Raider football started, so we went to the kickoff potluck and also a scrimmage. Ryan was quite squirmy during the scrimmage and managed to do anything beside actually watching the game, including dipping his hair into the water setting in the bleachers after a morning rain.
Ryan's been growing out of his clothes so I've ordered some new fall stuff for him. He wasn't too excited about trying it on until I told him it was new "raider" clothes. Then he gave me his best football pose.
|A little more practice needed on "right side out"|
Favorite activities this month include hunting for bugs/catching ants, sidewalk chalk, drawing with markers (sun, sky, dirt, grass and either a person or a flower), wrestling Cohen, chasing Nika, pretending to do karate and petting all the neighbor dogs when they walk by. He calls them his "doggie friends."
A few "snapshots" of Ryan at this age I want to capture are when I leave for work in the morning, even though we've said good-bye with plenty of kisses and hugs, he waits in the front window until I back out of the garage so he can wave and blow kisses to me. When he hears the garage door open at night, he sprints to hide behind the flowered chair in the living room so he can "surprise" Daddy when he walks in. I also just love how he can make Cohen smile all the time, especially at meals. Ryan can also be quite sweet and tell me "You know what, Mommy? I love you so much. You're so pretty." He always notices if I wear something new and will compliment it every time. "Mommy, I like your new shirt!" He sounds like such a grown up when we get home or are at the supper table, he'll say "So, daddy, how was school today?" or "Mommy, how was work today?" He'll even say "How's the weather going?" Such a conversationalist.
It's hard to believe he'll be four next month but I'm excited about all this school year will bring for him!