Monday, January 31, 2011


Ryan's First Girlfriend
Peyton and Ryan playing doggies.  

Peyton giving Ryan a kiss.  

Ryan:  "Let's play the piano.  I think we make beautiful music."  

Peyton doing a solo.

The funny thing is Olivia was "in love" with Peyton's older brother Drew when she was little.
I would catch her kissing him when he was over to play.
Now Peyton is kissing Ryan.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


You have seen the good, and the bad, now it is time for some UGLY!

I mean look at that face.
He is mad at me because I wouldn't let him jump up and down on the couch.
He got even madder at me because I took a picture of him.
Isn't he cute when he is mad?

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Olivia teaching Ryan how to play her DS.
I guess you are never too young to learn. 

Friday, January 28, 2011


Olivia practicing piano.
This is her 3rd year taking piano.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Ethan practicing piano.
E wanted to take guitar lessons and I told him he had to take a year of piano first.
Come to find out he LOVES piano.
He practices and sings the notes as he plays.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Sledding at Highbanks
Grant Hayden (my nephew, Jill's oldest)

Alex Hayden (my other nephew, Jill's 2nd born)

Sledding train.
Ethan, Olivia, Grant, and Alex


Another train.
Ethan, Olivia, JILL (my sister), & Grant
Jill screamed all the way down the hill. 

Monday, January 24, 2011


Doesn't he look so sweet in this picture?
Look at those eyelashes, nose, and lips.
I so love this little boy! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Work of ART
Olivia and I painted this to hang in the dinning room. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Ryan likes to go to Aunt Jill's house because she gives him the whole apple to eat.
She doesn't cut it up like I do into small pieces.  

Taking a BIG bite! 

Look at those little bite marks!  

Here EeeeA (which is what Ryan calls Olivia) take a bite.
Ryan ate the whole apple, seeds in all.
He loves apples!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Meet my grandmother, Marian Charlotte Ryder or as we call her Mimi.  
She is 95 years young, still sharp as a tack, and still going strong.  

Ryan getting ready to take a ride on the walker.

Priceless!  I LOVE this picture!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Ryan and Scott putting together shelves.

Just in case you are wondering.  I do love my other kids.  Ryan never cares that I am taking his picture and he is always around when there is work to do.  O and E run for the hills when we say work.  :o)

Friday, January 14, 2011


People say that we need to think outside the box and they are right...
But sometimes it is fun to PLAY inside the box.

Cousin Jake inside the box.

Peeking through the window in the door of the box. 


Nephew Jake came over to play with Ryan today.  Look at those big brown eyes. 

Look at that sweet profile.

Eating Gold Fish.

Where's Ryan?

Boy, this fish tastes good! 

Another sweet profile picture.