karen katz

I am in love with these books ! I ordered the Daddy and Me one for Ryan to give to Tony for Father's Day and it is awesome! I put the rest of them on my Amazon Wish List (where the link above goes to), in case you ever need to buy me a present. :-)
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We went canoeing with some friends yesterday out on Sugar Creek. It was a lot of fun, despite being a little chilly and rainy. Haven't grabbed the pics off of my camera yet, so I'll post a classic Ryan pic for your viewing pleasure.

Ryan's baptism is this weekend, so we've been busy planning and preparing for that. Thank goodness it's finally almost here because at the rate my little guy is growing, he might not fit into his outfit for much longer -- and it's a 6 months! We also had some new pictures taken this past weekend...can't wait to see how they turn out! Not much else to say, but I feel like I've been neglecting my blog, so I wanted to get a new post up. Have a great day! Posted by Picasa


short, fat, with a big head

Yup, that's my boy! Just got home from his 4-month check-up...he's 14 pounds, 10.5 ounces (50th percentile), 23.5 inches (5th percentile), and his head circumference was 41 cm (75th percentile). Sheesh. I guess looking at Tony and me, the kid had no hope of being tall. But 5th percentile? Come on! ;-) He also got 4 shots, so we're gearing up for a long, feverish night.

very cool

I so want this for above the piano in my living room. View other options here. Posted by Picasa


cracking me up

Ryan entertains me daily...he's such a happy baby! These pics are part of the album posted below, but I felt they deserved some attention by themselves. :-) Enjoy!

getting ready for father's day

Just thought I'd share the mini-album I made for my dad for Father's Day. I tried to use mostly newer photos of Ryan, but threw in just a couple of my old favorites. Digital kit is from Shabby Princess and font is Susie's Hand. What are your plans for Father's Day?


a tale of three pees

Came home last night to quite a sight. Ryan was buck naked on the changing table, the pile of clean clothes next to the changing table was wet, and Tony was holding wipes and diapers and I heard "Oh no!" coming from our bedroom. Apparently, daddy got peed on. Not just once, but three times. He was changing Ryan's diaper, and pee 1 happened, getting Ryan's outfit wet. Off came the outfit. Diaper was not yet put back on. In the process of removing the outfit, pee 2 happened, soaking the pile of clean clothes. Yet the diaper was still not put back on. This is when I walked in. A wipe had been placed over his boy parts, but since wipes are already wet, they aren't very absorbant. In the midst of pee 3, Tony removed the wipe, not knowing pee 3 was happening, and the changing pad and carpet then got wet. Needless to say, we did some major cleaning and Ryan got put right into the tub. I think daddy finally learned to listen to mama when she says to always keep him covered! :-) Posted by Picasa


a girlfriend already?

I just had to share this photo that Angie sent me this morning! The little girl in the picture is Ryan's future wife, Rose! Aren't they a sweet family? Jon must have been behind the camera.

Oh, and I just wanted to point out that this photo was sent to me instantly via Hello. If you haven't downloaded it yet, you should. Right now. Seriously. Go do it. And then let me know what your username is. GO! And make your life easier by downloading Picasa, too.Posted by Picasa



Poor Ryan had to wear hats nonstop for the first couple of months of his life. Then once we were able to regulate his body temp better, we gradually stopped wearing them. We had a couple of cold mornings lately where we needed to bring them back out, and now that summer is here, the kiddo got a new sun hat for when we are outside and can't stay in the shade. He actually loves this hat, despite the expression in this picture. But I'm sure he'd rather never wear another hat again! :-) Posted by Picasa


full belly

Well, we tried rice cereal for the first time last night. Ryan has decent head control and can sit up if we support him, so we thought we'd go for it. His pedi wanted us to have tried it by his 4-month visit, which is June 13. I had to dig around a bit to find the one baby spoon we have (will be shopping for dishes and spoons this afternoon), but finally found it and we mixed up some cereal. Ryan sat propped up in his vibrating seat and seemed intrigued by what was going on. Tony fed him his first bite so that I could man the camera. We just put a little bit on his lips at first, and he licked it off. Then we put a little on his tongue and he kind of smacked it around a bit. He seemed to like it, although after awhile he got a little frustrated by how long it takes to eat off of a spoon, so we put the rest in a bottle with a fast-flow nipple and he finished up all 5 tablespoons that we had made. We'll try some more tonight! Haven't had a chance to get the pictures off my camera yet, but I'll add them to this post as soon as I can.

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