Monday, December 27, 2010


With each winter comes snow and with each snow fall you have to see how deep it is. The way we find out in our house....
Throw Sally into it.
It was up to Maggie's belly and poor Sally was covered.More importantly it was Ryann's first snow. She was a good sport and tolerated the layers I put her in, even if it meant barely being able to bend her arms.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


No crying when she sat on Santa's lap
and he gave her just what she wanted

7 Months

Our little Ryann is growing fast. At 7 months she was...
19 lb 4 oz and 27 1/4 inches tall
Ryann loves paper! I had quite the time trying to get a picture of her with her 7 month sign. The compromise was she got to play with the part without writing.Even her Grandma Greene lets her play with it. It's all great while she has the paper but eventually it has to be taken away and that usually ends up in tears. But if you don't give her the paper she ends up in tears.
The only thing better than paper...Christmas BOWS!!!! She has left all her presents under the tree alone because the bows are so much more fun.
On December 8th her two bottom front teeth broke through! She now spends most of the day with her lips pursed and her tongue on her teeth so her lips are poking out too. I am not quite sure she knows what to think of these new things her in her mouth. She is rolling all over the place. She sometimes gets up on her knees but she doesn't know what to do. She seems to be fine with rolling for now, that gets her where she needs too. Ryann loved it when I put up the Christmas tree. Her favorite part has been getting the tree skirt. One time when I pulled her way from the tree skirt she actually laughed at me!This is usually where I find Ryann. She rolls over to her toys but then gets stuck by the entertainment center. I will hear and thud and a then a little fuss, followed by thud and more fussing. When I check on her, sure enough, she is trying to roll through the entertainment center. She is getting better now at figuring out to move the other way.
The dogs continue to be a constant entertainment to her. And in turn, the dogs now know when Ryann is in her high chair there is the possibility of FOOD so they are right next to me when I am feeding her.Ryann watching her first Christmas movie.What happens when Grandma puts a present too close to Ryann and her dad shows her there is paper...Well of course it gets opened...
and even the box gets chewed on...but take that paper away from her...Told you she gets mad.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Liquorice anyone?


Now that Christmas is fast approaching, I figure I should finally post the few pictures from Thanksgiving that I took.Trying celery and a carrot stick with Grandpa while waiting for dinner.Ryann got to eat potatoes and sweet potatoes. I let her just have fun with it.And Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without canned turkey baby food! Yum yum!Ryann's favorite part of dinner though was her Grandma's pumpkin pieThe next night there was a Christmas celebration, Holly Days. At night they have a Christmas lights parade. We tried taking Ryann but she was not enjoying being so bundled up. She cuddled with dad in his coat but we ended up getting a front row seat to the parade in our nice warm truck.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ryann's Recliner

Ryann's cute new chair!

This chair is also the perfect size for Sally too. Hopefully no fights will break out over whose chair it is and they can continue to share it.
But if all else fails, Sally has found another spot that she likes and can hide from Maggie...she figured out she fits under the chair when it is reclined.

6 Months

We have now spent half a year with are little girl and she is so much fun. She is still in the 90th percentile for weight, height, and head circumference.
Weight: 18 lb 5 oz
Height: 26 1/2 inches
Ryann loves to eat anything we give her. She may make a face the first time she tries something new, but she always opens her mouth for more. Here is how feeding time goes with Ryann...
Everything must be kept off the high chair because she can reach it and she will reach for it.
Everything goes into her mouth. I have found that the best way to deal with this is have a wash cloth on hand to constantly wipe off her mouth. She of course loves cloth and wants to bite it. I let her because then at least it's not her finger going in her food filled mouth. My favorite thing she does with the wash cloth though is she bites down on it and then pulls...maybe she has been watching the dogs a little too much.
I have a couple toys I keep on the high chair to entertain her either while I am heating up her food or cleaning up. Her favorite is the giraffe. It has a little nubby on the top of it that she loves to bite...
and fits PERFECTLY into her mouth.
Ryann loves her dogs and they are constantly making her laugh. When I get her out of her crib in the morning, one of the first things she does is look down on the floor for the dogs.

Ryann still likes them even when they take away the paper she was playing with and the proceed to eat it.
Ryann has a couple new toys that she likes. Yes, I have gotten my child a toothbrush and she has no teeth. My thought is that maybe she will get used to how the toothbrush feels so that when we do start brushing her teeth it isn't as traumatic as it can be for some children.
But Ryann has a new toy she loves even more...
Yup, she loves the cell phone. Even though this one doesn't have a battery in it and doesn't light up, she still loves it.
If you didn't notice in all the pictures Ryann is officially sitting up. She loves to sit up. I can't get her to play on her back or stomach for very long, all she wants to do is sit up.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween Pictures

The look on Ryann's face is priceless...get your laugh in today!