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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008

We had a great time with Ryan and his Easter Egg hunt left by the Easter Bunny. He got so excited everytime he found the cheerios inside. :)

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Somebody is walking!!

Well Gramma would be so proud of how fast Ryan is with his walker. ;)


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Friday, March 21, 2008

Florida 2008!

I think our trip to Florida can only be described as one of a kind. We drove through the worst snow storm of the year which lasted for almost a solid 24 hours of our trip. On the way home we drove through tornadoes (literally!). I'm really thankful that Phetsamone was navigating with me when we decided to pull off the highway and go hide out in a subway restaurant storage room. The car ride other than the weather was really good. Ryan may hate his carseat for awhile but he was pretty good during the trip. And feel free to talk to Marc about his "diva" like qualites.


Okay - back to the trip.


Here we are at the Magic Kingdom.

A silly shot of the three of us.
Ryan, who has decided to eat everything, trying to eat Dad.
A group shot of all of us.
Ryan met Smee and Captain Hook but neither seemed to have a large impact on him.
We had a great time putting together a puzzle. Phetsamone and Marc are the puzzle masters!


A great family shot of Phetsamone, Anthony, and Isaac.
Ryan, looking like a little boy now.
A picture with Grandma. (Ryan was in dire need of a haircut which he has had since we returned. We discovered he has curly hair like his mom.)

Cruising along the table.
Playing with Grandpa in the sun.
Not too sure about the whole slide thing.
Playing at the pool.
Grandpa taking Ryan for a walk in the Beco carrier.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Marc was showing Ryan how to be a proper leprechaun with his hat from Rosie O'Day (aka Nana).

"No Dad - it should go like this!"
"Ta Da!"
Sometimes the hat might be a little mischievous though.
And just for kicks, look how much difference a year makes.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Ryan's Birthday Bash!

We had two birthday parties for Ryan over the weekend. (One for family and one for his little friends.) Needless to say it was busy.

In lieu of a cake we did birthday cupcakes. (I am definitely not Martha Stewart.)

Birthday cookies.
Some of the decorations and Grandpa taking pics.
"Aw Mom, I have to wear a hat?"
"Oh this hat is much cooler."
His first attempt at the cupcake. He was not quite sure what to expect.
And then clearly he loved it.
So much so that when I tried to wipe his hands, he madly started licking the icing off of the other hand. :)
Taking a breather.
The family photo - clearly in love with his Daddy.
Playing with his cousin.
Hanging out with Grandma.
Trying out his new chair from Mommy and Daddy.
And loving his new Laugh and Learn Story Chair.

All in all it was a good weekend. :) Thank you to everyone for all of your help and your generous gifts.

Ryan vs. the Bear 1 Year Old!

I can't believe he is a year old! Time has flown by.


"Well Bear, it's been fun. We'll have to get together at least once a year now."

"Look at me I am sooo much taller than the bear now!"
And, did you know that I am ONE? Isn't that exciting?!?"
Here is the year in review: