Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ryder ~ 6 months ~

Ryder is 6 months old... well, 6 months and 2 weeks, or something really late like that, seeing as everyday life has swallowed up my time in big heaping gulps.

Ryder is such a blessing. I cannot say that enough. He is such a sweet, smiley, snuggable baby. He is also energetic and engaging. He loves to be the center of attention and will demand your full and undivided attention if he thinks he is being, ummm, under appreciated. ( I do not know where he gets these qualities... :)

Ryder can sit (although it is still slightly precarious to leave him sitting unattended) and roll. He can grab your hair or arm, or arm hair... if you have enough... with Herculean strength and precision.  I have very real bruises from his tiny, grabby hands and fingers.

A high pitched squeal. An incredibly loud , ear piercing noise that comes from the very core of his being... this is what he does when he is happy...or playing... or trying to get your attention... or bored.

His stats were in the previous post... but considering that might as well have been 3 years ago with as frequently as I am posting lately... I will re-stat. 29 inches and 21 lbs. 5 oz. He is, what one might call, a big boy.

And when he is done... he is done.

It is so amazing to see how different Ryder is from Rigg. I know each of my children has had their own personalities, but now I have the privilege of having 2 of my children under the same roof at the same time. I guess this magnifies the individual traits and characteristics. My boys are a treasure to me and an indescribable joy. I love seeing who God made them to be. I am blessed to be their mama.


Bethany said...

Love that last picture. You two make some cute - and BIG - babies. Holy, moly! 21 lbs. At least you don't need to lift weights. :)

The picture of Ryder on his tummy reminds me of his big sis. They look so much alike.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, can't wait to snuggle them both and hear Ryder's squeal. He not only looks like Caden but he must have her ability to sound like a tea kettle! (: Gma b

Britta said...

Beautiful handsome boys! Ryder really does have alot of your sweet angel girl in him!
I'm not sure if you're familiar with this blog
but your lives share some similarities.
You're both such inspirations to so many in the blog world.

Eaton Party of Five said...

cute cute boys! I love your blog =)

Anonymous said...

I've known you since you were five, how in the world did this popcorn problem slip by me all these years and why didn't Ken and I get this corrected in you along time ago??!! Popcorn is a nightly ritual at our house, if I had known I shared this love with Rigg I'd have popped a bag today when you were here and he and I would have been bonded for life!! gma b