Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

We had my parents and brother come over one night for dinner and to carve our pumpkins! Last year, Rylie was pretty interested in the whole process...this year, not as much. :) She was curious as to why she got to sit on the table, but was not a fan of how the pumpkin guts felt. She liked them when they were lit up, but then she ran smack into the side of the table since it was dark, and that was the end of that!

Brandon has decided that this is really the only way to carve a pumpkin!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Little Football Fan

So my brother is a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, like maybe the biggest one besides the guy that dresses up like an actual Viking with a horn at all of the games. :) Before Rylie was born, he bought her a few different Vikings outfits to help him cheer them on to victory (can't say that it has really worked these past couple of years!). She also actually learned how to say Vikings...made her Uncle Jeff so proud! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Take 2

My Mom, Grandma, Rylie and I headed to another pumpkin patch in the area. Besides the heat (it was pretty hot in an open field with no shade), we had a blast! DeWitt Stables in Mesa offered this pumpkin patch. I knew it was going to be fairly small, but really Rylie doesn't need much to be entertained. I think her favorite part of the day was the pony/horse rides that they got to go on. She loves horses right now. We also got to go into a petting zoo that had the normal horses and goats, but also had ducks, a turkey, chickens and a rabbit. She loved riding on the Pumpkin Express and picking out a pumpkin at the little patch. All in all, it was a great morning!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Game

This past Friday night was my cheerleaders Breast Cancer Awareness football game. The designed t-shirts to sell and had amazing raffle prizes to raise money. I was so proud of the effort that they and my other coach put in to the game and at the end of the night they had raised $1100! I couldn't get a shirt in Rylie's size, but my mom and I got creative and made one fit her. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time to Jump Jump!

We met Amy, Ashley, Cayden and Paisley at the gym one afternoon so they could get some energy out. :) I love that I work at a place that is so fun for Rylie. She is getting so good a walking on the balance beam (this time she wanted to try it by herself) and is sometimes actually getting off the ground on 2 feet when she tries to jump on the trampoline. 

Even with all of the amazing, fun equipment around, Rylie's favorite is still the slide. :)

She will get into the pit all by herself, but she can't quite climb out by herself yet!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Biker Babe

My brother was given this great little cart that goes behind a bike for Rylie. It has been so hot that we haven't been able to try it out...until now!

She loves it! We have been a few times now and she is so happy and chatty sitting in her cart, cruisin' away!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hey Batter Batter! Swing!

We took Rylie to this huge park while we were in California to play. She loves slides and swings right now so parks are pretty fabulous in her mind. :) We also brought a bat and some wiffle balls to introduce her to the fun that is baseball. She slowly got the point of the whole throw the ball, hit the ball, and then run.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Parade Fun

The next time we went to Disneyland, we just went for the parade and dinner (another one of the benefits of having an annual pass). Rylie loves, loves, loves the parade! She started dancing as soon as the music started and didn't stop until the last float went by. It is so fun to watch how mesmerized she is by the characters and the music. This is definitely her favorite thing at Disneyland right now.


We also took a little trip to "It's a Small World" to go for a ride. It actually is a little slow for Rylie and she seems to get bored about half way through. :)

We headed over to the California Grand hotel to eat dinner...let's just say that Rylie thoroughly enjoyed her speghetti and meatballs! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Take 1

We headed over to Irvine Railroad Park today to see what they had to offer. Helen had read that they had a pumpkin patch and she remembered a little train, so we figured that would be great for Rylie. It was way more fun than we thought! The pumpkin patch was huge! They had the most adorable little signs that you could put your face through a hole for photos, little hay stack horses to sit on, a bounce house, pony rides, little tractor races, carnival games, a hay ride and a maze! Needless to say, we did some of this...Rylie was pretty content just walking around to the signs and sticking her face in the hole. :)

The "How Tall this Fall" cute!

We did take the train around the park and then went to the little zoo that the park has...yes, I said zoo! The OC Zoo is super little, but so perfect for Rylie. She loved the petting zoo the most and would have loved to stay there all day with the goats looking at the bunny rabbits. We will definitely head back to Irvine Railroad Park in the future! The park itself is also amazing with a lake and tons of huge trees. Besides it being pretty hot (like almost 100, I thought this was supposed to be cooler than Phoenix?) we had a great day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A little of this, a little of that

We headed to California for Brandon's fall break this year, and this trip, we got to fly! Rylie did so amazing on the flight and had no problems adjusting to sleeping in California (way different than when she spends 5 hours in the car to get here). The morning we got here we headed to a 50th anniversary party for some of Brandon's family. I didn't any great pics since we really had to watch where Rylie was at (wine bottles all over the place and an active toddler...potenially a very bad situation). We have taken one trip to Disneyland so far, but it was pretty busy so we stayed over in California Adventure (always feels less crowded over there). Rylie had a blast feeding the ducks at Brandon's dad's house, she thought that feeding the ducks bread and then taking a bite herself was a pretty good deal! :)

(yes, we gave her the pacifier so she would have something to suck on during take off...and it helped her fall asleep for the landing :) )

She loves the carosel! So much that after I took her, Brandon went back on it with her.

This is what happens with Daddy and Uncle Blake egging him on. :)