Monday, August 17, 2009

big sister

lauren has been such a wonderful big sister. she is always wanting to hold her little brother and showers him with lots of hugs and kisses. she talks baby talk to him and calls him "ry, ry" or "baby brother" or, as of today, "frosted mini wheat". he gets lots of pushes in his swing and even has an occasional book read to him. we are so thankful that she has adjusted very well to having little ryan around. and we are excited to watch as their relationship continues to grow and develop.

little girls are so much fun!

today lauren, ryan and i went to celia's house for lunch. liz came as well with her two little girls. ryan was the lone boy, but he didn't seem to mind. the girls have a lot of fun playing together, even though there is usually one who is in tears or is being reminded to share. but that comes with being 2 and younger. with seven little ones i don't think there was ever a dull moment, and us "big" girls decided we need a playdate of our own! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


last night joel, lauren, ryan and i went to a local amusement/water park. it was a really warm evening, still in the low 90's around 6pm. but once the sun went down it was a beautiful night. ryan was great, watching all the action from the comfort of his stroller. lauren was very adventurous and went on all the rides that she could. there were a few that required an adult to accompany her. so joel and i reluctantly took turns. we all had a lot of fun and i have a feeling this is going to be an annual event.