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Ryan Turns 3-Months Old

Posted by Bryce Wend on January 26, 2011

Well we made it to three months!  “They” say that the crying should be lessening up a bit from here on out.  I suppose that it is decreasing a little every day but she still has a way of making the world stop turning when she wants to. 

Over the last month Ryan is trying to sit up a lot more, her neck is getting a lot stronger.  She loves to suck on her fingers, frankly she loves to stick her whole fist in her mouth when she can pull it off.  We’re still unsure about her eye color but her eyelashes are to die for.  They are so long!  Is it normal to be jealous of your daughter at 3-months?

She loves her bath time, which is a nice change from Mason who just mildly tolerated it at this age. 

Here are her latest photos with Leslie Trixie.


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Christmas 2010

Posted by Bryce Wend on January 24, 2011

The Christmas season came and went in a flurry this year. 

We started off meeting Santa Claus at Storytime with Santa night at the Campbell Community Center.  Mason did incredibly well and wasn’t the least bit scared.  It might have helped that Santa read a book to all the children before they got in line to climb upon his lap. 

He told Santa that he wanted a dump truck and a motorcycle.  Santa advised Mason that he might be a little young for a motorcycle but he would see what he could do. 

Then we had a Holiday Program for Mason’s preschool.  He and his preschool class of 2-3 year olds sang a couple of Christmas songs.  He was doing great at the beginning but something scared him and he started to cry before they could finish.  Uggh, just writing about it again makes my heart break.   

But we  moved on to more fun holiday activities.  Like baking cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. 

And opening up our matching Christmas Eve jammies.

We put cookies and carrots out for Santa and his reindeer.  The next morning they were all gone and Santa had left presents and filled the stockings.  Mason was excited to dive in.

He figured out Christmas a lot more this year.  Although it did take us a few hours to get through the presents, it seemed that every present he opened he wanted to play with.   We both really enjoyed watching him get excited about each one. 

And of course Ryan got her share of goodies too!  Although she was still a little small to tear into the presents on her own.

He did end up with a motorcycle, although it didn’t come from Santa it came from Grandma and Grandpa in Washington. 

Baby’s First Christmas!

Later that day we headed over to Brookdale to celebrate with the Leguillons. 

Mason got more even more presents.  Gardening tools from Grammy and Popi!

It was great to see all the cousins.  It was a little hectic, but isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Hope you had a cool yule!

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Ryan Turns 2-Months Old

Posted by Bryce Wend on December 14, 2010

Well our little girl is growing up right before our eyes. 

Some days it seems like she is going to be a newborn forever (usually when she is going into the second hour of a colic-induced screaming bend),  BUT then there are days where she is full of coos and smiles and I want to freeze these moments in time.  I am learning that parenthood is a careful balancing act between looking forward to the next steps in your child’s life and relishing in the present moment for what it has to offer.

I’m going to try to take Ryan’s photo every month next to my original Cabbage Patch doll to chart her growth.  Here she is at 1-month old. 

And here she is at 2-months old (please excuse all of the contrasting prints in this photo).

Notice the overalls that Leslie Trixie is wearing?  Those were embroidered by my mom when I was a wee-one.  They actually say Bryce Lee on them, how cute is that?

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