Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ryan - 7 Months

Dear Ryan,

Today you are 7 months old. I had a sudden moment of panic that you were growing so fast. This month saw you getting several new toys -- some things to make it fun for you while mama worked.
Like the exersaucer. Also a jumping thing that hangs from the doorway.
You are sitting up so well on your own, although for most of the month we put the nursing pillow behind you so you wouldn't suddenly fall backwards. You love tummy time as well -- something Jake never liked! You quickly learned out to rotate 180 while on your tummy, and did a tiny bit of scooching backwards. You also learned to carefully 'dive' from a sitting position to your tummy. And now you are doing push-ups on your tummy -- your arms are getting stronger and your legs won't be too far behind!
One of your favorite things is to sit on the rug with your basket of toys and pick what you want out of the basket. Now that the weather is getting warmer, you have been sitting outside at times, and you like that! You examine and play with grass, rocks, leaves, etc., and you actually do not put them in your mouth. I am amazed at how well you do playing on your own.
Although you still look very much like your mama, people have been saying how much you are starting to look like Jake.
We also got you a seat for the bathtub so you could enjoy baths with your big brother (and not break mama's back).
Peek-a-boo is the funniest thing ever. You are such a cutie pie and we love you.
You have begun to mouth foods in earnest, and even though you don't actually swallow that much, you really enjoy tasting foods! You don't even have teeth yet but you can sure clamp down hard with your gums. Right now you eat avocado, potatoes, pickles, cucumber, watermelon (yum), oranges, and carrots.

But your favorite is definitely apples.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter pictures

Easter Sunday at Gramma and Papa's house! Jake loved finding the eggs.
The little creatures that were inside the eggs.
Dyeing eggs.

Totally excited to find a Thomas the Train Easter sticker book.

Love the color coordination here.

My new favorite picture of the boys.
Mike took all the pictures and we forgot to get a picture of him!
It was a fun Easter (and of course, it was pouring rain so we were inside, nothing new).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Another BBR Weekend

One of the shortest in a while, but worth it despite the horrendous Friday afternoon rush hour traffic on the way out. Coming home Sunday night starting at the boy's bedtime was a breeze.

First time in a swing and Ryan LOVED it! It was so much fun for all of us to see him enjoying it, especially since Jake did not like it when he was that age.
Ryan has started to stick out his tongue when he is very happy. Hilarious.

Mike worked on raking up the pine needles. A big job that took most of the day but it was done! The needles have to be raked up 30 feet from the house all the way around. Much easier this year since there was less than 3+ year's worth of needles on the ground.

Late afternoon relaxation time, listening to Neil Diamond and having appetizers.

There was ping-pong, time at the pool, and general play outside.
And inside play, too!

Funny videos:

Monday, April 11, 2011


I took some adorable pictures of my offspring yesterday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011