Saturday we spent the day in Bloomington running errands and shopping. Then, we decided to go out and about to find different picture spots. Ryder was my test subject. Here are a few of the pics I took and edited. I think they turned out nice. :)
Saturday night we had a birthday party to go to for our cousin's 10th birthday. The party was a weenie roast at Aunt Lorri's house. I took a couple of pictures of course.
Mom and Ryder...and Darren creepin'...
Fire- pit-goodness :)
The birthday boy, Jake. The bike was his big gift! :)
Jeffro....he's definitely photogenic...haha
Ryder and Aunt Donna
Our other cousin, Kerry
Dad and Ryder...and Darren creepin' in the background
Sunday we finished up our "chores" and had visits from Jeffro and Kinzey, Daniel and mom. Since my birthday was coming up, Darren decided to give me my gift early. If you know us, we usually don't buy gifts for eachother on birthdays and Christmas, or even on our anniversary. We buy things for ourselves throughout the year, and don't really see the need to buy eachother things on specific days. We've always been this way. Anyway, Darren begged me to allow a gift for my birthday. Since he was so excited, I agreed. Soooo....what was this gift?
A Chewbacca mask!!! Darren said he was disappointed because it looked much better in the picture on the site he ordered it from. He spent quite a bit on it, so he was expecting more. I. LOVE. IT. It's a legit nerd gift! :)
Sunday afternoon mom and I took Ryder out to the park for his first time on the swing and the other fun stuff at the playground.
Lovin' the swing :)
He wasn't sure what to think of the horse
He discovered the wood chips
I think he enjoyed the slide....I really couldn't tell.
No cries are a good thing...so I'm going to say he moderately enjoyed it.
Oooooohhhhh a sandbox.....
Monday was pretty uneventful. Work. Home. Dinner. Bed.
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. My co-worker made me brownies and scotcharoos, which made the day awesome! :) Last night, mom, dad, Jeffro and Kinzey came over with a cake and ice cream to top of the birthday madness. There is a tradition between me and Jeffro: we pick out eachothers cakes for our birthdays....and they are always really silly or stupid. Jeffro said he was mad because I would have liked all of the cakes that he had to choose from. So, what did he choose?
It says "Happy Thanksgiving my little star"....he had mom put the wording on the cake. It looks like I'm only turning two based on the candles....so not the case!
Here I am, with my special cake. It was a great birthday! Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes!!!
I think I've made this post long enough. Hope you all have a great night. Thanks for reading!! :)