Sunday, December 30, 2007

sleeping boy

They say there is nothing better to steal than a kiss from a sleeping child. Yesterday when I came home from the gym not a creature was stirring, not even the mouse. Ryan has a mouse he took from grandma and poppy's house on Christmas Eve day. He had it so bundled up sleeping with it when I got home. What a sweet sweet boy when he's asleep.

Alex is getting so big, he almost fits across the crib. After changing his diaper I had to get a few pics while he talked to his panda friend and puppy friend on the end. He is becoming more and more verbal every day.

Alex plays hide and seek

This afternoon while Ryan watched Cinderella, Alex and I played hide and seek. He was absolutely adorable!!

one of Ryan's fave gifts this Christmas was a hooded doggie towel. He loved it so much he actually stopped to pose for a pic. What a fluke occurrence.

Alex and Mommy Pat

Friday, December 28, 2007


Christmas at the Phillips household was a little touch and go at first. Mike had been home with both boys for three days in a row, so when I arrived home Christmas Eve after working all day he was a little on edge. Once we got started though we had a blast. Ryan tore into presents like crazy and Alex was just content to watch. Christmas Day Mike had to work, so I loaded up the boys and headed to Danielle's house in Lebanon for lunch. We had a great time. Mommy Pat had to have her hands all over Alex which was fine since she mad homemade chocolate chip cheesecake.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

more happy baby

more pics of a happy baby

feeling better

Ryan and Alex had both been feeling puny over the past week. I was beginning to wonder if they were going to feel better at all. This morning Alex was all smiles and appeared to feel much better. (although now mommy has a version of the bug). And amazingly enough, even though we can't get Ryan to pose in the studio, he's all about pictures with his baby brother. What a sweetheart.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas at school

Today was the holiday open house at the daycare. Santa came for a visit, and although Ryan was scared when Santa came in, he got on his lap without any problems. Imagine that!! Anyway, Alex did great. He didn't even shed a tear. He is so easy going and doesn't care who holds him as long as he's held. What a spoiled baby.!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ryan had been banned to his bedroom for doing only heaven knows what---so later when I went to see why he was so quiet--he was reading. And the best part is that he was reading his little baby Bible. I bought him a toddler Bible for Christmas so he could take it to Church like a big boy. Isn't that just the neatest?
Some of the most precious times are spent with my little men. This one in particular when Alex was exhausted from a long day of shopping. How blessed I am to have him in my life.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

big trip

We had a great time at Fall Creek Falls on thanksgiving. Although Mike was not able to be with us, he was with us in heart. Alex was passed around like a sack of potatoes and Ryan ran around like the jealous child. Although challenging for mommy, it was well worth it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

another sweet brother moment

Ryan , the ever loving big brother just can't seem to get enough of Alex. From morning to night always wanting to know where "his baby" is. He loves him so much right now. I just hope it lasts.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Oh, and by the way--yes I MADE THE CAKE. A little bit of a challenge, but enjoyed nonetheless

Ryan and Kharis--the daugher of my friend Michelle.

Ryan's Birthday

Today we held Ryan's fourth birthday party and a little lunch to introduce Alex to some of Mike's family who had not met him yet. Nothing really big. We just had over a few friends and family here at home. Ryan had a blast with his gifts (loving the dollar store) and his dragosaur cake (I couldn't decided if it looked more like a dinosaur or a dragon).

Thursday, November 1, 2007

On the up side, Ryan is still playing the roll of big brother very well. He is very loving and caring. He is all about giving kisses as well as trying to help him burp. What a sweetheart.


I wish I could say my older son was as cute as his cousins on Halloween. NOT SO MUCH. Ryan refused (yet again this year) to dress up in the costume which he himself pick out. Oh well. At least his little brother didn't care to look cute.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The new baby

Amazingly enough, Ryan is such a great big brother. He is always trying to help feed Alex, burp him, or even pick him up. Luckily Alex hasn't been dropped yet. YET being the opeative word. We've been so blessed with a baby that likes to sleep (like his mother). Now if we could just get Ryan to sleep later life would be grand.