Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
From previous posts, you know that Emily has been doing push-ups and getting ready to crawl fora while now. Well, last week (on Mother's Day, aw.) she finally managed to go forward! Thus, SHE CAN CRAWL! Her first efforts were less than graceful (no pun intended), but day by day she's improving. Here she is after a week. Take a look....
I know this starts a whole new chapter in parenting 202 for us, but you can't help but be proud and cheer her on as she tries so hard! So I guess it will soon be time to break out the baby gates, de-accessorize my coffee table, put locks on all the cabinets and maintain a constant watch for anything on the floor I don't want in her mouth. I'm tired just thinking about it! But non-the-less I'm so proud of our baby girl! Way to go Em. WAY TO GO!
Be sure to notice the pic of the Ryan's grandparents with the four great-grandkids...that's Jillian protesting the picture!
We really had a great day and were so glad that Sonny and Joyce were in town to celebrate. We celebrated Grandma (Nanny to the kids) Joyce's birthday too. It had been a while since we all hung out as a family, so some family time was due. It's crazy how much these events have changed with all the additions to the family. It seems like we spend most of the time wrangling our kids. I didn't even get to beat Sonny in cards! (Next time, Sonny, I promise.)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
So what do we have to show for all these years?
- We’ve moved 5 ½ times in 9 years. (The ½ is for moving into Steve and Sandy’s basement for 2 months.)
- We’ve lived in 2 apartments, 3 houses and a basement!
- Been to Disney World twice, but only once with kids.
- We’ve attended 3 universities between us ( and one of us still doesn’t think he’s done :)
- We’ve only had one pet, a beagle named Lucy (whom we’ve managed to disown and pawn off on my parents, who would now like to disown and pawn her too! Poor, misunderstood Lu.)
- We’ve owned 6 cars, but have only had car payments 3 out of 9 years! Praise God!
- We’ve got 2 great kids.
- I have 2 scars to show for having those 2 great kids. :)
- We’ve made a lot of great friends, whom we’ve enjoyed sharing our lives with.
It has been a busy 9 years, never a dull moment! I love how it’s turned out and look forward to how the story will continue to unfold.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Today I helped him climb the rock wall. At first he was pretty reluctant, but once he got started he was a natural. He looked down for the next foot hold and did really well holding on. He really loved that he had conquered the rock wall and hardly wanted to leave it.
Later that day we went and picked up my parents from the airport.
This is my dad, Vince. He's decided to grow his hair out....I lovingly told him I prefered it short. :)
But in the end I must accept that the men in my life do whatever they want with their hair. :)
Emily and Jake really did great with my parents. Since we only see them a handful of times a year, I never know how warm Jake will be. He really missed them when we were gone. He had a hard time in the car on the way home last night because he thought that Papaw Vinny and Grandma would be waiting for us at home. That broke my heart. We'll just have to have another visit soon, I guess.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
By the way, I had to get up at 4:15 AM, that's right 4:15am to get ready and drive down to 42nd and Pennsylvania for this! So I hope the publicity drums up some business, because there's only one 4:15 on my clock and this better be worth it! Ha!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Jake was out back in our lush garden of a back yard (yeah, right.) throwing rocks. (Such a boy!) E. thought it was pretty funny, so I caught a couple of moments of it on tape.