing together soon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Laundry helpers

Ryland and Cooper are not big laundry helpers! I guess they were bored to naps. Typical boys!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Scottish Rite Hospital volunteer placement

I went to my first meeting for my new JLD placement tonight. I am very excited about the upcoming year at Scottish Rite Hospital. The hospital specializes in care for children and all of the services that they offer are 100% free to all patients. Some of the members of this placement have been volunteering at Scottish Rite for up to 9 years in a row. They all say it is an awesome placement that will be very special and rewarding. I can't wait to get started!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hanging with Gigi

We spent some time with Gigi on this visit to Ruston. She loved to hug and hold Ryland, and he went right to sleep. We were sad that Ryland did not get to meet his Great Grandfather, but we know he is watching from above.

Jeffery graduates

We headed to Ruston to celebrate Jeffery's graduation from Tech. We are all really proud of him, and we know that he will be very successful! We had some nice and relaxing time by the pool and lots of delicious crawfish. The pool water was still a little cold, so Ryland just stuck his feet in to cool off.
What a way to end the day! Ryland snuggles with his grandparents, and they drift off to sleep.

Friday, May 22, 2009

2 month checkup

Ryland had his 2 month check up today. He weighed in at 14lbs and 24.25" long. He is in the 90-95 percentile. I will just say that Ryland is a big boy. He has definitely filled out, and he has plumped up. The doctor said that Ryland looked great and not to worry about his size. It was also time for Ryland to get his shots. It was very hard to watch, but the nurses did a great job getting it over fast.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

3rd annual Midbury Classic

We were invited to the 3rd annual Midbury Classic Beer Pong Tournament again this year. This is a huge party that is always a blast! John Chris's parents came to town to watch Ryland, so John Chris and I could have a good time. We did have a great time, but neither of our pong teams were any good. We both were out of the tournament in just 2 games! Oh well, we don't really go to win. We go for the drinks and fun! Needless to say at the end of the night, almost everyone ended up in the pool with their clothes on. Who needs swimsuits?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

JLD mommy group meeting

I had my first mommy group meeting since I had Ryland. About half of the group has had their babies, and it was fun to see all the new additions. We shared our labor and delivery stories with the soon to be moms and each other.

Ryland was the only boy, so he was the mack daddy. He told me he liked hanging out with the honeys!

Play mat

Ryland is learning to swat and play with his hanging toys on his play mat. He loves the music the monkey plays and enjoys kisses from the zebra.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My first mother's day

I had a great first Mother's Day. My boys gave me the sweetest cards and a beautiful necklace, bracelets, and earring set. I will treasure this day forever.
We went to Main Event for a little bowling. Ryland did not seem too interested, but John Chris and I had a great time.
Yes, John Chris took this round.
I won this round. I think it is obvious that we are not professional!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I am 30!

Just as John Chris was catching up with me in age, I turn 30. I wasn't dreading this day nor did I think it would be terrible. I still feel like I am 21, well maybe 22. I have noticed that every year gets better and better, and I look forward to getting older. I am so lucky to have a great husband, precious son, cool family and friends, and an adorable dog.

Monday, May 4, 2009

John Chris's birthday

John Chris turned 28 today, and he is quickly catching up with me! It must stink to get old.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sleeping baby

Ryland is totally worn out. He sleeps sitting up with his hands crossed. How cute!

I thought this was a cute moment. Ryland is asleep, but don't you dare take his paci. He just barely hangs on to it, and he will wake up screaming when it falls out of his mouth.