Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Cool new rocket shirt from Aunt Jenny!

One of his favorites...Imaginext boat

Watching his new movie- The Polar Express in 3-D
We had a wonderful Christmas...it is amazing how much joy you get as a parent at seeing the wonderment and magic of Christmas through your child's eyes. I love my boy so much!! :)


Playing in the snow...

Trying to ride his bike...notice the build-up of snow on the training wheels which made riding quite difficult.

Problem-solving...Ryan pulled out a tool (toy) to try to remove the snow around the training wheels in order to keep riding.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

By popular demand...all of us in one last elf video :)

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Visit with Santa

This morning we went to visit Santa. Despite being off-the-wall excited before we got there, one look at Santa brought out the shy side of my sweet boy. Getting a good picture was like grasping for straws...this is by far the best one of the 5(!) they took. Despite the terrified look on his face, he claims it was so fun to see Santa and he can't wait to see him again next year. :)

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Flahsback Friday (Therapy Edition)

5 Months old...look at that chub and baby cuteness!!

Daddy's idea... ;)

Once in a lifetime (for NM) massive snowstorm. We got him all bundled up and just plopped him in the middle of the snow. Needless to say there was no way he could escape.

Bunny ears take two...one year later.

My sister is always joking that she has a therapy fund for Ryan and anytime I make him do something cute or wear something cute that she has to deposit money for Ryan to use in the future. So I thought I'd go back and pull out some oldies but goodies that she definitely feels will be the topic of future therapy sessions.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And because no holiday is complete without elfing yourself (or your child as the case may be!!)...

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The Farmer in the Dell

(Sorry for the bad video quality)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sleeping Elvis

Ryan LOVES these footed pajamas...he'd wear them every night if I let him. But the funny thing is, every time he wears them he zips them down to his waist before he goes to sleep- haha!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Launch Day

In honor of the Delta 2 rocket launch this morning (7:09 MST), thought I'd pull up a blast from the past. These pictures are from the cardboard rocket that Aunt Jenny bought Ryan this summer. I know I've posted the video, but it still cracks me up...he really thought he was going to lift off into orbit! :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009


We had a birthday dinner up at my parents house for Ryan. My train-loving dad got Ryan his first Lionel train set...they have a great time playing with it!

When Ryan first opened up the train, he saw the Lionel logo and knew exactly what it was. So then I tried to get him to say it was a Lionel train on video and this was my result...he said just about everything else before he figured out what I was getting at- haha!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Big Boy Bike (Part 2)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Big Boy Bike (Part 1)

Ryan got his first big boy bike from Aunt Jenny and Uncle Eric for his birthday. The timing was perfect because they gave it to him while in town for Thanksgiving so they got to see him ride it for the first time. He got on like a pro and has never looked back...he loves it!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Sister

So my smart, funny, kind and generous sister left yesterday for California to be part of Mission Control for the Delta Rocket launch. The rocket will carry the WISE telescope in which she has been a part of for her work.

The following information is from Wikipedia:
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope. The Earth-orbiting satellite will carry a 40 cm (16 in) diameter infrared-sensitive telescope, which will be used to survey the entire sky over the course of six months through images made in the 3 to 25 μm wavelength range. The telescope's image detectors are designed to make the survey at least 1,000 times more sensitive to infrared sky features than the sky surveys of previous major infrared space survey telescopes.

We are super proud of her and all of her hard work and the awesome opportunity she has to be part of the launch. This opportunity, though, means that she is in California for approximately the next two weeks. SO...(since she told me she checks this blog every day- eek!) my goal is to update it everyday for the next two weeks for her!

Way to go Jen!!! We love you! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ryan!!

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December 2009

Happy, happy Birthday to my sweet boy!! I can't believe that 4 years ago today you came into our world!! We are blessed beyond measure and I love you for always!!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Trick or Treating at the Mall

Playing with his doggie hat on ;)

Misc. cute picture

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Jesus Loves Me

World's Best Singer? No...

Sweetest Little Boy? No question :)

Pledge of Allegiance

Sunday, October 25, 2009

McCall's Pumpkin Patch

Haha...I always forget that blogger uploads the pictures backwards...this obviously should be last. Ryan after a long day at the pumpkin patch.

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