Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ryker's 4th Birthday

Ryker turned 4 on Saturday, October 15. It was a gorgeous, warm fall day! It actually reached 80 degrees in the valley, so we decided to go up to Snowbird where it was a little cooler. Please pardon the cell phone pics.
Snowbird was giving free rides on the tram if you brought a can of food. But when we got there, we were advised the tram was closed. So instead, they gave us wristbands for the fun bouncy house and trampoline activities. The kids had fun!

That evening, we went to Chuck-E-Cheese. I had a Groupon, good for a Pizza, 4 drinks, and 100 tokens. What better day to use it than on Ryker's birthday!? The kids LOVED it there. It's the first time I've ever taken them. We'll have to go back. All of the games were one token, and they had a blast. :)

And that night we frosted Ryker's Lemon cupcakes, and the kids helped decorate them. Daddy was on a flight that day to Pueblo, Colorado with his brothers, and they went golfing with their uncle Duane. Kevin made it back in time for the cupcakes, and then Ryker opened his presents.

Half of this stuff is just "re-gifted" from his sisters. They just take random toys and wrap them. He got the outfit he's wearing, the Zurg toy he's holding, and his favorite present, the NERF gun!

I wanted to get some better quality pictures of him, since I didn't take my good camera on his birthday. So on Oct. 20, I took the kids to Gardner Village, since I'd never taken them in October to see the witches. It was also UEA, and hunting weekend, so it was JAM packed! There were way too many people for my taste, but I still got a few decent pics of Ryker. :)

Ryker is such a sweet little boy. And he's so smart. He already can recognize many of the letters in the alphabet. He LOVES going to pre-school.

He rarely sleeps in his own bed. He will sleep in the family room or our room on the floor. He likes to stay up late and sleep in.

He likes Banana Cream Pie yogurt, PB & Honey sandwiches with the crust cut off, string cheese, cottage cheese, pizza, and of course, CANDY.

He is still obsessed with Cars, Toy Story, Thomas, Star Wars, and recently, his most favorite movie to watch is the Spy Next Door. He watches it over & over.

Happy Birthday Ryker! We love you!!!


Kelly and Megan said...

What a cutie! Ryker is such a fun kid. I love his pictures from Gardner Village. Happy Birthday!

Mark and Kattie said...

Those are some adorable pictures of him, what a handsome guy!

Amy said...

I loved teaching him sunbeams! He is the sweetest little boy ever! Happy Birthday Ryker.

Angie said...

Looks like a fun birthday and you took wonderful pictures of him. You can't even tell it was crowded there.

Jessica said...

He looks sweet. Great pictures! Sounds like you had a fun time celebrating.