Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Monkey Face

Ryleigh has started making some of the funniest faces. This is her monkey face. This is the best picture I could get. She does a much better monkey face but of course, not when I have the camera out.

Look How Big I am Getting

Let the Season Begin

Preseason football has begun and Dad already has Ryleigh roped into watching the games. From this picture it looks like she is more interested in Mom with the camera than in the football game.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Two Girls

If you know Lizzie, it is hard to imagine that she was not the one to initiate play time. It is true, Lizzie was taking a rest and Ryleigh wanted to play.

(Sorry, the videos are kind of dark)

However, it didn't take long for Lizzie to join in. Her idea of playing with Ryleigh is licking her as much as she possibly can before we get the chance to tell her NO. Which, I guess, is better than the way she plays with Devin.

Don't worry, Ryleigh got revenge!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Story Time With Dad

Ryleigh loves us to read books to her. She would sit there for hours if we wanted to.

"Don't Bother Me!"

"I'm trying to get my beauty sleep."

This is often how we find little miss asleep.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Someone discovered her toes this morning and hasn't stopped playing with them since. Now she rubs her head with one hand and plays with her toes using the other hand. Good thing Grandpa McDowell isn't here to teacher her how to put those toes in her mouth like he taught Mariah. Yuck! And good thing Blake isn't here to teach her how to use her toes to put tots in her mouth. Double Yuck!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

McDowell Family Reunion

This last weekend was the McDowell family reunion in Carson City, NV. We were able to attend and had a blast.

We spent a day in Reno visiting the animals at Cabelas...

and strolling through the Hot August Nights Car Show.

We spent a day at Lake Tahoe...

enjoying each others company...

trying to swim in the knee deep swimming area...

and eventually giving up and swimming in the nearby pool.

We played games...

like the water/category game...

had arm wrestling matches...

ate lots of food and had a lot of laughs.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cooling Off

It's good to know that we pay our electric bill in the summer for Lizzie's benefit. She knows where the vent is in every single room in the house and that is the only place you will find her laying. Especially if she has just come in from outside. She knows the way to cool off.