Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thank you, Santa!!! Merry Christmas to our Friends!!!

Dear Santa: Please Bring All Our Friends a Merry Christmas! 
Oh– and Please Bring us a Pony!

Mommy! – Daddy! – LOOK!!!!! Santa got us a HORSE 
...and we ONLY asked for a Pony!!! 


Oh– Santa! Thank You!!! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Santa's Bear-y Little Helper 12/12/12





Daddy.  Christmas is coming… !  

Soon…!! 

How does Santa do it?  How does he Make All Those Toys for us?

Well, Ryan. Santa has Many Elves who Help him Build All those Toys –– and they Work Very Hard, too. Plus he uses his Magic Santa Powers… you've just got to Believe, Ryan!

I Do Believe, Daddy!!  But I still Really want to Help Santa too!

O.K., Ryan.  You may Help Santa by using your Work Bench and your Tools to Build some Toys.  
But you have to Promise to get the Work Done by the 5th of December so that your Mommy can Mail them to Santa at the North Pole.  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ryan and Pinkie's Rice Pudding Recipe


Now that I am 6 and All-Grown-Up, Dad Says that I can Cook

(under Supervision – he Reminds me)

First, we Read the Recipe and See if we Have
 All of the Ingredients and Kitchen Supplies

We Seem to Have All of the Ingredients
(it is a Good Idea to Actually See Them in One Place)

And we Have All of the Equipment for our Recipe  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Look, Ryan! Look!

Look, Daddy!  A Hawk!

Look, Ryan!  Do you See Where the Hawk Landed in that Tree?
No, Daddy.  I Don't See the Hawk Sitting in the Tree.

There, Ryan!  There!


Where, Daddy?  Where?
Maybe we need to See if you Need Eye Glasses to See Far-Away, Ryan?
We can Stop at the Eye Doctor's Office on our way Home from Myakka State Park this Afternoon.

Here we are, Ryan.  This is the Eye Doctor's Office.
Let's see if they have Time to Look at your Eyes.  

Sunday, May 6, 2012

High Fly'n Ryan

Daddy – do Bears Fly?
I Believe that you can do Anything that you put your Mind to, Ryan.

You used to Fly, Didn't you, Daddy?

Yes, Ryan.  I took Flying Lessons a Long Time Ago.

And Last Year, I Flew in a Friend's Plane – a Royal New Zealand Air Force Fighter Trainer!

May I take Flying Lessons too, Daddy?
Well – you can Start by getting to Know some Basic Information about How Planes Fly, Ryan.
Let's go to the Library and Ask about Airplanes...

Just like we Researched about Fossils, Daddy? 
Yes, Ryan.  Exactly like that.  
You learned a lot and then you had a Thrilling Adventure Using Information we Learned from Books.
We can go Tomorrow Morning – it's a Saturday and my Day-Off.  
Now Please Get Ready for Bed, Ryan.  

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter, Everyone!

Now, pose for your Easter photo, kids!

O.K.  Now when is the Easter Bunny coming?!




Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ryan and Pinkie are Puzzled!

What are you Doing, Ryan?

Reading a Book about Hot Air Balloons, Pinkie.

Would you Like to Help me Put a Puzzle Together?

Sure, Pinkie!  That would be a Fun Thing to Do! 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

We saw 'Rango'... –3 times– ...


Can we See it Again, Daddy...?
 What do you Think, Pinkie...?
 Pinkie....!?