Saturday, September 26, 2009


We are getting a Chipotle in Buffalo! For those of you that know the Ricks family you know that this is a love of most people in the family and for those of you that have been to Buffalo you know that good Mexican food is few and far between. So needless to say we're pretty excited. It's expected to open in December or early 2010!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

a little trim

Josh thought that Hayden needed a little trim in the back because his hair was a little longer than the rest. We didn't take too much off and we're probably the only ones that can tell but it looks cute!

the curls before the trim


Hayden's Aunt Jess gave him these beginner crayons a while ago, but we just opened them and used them today. He thought it was pretty cool!
He is wearing one of his Halloween shirts "too cute too scare" It was clearanced last year and I'm a sucker for clearance items! I think holidays are so much funner with kids!


Here is Hayden telling you a few of the words he can say. {excuse the ending i was having a hard time turning off my camera}

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Guess who is now walking, Hayden! He is still a little wobblie and drops down and crawls occasionally but for the most part he is walking all over.

sorry i don't know how to turn them the right way!

Hayden 15 Months Old

While we were in Arizona my sister took these awesome photos of Hayden. I LOVE how they turned out!

He was such a good boy
We let him go down the slide a couple times after the photo shoot.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a little fun in the sun

he was so sick he would just lay there and watch his movie

I spent the last week in Arizona watching my sister's kids while she went with her husband to a conference in Montreal. My Mom and brother came to help me and to make the trip more fun. I was so glad they were there, I couldn't have done it without them! In the midst of all the kids and chaos we had tons of fun shopping, eating out and laughing and making fun of each other.

The night before we left Hayden had a fever of 103. I called his Dr. and after discussing his symptoms over the phone we decided not to take him in. I gave him motrin & tylenol and put him in bed for the night and he slept all night long. When he is sick he usually wakes up every few hours all night long. The next morning he acted fine but I gave him some tylenol throughout the day just to make sure. On the plane he could not get comfortable enough to sleep so he was not his happy self when we arrived. Good thing Aunt Teri had a sucker waiting for him when she picked us up. It made him happy for a while! I tried to give him some dinner but he didn't really want anything to do with it and he felt REALLY hot. I gave him a cool bath and checked his temperature. It was 104! I gave him some more motrin and tylenol and put him in bed to see if he could sleep and if the temp. would come down. After about an hour he woke up and his temp. was now 104.3! So my brother came with me to take Hayden to the pediatric urgent care. After $125 office visit they diagnosed him with an ear infection in his left ear. It was his first ever ear infection. After a few days of antibiotics he was feeling better.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Littlest One

I went for an ultrasound the other day and everything looks great with baby #2. We are so glad. I was freaking out the night before the ultrasound thinking of all the things that they could or would tell me was wrong. There are no chromosomal abnormalities, no spina bifita, or anything else that they could tell was wrong. The heartbeat was great. He/She was measuring well. Everything was great! Knowing it was probably way too early to tell I asked the ultrasound tech if she could tell the sex. She said we'll take a look. When she looked she said she would guess girl. She followed that guess with "but I've been fooled before." We'll find out for sure on October 8. We really don't care if it is a boy or girl. It would be fun to have a girl with all the pink and bows and frills, but it would also be fun to have a boy so close to Hayden's age. Honestly though we are SO grateful that everything is going well and we're on track for a healthy baby.

I have been sick. Throwing up whenever day or night, peeing 200 times a day, and exhausted, but things seem to be getting better. The throwing up is getting fewer and farther between and the exhaustion is not quite so bad. I don't NEED to take a nap everyday, although I love naps.

I want to remember...

Hayden does some of the cutest & funniest things I just want to write it down so I don't forget.

the other day we were upstairs and there were a few of his little tonka trucks up there too. he drove them over to the stairs and pushed them off. then went down to where they landed and pushed them the rest of the way. When he got to the bottom he just started playing with them like he just wanted to get them downstairs and that was the best way he could think of. He cracks me up!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ricks Family Photos

Jamison, Justin, Jordan
Jensen, Josh, Jayson, Joe
Jessica, Kandis, Denise, Carla
Sherri, Tom
Kylah, Hayden, Malachi

the original clan


the girls

our little family

Josh & Me

Josh, Kandis, Hayden
{check out Hayden's expression...cracks me up!}

the grandkids

Grandma & Grandpa with the Grandkids

the family
{check out Hayden's cute little face!}

Josh & Kylah

Love this one!
Jordan, Josh, Jensen, Jamison, Jayson

Gotta LOVE this one!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Girls Night

My friend Melissa is having her second boy. She decided she didn't need to have a shower, but we decided we needed to do something before she has her baby. So the other night Natalie & I took her out to dinner. We had such a good time talking and hanging out just us.