October 21, 2009 9:49 am
9 pounds 9 ounces 21 inches
Here she was...and here she is. Two years later
How about a few more then and nows
Mommy and Ryan
(please excuse the mouth full of candy, it is her birthday)
Ryan with mommy and daddy
Big Brother AJ and his new baby sister
We decided to forego a party this year. There has been a lot going on and I think we all appreciated a quiet evening of a halfway healthy dinner, birthday cake (aka sugar), new toys and staying up past normal bedtimes. Ryan's birthday fell on Friday so I didn't feel guilty about letting them stay up, especially since Momah and Daddy got home late and we couldn't start the festivities without them!
We killed a little time taking mommy/baby pics and making silly faces. AJ was practicing his spiderman web shooting skills.
Daddy and Momah got home and ate dinner. Momah even brought goodie bags for the party kids. :)
Mommy took her pic that everyone makes fun of her for, the neatly arranged, pre-opening, gift pic.
And when no one was looking Ryan dove right in. So daddy had to wait to finish his dinner while the kids opened everything. And by 'kids' I mean mommy and by 'everything' I mean I opened the stuff she was ignoring and showed it to her. She did enjoy ripping the paper though, what kid doesn't...?
Then of course, CAKE! I cheated a little bit this year and didn't go all out with my crazy, handmade, sculpted creations. Do you think it will scar her for life...yeah me neither. Not when I made these sugar laden works of art. She's two and they like crap they aren't supposed to eat and what other time of the year can you put candy corn pumpkins and marshmallow ghosts on a birthday cake? Never.
She is sneaking candy corns off of the cake while we are singing to her. After this pic she stole a pumpkin off of the number '2'.
This was her special cupcake since it had two ghosts on it.
She liked it.
They were feeding Ryan's new baby
After cake, the festivities continued with more picture taking, playing house, wrestling and a drink. Yes, just one. Not a few, not even a whole round, just one drink sipped by one person. We are party animals!
something got in the way of the flash but otherwise a cute pic
Momah and AJ playing 'alligators and fighting' AJ's own creation
Jared and Jasey (with the drink!) chatting in the kitchen
in her new jammies, playing mommy
I see you
I wasn't sure how much she would like the babies and stuff, but she loves them!
(and she finally has toys of her own!)
It was a wonderful day. I still can't believe that my little baby girl is two. I know such a typical mommy thing to say right? But it's true. When AJ was this age I couldn't even imagine when he turned 5 and now that's right around the corner (oh crap). I know in no time Ryan will be the one that will be starting Kindergarten in less than a year and amazing me even more than she does now with the things that she is learning. At the doctor for her 2 year visit they were asking all the normal developmental questions. Two of them were "does she have a vocabulary of at least 20 to 50 words?" and "does she string two word sentences together?" I almost laughed. This girl learns 20 new words a day, she has a vocab of 10 to 20 words in two different languages (sign and chinese) and she strings 5 to 8 word sentences together, sometimes more! I'm not trying to say hey look at my little girl she is so smart. I understand that those are the standards, kids excel at different things and develope at different rates. There are definitely areas that I know she is just average at the moment, even if I only compare her to AJ. But she is a talker and those were two questions that she had no trouble passing with flying colors. So two years later...
October 21, 2011
27 pounds 5 ounces
And so you don't forget the cuteness that is Ryan, I leave you with this...
Happy Birthday Pretty! We love you!