Friday, July 30, 2010

9 Months

The days just keep going by. Rylin turned nine months old on Sunday! He is now 22 lbs 9 oz and 30 inches long. He's eating all kinds of finger foods and drinking from a sippy cup, crawling, pulling up, cruising (walking around furniture), standing on his own and constantly moving! He also had his first word last week. We were having dinner with my family, and when it was time to go he waved and said "bye bye". At first I thought it was a fluke, but he did it again two more times! We were all freaking out (literally...I know we looked funny) and poor Jordan missed it because he wasn't with us. Then this morning at his Dr.'s appointment he did it again! Such a show off for the doctor! Here are a few pics and a video of our big boy...
loves his MiMi!

on a walk
drinking like a pro
and a cute little wave!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Splash Park

Yesterday we went with a couple friends to a local splash park. The weather turned out to be pretty nice and the kids had a good time playing in the water.

sweet Adelay

and Atticus

Monday, July 19, 2010

Battle Wound

It started out a happy afternoon in the pool. Rylin was enjoying the noodle that I gave him...maybe a little too much!

He was having a good time...splashing and occasionally stopping to eat a few blades of grass (against my pleading not to)...and then it happened.
He found out the hard way that his top half out weighs his bottom, and tumbled out of the pool head first. It was an acrobatic flip caught on tape (though too cruel to show here) that left a nasty scratch. Our tough guy only cried a second and was back to playing. Jordan says it's his Bruce Lee face (must be a guy thing).

The first of many, I'm sure...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A New Look

So I've been meaning to update the look of our blog for quite a while. I keep telling Jordan that I think it's funny that it said "our journey to adoption" at the top when we have definitely reached our immediate destination! So...I've moved our initial story to a different site that you can find here or on the left side of the page under "our adoption story". All my posts are still on this blog too, but I thought it necessary to hang on to that part of our lives in blog form elsewhere.

I've been up to my neck in HTML coding (i still don't know what that is) and Photoshop Elements, but I think I'm finally satisfied with the end result. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Pictures

I'm a little behind on 6 month photos, but I did manage to hook my very busy friend Jennifer into taking some pictures of Rylin at 7 months. You may remember his newborn pictures that she did here. Rylin was not so cooperative the day of our shoot, but you'd never know by the photos that Jenn got! Here is a little preview of his cuteness!

You can check out the rest of his pictures by going to her website and selecting Rylin under the slideshows tab...password: Everhart.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Week at MiMi & Papa's

Rylin and I left last Friday and spent the weekend at my Mom and Dad's. Jordan joined us on Saturday and we had a nice 4th of July. My Dad cooked out and my brother brought over fireworks. (They live in the country so you can get away with that!) Rylin slept through the whole thing...which is probably good considering he doesn't like loud noises.

The rest of the week my Mom and I went through and organized old pictures in our search to put together a family cookbook and Rylin played with his cousin Luke, who he is quite enamored with.

On Tuesday night, I took Rylin to visit my Grandmother. She cooked us a fresh-from-the-garden dinner and we had a good time visiting. Rylin loves to "cheese" for the camera now!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Tub Shot

Because what's cuter than a baby in the tub?!