Sunday, August 31, 2008

We went to Uncle Dillon's Football game on Thursday out at Springville... yeah they didn't win but he played well and it was a nice breezy day and we found a shady spot so it was quite enjoyable.


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Toes are yummy! Hopefully he is careful with those cute toes, he just got his first two teeth on Friday!
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Ah, Jasmin and her sticker tendencies :) Can you tell she likes the color green? And then little man... funny story, so apparently sister left a marker near him and so when Daddy finally looked down that was what he saw. He freaked out thinking that I was going to be so mad since I hadn't taken him to get his 6 month pictures yet, but I laughed and busted out the camera for a picture and then grabbed a wipe and cleaned him right up. See the thing is, after Jasmin got a hold of a permanent marker and redesigned our vcr and a few walls back when she was one, I switched to washable markers...only. So it was a washable and came right off. But still a fun story and picture, no? Love his look of pure delight...


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Mor swimming with Auntie pictures.


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We went out to Grandma and Grandpa Richter's for Auntie Raeane's birthday on the 23rd. It was the first time Jasmin tried floaties! She wasn't so sure but liked wearing all the floatiation deviced that would fit on her body, as you can see in the picture. Aunties Jujee and Raeane came out that morning and we went shopping and yardsaling. It was quite the good times. We finally were able to take Raeane to to buy her bday gift from us on Friday, a ctr ring :) She chose a cute universal spinner one ( universal means it has ctr in about 6 different languages ). I will have to take a picture of her with her ring, since she likes it so much :) Auntie Kirsten picked one out to for an early bday gift. Her's is a hawaiian cute out ctr ring, another good choice :) I was happy that they liked their gifts so much, nothing like supporting their good choices.


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Friday, August 29, 2008

Can you tell I am ready for fall? I saw this layout now offered and had to change right quick :)

I figured I was due for an update as well, so here goes.

Life is crazy busy. Summer is such a busy time, at least around our place it is. That too is another reason I can't wait for fall, so that home projects can cease and Steve can relax. Though really, fall is my favorite time. I love the weather, the smells, the colors, the holidays, all the family time, oh, and hello, we can't forget football, I love the football. Going to Dillon's game yesterday just reinforced that love and got me all excited for this season... Hopefully my fantasy teams do better this year than last :)

We currently are in the middle of adding the sliding glass door and building the deck for it to go out to, while same time we will be having new flooring installed next week. The garage door is up but won't go up, so that is a double edged blessing. We have to put stuff in the garage from the back door, but at least people can't open it up and steal anything from the front :)
We keep having car issues, so we keep getting "grounded" which is no fun. Worked out though since we had no vacations planned. Just gives us more time to work on our home repairs and spend time with each other

Baby-wise, I could write a novel on everything they do and how big and grown up they are getting. The joy the I feel being able to watch them and be a part of their lives is impossible to describe accurately.

Jasmin is such my little buddy, she will come up and put her arm around me and tell me" you're my best friend, mommom." and totally melt my heart. But on the other hand she loves her Daddy so much, she is a total Daddy's girl as well, so it's fun to see someone so little have so much love for each of us. And don't forget little brother, she is so happy in the morning when he wakes up, she gives him hugs and kisses and loves to make him smile and laugh. She always announces " baby ryken is smiling!, he be laughing! ( she says be a lot instead of is... I don't know where she got that ) She loves to watch Disney movies if they have music in them for her to get up and dance around to. She is still running around the house doing tricks all day, Olympicmania has permanently changed her. She loves to go anywhere, especially shopping... uh-oh, she got that from Mommy ;), she loves her Grandma's and Grandpa's and Aunties and Uncles and Cousins so much. She honestly asks for a combination of the few everyday. Her laugh is one of the best sounds in this world, and she is so willing to share it all the time. "I love you" in her little voice is another heart melter.

Ryken, our little man... what can I say? He is such a sweet little guy, that just looking at him makes your heart smile. He is such a happy little guy who loves so much already as well. He has the biggest whole face smile that he too is willing to share all the time, and it totally melts you when it is you that he shares it with. He loves to watch his sister and is dieing to run along side her. He is getting close too, he wiggles forward and trys to get on his knees. He rolls and scoots a bit, but he thinks he is ready to run. He keeps some of his biggest smiles saved for his sister, and she can make him laugh like no other and it is just so much fun to witness. He also has so much love for his Daddy. When Daddy gets home he follows him as he walks through the house and when Daddy picks him up he wiggles with such joy and has such fun stories to tell him, that the love just shines so brightly. Don't get me wrong, he loves me too, but it is fun to see him get so excited for Daddy of sister.

That is about it, like I said, I have to end somewhere because I honestly could go on and on and on, but won't bore you with that :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Family pictures from the ward Party. You know us, the second one is of the Bradys and the third of the Stewarts.

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A couple more pics of Jasmin having fun with the noodle, that was until the lifeguard told us they weren't allowed... tsk tsk.
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Daddy and Little man playing in the waves :) Ryken had his 6 month check up that Tuesday before this party. He weighed in at 17.5 lbs and is 27.5 inches long. He is our Big Little Man :)


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Here is the part where Daddy brought her back, but then she just took off her towel and headed back in the water :)


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Jasmin was hilarious. After swimming in the FREEZING water for quite a long time, she came out and we put her towel/jacket on her. Then she saw that Lydia had brought noodles so wanted to go back in and kept throwing the noodle out but the waves of the water would bring it back in. The cute/funny part was she kept collecting her "dress" up around her middle so it wouldn't get wet, totally girly and cute. Then she gave up and started to head in, dress down and all so Daddy went after her since we didn't want her towel drenched... kind of defeats it's purpose :)


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Last Friday was our ward party at the veteran's pool here in Provo. The next few rounds will be from that good time :)

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Here we have Jasmin in a pink number, notice even her cup matches. She put this together herself :) The holes in the walls are a part of our new anger mangament program we are participating in, let me tell you it is working great :) No really, we have new flooring going to be installed next week so figured we would have the sliding glass door in before then and these pictures show some of the holes from the first day.

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