At the end of April we took a trip to Mendon, Massachusetts (about an hour and a half away from where we live) to go to a zoo called Southwick's Zoo. We had a lot of fun seeing the animals, and we even got to feed the deer!
We think Ryker's favorite animal was the tiger. He just kept watching it walk back and forth back and forth.
Why hello there giraffe. I think he thought we would feed them, but we weren't aloud because the giraffes are on special diets.
Crossing the bridge with Daddy to go see the leopard!
They let Ryker pet the ponies that they used for the pony rides. Ryker put his finger in the pony's nose. Gross, I know! Don't worry, we washed his hands after!
Here's a video of a kangaroo. When we first came into the zoo, the kangaroos were doing nothing but just laying around, but on our way out we saw them bouncing around, so we got a video. Notice Ryker looks all tuckered out at the end of the video! haha
Ryker tried pasta and spaghetti sauce for the first time. Don't be deceived. Although it looks like he ate all of his food, he did not. He threw all but the piece he tried on the floor. He doesn't like spaghetti! Hopefully that will change with time. Little Stinker!
"Hand Mommy the Vaseline." Um, are you a doggy now? haha
Joe's Sister Liana and I (and Ry) ran the Fast Chick 5k on May 5. It was a lot of fun. They gave us flowers at the end of the race. :)
We ran into two of Joe's girl cousins and each of their two kids (hence, the double strollers), and I had Ryker test it out with his 2nd cousin Sophie!
Liana adores Ryker! I'm so glad he has such awesome aunts and uncles on both sides of the family!!!
One day, I found Ryker asleep like this.
Another day, I found him asleep like this. I think my child is getting too big for a crib (he is huge).
So, we have been getting A LOT of rain, so I've have a lot of frumpy work days (notice the hair). I just figure why do my hair, if it will be ruined anyways....not that I really did much to my hair before anyways. haha!
We have been starting to get some nice warm days, so now more bugs and bees and all kinds of things. Joe likes to swat the bumble bees in the backyard.... I guess his dad has problems with the bees ruining some part of the back of the house, so they have to either spray or swat them.
Ryker got me these beautiful flowers for Mother's Day! :) Also, Joe got me some really nice tinted moisturizer (foundation that I love) that I wanted to try and some blush along with the traditional hot cheetohs. It was a great mother's day. We had family over and we cooked for Joe's mom!
On May 19th, I did another race. This time without Ryker or Liana. It was a hard one for me for some reason. I was surprised by the ankle chips they gave us that records our time. I ran it in 31:40 which I was happy about. I'm not the best at this running stuff, but I enjoy it! I'm doing another one on Memorial day and another on June 20th (maybe).
One night during scripture study and prayer, Ryker fell asleep on the hardwood floor next to our bed. I guess he wanted to campout in our bedroom that night! :)
Joe fell asleep with his favorite toy! haha Just kidding, but I thought this was funny. Ryker left his toy on our bed, and Joe moved it so he could lay down and he fell asleep with it in his hand. It made me think of a kids sleeping with his favorite toy. haha!
Ryker loves Mommy's brush. If you say "brush your hair" he'll take the brush and brush his hair. He's so smart!
Ok. I just cannot stop laughing at this pic. It is hilarious! He looks like the fattest one year old around! jk. but he does look chubbier than he is! lol!
This past Tuesday we took a trip to the New England Aquarium. Our friends had coupons for a 10 dollar entry (adults normally are 22 dollar a piece! Yikes), so that was nice of them to share! It was raining a ton and we didn't bring umbrellas, so walking from the parking garage to the aquarium was interesting. Poor Ryky had water all over his face and such, but he didn't seem to care. It was barely chilly. We had a fun time there. Ryker had fun, but he really wanted to run around mostly.
Here is Daddy and Ryker looking at the jelly fish!
So, Anyways! That's the latest on us! My father-in-law is getting eye surgery on Tuesday, so I will no longer be working 3 hours everyday. I'll only be working on Joe's off days! Yes!