Wednesday, September 18, 2013

month 11

Ryder- 11 months! It’s amazing how fast time goes and how much you can change in 30 days. I feel like you are growing up so much!

Ryder, you are a handful! You are crawling all over the place and are into EVERYTHING! I love this stage when you start becoming more independent, but I feel like you are so much more curious than Quincy ever was. We never locked cupboards, gated stairs or worried about tall furniture with her, but you make us nervous! You open all the cupboards and climb and pull yourself up onto everything.

You want to walk so badly and walk along everything, even the wall. You’ve taken a few steps, you’re so close! You are getting a fun little personality. You are funny and you know it. You nod your head a lot. When someone looks at you or talks to you, you give one short nod. It’s so cute! You laugh a lot which makes us happy. We need the laughter. You like to say hi and touch people as we pass by. I remember Q doing this same thing. You love dirt and rocks and sand. You love baths. You still love food, but throw it on the floor, alot. We are working on this. You love balls and trucks. You now make truck sounds as you push them along the floor. You will stop and watch a truck or motorcycle pass by when you hear them. I think you like the loud noise. Funny. You love noise. You bang anything in your hand against whatever you can. You make it hard to go to church because you are not quiet.  
You have started being a stinker when it comes to bedtime. I don’t like this change. You no longer want to be rocked and will only sit on my lap for just a few minutes. One night when I was rocking you I pointed to the glow in the dark stars on the ceiling and I sang you Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and now every night you point to the stars until I sing, once I’m done you want to get down. I miss that cuddle time. Now that you climb up on your crib you throw everything out at least 3-4 times a night before you settle down. You then yell Uh Oh and Mommy until I come into your room. Once we have decided it’s bed time we don’t get you out of your bed, but just keep laying you down. You have learned this and when we come in your room you hurry and lay down and giggle. It’s cute and makes it hard to get too mad at you. Once you go to sleep you sleep all night so I guess I can’t complain too much. 
Ryder, you are loud and wild and silly. You are so very different from your sister, but we love you just the same. You are our boy and we love watching you try and experience new things. You have molded into our lives and we have learned to love again. You are a good boy and we are so grateful you are ours. 

Love you lots.