Tuesday, January 27, 2009

When I Grow Up I Want To Be . . . . Like Ryan!

Every kid has their own personality, but these two personalities are fairly close to being "exactly alike"! I am always amazed at how much Nick reminds me of Ryan at the same age. He likes the same things that Ryan liked. He looks like Ryan did at 2 years old. And most importantly - Nick LOVES Ryan. Ryan is a great big brother. He lets Nick lead him around. He gives in when Nick insists that he "mooooove" so that Nick can sit exactly where Ryan was sitting on the couch (even though there is plenty of empty places to sit). Ryan spends endless hours pulling Nick around the living room on a beanbag just because it makes Nick happy. Ryan will read to Nick when no one else has enough time. Ryan will build Nick an exact copy of his lego toy just so Nick can destroy it and Ryan can build it for him again. Ryan is a patient and kind brother. Nick is very lucky to have him . . . . and I think he knows it cause he really loves his brother.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Question Mark

In case you noticed the "?" at the top of the page and wondered about it:
We are having a baby. HE is going to be joining the world sometime in mid-May. We are all very excited about it. Ryan & Alex prayed desperately not to be blessed with a sister! :o) I guess their prayers were answered! We had our ultrasound yesterday and everything looked pretty good. The battle for the name is now on!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Up, Up, and Away!

Nick's new favorite hobby - having his dad throw him high into the air. He is obsessed about it and follows Shawn around saying, "Dad, Dad, Daaaaaad" (while pointing to the ceiling). I also
tried once and learned quickly that two-year-olds weigh a bit more than you remember! He has
100% trust is his dad. If I can figure out how to post a video - I will. Nick has a huge grin and laughs out loud as he is flying through the air.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Nick!

Nick turned two-years-old on Dec 28th. He loved listening to people sing "Happy Birthday" to him. He kept trying to eat his #2 candle and had fun opening a few new birthday presents. We made cupcakes and pretty much let him eat as many as he wanted. Our friends, Jasmine and Azriel, came over to celebrate with us. Nick had a pretty great birthday . . . . and I think he also acquired a two-year-old temper. How boring would our life be without our Nick to entertain us!!!!

Merry Christmas 2008!

We had such a great Christmas! It was very low-key and lots of fun. On Christmas Eve, we ate pizza, hung out at home, read the Christmas story, made cookies for Santa, and went off to bed. Shawn & I stayed up late wrapping a gifts. They boys had been instructed to wait until 7 to go downstairs. At 5 a.m. - Ryan came into our room and insisted that he heard someone knocking (maybe Santa needed in?). I sent him back to bed although I know the boys weren't sleeping because I could hear them talking to each other for the next two hours. I have always LOVED Christmas so much, so I had a hard time falling back asleep myself. Finally 7:00 arrived. Nick was still sound asleep, but the rest of us went downstairs to discover our Christmas treasures. The boys loved their presents and Alex commented that Santa was "so very thoughtful". Nick woke up a few hours later and had so much fun opening presents this year. Overall, it was a very, merry Christmas!