Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7 Months Old

We cannot believe that Ryker is already 7 months old today! Oh, how times flies! Here he is at 7 months!At 7 months, Ryker is doing so many things! He is talking like crazy! He especially loves the word "Da-da." He loves his Daddy! He loves most when his Daddy gives him a lick of his popsicle. Playing with Daddy is one of his many favorite things, too!

-He loves bouncing up and down
-He loves to put himself in the sitting position from the crawling position (although he still cannot crawl)
-He loves playing with his feet and pulling his socks off
-He loves walking around in his walker (sometimes running)
-He loves splashing in the bathtub
-He loves greenbeans and carrots
-He loves playing with toys at his high chair
-He loves being held by his mommy and daddy
-He loves throwing his binky on the floor (doesn't like sucking on it much anymore--he mostly just plays with it and bites it)
-He really wishes he could crawl and get to things, but just can't yet. I think he's going to be one of those babies that skip crawling and go straight to walking. LOL
-He loves going on walks in the stroller
-Hates his little carseat He is too big for it now(he tries to sit up in it now and it bugs him that he's fastened down; he's going to be in the big boy carseat soon... like today. haha)
-He loves books!
-He is huge!
-He loves chewing on everything in sight. He likes to bite really hard with his teeth. Yikes.
-Most of all, he loves attention from anyone and everyone!
We love him so much and can't believe how fast he is growing up! Happy 7 months baby boy!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Out of the Blue Decision!

So, last weekend while Joe was working, I was just lounging around the house and doing some chores while Ryker played. My sister-in-law came over to have my mother-in-law do her hair. She had just gone to the gym that morning and mentioned that she was trying to get ready for the turkey trot on Thanksgiving. I was like, "turkey trot? What is that?" She told me that it was a 5 mile race in Salem on Thanksgiving Day. She said that she had done it last year and had a lot of fun (she didn't even train and still did 5 miles in an hour, that's 12 minutes a mile!) So this year she is doing it again and training this time. So, I was like "I've always wanted to run in something like this" whether it be a 5k, 5 mile, 10k, half marathon, etc. except I will never do a whole marathon...a half marathon is pushing it.... ANYWAY, back to what I was saying. I said, "I'm going to do it! Send me the registration info." So, she sent it to me, and I signed up! I have 7 weeks to train. Last week I could only run a mile without stopping. Starting this week, I have worked out everyday. Every other day I do a long run and the days in between I either bike for 30 minutes at 90-100 rpms or I do a P90X workout, or both. Well, yesterday I ran a little over a mile and a half without stopping. It took 20 minutes. Slowly, but surely, I am going to go faster and longer until I can do 5 miles. I'm nervous and excited. This morning I did Kempo X for an hour... that was fun! And tonight I'm going to bike for a half hour at the YMCA (glad my membership is free! ). I hope this can be a big accomplishment even if it ends up being awful. I just want to be able to say that I accomplished one of my dreams... to be able to say that I ran in the Wild Turkey Road Race! haha. Another thing that will help is Liana (Joe's sis) and Katie (Joe's brother's girlfriend) will be running it with me, so I'm not alone. I'm kinda sad though because Joe would have liked to run in it with me, but he has to work on Thanksgiving day :( Anyways, I just felt like I needed to ramble for a bit! I hope to add the video of Ryker saying "Da-da" in the next post!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Topsfield Fair

Every year, there is a Fair in Topsfield in the first week and a half of October. Topsfield is basically right down the street from us, so we went on one of Joe's days off last week and we had a lot of fun! Joe won Ryker a Tazmanian Devil stuffed doll and we also got him a personalized shirt (I'll have to post it when he wears it, it won't fit him til he's like a year and a half or something) and the cutest doggy snow hat ever. Oh, we also ate a lot of junk food. :) We had a nice time together as a family! Ryker was a sweet little angel and just looked around at everything. It was a little windy and chilly when the sun started to go down, but it was sunny most the day.
In some little museum--like father like son. HAHA
So, Joe really wanted to climb this rock wall. There were 3 sides to it. The side on the very left is the hard side. If you climb to the top and hit the button, you win 100 dollars. Joe wanted to try and win that 100 dollars. Here he is climbing the easy side.

Here is Joe attempting the hard side. We watched many people try it, and no one succeeded. It was worth a shot! haha
This is amazing. This man made this. How do people sculpt sand?!

At the little museum
Giant man, or woman. Not really sure. Looked like a man, sounded like a woman.
In the tent looking at the animals! Ryker likes the llamas.
We are glad we were able to go and have a good time! There were some pretty bad rainstorms on some of the days, so we picked a pretty good day to go!

And I just wanted to add this video because I just think Ryker looks so cute walking around in his walker. He didn't start walking forward til a couple weeks ago. He used to go backwards and that's it. I love how cute his little legs look when he walks. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ryker said his first word today...

and it was "Da-da!" Joe's been telling him to say "Da-da" for pretty much his whole life, and today Joe told him to say it, and he did! He probably has no idea what he means when he says it, which would explain why he's been saying it all day I'm guessing. It's so cute to hear how talkative he's been lately. Oh, and he sure is learning how to use his two bottom teeth! He's been biting hard on everything (especially the collar of my work shirt while I'm holding him). He's a funny boy!