Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Our Monkey turned 2 today. Wow! *Cliche alert* It seems like just yesterday that I was pregnant with her and tearing paneling off of my family room walls and painting the ceiling at 36 weeks in an effort to start my labor. It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated her 1st birthday playing at the mall and eating cookies. She's such a big girl:)

Here's some of the things she did on her 2nd birthday:

Ate breakfast with Daddy and Nora and Baby Elmo (who was in Georgia's high chair when I came downstairs)

Colored on PAPER (not the walls) with a pen.

Played nicely with her sis.

Had a blue sucker for a treat.

Got upset when I tried to get a picture of her blue tongue.

Had birthday cupcakes after dinner

26 obscure facts about our newest 2 year old monkey (thanks for the idea, Missy:):
1. She likes to draw with a pen on paper (as of last week... before paper it was walls - she's so advanced now that she's 2)
2. She just started sleeping in a toddler bed rather than a crib.
3. She takes a nap from 1:30-5:00pm every day that we are home (I know some of you are jealous)
4. She likes to draw on her own body with ink pen.
5. She likes to take baths with her big sis.
6. The way she says "Yea Georgia" is so adorable - she is sincerely proud of her sister every time Georgia rolls over.
7. She is progressing very quickly in terms of her speech therapy.
8. She will attempt to say almost any word I ask - unless it has the vowel sound e in it (long e).
9. She adores her daddy.
10. She prefers her mom to anyone else.
11. When we pull into the church parking lot she starts yelling, "Doug! Doug! Doug!"
12. She says Bye by saying, "maaah maaah" so I always have to stop and figure out if she's calling me or saying goodbye to the house as we pull out of the driveway
13. She rarely cries because she is hurt.
14. She rarely gets hurt.
15. She just started to get spanked.
16. She is destined to be spanked a lot:)
17. She climbs up the swingset and slides down the slide on her own.
18. She hated her baby swing as a baby.
19. NOW she climbs into the baby swing all the time and just swings and smiles.
20. She looooves to swing on the swing set and giggles the entire time.
21. She loves Elmo and the teletubbies.
22. When we're looking for her around the house we yell out, "LaLa" and her response is "Po" (the 2/4 of the teletubbies that she will name - the other two, Dipsy and Tinky Winky have that e sound in their names).
23. She loves speech therapy and her therapist, Miss Sue.
24. She eats the flesh of a pickle spear, but leaves the skin.
25. When she eats apples, she takes a bite and spits out the skin on the floor (lovely, eh?)
26. She just loves to go away. Every morning when she gets dressed she starts saying, "Go? Go?!" and brings her shoes to me and signs and says "Shoes" over and over. Every morning she ends up crying because we're not going away that very minute.

We didn't have a chance to really celebrate her birthday tonight because Dave had a meeting. We will be celebrating on Saturday night after church - more pictures to come, I'm sure:)


Jen 7:33 AM  

How cute is she? Sounds like Ryann and Amelia would get along great! Love the "no skin of the pickle" And 1:30-5:00? You must be eliminated from the mommy club.

Happy 2nd Ryann!

PS 2yr olds are WAY better than 1yr olds!

Heaven Sent 9:30 AM  
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Heaven Sent 9:31 AM  

Happy 2nd Birthday Monkey! And yes, I agree with Jen, 3 1/2-hr naps are definitely grounds for losing your mommy card. Still, you have three kids, so I guess you deserve it!

Have fun on Saturday. Can't wait to see more pix!

Michelle 10:31 AM  

Hope you had a fun biirthday Ryann! It was so good to see all of you a couple weeks ago, even if it was way too crazy having that many people at Disney. Anyway, I hadn't checked the blog for awhile, but I wanted to let you know that I can read it now. Thanks...

Missy 10:12 PM  

Happy Birthday Ryann! Behave with those pens... LOL

kkoois 9:31 AM  

Happy Birthday, sweet little Ryann! I can't believe your 2 already. I remember when your mom was pulling off that paneling and was getting upset because you wanted to take the full time allotted to you inside her. But we're sure glad you're here. You have provided your parents and friends with all kinds of laughs and joy. Can't wait to see you again soon!

mom 9:54 AM  

Happy Birthday to you... (i'm singing)
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