Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Ryan!!

Oh I love this day! This is the day Mark and I became parents SEVEN years ago!! I cannot believe that it's been seven years---something about this year seems nostalgic. Ryan has been counting down the days until this morning and he has been very specific with his birthday list (I must say that I can appreciate this quality because I am the exact same way:-)). He popped out of bed at 6:30 today and followed the 'sevens' to his birthday loot.

I think he had all of them opened three minutes later :-)

Thanks Lila, Aunt Kacey and Uncle Josh!

And Stacey, Wyatt, Aunt Cary and Uncle Stacey! You guys always know just what I like.

Mark asked Ryan what he wanted for his birthday breakfast (usually Shipley's) and today he said he wanted Apple Jacks---I LOVE this kid because I can never ever predict what he'll say or do from one day to the next. So Apple Jacks it is...
Then he immediately started building.

We headed up to school for a birthday snack at 9:00 this morning. And out of everything he could choose he wanted Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies. I kept trying to talk him into something else but he was firm on this, and it is after all HIS BIRTHDAY!! So Apple Jacks and Little Debbies so far today-doesn't get any easier than that! Here we are in his sweet First grade class.

This picture cracks me up, all the kids we so excited it's Ryan's birthday that they basically attacked him. He wasn't feeling the love, but I love him for that too.

Ryan loves his Daddy so much and I can usually get a smile out of him when Mark's around.

I am So blessed to be your mother!! I love that you are so curious and smart and absorb EVERYTHING! I love that you are constantly wanting to help others and that you still have a sensitive and independent spirit. I love that you are really understanding God's word and you are storing His words in your heart each week. I love that you like Choir this year :-), and that you are up for trying new things like football, and new foods like lasagna and green beans. I love that you have a lot of friends and are quick to include everyone. I love that you are extremely helpful at home and I love it when you spontaneously play with your #1 fan, Ally, without being asked.
Happy Birthday Ryan. Daddy and I are extremely proud of you! I hope this year is your best yet!


Caryn said...

Yeah for Birthdays!! Happy Birthday Ryan!! We love you so much, we'll give you a shout when Stacey and Wyatt and Ryan are out of school. HAPPY DAY!

Katy said...

Well, sounds like Ryan and I need to go on a cosmic brownie date. They're out of this worrrrrrrrrrrllllldddddd!!
seriously though, i love those.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RY man!!!!!!!!

shannonmichaelis said...

Love that his PJS matched his gifts! Especially love the class hug...and his dislike of it!

Shannon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RYAN! Looks like a morning Landon would pick! I hope you guys had a fun afternoon and evening celebrating!