Monday, May 2, 2011

Ryan Family Update

Troy is in his 3rd quarter (12 total) of Chiropractic College and truly enjoys everything about it.
His favorite class is gross anatomy and being able to hold a human heart, brain, lungs and every other part you can image!

I am doing keeping busy with the boys, yardwork, taking care of my grandfather one night a week, spending time at Grandma & Papa's house, couponing, preschool and any other hobby or project I can find time for or not ;) I am currently reading The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.

We are renting a wonderful little 3 bedroom house with a full backyard, garden and front yard. We are very happy with our little home and plan to be here until Troy graduates. Pierson will be 1 year in July and Linken 3 in October. Pierson just adores his big brother! So that's what has been going on with the Ryan family...

Troy is amazing and rides his bike to school every day RAIN or shine! This is his excitement when we finally got all the accessories he needed to stay dry. Pants, jacket and the highlight: Booties! My aunt and uncle has a fantastic egg hunt at their house for about 50 kids! It was so much fun and Linken was lucky enough to find a "golden egg." This was his prize. He was thrilled (despite the look on his face in the picture) and couldn't wait to eat it!

My hometown puts on an annual egg hunt and we love participating. My bestfriend since 4th grade lives here too and now our kids are the best of friends! Linken gets so excited when we all get together.
Linken got Wonder Pets in his basket for Easter. Thanks Grandma! And Troy made the best Flyboat EVER!Easter morning

Learning Time

Thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler (love love love this blog) I have been inspired to do a homeschool preschool with Linken. We have doing this for a couple months now and we both just LOVE it! I also have a little boy Linken's age who comes over during the week for "school." After Pierson was born Linken was out of his mind BORED and needed stimulation. I started with Oopsey-Daisy and her creative play and themed activities. Then we have so much fun that I started searching for more resources. I found several great blogs and we have been having so much fun. Tots Trays, Power Points by 1+1+1=1, Preschool Packets by HomeschoolCreations and that has just been a start....

Workbox System

Transportation Packet by HomeschoolCreations
Letter I for Inchworm by Confessions of a Homeschooler

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays

It's has been sometime now since I made my last post. We are fortunate to be going to Arizona next week to celebrate Christmas with Troy's family. This morning we had an early Christmas with my family. Some other fun Christmas activities we have done include building a gingerbread train (Linken kept eating the candy), Holiday playdates with ornament and cookie decorating and Pierson had a huge blow out diaper at the playdate and ended up naked :)

Pierson is now 5 months and Linken is 26 months. Troy is a full-time student at the chiropractic college and I am filling my time with the boys, being a krazycouponlady, and Mommy School.
We are loving our crazy hectic life and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

2 Months

Pierson is now 2 months old. We love having another little one and Linken is a wonderful big brother! Troy starts school in 2 weeks and is excited to be a student again. I am still learning the life of 2 kids but love every minute of it and motherhood.

(gotta love candid shots)

Grandpa Compton loves spoiling the boys with surprises :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Evans 2010 Family Reunion

The last week in July we were lucky to be able to attend the Evans family reunion in Bend. We had a great time and Linken had tons of fun with so many people to play with and so many things to do. Pierson slept through the whole thing but what can you say when you are only 10 days old...

Pierson had professional newborn pics taken by my cousin Jami while at the reunion and I will post those once they have been edited. But for now this is how Pierson spent his time at the reunion ;) Thank you Aunties!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pierson Daniel Ryan

Born July 18, 2010
7lbs 3oz 20.5 inches long

Mom and baby are healthy and happy from a smooth quick delivery. More posts and pics to come :)