Sunday, October 26, 2008


Tagg enjoyed meeting Grandma for the first time; Ryder enjoyed playing with Grandma again and having her attend his birthday party.

Birthday Party 2

Ice cream cake before nap time is never a good idea but what the heck you only celebrate your second birthday once. Ryder and his friends; Charlie, Elise, Georgia, Kaalan, Ivy, Linnea, Mac, and Talan had a great time in Village Park playing and eating after the multiple train rides.

Birthday Party 1

Today was Ryder's birthday party. We had a Thomas the Train Party. Ryder loved putting on his conductor hat and riding on the train. Daddy and Ryder even got to drive the train.

Comparison Photos 2

Taggart 6 Weeks

Ryder Two Weeks

People continue to ask who Taggart looks like and if he looks like Ryder. We definitely see many similarities between our two boys. Yes, we realize that using the same car seat as a background and having the boys wear the same hat might add to the similarities.

Ryder's Birthday 2

We (including Ryder) all sang 'Happy Birthday' and enjoyed cupcakes after Ryder's birthday

Ryder's Birthday 1

Ryder had a great second birthday. Grandma Hutton was in town for the occasion and to meet Taggart. Ryder opened Nana and Papa Leveque's gifts and Grandma's gift on Friday evening. Nothing like the pure joy and excitement on a child's face when they open gifts.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween Candy

Dressing like a fireman; staying up past your bedtime; achieving new levels of excitement/anxiety with all the costumes and characters; seeing zoo animals out of their cages; eating Halloween candy! What a great night.

Daddy leaving a light on in Ryder's room; waking up early; not getting enough sleep; immediately asking to go back to the zoo; remembering the less than spectacular magic show; finding out that all your Halloween candy has disappeared! What a crappy morning.

Wow, Halloween is still over a week away.
Seriously, it was not Mommy and Daddy; we believe it was Tagg! That's right he is the culprit who at the candy.

Zoo Boo

Fireman Ryder and Sleepyhead Taggart spent Saturday night at Zoo Boo ~ Check out the new double wide stroller. Ryder was amazed that if he handed someone his pumpkin, they would fill it with 'treats'. He was not too excited about all the costumes. Let's just say that the animals in the zoo are supposed to be in their cages; when the gorilla approached and asked for a high five Ryder proceeded to hide his eyes and put a death grip on Daddy's neck. We will see what he thinks of the gorilla next time we visit the zoo.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is almost here so we took Ryder and Taggart to the pumpkin patch. Tagg slept through the experience and Ryder took it all in. Ryder could not believe how big the pumpkins were and how many they had. The next Halloween experience is Zoo Boo.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tummy Time on Quilt

Just as she had with Ryder, Grammie B quilted an amazing baby blanket for Taggart. Ryder thought it was funny that Tagg could not move much once placed on his tummy; so he decided to cheer him on and demonstrate how to puch himself up.

Bath Time

Taggart's first bath was a family event. Ryder does not really like it when he gets water poured over his head, especially if it gets in his eyes. As any good brother would, Ryder immediately suggested that we pour water over Tagg's head.

I See You

Tagg becomes more aware of his surroundings each and every day. He was not to happy about us using a flash and watched us closely as we walked around the room on this given day.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fire Chief

Ryder got angry that Taggart couldn't play firemen with him. So after the fire chief had a good cry, he decided to rescue baby Tagg.

Morning request

The first thing Ryder ask for in the morning is his little brother, Tagg.