Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to Ryanne!

Today Ryanne turns 6 years old~!
Ryanne is such a happy little girl! She makes everyone smile. We love her so much and we are so glad she is a part of our family!

Over the weekend we had a party for her with some of her girlfriends. The weather was beautiful, so they were able to play some games outside and everyone had a great time. She wanted a Littliest Pet Shop birthday, so that is the theme we went with.

She was very specific on her cake. She wanted 3 layers of different sizes. Pink cake (I made a white cake and used food gel coloring), purple icing and Pet Shop toys on top. I found a set of Pet Shops that were called "Festive Friends" and it actually had the pieces to make them celebrate a birthday party.

It was a fun day. Tonight we are going to meet up with family for dinner at Chick-fila, per request of the birthday girl!
We love you Ry!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our Weekend Trip to Savannah

About a month ago we had the exciting arrival of a new cousin- Isaac Russell! We were all really happy to have a new cousin/nephew and decided to make a trip down to meet him, as well as visit with Adrienne, Russ and Tiffany.
The completely ironic thing is that I held baby Isaac for a few hours while he was napping and spent quite a bit of time looking at him, but I didn't take any pictures of him! I can't believe it!
I only took pictures when I had my purse physically on my body, since that is when I remembered I had a camera.
I'm sad that I didn't get a single picture of Isaac. He is so cute and perfect. So beautiful.
Russ and Adrienne took us to catch fiddler crabs near their house. It was really fun. We got there right after the tide had come in and there were literally millions of fiddler crabs running for the grass. It was really cool, but kinda grotesque at the same time to see so many of the little guys swarming around. I tried to get a picture of them, but it just didn't work. They were too fast.

I guess fiddler crabs are known for their uneven sized claws. And they like to dig and bury themselves in the mud. I don't really know anything else about them. There were some that were big and some that were tiny.

We collected as many as we could in a bucket.

Then we let them go.
Matt set the 2 biggest ones up to duke it out. It was really funny to watch because they actually did fight and go after each other. One of them got the other one around the neck and clamped him down.

We also made a trip out to Tybee Island since Savannah has never been to the beach before. We weren't sure if the water would be nice enough to swim in, but it was a warm day and the kids wanted to get in.

Luckily, I had packed their bathing suits, just in case.

They had a blast.
Playing in the water
Digging and playing in the sand

They probably would have been happy to stay there all day.
I see a beach vacation in our future.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Savannah's First Haircut and some other stuff

Jonah loves having his picture taken. Especially with food. It makes me laugh.
The other day the kids got dressed up in some costumes (Jonah's was from 3 years ago and is a little small on him) and started dancing around outside.
They told me that they were practicing a ballet that they were going to perform later in the evening.
Jonah was the director of the dance performance.

I enjoyed getting a couple shots of their "practice".

Very interesting, I must say. And highly entertaining.

Savannah has never had a haircut. Unless you count the time this past summer that Ryanne took scissors to her hair and gave her really bad bangs (that have grown out a little bit) and nice chopped pieces randomly placed within her long locks.
Well, the time came. Grandma Becky took her to the hairdresser to get her first cut.
I was sad to see her beautifully golden locks get chopped. But the new 'do makes all the "pieces" from Ry's cut a few months ago, look like purposeful layering.

Savannah was quite happy with the results, as was I, and enjoyed her time out with Grandma. She's growing up!