Gettin' on up there

I picked Ryder up a little early the other day and they were eating snack.  Ryder was in full attire during snack, wearing this hat and blue vest.  I was informed he had this costume on all day.  Not going to lie, his hair stunk from that hat.
But I was told that he thinks this is his rescue suit and he and another girl in the class play Deigo and Dora all day.  He thinks he's Deigo and not Dora, thank goodness...  I kind of figured this was going on at school after we were laying in bed the other night and he told me that he rescued the princess today from the witch.  And they had to cross crocodile lake to save the princess.

Few funny things he's been talking about:  One, he's fascinated with deodorant.  Before we leave the house he'll lift his arms and say "I need my odor".  Another thing, he does not "sound his H's" when he says certain words.  A few I have noticed:  "Turn the EATER on" (heater), "You're my ERO" (hero), "I played with Mr. UNTER at church (Hunter).


Saturday was John Michael's 31st birthday.  He and Ryder did a lot of boy stuff together.  First they went to pick up the deer meat from this deer he killed last weekend.  

John Michael and his sister with their deer, Anna Terrell embarrassed him...  :)

Ryder knows that camo and deer go together, so when JM told him where they were going, he said, "I want to wear my camel-fly (camouflage)."  I put this shirt on him and then pulled out some plain pants.  He said,"NO, I want my camel-fly pants too-oooooo."  Everything is two syllables now.

He also requested that they go in the jeep.  Better believe he's going to make sure he and his daddy are wearing their baseball caps if he's going to ride in the jeep.

Saturday night was the Christmas parade.

Lindsey, Todd and Levi were there too! Levi will be one Saturday!

Ryder was picking "berries" this morning before church.  You know those hard red things that grow on those bushes that will stick you?  I guess they are called sticker bushes,  I don't know anything about plants.

This is Ryder in the middle of telling me he wants to go to time-out.  He thinks it's funny to tell me he wants to go to time out and he wants to get in trouble.  When he hasn't even done anything.  Not real sure how to handle this because I want him to be scared of time out.

And he can't quite figure out what is bad and what is not.  While putting up the tree the other night he knocked over my 2 ft. tall clay Santa and broke his arm off.  He proudly exclaimed, "I broke Santa's arm!!!!!!!"  Not long after, he dropped a glass ornament and it shattered, followed by, "I broke that ball mama!!!!!!!"  Bless his heart, he has no idea he's doing anything wrong.  I tell him time and time again, don't do that, that is not nice, you are going to get in trouble if you do that, but he can't grasp it.  Oh well.


Sunday night John Michael was ordained as a deacon at our church

Anyone there who had been ordained before got to pray over those being ordained tonight.  It was special having JM's dad be able to be there with him.

 We were surprised when Mrs. Lisa and Brooke came!

Even though he's gettin' on up there, I would venture to say John Michael had a great birthday weekend :)


  1. Happy Birthday JM! Join the dirty thirty 1!
    Great Pics!! Love and Miss you guys! Merry Merry Christmas!
    xoxoxo, Kristin and Craig
    kisses to Ryder!

  2. Brittany, Ryder is just. too. cute! Paul and I love reading about his shenanigans ;)