Monday, November 24, 2008

Cluck Cluck Cluck

Cole seems to have mastered a new trick just about every week. Rolling over, jumping in his jumpee seat, and now, making a weird clucking noise. He does this about once a day.
We will be staying here in Denver for the Thanksgiving holiday so that Emily can focus on completing her first semester with a strong finish. We will be spending Thanksgiving Day with some friends from the seminary and probably watching the Lions lose yet again. Have a great Turkey Day and be thankful!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

Cole woke me up with his usual whining at about 5:30 this morning. As I was crawling back into bed a few minutes later, I decided to look out the window to see if it had snowed, and indeed the ground had a good layer of the white stuff on it. So, once we were up and going, we put Cole into his snow gear and headed outside. Here are the pics and videos.
Mommy and Cole headed out to look at the snow.
Cole touching snow for the first (well, second) time. The first take didn't work :)

Mommy and Cole all bundled up.
Daddy and Cole :)
Just Cole. He looks pretty excited.
Scenic picture.
Our backyard.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Papa and Gramee come to visit

A couple weeks ago Papa and Gramee came for a quick visit. In a couple of days we managed to celebrate Cole's first Halloween, Ryan's 28th Birthday, and a Gator victory over the Georgia Puppies. We also got to hear all about their mission trip to Haiti, and they got to have lots of fun time with Cole.
Papa got Cole going into some hysterical laughter.

Papa and Gramee taking Cole for a walk.
Gramee and Cole on Halloween. Cole didn't give Gramee the black eye; she earned it in a fist fight with some rude Trick-or-Treaters.

Papa tries to cheer up a cranky Cole.
Cole in his Pumpkin outfit that his cousins wore.
Cole's real outfit was a peeled banana.

Want to Skype?

So, we have heard some friends mention that they "Skype", and looked into it a few months ago. However, we got busy and pushed it further down the to-do list for a while. Well, we finally got around to downloading the program, setting up our webcam and microphone, and figuring out how it works. Emily and Cole skyped with Shanon Warren today and it was pretty cool to talk to Shanon and see video of Shanon, and all for FREE. So, we just wanted to let you all know that we are now Skype users and that our Skype name is "ryangator". Since we are home a lot, there is a good chance that you can catch us online and we can chat for a few minutes. Plus, unless he is napping, I'll give you all the Cole time you want. Let me know if you need any help with figuring it out!

Here is a picture of us from the ho-down we went to on Friday night here at the seminary. We had a great time square dancing, line dancing, and dressing up like cow-pokes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our Apartment

Some people (mostly Emily's parents) have wanted to see what our on-campus apartment looks like. Well, after 2 1/2 months we finally feel somewhat settled and are ready to give you all the grand tour. So, if you're interested in seeing where we live, watching the three videos below will give you a pretty good idea. Enjoy!