Friday, May 31, 2013

Citizen's Police Academy

This week, I graduated from the Blue Springs Citizen's Police Academy.  This 9-week class is a hands-on training that shows students the inner workings of the Police Department.

My car was used to show how police do car stops.

We learned how to dust for fingerprints.

This was the Firearms Training Class.  We visited the MCC simulator and had our first firearms safety training session.

Sgt. Kintz, our Citizen's Police Academy instructor. 
Practicing with the 9 mm pistol.  I later qualified for the Concealed Carry 9 mm portion.

Practicing with the revolver.

The qualifying section of the CCW test.  The star portion of the target was my first 50 rounds and the bottom photo was my qualifying 20 rounds.

I had a great time during my class!  Class photo time!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Double Doctor's Appointments

I always seem to forget to take photos while the doctor is in the room.  This is post shots and you can see, we are not happy.  Ryker is a chunky-monkey (no surprise.)  He weights 23.1 pounds (85%) his giant head is 18.25" (81%) and he is 28" long (45%) - oh my.  He is a Morris.... fat and short!!!
Niko also had a dentist appointment yesterday afternoon.  Here he is in the X-Ray machine.

Look at those molars and adult teeth waiting in the wings.

Here he is getting his teeth cleaned.

Here is Dr. Spencer going over his teeth.  No cavities!  :)

And... now we are getting treats for being such a good boy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Average weekend

 He did this on his own, I swear!  I about fell over with laughter!

Niko's favorite way to spend a lazy, rainy weekend morning.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Park Time


Even more terrifying!!!

Ahhhh..... much better.

Look at that happy face!

I love these photos of Neil with Ryker... I'm so glad that I was able to capture this moment!

Me and tiny man!

Monday, May 27, 2013


It is super hard trying to get decent photos of Ryker's new chompers.  So far, he has two on the bottom.  The first one on the left came in a couple of weeks ago and the one on the right came in last week.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Ryker-kun

He is a pretty smiley kiddo... then again, he just finished dinner.....

Friday, May 24, 2013

Preschool 'Graduation'

Niko with his teacher Mrs. Elisha.  We are REALLY going to miss her... she has been so great with Niko!

 Niko's class singing their song.

It's a bit dark and far away, but this was their song.

 Super Star.

Receiving his certificate.

Godparents Mark & Shelly.

Tia Maria and the Abuelos.  Niko's face cracks me up.

Happy family!

This is why we don't dress up often....  look how much fun Niko is having with his Godfather tho...

Shelly and Ryker.

Niko's Preschool certificate.

Niko's Christian Character Trait is Compassion.  I would say that is true!

Niko is most likely to be a ninja when he grows up!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Niko's annual spring fundraiser was this week.  Niko really enjoyed the bike-a-thon - here he is going through the silly string section.
Annnnndddd.... he got his first asphalt-burn from falling off the bike.  Oh well... scars are cool too.  :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Double Bath Time!

Daddy is the photographer here.  I gave the boys a double bath last week while daddy was at work, but this is the first time I had someone there to photo it.  Ryker is super slippery in the bath so you can't really let go of him.

Both boys love taking a bath together and I love doing two things at once!  Win!