Ryan turns 3 years old today. Three years. How is that possible? I remember, in detail, the day that I found out that I was pregnant with him. I remember Jeff talking to my belly every night and watching as Ryan moved all over the place the entire time. I remember the moment that I saw his sweet face and the overwhelming love I felt in my heart when that moment finally arrived.
At 3 years old, Ryan is such a good boy. He is a joy to be around, has an infectious laugh and smiles pretty much all the time. He loves to be silly, loves to scream at the top of his lungs, loves to play tag, loves to boss his little brother around, loves to be a helper in any way that he can, loves to play with my iPhone all day long, loves to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates, loves to cuddle, loves chicken nuggets, loves going to the play ground and being as daring as he possibly can be, loves his Fluppy dog, loves to play with his friends, loves to look at the toys every time we go to Target, loves chocolate milk and pretty much anything else any other 3 year-old enjoys to do.
He constantly says the funniest things. He takes after his Dad and is very, very silly. I am actually a little afraid of some of the things in my future! In Ryan's words, today is his "Three Birthday". We look forward to celebrating with just our family tonight and with some friends and family on Saturday!
I say this all the time but I have been so blessed. I was chosen to be Ryan's Mommy and I could not be any happier. There have been many long days, many days where I thought my patience had been pushed to its limits. I know that those days will be plenty in my future. There is not one single thing that I would do differently. I am amazed that no matter how long some of those days may seem that the years seem to click off at warp speed. My little boy is growing so fast and becoming more of a "big boy" every single day! I love you Ryan and I am so proud of you. I look forward to seeing what is in store for you in the future!!!!
A quick (well not so quick really) walk down memory lane.
The day we brought Owen home from the hospital...
1st day of school..
***I am so glad that I am a crazy mom with a camera. I have taken over 10,000 pictures of Ryan in 3 years...actually way more than that. I have 10,000 on this computer alone! ha! I cherish the memories!***