Sunday, November 22, 2009

Karate Kid

We recently enrolled Ryan in Karate. Here are a couple of shots from the night he got his "uniform." The outfit has a name but I can't remember what it's called.

I still struggle with my indoor photography at night. My photos come out dark or blurry.

Little Teapot

I'm finally posting a picture from Ryan's singing program a couple of weeks ago. We got ONE halfway decent picture. The place was so crowded we had to sit OUTSIDE the multi-purpose room and look through the windows. I was not happy. Matt got in the doorway when Ryan was singing and got this shot.

They sang I'm a Little Teapot and a couple of other songs.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ryan With Santa at Bass Pro Shop

Letter for Santa

Ryan wrote his letter to Santa last night. I know, already.

I wrote out what he wanted to say then he copied it. His writing is big so it took up two sheets of paper and he insisted that they had to be glued together.

It says, "Dear Santa, I want Hungry Hungry Hippos and Sorry Sliders for 'Chstmas.' Thank you very much. Love, Ryan Smith. (Those are board games in case you didn't know.)

He put a stamp on it and Matt took him out to the mailbox today. We wanted to save the letter, so Matt had him place it in our mailbox instead of putting it in the actual mail slot. He didn't know the difference.

Matt took him to Bass Pro Shop today. They have a kind of winter wonderland thing going on. Kids get to make a reindeer ornament. Santa is supposed to be there so hopefully I will have a Santa picture to post later today.

Ryan With His Granny

November 7, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Remembering My Dad

My dad died 4 years ago today. November 1st, 2005. Here is a picture I took of him and Ryan in 2004. I think it is the last picture I took of him, which is a shame. I should have taken more.

Matt, Jeffery, and me at the spot where we spread dad's ashes:

Me spreading dad's ashes:

Dad wanted his ashes spread in a certain spot out in the desert where there is a water hole for wildlife. It is Southwest of Blythe. It is a place that is off limits to everyone except BLM, etc. A very quiet, pretty area of the desert.