Well, it's been a while since I've posted and a lot has happened...birthday parties, trips to grandparents, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It seems in one short month Ryan has exploded with activity. We have now "baby proofed" our house-- as if there is such a thing-- because Ryan is everywhere!
First off, Elsie (my niece) had a birthday and we came to help celebrate!
Here's Ashlyn and Lexi (other nieces) skatin' it up at the party.
Daddy and RyRy hangin' out. It was pretty loud there and Ryan really didn't know what to think about it. He also desperately needed a nap but since he doesn't sleep outside his crib...
On to Thanksgiving...and the aftermath. Here is Mike relaxing after feasting.
And Lexi came to join him.
Me, Lexi and Boy doing the dishes together.
And here's Lexi gearing up for our walk after the Thanksgiving meal.
Mike and I took Ryan to the Festival of Trees. I wasn't as impressed this year with the trees. That might have been because I was carrying Ry the whole time, he was getting fussy, & it was super crowed so we really just walked by the trees quickly. No the less, it was beautiful and a favorite tradition of mine during the holidays.
Ryan really loved bath time! The first time he stood up by himself (holding on to something else of course) was in the bath.
I love this picture of him peeking out! We often play peek-a-boo in the tub now.
Ryan has become a professional crawler, sitter and stander all within one month! I can hardly believe it. He's into everything, except his toys. I am not even sure why we bother. In all actuality he would prefer a good book to tear the pages out of and eat up or a plastic bag. He just can't understand why mommy won't let him have those yummy things!
Here is his classic 7 month picture.
We were able to go visit the Grandparents in Idaho this Christmas because of the good weather. Here is Ryan snuggling up with Grandpa Roscheck. If you know Ry then you know this is truly a rare occurrence.
It was so great to see everyone there as we don't make it up there as often as we'd like. Thanks for the wonderful time!
Ryan has also started on solid foods. He loves bananas and avocados and could care less for rice cereal and apple sauce.
Merry Christmas! Christmas morning we spent at home for the first time ever. It was nice and relaxing. We drank hot coco and played with Ryan.
Then we headed up to my folks house for the rest of Christmas day. Here's Grandma Fila and Ry.
Our little family on Christmas day.
Ryan is working on pulling himself up on his daddy in the picture.
And lastly, here is Ryan playing with one of his Christmas toys. He likes his toy because he can stand up and it makes noises. He usually plays with this toy for about a minute and then is on to something else but a minute is a long time to such a small little guy.
And a video of him with his new little toy. Thanks for everyone for making this holiday season such a joy. Thanks especially to Grandparents for all the things Ryan got. I know he's been having a lot of fun with them.
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!