Ryder's Life: Week 10

November 12 - November 18, 2012

November 12 - Monday: Kevin left on a business trip to Indiana today. I hung out with the babe at home, went through clothes to sell, and in the evening we hit up Centerra with mom, Zach, and Hunter. We ate at Rock Bottom and had some bacon mac'n'cheese! We also got our eyeglasses adjusted at Lenscrafters and it was the worst experience ever! My glasses were sliding down my nose and when I left...they were still sliding down my nose! The lady who tried to adjust mine and my brothers glasses was like super annoyed we wanted our glasses adjusted. It was quite possibly the worst 'adjustment' ever. She said she couldn't tighten the nose pads because then my eyes would be in the wrong part of the glass. She also tried to tighten the ear things and she tightened them so much it squeezed into my head. She also said not every ones ears and head shape are symmetrical so it was my head which is why my glasses didn't feel right... She also jacked up my brother's glasses. A week later I got them adjusted at a nice store in Cherry Creek and they did it just fine!!! Moving on hehe.
Cutie in the Bumbo!
Also, my brother Zach took this photo of Ryder later that night. Cute smile!

November 13 - Tuesday: Ryder and I had an early morning so I decided to start reading Baby Wise which my friend Lori let me borrow weeks ago. Too bad I didn't start reading it earlier haha. Basically it helps you know how to get your baby on a routine so they can sleep through the night. Regardless, I think he would have started sleeping through the night soon anyways since I already knew the concept (eat, play, sleep, repeat).
We went to group...
Love this hat and love his bubble creation ha!
Afterwards we went to Gap Kids, Pier 1 Imports, and Crazy 8. We went to my parents for dinner and Kevin got home that night from his business trip in Indiana.
Sleepy Ryder!

November 14 - Wednesday: Ryder and I went to get my retainers checked at the orthodontist. We hit up Target and did a lot of stuff at home. Kevin and I had enchiladas for dinner and not sure what else went down.

November 15 - Thursday: I hung out at home all day getting things done and at night Kevin had a coaches meeting. He is the Stake Athletic Director for our Stake (church). Meanwhile, I printed and folded the ward bulletins...and it took like an hour haha.

November 16 - Friday: Kevin left on another business trip this week to Arizona. I went to a mom group in the morning and had lunch with my mom at Cafe Rio. I finally hit up Plato's Closet and the Clothes Mentor to sell some old clothes. I had been going through my closet for a couple of weeks and washing the clothes to sell. Kevin also went through his stuff so we had 2 huge boxes. It was probably my most successful sell since I came away with a little over a $100! Not bad!
Here we were waiting for them to go through the clothes.
Outside Plato's Closet.
Afterwards, we hung out the parents, I read more of Baby Wise, and we ate dinner at Smashburger.
I love their chicken sandwiches!
Me and Hunter.

November 17 - Saturday: Ryder and I hung out at home for most of the day. Kevin was still out of town. We went to Jason's Deli with my family and afterwards got groceries. One thing that is annoying is that the Chicco carseats don't fit in the front of grocery carts. One thing I LOVE about them is that it is like the safest car seat. Anyways, if you want to buy a lot of food there isn't really much room in the cart so I put him in the Moby Wrap. I don't use it that often so I guess he isn't used to it but the second we got in he started crying and there was nothing I could do since he was in their so tightly lol. I tried giving him a binky but it was hard to do because he was so close to me and he kept turning his head back and forth, left to right. I got the binky in and ran around the store grabbing random things because he wasn't really liking it haha. Sooo that was an experience.

November 18 - Sunday: So Kevin and I are in a different ward than my parents even though we live a mile and a half away. It feels like Utah! Anyways, ours meets at 8 am and my parents meet at 10 am. Since Kevin was out of town I decided I was going to their ward and boy what a difference does 2 hours make! It is so much better! While we were in sacrament Kelsi (my sister who goes to school at BYU in Provo) walks in. She had just got in from a flight (for Thanksgiving week) but wanted to attend most of church. It was cool because she hadn't seem him since his blessing in late September!
In the hallway we found my friend Rebekah and her baby Carmen.
Ryder was such a little flirt! He was all smiley looking at her!
Next up: Week 11, maternity photos, Ryder's baby blessing, and hopefully I will get caught up so I don't have to do these weird weekly posts (honestly don't like the format)!


So Close, Little One

A few Saturdays ago - November 17, 2012 - Mr. Ryder almost got his binky into his mouth...
just missed and got his nostril, hehe.
He is getting pretty skilled at holding his binky - which he loooves - and moving it around with his little fingers. He was 10 weeks here. Anyways, just love this little guy and think these pictures are funny.


Ryder's Life: Week 9

November 5 - November 11, 2012

November 5 - Monday: My mom and I had a little Cafe Rio lunch. I love that place and love that it is only a few miles from our house! Come on my Utah friends, move out here...we got Cafe Rio and of course me ;) Love this salad.
Afterwards we went and got a few copies of Ryder's birth certificate and ran some errands. For dinner, we ate at my parents with the missionaries from their ward. It is always fun eating with the missionaries! Whenever Kevin and I get those free Redbox codes...we use them. I never know what to get so I see something and just quickly get it. Often times the movies I choose, suck...so what we ended up getting was Rock of Ages (Kevin chose, I made fun of him, it was super lame, and we turned it off...I am not a musical fan lol) and October Baby (which I watched through night and morning feedings). Interesting movies!
Cutie for the day!
On a side note, Ryder found his hands and he is obsessed with eating them.

November 6 - Tuesday: This day was super productive. I cleaned all day - laundry, kitchen, everything. I love when our house is clean but I swear each weekend it goes downhill. 
After Kevin got off work, he gave Ryder a bath and Ryder laughed for the first time, like a real laugh! It was so cute!
 Afterwards, we went to an election party at my parents...the wrong person won...I'm still depressed that Mitt Romney lost. America definitely is missing out.
A bracelet for the occasion.
You better believe Kevin found our American flag and wore it and used it as a blanket for Ryder!

November 7 - Wednesday: I met with my lactation consultant, my mom and I ate lunch at Schlotzskys, and Kevin and I took Ryder to his 2 month well check-up and his first round of shots!
Here is an awkward shot of us before the round of shots!
Poor little guy! No parent likes to see their baby get shots! Afterwards he was pretty sad. His cry was different than it ever was and so pathetic! His legs were pretty sore so whenever we picked him up or held him he would cry. 
Ryder weighed 12 lbs. 12 oz. and was 23 1/2 inches tall, 65th percentile for both height and weight!

Mindy, my mom, and I had a girls night, except Ryder was invited, so Mindy could meet him. We ate at Olive Garden! Afterwards we went to the mall for a bit.

November 8 - Thursday: I hung out at home, did laundry, and went through old clothes to sell/donate. 
At night, I went to a Relief Society dinner with my mom.

November 9 - Friday: My mom and I had a lunch date at Fiona's which we didn't really like the food haha. That was a bummer. Then we used $10 off a $10 purchase coupons at Kohls and I got Ryder some short-sleeved onesies for our Brazil trip.
Kevin and I had a fun date night! We went and applied for a passport for Ryder...
Here is Ryder getting his photo taken.
I just about died watching this, hilarious.
Then we hit up Crazy 8 and Children's Place and got Ryder some more shorts and short-sleeved tops for our trip to Brazil (why we got the passport - still can't believe babies need passports!). When we get there it will be in the dead of summer and all he has in his size right now is warm clothing! Thank goodness we found a few summer items here and there on clearance at these stores (but no swim trunks!)
Kevin and I used our Livingsocial deal and ate at Nordy's Barbecue.
We got this amazing feast for 2! Kevin was a fan!
Afterwards we rented Snow White & the Huntsman...and I fell asleep so not sure what that was all about!
November 10 - Saturday: I got my haircut in the morning and then afterwards we took Ryder to his first trip to Denver! Why? To go to Ikea! We worked on a kitchen design for our kitchen/main level remodel and will have to go back to finalize it and also after we figure out our appliance dimensions but within the year (hopefully less than half) we will have finished the whole main level!

November 11 - Sunday:We went to church as usual, I got visit taught, we put up our Christmas decor, and had dinner at the parents!

Happy Weekend all!