I just wanted to do a quick post to record something Ryder does. It is awesome! Ryder usually can point out Jesus! It makes Chase and I feel like wonderful parents. He has been able to do it for awhile and we are so happy when we try to show someone he can and he does.
For example, at tithing settlement (December) we were meeting with the Bishop and Ryder was getting a little antsy. So I say, "Ryder where is Jesus?" And he pointed to the picture hanging in the Bishop's office. Thank you Ryder for making us look like awesome parents!
At night before we go to bed we try to have family scripture "study" and prayer. I will usually read Ryder a few books and then Chase will come in with the Book of Mormon. We then ask, "Ryder who do we learn about in the scriptures.?" We'll then show him the picture of Jesus in the beginning of the book or point to the picture hanging on his wall. Ryder's new thing is as soon as Chase pulls out the Book of Mormon from behind his back, Ryder will immediately point to the picture of Jesus on the wall. I love it! Ryder knows who we learn about. It makes us feel like the best parents in the world. If Ryder can always remember Jesus and follow his example I will be a happy Mom.
He is talking more. He says, Bye, ball, uh-oh, and ink (drink or binky, and sometimes anything he wants at the moment.). Those are his main ones. A ball can distract him from anything. Anytime I want him to go do something else (like when he follows me into the bathroom) I'll say, "Ryder, where is the ball?" and he'll go find one. Sometimes he'll hold up his hands as if he's shrugging and look for it.
He loves shoes and loves being outside. I think those go hand in hand because he knows he needs shoes to go outside. He would spend all day outside if I would let him. Unfortunately it is Summer temperatures so our outside time is limited.
His favorite indoor place to play is on Chase's night stand. We are "borrowing" Risk from Chase's moms and for the time being it is sitting next to Chase's bed. Ryder will go in our room and stand on the game and play with things on his night stand. Usually coins and other little knick knacks. There was a screw driver at one point and he looked like he was working on the alarm clock. It's so funny how he has made that his little play area.
Pictures taken April 29, 2012 (almost 15 months)