Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daddy's Girl

Rylie loves her Daddy.  He makes her laugh hysterically All.The.Time.  She has just discovered that she can pull herself up at the storm door to look out the window.  Now when Ryan mows the lawn she stands there laughing and waving, waiting patiently for him to wave back at her.  Whenever he stops to wave back, her face lights up and she gets the biggest smile on her face.  Her mission is accomplished :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

All the things a Little Girl Needs

We took a trip to The Franklin Park Conservatory over the weekend and Rylie loved it.  It had all of her favorites, big leaves to touch, water in every room, and lots of color everywhere.  All the things Rylie needs for a good time!  The only thing that would have made it better for her is if there were books, but that can be a trip for another day :)

Some of the highlights of the trip included the waterfalls in the rainforest
All of the super cool leaves to look at

The desert room
it had only one plant to touch (the rest were cacti and although she wanted to touch those, she didn't)
posing as carnivorous Pitcher Plants

the Koi pond where she waved to all the fish

meeting up with Nana and Papa

Pictures in the little huts

and the colorful Chihuly scultptures everywhere

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Spaghetti Night

Rylie has graduated to eating pretty much the same things we eat for dinner every night.  She is starting to show way more of an opinion about what she does and does not like.  One thing that she absolutely will eat any time (besides fruit) is pasta.  She loves it in all shapes and sizes, but especially long noodles that she can swing around.  We had spaghetti night the other night and Rylie went to town!

She is very thoughtful in everything she does, and eating is no exception.  She always studies her food a minute before tasting, and then proceeds full force once she deems it acceptable.

We allow her to have this freedom when she eats, and the dogs are well aware of where the best place for table scraps is after dinner....just look at her lap!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Anything to make my child laugh..

Over the weekend Rylie picked up two new toys.  She got a bouncing horse from her cousins, but she is still a little small for it.  She likes it, mostly to pull herself up on and make it play music.

We also heard about these things

and heard that they might be the next big Christmas item.  So of course Ryan had to run out and stock up (because it would be a waste to miss an opportunity to make some money, he says).  We got four.  Rylie picked the red one.  Even if we don't make any money, it is totally worth it to watch and hear Rylie laugh every time we push the thing's stomach, she loves it!  I wish I had a video of her playing with it...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Maybe Rylie Will Finally Get a Scrapbook??

I love to scrapbook, but I hate the mess.  I read an article about online scrapbooking and thought I would check it out.  I used Scrapblog and it was very cool.  They have free pages, and ones you can create for money.  It also can use pictures you have already uploaded onto another website (I used my facebook photos). My first page turned out pretty nice!