Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today we had Ryan's 5th birthday party. It was a blast. Seriously, I'm not sure what I was doing inviting kids to my house. It was non-stop noise from the boys (and one girl) playing with cars and animals. The theme was Transformers (imagine that). I made a Barricade cake using a Nascar pan. I think it turned out pretty good and Ryan liked it. That is the big deciding vote anyway.

I'm so amazed by him these days. He is so smart and some of the things he says just blows me away. The other day I had asked him to pick up Alex's cup from the floor. When I thanked him for doing that he promptly said, "It was my pleasure" Seriously? Did that really come out of my son's mouth? I was a little shocked, but pleased nonetheless. He's not perfect, but I think over the last five years he's turned into an okay kid. He takes his vitamins every day without complaining. He plays well with others (including his baby brother). And he even says his prayers every night, and lately one of his own. His own prayer to God. I love that the most.

I am so blessed to have such a wonderful child. God truly has given me such a precious life to raise. I love you big boy. You are my heart.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's been forever since I've really had time to sit and type. Today is Ryan's fifth birthday and I am overwhelmed with emotion as I remember the day of his birth. I had waited with anticipation for so long to hear him cry. Oh how great it was the first time he took a breath. The days and weeks passed until we started counting years. He was no longer an infant. Now he is a young boy and my heart just beams. He is so smart and such a lover and enjoys cuddling. I can't thank God enough for allowing me the opportunity to raise such a wonderful boy. I just do the best I can and let God take care of the rest. Happy birthday Ryan. Mommy loves you. You are my heart.