Thursday, September 16, 2010

In August, we went back to Olympia for Ryder's (or ours) midwife's annual picnic.  It was a long trip, but great to show off how much Ryder has grown and talks now.  

Ryder managed to find himself some salt water and associated mud!

Down below are pictures from our stop at McMenamins Spar Room in Olympia; our favorite place in that town:)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ryder camping w/ his friend, Stella. He was also helping daddy fix the fly rod.

First time spring skiing (and skiing)!
He's really into big shoes and boots - these were some random boots at a hostel near Boise.
Kate, Gabbi, and Ryder (L to R)
My dad's photography. Ryder had a big load in his pants, so he wasn't really into posing.
Publish Post

Welcome back! It's been quite awhile since we last updated (a year!). Ryder has moved to Bellingham; we have plenty new stories and photos.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gymnast in the making

Daddy took Ryder to the Indoor Playground in Richland. He keeps getting more active with age; one of these days a somersault will occur. In the above picture, he notices another little boy with "ball". He then got lost in the foam pit.

Soon, Ryder will understand the benefits of a bouncy castle.

Friday, September 11, 2009


The plan was to go water skiing with Alex's parents and their boat. Plan failed. Instead Ryder got to splash around on floaties all day with their dog. Again, Ryder insists on sharing anything with anyone.

While the boat moored with a dead battery, Ryder spent quality time with mommy and gramma in the Columbia. He also prefers to grab drinks, regardless of their contents.

Later in the summer

We took Ryder to Ellensburg and People's pond for the heck of it one day. While he's scowling in the picture, he actually had a decent time throwing rocks into the nearby Yakima River.

Then one day he had a play date with his friend, Mya. He always tries to share while playing. However, girls don't seem to enjoy his company ALL the time!

Ryder and us lately

Since last post, Ryder went camping twice. Here are some photos of his fun trip to Lake Phuckalia, along the Cle Elum River.

After dinner, Ryder hung out with his good friend, Stella, at the casual lounge site.