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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ryan J Gets a Haircut

A real professional haircut cause i let it go too long! We went to a kids haircut place called snip-its. He got a lollipop while they cut his hair. At the end you get a prize, ryan's prize was a duck. and he promptly put it back where it came from. did i teach him to clean up too well?? Last night, adding to his grown up look, he decided to read the paper like daddy!

Rethinking the Elmer Plague

Our amish friend Sarah died on christmas eve. turns out that the day we spent with her and naomi and elmer was the last time we saw her. it was a really good day in general besides getting the plague. and i'm really glad that we got to spend that time with her. Turns out God knew all along what He was doing. I don't know why i ever doubt. We were able to go to the viewing, funeral and burial which was very good, especially good to see the family. even though it was all in german we still caught a few words like, "in my fathers house". isn't it nice to know that God's love crosses over language barriers? When we get to heaven we'll understand eachother perfectly :) We're really going to miss sarah, especially all the lessons she taught us about being calm and patient and waiting for God's timing. What a wonderful blessing to have had her in our lives!

Ryan J's Car Room

He hasn't slept in it yet, we're still working on getting the whole sleeping thing down before we move him to another room. But he loves having a room of his own! Most of this stuff he got for christmas. We're going to add a road with cars to the one wall and i'm going to add a carpet in the corner to make it a reading corner. I'll have to post again when it's really done :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas was actually really relaxing this year. We spent cmas eve with the mantheys and on cmas day we hung out at our house in the morning and spent the afternoon at my parents for the keller-side shebang. Here's a few pics from cmas and cmas eve...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Been A While... Let's Catch Up...

It's been clearly too long since i posted last. We've been nice and busy of course! We have been blessed to have Tim's brother and his wife with us for the last 6 weeks here while they worked on making their new place livable. Today they moved out and we've been SO sad all day long. We love you guys and we miss you already!! This has been the year of the move, actually the last couple months have been filled with moves. Today we moved Katie, and all around thanksgiving we moved my grandparents to their new place. Let's see... we've also done cookie day, christmas shopping weekend and ryan has of course learned a lot! i will post pics to update on ryan in my next post. sorry it's been so long everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Something New...

Ryan is learning to eat with a spoon! It's SO cute!!

Bath Fun!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Elmer Plague

Tuesday I went with my mom and ryan to visit my amish friend and her son elmer who was born the day after ryan. they were thrilled to play together, chewing on eachothers toys and throwing a ball back and forth, pausing to mouth it once in a while. Well approximately an hour after they had been playing together my friend mentions that the day before elmer was puking all night!! arg! Well, wednesday night ryan began the technicolor yawn. I followed and then tim and then michelle. my mom came and got ryan and then she promptly began worshiping the porcelain throne. Nathanael seems to have a slightly milder version of it. my dad is currently watching ryan, seeing that he's the only upright adult around right now! arg elmer!! :) The good thing is, this is a very quick weight loss program!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Verbal Communication!

Ryan J is so verbal these days. He's picking up new words every day! Here's a list of some of the things he says...

tity (aunt katie)
tuck (truck)
wawa (water)
cock (clock)
down (along with the hand motion for the dog command 'down')
nanana (banana)
peace (please)
all done

he also does the animal sounds for dog, cat, cow and bird

and he tries to repeat just about anything you say, including the other day when he repeated my dad saying dishwasher! lol.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Phillies are the 2008 World Series Champions!!!!

we won!!!!!!!!!! yeah phillies!!!!!!!! woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

we're sitting down to watch the parade of champions right now...

nana stood in line for several hours to get this shirt yesterday!

here's a crazy fact... 80 flipped is 08! here's another one... i was one when the phils won in 1980, and now ryan is one! here's a pic of my phils jacket as a kid...

fans for life!


Monday, October 20, 2008

worky work busy bee!!

this weekend we helped nathanael and michelle with their townhouse! congrats on getting a house guys! we're super excited for you and we had a great time this weekend! thanks for letting us help! and thanks for the pics michelle!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Phils Win NL Pennant!

World Series Here We Come!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


yeah, i'll be turning 30 in february. crazy right? most times i can't believe it. here's some things that remind me it's true...

5 - my gray patch

4 - the other day i saw a kid my sister used to babysit working in the meat store and i said 'wow, you're old enough to have a job? you grew up fast! i remember when you were...'

3 - at the movies the other day i said 'geez, movie popcorn used to be so much better than it is now'

2 - a kid i used to babysit, babysat ryan for me!

1 - the number one thing that reminds me... my husband (my youngin' 27yr old hubby) saying 'you're gonna be 30, ha ha, you're so old!' - lol, thanks babe!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ups and Downs and All Arounds

last weekend tim and i actually hired a babysitter for the first time! ryan did really well for her! i spent the whole day making a babysitting information packet :)

and right now we're all sick! yuck!
but ryan is still improving on his walking...

yesterday we moved mommom and poppop to new holland and then went to the parade. the move went really well overall, we're excited for mommom and poppop to live closer to us, but we're also very sad that they had to leave their home. we love you guys!

and a funny...
Wacky Wednesday Has Moved To Thursday!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


yesterday we went to the grocery store. as soon as we walked in Ryan popped out his nukker and started mmmmmmm-ing! all those groceries we get and what does he eat this morning?... the receipt!! (if you look closely you can see the edge that he ate)...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

How's Ryan doing?

Well, Ryan IS doing better! The meds really do seem to be working! We've found if we give him the ulcer med (the carafate) before he eats then he eats better, spits up less and whines less. now he still has had some bad days and we're super cautious of getting our hopes up that things are 'fixed'. but he really is doing better and even going down consistently for naps completely on his own with no crying! it's insane, i don't even know this kid. he also took a few steps on his own! but since i don't have a video of that i'll post some more pics from the shore :)