Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sibling Sweetness

Sometimes it is almost painful how CUTE and SWEET Ryan and Kate are together. Yes, there are many moments that are a little scary - tackles, wrestling, knock downs, etc. But when they are sweet, they are very very sweet, and it makes my heart melt.

Every morning Ryan loves to go into Katie's room to get her once she is awake. Katie smiles a huge smile and waves and says "Hi Ryrun" usually before she addresses me. Soon after, Ryan starts saying "come on baby, come on Kate, let's go to my room." He LOVES playing in his room with her. They run around, play train, and pile everything into Ryan's bed, LOL.

This morning I could tell he had to go to the bathroom, so I convinced him to go, and he asked Katie to come. I told Katie she could wash her hands. He got up on the stool and filled the sink with water for her to play with, helped her onto the stool, and said "first you have to push your sleeves up baby" and helped her do it. I was so proud. After he was done and washed his hands, he wanted to play with her in the water so I got him another cup, and he poured water into Katie's cup asking her if she wanted more, telling her to hold her cup up straight so he could fill it, and just enjoying the moment.

Awwwww!!!! I am so thankful they have each other!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a wonderful long weekend! This is the "snow house" that Marc and Ryan have been working on. Complete with tunnel entrance, windows, and cup holder, LOL.

This was at Nana's house - on the huge pile of snow that was removed from the nearby driveways. Here

Smiling for the camera on Valentine's day in his "Love Monkey" shirt.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I had a great day with the kids today! We went out to play in the snow in the morning before going shopping (and visiting the train table at the bookstore) and then baking cookies with Ryan while Katie napped. I am tired just typing it! Both kids loved the snow - especially eating it, LOL! There was lots of sledding, and Ryan made some snow angels (his idea!). He also did lots of digging!

On the right side there is now a link to a baking blog I may or may not keep up to date, LOL! I wanted to have a place to keep some pictures and ideas!

Monday, February 1, 2010

the little things

I really need to blog more often because if I don't do it day to day, I forget some of the little things I don't ever want to forget! The little things are so precious and Ryan and Katie are changing and growing up every minute!!!

I even occasionally save posts and then don't get back to them. I have a post that I started on Christmas - but I didn't get (or take) the time to finish it and post it. I need to be a little better. I want to be. It's hard to find the balance!

Today they put a street light up outside our house and Ryan asked me to bring him to the one window to see it better - and he said "them broomin' out there" - I think he was combining "broom" and "sweeping" :-)

Here are a few recent pics . . .