Monday, May 15, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
In 2015 I lost my dad to Pancreatic cancer. It was a horrible thing to watch and we miss him daily. We walk yearly and fundraise to raise money to give to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This year Ryder was responsible for 10 dollars to do his part in the raise. We discussed ideas on what he could do to raise money and he came up with the idea to sell some of his Perler bead keychains that he makes. He worked for hours on it and created so many. We set up a stand and lots of friends came. Lots of family and friends donated through out website and over all he raised 554 dollars on his own to put towards this cause. I am so very proud of him and his huge heart. We miss our papaw and him and ryder were kindred spirits, they understood each other and I am so thankful for the time they had together. I will forever miss watching the the bond between the two of them. #walkingfordave
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The entire car ride home from the zoo he made aunt Kate look up animals on the endangered species list. he added them to the list of animals he would have at his zoo when he gets older. He came up with the idea that he could breed them there, then raise the babies and transition the entire family back into living in the wild. "Mom I could do that with enough animals that they would not need to be on the list anymore" His love for animals is something fierce - in fact lately he seems to bean animal more than he seems to be Ryder, but his heart is huge and it is so fun to watch his intense fascinations.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
I want to start inserting stories into this -- things that may not have a picture but need to be told so I can look back on them later. Today we were at Toys-R-Us. Miss Evie continually sits up and slams her head on the side of the crib in the middle of the night, so this sleep deprived mama was going to try a breathable bumper. I had one in mind so I wanted to see if they had one. I found one similar to the one I was looking for. I picked it up and said, "jeez Ryder seventy bucks, I don't know if I want to pay that for this" I was just kind of talking to myself and didn't even really think he was listening. He wanted to go look at his toys so I decided to just put it in the cart and wait on a decision. He asked me if I was getting it. I said, "I'm not sure bud it's very expensive and I don't really want to pay that much for this -- it's not a very fun thing". I told him I would think about it. We went and looked at toys and I gave him his time to sit and look at the things he wanted to check out. We were getting ready to leave and I said -- "ok buddy let's go back, I am going to go and put this away". I walked over to the aisle and he said, "Mom, does Evie need that"? I told him not really, I was just wondering if it would help her sleep. He looked at me and said, "Mom you can take the money out of my piggy bank for her to have it, I will buy it for her". My mama heart about broke in two. I instantly got on my knees and hugged him and told him that was the sweetest thing ever and he is a good big brother. I also informed him I could infect afford the bumper I just wasn't sure it would even do anything to help. Love this kid's giant heart. You are made of gold little man.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
1. If you could have any super power what would you have? I would shoot lightning out of my finger tips.
2. If you could do any job in the world what would you do? I would be an animal protector.
3. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, morning, lunch, dinner what would it be? Pancakes.
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you travel? To the African Savannah.
5. What is your favorite color? Orange.
6. What is the one thing you wish you didn't have to do again? Sleep.
7. If you had a million dollars what would you go buy? A Lego Guy
8. What makes you happy? Playing
9. What makes you sad? When my mom is sad ------ Why does your mom get sad? Cause Papaw is gone.
10. What is the coolest thing about Ryder? I am really good at playing and I am nice.
Love this little boy. He is such a cool kid. So thankful he is mine.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Today we went to Wild Kratts. He was so excited, heck to be honest I was excited. The car ride was fun, the show was fun, he thanked me multiple times for taking him. He knew it was a privilege and he was very grateful. After the show we were in line to pick up a souvenir. Next to us in line was a little girl in a wheel chair. He was kind of staring at her and as most moms do I started to get a little nervous about if he was going to say something that could come off as insensitive. His staring got a little more intense and he started to move towards her. There was not much I could do at this point. I just took a deep breath and trusted him. He walked over to her and asked her about the cool thing she had in her hand that held her Creature Power Chips. I sighed relief. It was me. I was the one that was noticing the differences and I was ashamed. They talked about her little holder, and she opened it to show him. The Creature Power Chips fell out on the floor and before I knew it he was down on the floor picking them up for her and said "I will get them for you". He picked them all up and handed them to her and we got back in line. I love the simplicity of their little minds. There are no differences, we were there for a common cause and that is all those little kids thought about. I sure wish adults could be more like children, myself included in this. Love you little man, love your heart of gold.