Sunday, March 29, 2009


Ryder got a new haircut. Yes, he decided that it was time to go short.


Since Daddy was gone, Ryder decided it was time to negotiate an allowance. Ryder's first chore, shoveling the driveway.


Wilson wasn't kidding, that snow was deep.


We got over a foot of snow on Thursday. That meant Friday was a snow day! So Ryder and Wilson headed out as early as possible.

Wilson got so excited that he jumped into some snow that was way to deep.

Fortunately, Ryder was there to assess the situation.

Helping Out

Daddy was traveling for work so Ryder decided to help out by feeding Tagg.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sitting Up

Tagg began sitting up this week.

Next....Climbing Wall

After the hike, Ryder still had excess energy to burn so......
He moved on to the climbing wall at the playground.

North Boulder Hike

Off we go......
Yes, those short stubby legs make it difficult to cover too much ground.Wilson had a blast looking for prairie dogs and Ryder enjoyed walking him back down.

Preparing to Hike

The weather was great last weekend so we decided to go on a family hike. In preparation, we got excited (yes, Tagg got real excited.....notice the toothless grin) and hydrated.

Bath Time

Ryder wanted to take a bath with Tagg. Since Tagg isn't quite ready for that, we improvised. We think Tagg liked it more than Ryder. He has not asked for Tagg to join in the bath time fun since.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Parade cont'd

Ryder loved his little Leprechaun. He kept announcing that Leprechaun's are not real and that his had a green penis and shiny shoes?????? We are happy to see that he understands so much in this world. The fact that he feels the need to announce it to everyone at the parade is a little more concerning.
Taggart more calmly took in the parade and continuously stared at his big brother in disbelief. As if he really needed to state that his Leprechaun's body parts are anatomically correct and appropriately colored?? Yes, we still believe Tagg is planning on kicking Ryders butt as soon as possible.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ryder has a St. Patrick book but upon seeing this man promptly yelled, "Who Dat?". Daddy promptly mumbled, "What the hell kind of parade is this? I'm going back to the Irish Pub."
The Conor O'Neill's St. Patrick's Day parade was a good time. Ryder and Taggart enjoyed themselves. Notice closely and it looks as if Tagg took a liking to Ryder's pretzels. After a little green beer everyone needs some pretzels.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

When Mommy's Away the Boys will.....

Do things a little less conventionally. Like giving new meaning to eating dinner out.....outside that is. Yes, it may be winter in Colorado but that didn't stop Daddy, Ryder and Tagg from having dinner on the patio this week. After all, as Ryder would say "It's so beautiful".

Ryder's first bike

With a name like Ryder and now living in Colorado, this may be long overdue.......a bicycle.