The last 8 months have flown by. Ryann is going to be ONE in 2 weeks- yeah, she is growing up...FAST. (Sorry to the blogging world for not keeping this updated with pics). She is an on the move 23.5 lb-er and she wears mostly 18-24 month clothes. She's a big girl, eats more than her brother, and can be quite the ornery child at times. Brian and I have a running joke that our kids get more ornery as we go. She has 8 teeth and is cutting some of her molars so we are having LOTS of fun at night at our house. Ibuprofen is our best friend at the moment and sometimes gets her to sleep throu the night. She is trying to walk, but isn't quite there. She usually takes a few steps on her own but I think she gives up and reverts back to crawling. She is into everything- we've learned to keep the gate on the stairs closed and the bathroom doors shut. She loves to splash in the toilet. (insert puking noise here).
Cole is currently sick with strep at the moment and the rest of us are hoping not to get it on spring break. He is going to be FOUR this summer. Geez, I remember when we found out we were pregnant with him and it seems like just last year. He is such a sweet natured boy and has a sensitive nature to him. He is very observant- just yesterday while waiting for the dr. he decided to announce in the lobby everything he was noticing: " Mommy, that girl has an orange cell phone cover...", " I'm going to be a cowboy when I grow up and they don't need shots Mommy!", and the best one, " Mommy, that girls pants are falling off." She was sitting less than 5 ft from us and her shirt was rising up in the back showing some skin. What do you do in a moment like that? I know she heard him, probably ignored him...and my mom and I were fighting back the laughter because he is so matter of fact and hilarious at times. he still LOVEs horses, wears his boots almost everyday, and is insistent on being a real cowboy when we grows up.
Riley is almost in kinder! OH MY!! She missed the cut off this year by 3 days and she is ready. She is always wanting to do her letter cards, sight words, and wants to know how to spell everything. She is our helper and most inquisitive child so far, always asking about everything. Mosty the "why's" and "how's". She is a great big sister and our little "mother hen." She weighs as much as Cole and I still get asked why I cut her hair that short ( I didn't). She still makes us laugh every morning with her crazy hair and recenlty decided on her own that it was time to get her ears pierced! She was so brave.
This post may be somewhat random with pictures....trying to organize the last 8 months is quite a task. So, here's what I've got....it's long, you are warned...
yes, she tried eating the tree lights...
Aunt B sent the kids advent calendars and they really enjoyed doing this:
She loves to eat blueberries, but loves to smash them even more.
We're diong the "monkey face". She does this all the time...especially when she knows you're telling her something she doesn't like. She looks at you, curls her nose and lips, and gives you the "face".
Ryann's first ride in a swing! My arm got tired before she did.
This is a nutshell is our crazy, busy, life for about the last 5 months...