Friday, December 31, 2010

Movie Theatre First for Tagg

Tagg and Ryder wanted to see a movie. It was Tagg's first official movie theatre experience. The boys were a little overwhelmed as the watch and enjoyed Tangled. Taggart enjoyed it so much he cried when we left and said he wanted to see it again.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Today, the Hutton family headed out for some fun in the snow, the long-awaited snow.
Taggart says "Hey Rydie, let's have a snowball fight"
Ryder smiles and states, "SURE Taggie"
Tears followed.....Lesson learned.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Trail Ride

We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (in advance of tomorrow's snow) and headed out for a trail ride. The rocks may look small but if you are under 4 feet tall they are a challenge.
Tagg is quite competitive and is improving rapidly on the Strider bike.
Papa Leveque, Wilson and I enjoyed our trek with the boys. You may have noticed Tagg seems to have his eyes closed in most of the pictures....that's his smile face....

Holiday with Family

Ryder and Tagg couldn't wait for Nana & Papa Leveque to arrive in Colorado for the holiday. Upon arrival, the boys attacked Papa and began a huge wrestling match and pillow fight.
Nana was treated quite differently as the boys wanted to show her their presents and relax with her on the couch.


Ryder & Taggart couldn't wait to open their presents on Christmas morning.
Uncle Ryan scored big with the Purdue football helmets and jerseys.
Yes, it is possible for two little boys to attempt to wear the same clothes (i.e. jersey and helmet) each and every day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Hutton Family

Tracking Santa

Ryder and Taggart were amazed that they could follow Santa on the NORAD Tracks Santa site.
So amazed that they couldn't wait for Holly and Hannah Leslie to come over on Christmas Eve. We had a great Christmas Eve with the Leslie's.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friends and family in the mountains

After a long day of playing in the snow and sledding, what better than to put on your long underwear, play games, and chill with your buddy in a cabin in the mountains. Ryder and Tyler had a blast and really enjoyed their own room with bunkbeds.
Sunrise in the mountains on day two.....
Mommy and Tagg contemplating day two on the sledding hill.
The Goodson, Hutton and Sellers families (to include Body and Wilson) had a blast in the mountains. Daddy usually had the camera in hand and may have missed being in some of the photos but he definitely didn't miss out on the fun and the sledding hill.

Sledding at Snow Mountain Ranch

We headed into the mountains to find a Christmas tree and found a sledding hill....
Ryder jumped right in the tube and off he went, and went, and went, and went....
Not to be outdone, Taggart grabbed Mommy and they went for it.
We still don't know who was more nervous, Mommy or Taggart?
Most importantly, we know they both really enjoyed it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving III

Nothing beats a book read from Grammy B.
Off to Monkey Business to let these three monkeys have some fun.
Celebrating Zaniah's 4th birthday capped a great family weekend.

Thanksgiving II

Ryder could not wait to ride bikes with Zaniah. Of to the races.....they may already be a little too competitive.
Nothing better than a little Super Hero time as the three little cousins wore each other out.
Tiana, Uncle Scott and Wilson found time to sneak away for a little walk/hike.
After all that, nothing beats movie time before bed.

Thanksgiving I

Scott, Courtney, Ryder, Taggart and Wilson were fortunate to host Thanksgiving this year. To have four generations in the house was a pleasure, joy and honor. We had Grammy B fly in from New Mexico, Grandma fly in from Indiana, Aunt Cori and Cousins Tiana and Zaniah fly in from California.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Ryder (knight) and Taggart (dragon) couldn't wait to head out for a little trick or treating fun.
We headed to the Goodson's so the boys could join Tyler and Jack.
Wow! They barely had any candy but still acted crazy.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Bike Ride

The boys wanted to head out for a bike ride today to enjoy the great Fall weather....sunny and 75 degrees.
It was Ryder's (and Tagg's) first time off road. He claimed it was a mountain bike ride....I guess from his (their) perspective it may have been.
Tagg huffed and puffed and did his best to keep up. The Strider bike wore him out. After today, we doubt it will be too long before he is pedaling after his brother.
Once Tagg abandoned the bike, Mommy took him and Wilson on a hike while Ryder and Daddy rode their bikes.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Fun

Ryder was so excited to open his birthday gifts.
Well, when your birthday is so close to Halloween, why not grab your brother, dress up and head out to ride your bikes.Oh to be four and two again.

Ryder's Superhero 4th Birthday

For his 4th Birthday, Ryder wanted everyone to be Superheros. Not your normal superheros.....Specifically, everyone needs to be their own hero.
To test everyone's powers, he thought it best to go bowling.
Nothing better than a Batman Ice Cream cake after using your super powers at the bowling alley.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

The boys wanted to head to the pumpkin patch this weekend.
As Ryder said, "to find a blue ribbon pumpkin".

So the boys kept looking and looking...

Ryder riding

Ryder really wanted a 'big boy bike' before his fourth birthday. So we decided to try it out. He has ridden his Strider bike for nearly two years now so we were confident in his ability to balance and turn. It was more a concern about pedaling and braking.Wow! He did an incredible job. He jumped right on and rode off....
No crashes or wrecks yet....
All he wants to do is ride his bike.