Wednesday, September 2, 2009


One year ago today, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy! It was one of the greatest days of our lives. It's amazing how with each child, you feel your heart grow that much more. Ryan was definitely a surprise baby and he continues to surprise us every day. Sometimes he seems much older and smarter than a 1 year old. His favorite activity now is climbing our 3 flights of stairs. Never having stairs with any of the other kids, we are so impressed with how cordinated he is. It only took about a week of going on the stairs to master them. Throughout the last year, it's been very fun to watch Ryan grow. He seemed to hit all the major milestones right on schedule. For instance, around 11 months he decided that he's just going to start walking. Same with crawling, he all of a sudden just decides he's going to crawl, no practice at all, he just started crawling. It's amazing. It's like secretely knows how to do these things, but he's just waiting until the right time to do them. He is obsessed with cars and balls, but he does have a strange phobia of ball pits. Go figure! Any time he can be the center of attention, which is quite often, he always laughs and smiles when people laugh at him! He knows he's being funny! It's so cute!
My favorite thing about Ryan is his little dimpled smile. He lights up the room just by smimling. He's also the best hugger. Any chance he gets he's giving everyone loves. Such a sweetie, it just melts your heart. All of his older brothers and sisters love him to death. They are so great with him, he's never at a loss of attention! He's definitely the most loved little baby ever. Happy Birthday little buddy, we love you and look forward to many more amazing memories!
P.S. I love how the kids are always sticking things on his head and face, poor little guy!