Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Visit from Grandma Jean and Grandpa Leroy

Grandma Jean and Grandpa Leroy came for a visit ~ we all had a great time
(notice Ryan's new hat)

Ryan peeking under the railing...

In the tunnel

Grandma Jean and Ryan dancing

big hugs

Friday, July 20, 2007

Prayers and Thoughts for a Dear Friend

The unimaginable has happened, my good friend Rachael has lost one of her shining stars. Her daughter, Hannah, passed away yesterday (the 19th). She is 5 years old, and just as beautiful as can be.

Here is her blog, if you get a chance, she can use all the energy you can muster.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Grammy and Papa came to visit on Sunday...
Here is Ryan and his new wagon!

Grammy reading to Ryan (note the matching outfits....)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ryan's Birthday Party

We had lots of family and friends come to our house for Ryan's birthday party, it was a very special day.
The kids went out to play on Ryan's playset:




the cake!

Bob and Jess (Ella's mom and dad)


Amber reading to Ryan ~ he got a Backyardigan book from her

Ryan's new fishing game from Marita and Carroll

Ryan got a beautiful quilt for his playroom that Grammy made!!

Sing and Spin Pablo from Adrien, Todd and Jackson! Ryan is trying to make him go by patting him on the back

Train Books!!! From Sarah, Matt and Josie

Here's Josie!

The Dynaco Helicopter (complete with Mater) from Bob, Jess and Ella

the wagon from Grammy and Papa - it seats two...

Jackson playing with Ryan's new trainset from Grandma and Grandpa Riek, and mommy and daddy

Marita and Mike

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ryan and his Happy Meal toy!

Who knew such a silly little toy would be so much fun for Ryan (and his father)

Ryan's 2 Year Pictures! Help us choose!

We took Ryan to Wheat Photography here in De Soto - love her! The only downfall is that there are TOO many pictures to choose from, yikes!

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Last Day at the Cabin

Last day ~ here's Ryan just hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa Riek

We had such a great time, lots of good company, good food and of course, good pictures!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4th of July at the cabin

Hanging out at the cabin on the 4th...Ryan kept VERY busy!
Ryan got a train just like Grandpa's!


the firepit makes a great train track


4th of July! (day 4)
We went into Bryson City, NC for the festival - the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad has a station there. They have a caboose on display that Ryan (and his father) just loved to explore