Thursday, November 29, 2012


Ryder LOVES to make "lines" of cars everywhere. He will spend so long making a line and he is very careful about the placement of each one and the spacing between each car.
This particular time, he lined up a bunch of cars on the edge of the pool table

This was a pretty cool design he made with his cars

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

Ryder got to have his own Christmas tree in his room this year. It was just about the same height as him and he loved it! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Temple Square

We went on our annual visit to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square a few days after Thanksgiving this year. We went and got sandwiches for dinner and then bundled up and took Trax up to Salt Lake. Ryder loved riding on Trax! It took longer than if we would have just driven, but it was fun! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cousin Austin

While we were visiting my family, we got to love on baby Austin a little bit. He's so cute and he makes me so excited for our little guy to come!
 Ryder holding Austin for the first time

 Giving kisses

Can't wait to see him holding our little guy!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Chuck E Cheese

We bought a couple of Groupon deals for Chuck E Cheese and Ryder has loved the times we have gone! We took him to Chuck E Cheese when he was younger, but he didn't really get into it. We went tonight and now that he's older, he was going from game to game wanting to play each one. We didn't win a ton of tickets, but enough to get a small toy car, which Ryder was so excited about!
 Waiting for pizza

 Ryder actually was excited despite his expression here

His prize car!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

More Cute Things Ryder Has Said

When it snowed one day in October before Halloween, Ryder and I went and looked outside that morning. Everything was beautiful and covered in snow. Ryder's eyes got big and he said, "Wow! Christmas!"

After cleaning up all the Halloween decorations I explained to Ryder that Halloween was over. He then yelled out, "Now it's Christmas time! We can get married!" (I think because he's heard Merry Christmas and thinks it's about getting married)

When Kevin was leaving for work one morning, Ryder was saying he wanted Kevin to stay home. I said, "I know, I wish he could stay home too, it feels kinda like a Saturday, huh bud?" He replied, "it's not a sad day, it's a happy day!"

Ryder is extremely impatient when we have to stop at a red light/stop sign in the car. One time while stopped at a red light he yelled out, "GO DANE-IT! I SAID DANE-IT!!" (He meant "dang it")

Tonight when we said bedtime prayers with him, he started off by saying, "We're thankful for boogers..." You never know what he is going to pray about! Another time, while sitting down to eat dinner at my parent's house, Ryder said a blessing on the food. During the prayer he said that he was thankful for Grandpa's moneys. Haha!

Mommy's Shoes

Ryder was trying on some of my shoes today. Not bad eh?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Welcome Austin!

Today Tyler and Chantelle welcomed the newest member of their family, Austin Tyler Nelson. He was born at 4:24 pm, weighed 8 lbs, and was 19 inches long. He had a little bit of a rough time coming out, so his poor face was pretty bruised. He and Chantelle are doing great though! He is so adorable! he looks a lot like Tyler. I'm so happy Tyler and Chantelle have a little boy now. Ryder was so curious about Austin at the hospital. He wanted to look at him and tough him. He kept calling him "baby brother" because that's what the rest of the family had been referring to him as before we knew his name. I hope he is just as excited when his brother is born in a few months! Holding little Austin definitely made me so excited to hold our new little guy. I can't wait to see what he looks like :) He will be here before we know it!
 Waiting to go upstairs and meet Austin

 Ryder and Payton reading books

 Very proud big sister, Riley

 Austin is my only nephew so far!

 Uncle Colby

 Aunt Rashell with new big sister, Payton

Playing games on Rashell's phone

 All the grand kids with Grandma

 Uncle Logan

 What a sweet little guy!

The whole family :)