Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
went to Grandma Holland's, Wednesday night we had a turkey dinner with
them immediate Holland/Neske family, yesterday afternoon we celebrated
with the Reids, and last night we had Thanksgiving ham with the Cutlers!
Ridley handled all the people and excitement wonderfully and enjoyed a
lot of food too! We found out that he loves stuffing! He ate tons at
Grandma Heidi and Grandpa Steves' house Wednesday night, then ate more
for breakfast yesterday morning! He also loved sweet potatoes! He even
tried some apple crisp and pumpkin pie too!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
found out he is now 30 1/2 inches tall and 22 pounds! That is 70th
percentile for height and 45th for weight.
He got three shots and a finger prick for a blood draw at the doctor.
He did not like it, but handled it well.
He is now walking everywhere and he has also been practicing his
dancing a lot for his Auntie Stacey's wedding next weekend!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
The first house we put in an offer on was in Circle Pines, MN. It was a really cute little place with a huge backyard that backed right up to a city park, but we lost out to another offer. The second offer we made was on a townhouse in Shoreview that we both loved and agreed would be perfect. Unfortunately, we lost out to another offer. A few days after we lost out, we got a phone call from our realtor, calling to let us know that the financing was falling through for the people whose offer had been accepted for the townhouse, so it would be going back on the market. We put in another offer the next day, and this time we got it!
That was in late August, so we spent September packing and waiting.
Everything went through smoothly and we closed September 30. We went home, picked up Ridley, grabbed some food and headed right over to the new house to start cleaning. We cleaned all evening, the came back and did more the next morning. We took a break to look at some appliances, and we actually found a great deal on a high efficiency washer and dryer, which we ordered and will hopefully have sometime next week. We also found a fantastic fridge, but it was too big for the space we have. (We do have a fridge currently, it's just a little outdated. And sometimes the fan makes a loud and annoying noise).
Thursday night we moved over enough of our clothes, pillows and toiletries that we could start spending the night. This also meant we could bring the kitties over. They LOVE their new house. It has many places to explore, stairs to run up and down, and a patio door to watch squirrels, birds and the neighbor's dog.
Since Friday morning, we've been moving more and more over almost every day, although we are taking a couple days off from moving to unpack now. The lease on our apartment doesn't end until the end of November, so we have quite a bit of time to work with.
I have many pictures of the new place, in various stages of being put together, but unfortunately, the cord to connect my camera to the computer is an a box somewhere that has yet to be unpacked. And it wouldn't have done a whole lot of good to have it around before then anyway since we didn't have internet until Wednesday night.
But we are all adjusting well to life in the new house. It was especially nice this morning not to have to scrape the frost off our car windows since we were parked in the garage!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
his little ears, and I was successful. I even managed to cut it
straight despite him moving his head the whole time!
When I picked Ridley up on Monday, grandpa Steve said that he'd taken
one step, all by himself.
And both Josh and Grandma Heidi have heard "kit-tee!" coming from
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
night after we have our "solid foods dinner" we brush Ridley's teeth.
He LOVES it.
We get out his baby Eeyore toothbrush, his floride-free baby/toddler
toothpaste, and then mommy brushes his teeth and gums while Ridley
grabs the toothbrush and tries to do it himself. So then he gets to
brush his own teeth for a minute, which usually consists of chewing on
And then when we take the toothbrush away and say "all done!" he
screams because he doesn't want to stop. :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
that we pet kitties nicely, not pull their fur).
Yesterday evening I stepped out of the living room into the kitchen to
grab a glass of water, and when I came back, Tweak was sprawled across
the couch and Ridley was standing right next to him. This alone was a
surprise; Tweak usually dashes away when he sees Ridley coming.
But more surprising was what Ridley was doing.
Using his index finger and thumb, Ridley was very, very gently petting
Tweak loved it. :)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
our apartment complex's indoor pool. Most people were at the outdoor
pool, so we almost had the place to ourselves - there was just one
other little guy there (3 or 4 years old) with his aunt.
It took Ridley a few minutes to get used to being in the water again
since his first swimming experience two weeks ago. But before long he
started putting his hand in the water (we have a little flotation
device for him, so he only sits in water up to his waist).
Before long, he discovered he could make splashes!
He made little splashes, big splashes, open handed splashes, splashes
with his fist....anything he could do. He had so much fun! He got
water in his hair and all over his face and he didn't care, just kept