Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mud Island River Park

The River Park provided a morning of humor as we all watched Ryder explore the replica of the Mississippi River; later we all had a good laugh as Ryder, Nana and Papa took the dragon paddle boat out for a spin.

Grandfatherly Advice

Ryder has enjoyed spending time with Nana and Papa. We don't know what these conversations were about but we certainly hope Papa provided guidance to Ryder on how to be a great big brother who does not get jealous and make life difficult. It has not happened yet but we are on the lookout.


Ryder loves pizza. Not only does he enjoy eating pizza, he is learning the finer points of making pizza. On this night, he chose to make everyone's pizza's. Yes, he did wash his hands first.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nana & Papa

Tagg enjoyed meeting Nana and Papa for the first time; Ryder enjoyed playing with Nana and Papa again.


Ryder wants everyone to know that being a big brother is exhausting; the late nights, early mornings, diaper changes, crying, nap schedule......So much to do and so little time. It just makes you want to stop and lay down to rest.


Oh, the boys watching.....

College Football? NO.
Golf? NO.
Discovery Channel? NO.
Word World???? Yes!
Who knew that the PBS Kids program could entertain all ages.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Big Brother

Ryder is really enjoying his little brother. He kept asking if he could hold baby Taggart. He was super sweet and very gentle. After some time, he decided to point out all of Tagg's body parts.....the ears and nose were not a concern but when he said, "EYES" we decided it was time to save his little brother.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Brotherly Love

In his new role as a big brother, Ryder decided that he should look Tagg in the eyes and set some ground rules. Aterward, he decided that he should announce to everyone how the conversation went and the specifics of the ground rules. Ryder seems to think this is going to work out just long as the little one remembers the rules.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Comparison Photos

Taggart Day 1
Ryder Day 2
Many people have asked who Taggart looks like and if he looks like Ryder. We are starting to see many similarities between our two boys.


With the arrival of Taggart, we will now stop updating Ryder's original blog (yes, he gave us his blessing) and continue to update everyone through this new family blog.

Home Sweet Home

Today, we left the hospital and headed home. Ryder and Wilson (not pictured) were so happy for us to be home.

Calm Before the Storm

After Ryder and Nana left, we all needed a little nap. Big things to come and we need to be prepared.....heading home may be a little chaotic.

Family Meeting

Well, we had our first family meeting on Friday. Nana brought Ryder up to see all of us in the hospital. Ryder was amazed at all the babies in the nursery. He was a sweet little boy when he finally met Taggart.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Taggart Payne Hutton

We would like to welcome Taggart Payne Hutton to the family. He joined us at 4:06am this morning. He weighed in at 6 lbs 15 oz and measured 20 in. Courtney and Tagg are doing well. Ryder and Nana will be visiting for the first time later update will definitely follow that introduction.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Quality Time

Well, Courtney is due to have baby #2 any day now. We are as prepared as possible and eager to welcome him to the family. We are all enjoying the quality time with one another. Ryder has really enjoyed spending time with Mommy. He is probably going to be a little jealous.