Friday, March 27, 2009

Gibson Pond Park

This is my new desktop background. This was such a sweet moment on a beautiful day throwing "wocks" in the "yake" with my little boy. Praise the Lord for such a time as this!

Feeding the ducks

Will and Grandmama came along!

They were building a new shelter at the park, so there was this really cool bull dozer there, which, forget nature, the boys thought this was THE thing to see at the park!

SugarLump and Blush and Bashful Baby

Kell and I set up a table at a consignment sale here in lexington last weekend. It was the last day of the sale and it was raining all day, so there wasn't a ton of traffic, but we had fun, and we had some really stinkin' cute tables, if I do say so myself :)
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SugarLump Stationery
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Welcome to the family, Paisley!

Kisses for the new cousin...

Peaches with her new cousin

Aunt Jess giving the little pup-a-lup her first bath!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Papa's Truck

Benson got to ride in Papa's green truck (we call her Betsy) for the first time! He thought it was so awesome... he's still talking about it! They just rode him around the cul-de-sac in front of the house, but Nana, Papa and Benson had fun on their little "trip!"
Honk! HOnk!

Hey Guys!

"There's just something women like about a Pick-Up man!"


Benson was actually in the back with Nana at this point! :) (No worries--- they were CREEEPING along :) )


This boy loves his Papa!

Bye bye, mama! I'm going with Papa in the Truck!

More Paisley!

Kelli brought the pups to town again and Benson had a ball playing with them!

I'm going to have a new neice! Ash has decided to get Paisley, so Peaches is going to have a cute little cousin! How exciting!!

Benson loved "hugging" the pups-- he doesn't really quite understand that they are breakable though...

I think Paisley's "Dapple" looks like a little paisley! :)

Benson with the keys... he's really getting away with something here...

Nana with the new Granddog

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Benson loves to sing "Row." That's what he calls it. He loves to sing it all, but I must say, I'm partial to the "Merrily, Merrily, Merrily" part, myself! :)

Benjamin has taught Benson how to catch grapes in his mouth...

The Ryan Family Zoo Adventure

All of the Ryan family got together this past weekend and enjoyed going to the zoo on what we collectively decided HAD to have been the most popular day of the year! Not only were there a million people there, but we took like half a million. You should have seen our big-ole clan walking around, squeezing through to the "good" spots- It was quite a site! Not only was it Tom, Lula, their four kids (Jonathan was the lone missing soul) and their respective families, but Christa and Jason brought two friends and their two kids. Jeremy brought his girlfriend Brittany and my sister Ashley joined in for good measure. We had a ball!

CLICK HERE to see all of the million pics (yet again, I'm praising the Lord that I was born in the age of DIGITAL photography and didn't have to pay to DEVELOP all of these! :)

And of course, my favorites:

Do please note the sunglasses on Will and Benson. Will wore his really cute kid-sized sunglasses to the zoo- Benson borrowed Aunt Ash's Gi-normous Audrey Hepburn-sized sunglasses to be cool like his big cousin.

So much fun!

I think Benson was saying "Don't poop on me.. Don't poop on me!"

There's a monkey in the bird cage! See him going "ooo ooo oo!"

Hannah was really brave when it came to feeding the Lorikeets!

Sweet family time...

I'm telling ya.. this girl loves her some Lorikeets!

The whole fam! Thomas, Hannah, Addie Grace and Susie! I think they are the most photogenic family ever!

Looking at the "go-go's" with aunt ash...

The giraffe's weren't interested in visiting with us. Despite Ash's "business face" (She's the one in the background sticking her arm out) and clicking calls, they didn't come over.. AND, the baby giraffe wasn't out. Quite disappointing I must say!

This ride looks like fun!

So we're looking at the elephants and all the babies are interested in is pushing the buttons on the coke machine. Figures...

Aunt Ash taught Benson how to "call" the elephants... click below to see the video...

Jeremy and Brittany... we love her! :)

I just thought this was so cute...

And Jeremy and Benjamin could definitely have passed as twins...
One, Two, Three...


I don't know what was going on here... this bird was just standing like that for the longest time... I thinking maybe it's wing pitts were hot?

The bears were more active than I've ever seen them! They are normally just sleeping, but these two were playing chase around the water and one of them even jumped in! It was really neat to see!

While this may look like a really amazing picture of bears, the REALLY REALLY amazing part is the fact that you can actually see HAIR growing on Benson's head! Woo Hoo! We might have hair by the time he's two!!

This is just to show how much room we took up at the exhibits... wow. (and the little blond girl was Christa and Jason's Friend's little girl-- so she counts as part of the clan!)

Three TIGERS! (Click on the pic to make it larger so you can see the beautiful tiger laying on the ground behind the first two tigers :) )

FOUR tigers!

Merry-Go-Round Time!

It always cracks me up watching all three of them milk the cow at the same time!

I LOVE this pic of Addie Grace!

Kisses for Aunt Ash! Thanks for coming to the zoo with us, Aunt Ash! We love you!!

The brown blurrrr on top of Ash's head is a humongous HAWK that flew over as part of the bird show (it's also worth your time to enlarge this one so you can get a better look at the expression on the guy in the black shirt's face-- i don't think he realized the show was going on..:) )

Sweet girl Hannah...

The Fam!

The Grands

The Train Ride!

The stroller brigade! (Addie Grace is conked out in the far left one! :) )

Bath Time! (I've got a pic just like this one of Susie and Hannah! It's like deja vu!