Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This was Randy's experiment on Rayden's hair! We just left in for one day just for fun. Rayden ended up liking it so much that he cried when we cut it off the next day. I guess this summer we'll have to experiment again!

Rayden lost two teeth this last month! He is getting so big I just can't believe it!

The primary had a box car racing activity. Rayden wanted a jet! His grandpa worked all day long to help him build a pretty cool jet! He said it is the fastest jet in the whole wide world! Thanks grandpa for helping!
The boys have been wanting dad to help them build a tree house for quite some time! They finally got a few minutes to get some steps put on! Maybe in a few more weeks they will have some more additions!

Ryker is so glad that the weather is finally starting to get a little warmer. He LOVES being outside! I can't wait for it to be full on summer. No more snow!!!!

Ryker just loves his new baby cousin, Laytyn! He is such a big helper, always making sure she has her blanket and binki and bottle! However, he is quite jealous when mommy or daddy hold the new baby!!!

He loves holding Laytyn!

Rayden graduated from Preschool! His teacher was so amazing this year and he just loved it! They had a cute little program at the park today and Rayden was in a little skit. He was so cute. He got to wear all of these fabulous hats! He loves hats!!!

Here is my graduate!!!! I am so proud of this little fella! He is the smartest 5 year old I know! I just wish he would stop growing up so fast! I'm going to blink and next thing ya know he'll be graduating from High School and getting ready for a mission!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Such a slacker!!!

I have to admit, I have been really slacking in the blogger world. I realized the other day as we were rushing out the door to a primary activity and Randy asked "where's the camera?" I had no idea when the last time was that I actually snapped a picture of the kids. I didn't have a single clue where the camera was and I was not about to go looking for it! Not that we haven't been on picture worthy adventures, I just haven't even thought about capturing a moment of it on camera! I think sometimes I just like to enjoy the moments without having to worry about if my blogger friends will think I have the cutest and most wonderful kids in the world! Because let's face it, you already know I have the BEST kids in the world, and you don't need pictures to prove it!!!! LOL!!! I actually do have some great pics to post but I really don't know where I left the camera last. So here is what we have been doing, you'll just have to imagine:

House hunting (imagine me singing the hallelujah chorus at the top of my lungs!!!! Feel free to join in!)
Playing outside on the rare days that we have had sun (and I thought Missouri weather was crazy!)
Traveling to G-ma BTW's house to play with cousins!!!
Playing with friends
Building with lego's
A LOT of visit's to the Dentist (with more to go! I think I will have to sell my first born to pay the dentist this year)
Bike riding
All sorts of family/church functions
Rayden just finished his third year of Preschool! I definitely think it's time to move on to Kindergarten!!!

I think that pretty much is the bulk of what we have been doing. Of course I left out the mundane things like laundry, bath time, cleaning, attempting potty training, and so on and so on. The most important thing I left out is how I have completely had a change of perspective on my life and I am trying to re-vamp, start fresh, and just do all those things I keep telling myself that I will eventually do. I went to BYU women's conference a few weeks ago and it was exactly what I needed in my life right now!!! Also, to add to all the wonderful people I heard speak, we recently had General Conference, Bi-stake women's conference, and stake conference. I don't think I have ever been to so many conferences in a two month period in all my life! All of it was so amazing and I swear the speakers must of had me in mind when they prepared their messages because it all was JUST FOR ME!!!! So, as long as I can just remember all the wonderful things I heard and I can remember how I felt, and my determination to succeed, then life will be wonderful no matter what!!! So here is to the rest of 2010......NO MATTER WHAT!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I'm trying to reach a goal I set for myself this month and I need your help! If anyone is interested in getting some free and discounted pampered chef products by hosting a show or knows someone that would want to, let me know!!! I'm actually looking for someone who would be interested in doing a catalog show this week because my schedule right now is pretty packed! My amazing sister-in-law just a did a catalog show and earned some free stuff and I just know there are others out there who are just dying to get some free-bees!

Some people think that hosting a show is difficult but it is actually pretty easy! It can be as easy as emailing, calling, or texting all your friends my personal website and they can view and order right online!

The month of May is Help Whip Cancer month and there are some special limited-edition pink items available this month! You know you all want a pink tomato knife which is among the special edition items! Also, $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society for every special edition item purchased!!! If you know anyone in your life who has or is suffering from cancer, this is a great way to help!
Let me know if you are interested in helping me reach my goals! You can send me an email to barbsriddle@yahoo.com and I'll get you set up so you can get those free products!