Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ry had a great Xmas. Here are a few pictures of our fun....

Before the madness

This was probably one of his favorite things

He was pretty happy about this one too.
This was the squeaky mouse he asked for, he seemed pleased with it.

After the madness!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Baking

Ry and I did some holiday baking this weekend, as in, all we did this weekend was bake!
Here is Ryan helping me put the lemon sandwich cookies together. Thanks to Karli for the recipe. They turned out perfect!

These are the chocolate peanut butter candy that mom always made. Thanks JuJu for providing mom's recipe and then the advice on shaping them! They turned out beautifully!

Here we have the Chocolate Mint Squares, which despite this picture turned out really well. and Haylee's "Easy Almond Roca", which even though it looks great in the picture did not turn out at all. I guess I didn't get it hot enough, because it didn't set up.

After the baking was finished Ryan went off to play, he came back and said "Mom, let's be Superheros" This was his "Superhero Getup" A lunch box and the straps to some exercise equipment. I'm not sure who he is supposed to be, but he was pretty serious about it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread House

Having just gotten back from our trip, I knew that I wanted to spend the weekend at home, leaving the house a few times as possible. Then Saturday morning Ryan woke up sick. He had a sore throat, slight fever and according to him a frog in his mouth. So, I knew we wouldn't be doing much of anything. I got a Gingerbread House kit to entertain us. Hard as it is to believe, I don't think I've ever put one together before. I certainly wasn't brave enough to try making one from scratch. I was a little worried how it was going to turn out, but it was really pretty easy and I think it turned out great. Ryan loved it and it perked him up from "the sickness" for at least a little while.

The finished project!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Puerto Rico

(I know I have more to say about this trip, but since we missed our connection flight last night and ended up getting home really late.  I am still too sleep deprived to think of anything clever to write.  I'll try to add more later.) 
This is a view from the beach we spent most of out time at.  We loved it because we were protected from the big waves by the rocks.  Ry really loved swimming here.

This is in San Juan
Lisa and Ryan trying to climb the wall to get into the City

More beach time
Happy beach girl
These were at the Lighthouse Park

This is a view of some of the Park. 
And even more beach time...
Okay so this was at the "Bird Park" ( I can't remember what it is actually called).  Ryan was pretty freaked out by the birds but said he wanted to feed them.  It was pretty chaotic.