Monday, April 22, 2013

24 Months

I can't believe our little guy is 2 years old (as of 4/18)!  How time flies.  He's a curious, loving, adventurous, rambunctious, clever, sweet little boy and we love you so very much.  Happy 2nd Birthday Ryland!

We have his 2 year check up later this week, I'll post an update to this blog at the end of the week.
*** Update 4/29 -  Ry's checkup went really well.  The Dr said he looked great and is in the 50th percentile for height and just slightly below 50th percentile for weight.  He's 34 1/2 inches tall, weighs 26.8 lbs with a BMI of 15.4.  I had to ask for his head circumference (50.3 cm, 75th percentile?) because Pediatricians usually measure head circumference only in children under the age of two — the head doesn't grow much after the fontanels soft spots close at around 18 months.  We did ask about his right foot which turns in.  The Dr said that it's actually very common and he'll grow out of it overtime. Overall he's a happy, healthy, super smart, average sized kid.  :) ***

Ready for adventure!  4/8/2013
Ry has graduated to a big boy bed!  Towards the end of March daddy caught him climbing out of his crib, and almost falling.  So we decided to move him over to a normal bed.  I borrowed a guard rail from my friend Jenn and we tried Ry out in his bed the weekend before Easter.  He did awesome!  He didn't get out of his bed the entire night, probably because he slept straight through the night.  We he finally did wake up around 6:30am, he realized where he was (I can get out of this bed!) and shot straight out of bed and into the hallway...but he never came downstairs.  Daddy went up to meet him and found him in the hallway.  As soon as Ry saw daddy he ran back to his room.  Too cute.  Here's to hoping the rest of the week goes as well as the first night.  ;)

Ry in his big boy bed 3/26/2013

Ry loves to rough house with daddy.  Sometimes Daddy catches him by surprise and they wrestle on the bed.  Other times Ry tries to tease daddy into playing with him.  They've even started this routine where Ry runs up to daddy, throws him some rapid punches in his chest, then daddy will play punch back, and Ry throws himself backwards as if he's been knocked out.  This will go on for a good 15 mins before he tires of that game.

Ry loves our phones and cameras.  Every time we take them out to snap a photo or video, he immediately wants to see it.  He laughs and smiles while watching himself.  When Aunt Janie and Unkie Bob came for a visit this past month, they showed Ry their tablet and "Mighty Machines".  Ry was instantly hooked.  This prompted us to buy our own tablet for home use and trips.  He will sit still for a good 30min to an hour watching these shows.  In fact now every morning he insists on watching Mighty Machines on the tablet...if not, crying ensues.

Watching Mighty Machines with Aunt Janie
Took over the tablet to watch more mighty machines 4/3/2013

Our little guy is addicted to chocolate.  :(  It started off with an M&M here or there as a treat, then moved into full on 'I want chocolate' at all hours!  Seriously even when he just wakes up he'll take me to the pantry and say "chocolate?"  Oh kid you're killing me.  So now we're trying to wean him off it, so not fun, bad bad parents.  We also recently discovered that he can now finish an entire kid's cheeseburger!  This boy loves Sonic.

I love my own kid's cheeseburger! 4/7/2013
Ry has kinda learned how to blow his nose. He knows when he needs a tissue and will ask for one or get it himself.  He will then proceed to blow his nose.  It really sounds like he's going through the motions, but really he's just making the noises with his mouth!  He does manage to clean up his nose a bit and will then hand me back the tissue saying "ewww, yucky mom!"

Chillaxin' on the way back from the park 4/7/2013
Easter weekend was especially busy.  Ry had an egg hunt at daycare on Thursday, then we had an HOA egg hunt on Sat, followed by a friends Easter egg hunt at their house on Sunday.  We ended up stuffing around 48 eggs!  No more eggs...!  Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Sunday hunt as both Emma and I came down with a horrible stomach bug.  Puking at 3 in the morning and throughout the day makes for a miserable Easter Sunday.  At least Ry had a blast at the HOA hunt.

HOA egg hunt 3/30/2013

keeping his distance
On Good Friday we went to Mueller Lake Park for a family photo session (unfortunately the photog lost the photos and we have to redo them).  Here are a few of the pics that my hubby snagged with his phone.

Photos at Mueller Lake Park 3/29/2013

Where's the door?  Let's go play!  Mueller Lake Park 3/29/2013
Big Bro and little bro.  Mueller Lake Park 3/29/2013

We threw Ry a jungle safari themed birthday party the weekend before his birthday, which I've already posted.  ;)  Below are a few snap shots from his party.  Check out the post for more details.

Birthday cake!
The birthday boy! 4/13/2013
Happy Birthday Ryland!

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