Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sweet Ryan!

It's so hard to believe that my baby boy, my first baby, is going to be three years old today! So crazy!! I love being a Mom, but it's also the single most hard thing I've ever done in my life as well! Read Ryan's birth story here.

Ryan Wesley Addison   Born May 20, 2011

Ryan is my OCD child. He likes things exactly how they should be and nothing else can happen. He cries "mess" whenever he gets something on his hands. Although, just like his Momma, the kids thrives for sweets. He was doomed from the beginning! We, of course, limit the sweets, trying to get him to try to eat anything and everything under the sun... but yet he remains a super picky eater. For most meals he will only eat chicken nuggets or a peanut butter and jelly (or honey) sandwich. For breakfast he's always willing to brach out more - to waffles, pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, nutri-grain bars, muffins, donuts, and much more. He loves most fresh fruit, and hates most vegetables. So we let him eat the toddler squeeze packets that have veggies in them. That's our compromise and for now it works.

We are trying to potty train, but that seems to be a never-ending things for him. He wears pull-ups and will go pee-pee in the potty... but refuses to go #2 in it or even tell me he has to go #2. He just runs off and makes a mess in his pants in a corner.

We're working on communication... and it's going well. His vocabulary is fantastic now for three and he already can run through some picture flash cards and know every word. He can count to ten. He knows most of the regular shapes already but refuses to learn his colors. He loves his class at church and had learned and repeated many things... his favorite being the 'clean up' song.

He's learning to be a great big brother; his nickname for Kyle is "brudder".  He gets concerned about where brother is, and he always wants to have him around when playing... although Ryan doesn't like it when Ky gets a hold of one of "his" toys. But that's pretty normal, right? His favorite question to ask me is "where brudder?"

I've been so blessed with a great toddler and even though his temper can drive me crazy (because he's exactly like me), I love him with all my heart can give. I can't wait to watch him grow up and turn into the Godly man I hope to raise him as.

 I asked Ryan some questions for his birthday. Here were his answers.

How old are you? "I'm Ryden." (Of course, this is his answer for most things!)

What's your favorite color? "Not pink. Dark"

What's your favorite toy? "Ironman."

What's your favorite Food? "Chocolate."

What's your favorite drink? "Juice."

What's your favorite tv show? "Octonauts."

What's you favorite animal? "A pig on the farm."

Who's your best friend? "Daddy."

What do you like to take to bed? "My watch."

What do you want to be when you grow up? "Mommy."

What do you like to do outside? "Bubbles." 

If you could meed someone famous, who would it be? "A big guy." (This one made me laugh!)

Happy Birthday my sweet Ryan. I love you!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Instagram Photo Challenge, December

1. Red.
2. Where I stood.

3. Silver.

4. Tiny.

5. In the Cupboard.

6. Shadow.

7. 6'oclock.

8. I shop here.

9. The Weather Today.

10. R is for... my firstborn, Ryan.

11. Green.

12. Joy is... Knowing I have a husband who loves me for exactly who I am and never trying to change me!   
13. Composition.

14. Drink.

15. Lights.
16. What makes you merry...

17. Tree.

18. my BIG boy!

19. Tis' the season, to be grateful for life's blessings.
20. I'm listening to...
21. On the door.

22. Sparkly.

23. Tradition, we broke our dinner tradition this year and had steak and potatoes instead!

24. Wrapped; in a blanket with my infant!
25. Best bit of my day; dinner.

26. Where I slept.
27. What I'm doing right now.

28. Something awesome.

29. Best bit of 2013; Adding Kyle to my life!

30. Me.

31. Celebrate.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013.

It's the last day of 2013 and while it was mostly a good year for me, I'm still learning and growing and I hope to make 2014 even better! Thanks to everyone who's a part of my life; you've all made an impact on me!

My goals this year are to: grow closer in my relationship with God; continue to face my insecurities; love those I care about (as well as those that don't care about me) with all my heart; be kinder on a daily basis; live a healthier lifestyle; and to be the best wife and mother I can possibly be.

Thank you to those who follow and read this blog even though I'm not very good at keeping  up with it myself. I hope to do better in the new year but let's face it, life gets in the way! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

My complete reading list for 2013.

Matched by Ally Condie
Immortal City by Scott Speer
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Dream Dark by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
When Breaks the Dawn by Jeannette Oke
When Hope Springs New by Jeannette Oke
The Marriage of Your Dreams by Rick Johnson
365 Days of Thanking God by Daniella Whyte
Frazzled Mom's Devotions to Go by Rochelle Valasek
Take Four by Karen Kingsbury
Altar Ego by Craig Groeschel
Leaving by Karen Kingsbury
Learning by Karen Kingsbury
Longing by Karen Kingsbury
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Loving by Karen Kingsbury
Love like Jesus by Judah Smith
The Line that Binds by JM Miller
Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Need by Carrie Jones
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Hawke's Harbor by SE Hinton
11th Hour by James Patterson
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Instagram Photo Challenge, November

1. Selfie

2. Throwback: Our First Date at Agatha's Mystery Theater.

3. Breakfast.
4. Sweater: My UGA sweatshirt blanket.

5. Something Orange.

6. Something You Miss.
7. Best Friend.

8. Family.

9. Drink.
10. Warmth (cappuccino).

11. Lock Screen.

12. OOTD

13. Handwriting.
14. Pets.

15. Something you Love: Reading & Mexican.

16. Phone Case.

17. Sport.
18. Homework.

19. Fun Event: ABTF12.

20. No Makeup.

21. My Favorite Place: Anywhere these three are!

22. Addiction: Coffee.

23. Favorite Book: Divergent.

24. Cuddle Buddy.

25. Snack.

26. Sky.

27. Selfie Outside.

28. Thanksgiving.

29. Leftovers.

30. Upside Down, about to turn this house upside down for Christmas!


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