Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat

Tonight was our ward Trunk or Treat party.  

Bailey went as a cow

Ryleigh went as her favorite character of all time, Mickey Mouse even though several people thought she was a lady bug...
and she won cutest costume!

Ryleigh crashed on the way home while eating her candy.

Pumpkin Carving

Ryleigh wanted to paint her little pumpkin and loved every minute of it.

Then Devin asked if she wanted to help him clean out his pumpkin with her hands.  No way, she was going to use a spoon to help us clean out ours.  She was very proud of herself for touching a seed though.

The finished products.

Ryleigh with her pumpkin...

and then she wanted her picture with Mom's Mickey Mouse and Daddy's scary face.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Who stole the cookies from the counter top?

Ryleigh stole the cookies from the counter top!

6 months

Bailey turned 6 months on Thursday!  What has she been up to?  As seen in an earlier post, she got her first tooth.  We had no idea it was coming.  She was her normal self.  This little girl still loves to smile lots and lots.  She loves to laugh, especially with her sister.  She is always kicking her legs and can't keep them in her pants or pjs.  She is finally sleeping through the night again!  She is still trying to figure out the eating solid foods.  That darn tongue still gets in the way sometimes.  Bailey is so fun to have around.  Ryleigh loves her to death and always gives us a play by play as to what Bailey is doing.  Her favorite time is from the backseat of the car when we can't see Bailey.

Silly Girls

Ryleigh frequently does this when Bailey rolls over.

Ryleigh likes to put everyone to bed all over the house.  Stuffed animals, dolls, Bailey, Lizzie...Lizzie wanted to be the star in this film!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We took the girls to the pumpkin patch on Friday night.  Ryleigh was so excited the whole way there to get herself a little pumpkin.  As soon as she got out of the car she started running toward to row of pumpkins.

We took a hay ride through the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkins. 

Ryleigh took a long time to find her perfect pumpkin. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

"I see poo poo!"

We have a potty training book that shows that all animals eat so all animals have to poop.  So when we asked Ryleigh if she wanted to go to the zoo yesterday she said, "I see poo poo!"  Yep, we saw lots of that.

Our first stop was the prairie dog domes.  They have tunnels kids can walk through and pop their heads up through a dome to get a closer look at the prairie dogs.  Ryleigh loved that they were so close. 

It was a little cold so we bundled Bailey up tight.  She was nice and toasty warm the whole time.

We always have to get a picture of Ryleigh on the baby tiger.

This tortoise was trying to climb up the fence and escape.  He wasn't being very successful.

This was by far Ryleigh's favorite part, feeding the goats.  After she finished her handful of food she picked up  pieces of food off the ground so she could continue to feed them.  We spent a long time at this stop.

This giraffe was so cute to watch.  He was trying to pick something up off the ground so he had to spread his front legs out to the side pretty far so he could get low enough to pick it up.  I was too slow on getting the picture so I didn't capture that moment.

The lions were also fun to watch.  They were having fun sneaking up and pouncing on each other.  Ryleigh kept calling them kitty cats and pointing out when another one was coming close to the window.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Ryleigh loves to play Candy Land.  Devin has played it with her a few times but she doesn't like to play the right way.  She likes to find all of the candy cards and match them to the picture on the game board.  Then she finds all of the purple cards, her favorite color.  I sat down to play with her the other night and had her play the right way.  She wasn't very happy but I did manage to get her to play a whole game.  Then she proceeded to play the game her way.  At least she is practicing her matching skills! 

Who Needs Toys?

I had a few diaper boxes I needed to throw away but wanted to cut the box tops off first.  They were sitting in the family room and Ryleigh asked what I was doing with them.  She took it upon herself to go up to their closet and empty out multiple diaper boxes.  She brought them all down to me and tole me she needed to throw them away.  Some were holding unused clothes and others still had diapers in them.  She found it entertaining to ride in them before I had her put them back.

The Small Window of Opportunity

If Ryleigh isn't asleep by 9:00 there is little hope of getting her to sleep before we are ready for bed.  I don't understand it!  Last night was a late night getting home after parent teacher conferences so it was one of those nights.  We heard her playing in her room and just let her be.  Devin went in at about 9:30 because he heard Lizzie in there.

He had me come in to look.  Ryleigh wasn't in her bed, on the floor, I didn't know where she was and my immediate thought was, oh no, she climbed in the crib with Bailey.  Nope, she had crawled under the crib and was hiding from us.  Never before has she crawled under the crib.  She was trying to be very quiet but Lizzie kept getting her and then she would giggle.  It was hilarious!  I had to get the camera.  Ryleigh had no idea we were watching.  Lizzie would walk away for a second and Ryleigh would whisper her name to come back.  They were at their little game for a good 10 minutes before we finally decided to "get after" Ryleigh for not being in bed.  Hide and Seek is no fun when Lizzie is around.

5 Months

Our little baby is 5 months now.  It is so hard to believe.  She has started rolling over, she has become an inch worm and we have started her on cereal.  It is always entertaining to watch them learn to eat.  She is also a very smiley little girl.  One second she can be crying, and the next, she gives you the biggest smile.  We love her to pieces!