Today we went to Ryder's school to drop off cupcakes and suprise him with his own happy meal to eat at lunch. I think Ranger was just as excited if not more excited to eat at the school with Ryder and he did not want to leave. Ryder was surrounded by kids wanting to trade food items and tell him Happy Birthday. It was great!
I can't believe he is already this old!!! I hate that my kids seem to be growing at lightning speed. Looking back through all his old pictures makes me sad that he has grown up so quick but loved how much fun Ryder has brought to our family. He is our curious child who is always wondering why or how and pushing the limit on what he can get away with! With that also brings our kid who is usally up for anything and always wants to go anywhere and everywhere. He always wants to be in the middle of everything and loves making everyone laugh. Half of my pictures of him have him making one of his famous funny faces. He loves to snuggle and give hugs and is my number one baby lover and animal lover. If there is a new baby around, Ryder will ask to hold it again and again. And, if there is a horse around he will always ask when he can ride it or when can we stop to feed it. He was named perfectly because he says when he grows up he is going to be a Horse Rider. We are so grateful for Ryder and love everything he brings to our family. You are a great brother and son!
We had Stake Conference on Sunday so we decided to spend it having a picnic up in the beautiful mountains. Something we don't do often enough. The boys had a blast and it was very relaxing. We ate some yummy sandwiches and then I kicked my mom's trash at Sequence. I always win though.....! Then we played the boys some Yahtzee and watched as they flew down the mountain on their bikes and hunted for critters. We went on a short hike and all in all it was a beautiful day!
Grandma, Grandma, Grandma......doesn't she look great?!! She thought it looked like fun riding the bikes down the big hill and it wasn't long before she wanted to give it a try. But, after about 30 seconds on Redden's bike, she had only managed to get both her legs pedaling for a few feet and that was her wild ride! It looks like she did end up with one thing though....a giant snuggie!!! The pictures are kinda fuzzy but don't think it was cuz of her amazing speed...it was because I was about to wet my pants laughing so hard at her while trying to capture a shot!
This made me now wonder......WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO WITH A GIRL???? No more just dropping the drawers wherever it's convenient or being able to fill up empty Gatorade bottles on road trips when I'm too impatient to stop. Man, Ruby better learn how to aim and fire cuz that's all we know how to do around here!
The boys enjoyed finding all kinds of creepy crawlies and Redden enjoyed being the photographer and taking the pictures of them. Ryder just wanted to get in the water even though it was freezing! I told him no way! It made me cold just thinking about it.
So it has been a long time since I have posted anything and I know that everyone just checks my mom's blog to see the updates but I decided to give it a try again. With a new little girl added to the family now I have to share her cuteness with everyone!!
Ruby Yvonne Rojas was born on 9/09/09 weighing in at 6lbs. 10oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches long. She is doing great and is just as perfect as can be in our eyes! She looks just like her brothers and so much like her daddy. It has been so fun having a new addition to our family and to top it all off we finally got a girl. We have pink coming out of our eyeballs!
Gabe's parents have 18 grandchildren now with the first 17 all being boys so this was quite a surprise to all of us and I never truly believed it until she actually came out a girl! Nani and Popi fulfilled the long awaited promise of a limo ride home from the hospital and diamond earrings for the first girl born in the family. It was so nice to have them come all the way up to Utah to take part in the fun.
On the other side...there have been 4 new baby girls born in the last 6 months in the Knight family. How fun to have 4 new little girl cousins to be so close to one another.
Here are some pictures for now and hopefully lots of frequent updates to come!