Lots of fun presents from Grandma and Grandpa!
New fun toy!
I love to tear the paper!
Opening his Busy Ball Popper.
My very own birthday cake, just my size!! And gone in a flash!
1st Birthday All-Star Ryder!
Playing on his b-day at the library.
Hey, it's my birthday!
At the Science Center.
Robot magnets, how neat!
Ryder's first big boy meal at a restaurant...and he wasn't too interested.
Jan. 11th was Ryder's 1st birthday ever!! We were so excited, and at the same time can't believe we now have a 1 year old. He's been walking for a few weeks now, and is getting better all the time. He is still more of a full-time crawler with a part-time job on the side of walking. He does enjoy doing it though and is proud of himself, as we are!
These are pics from the day, and also from this past Saturday when we went to the Science Center of Iowa and Mimi's Cafe for part of his birthday too.
Words can't express what Ryder has brought to mine and Paul's lives! He is such a blessing. We are grateful every day that we have him, he means the world to us!
Next month we will be going to DisneyWorld and visiting our friends Sean and Spring and their 2 boys. We're so excited to go! Neither of us have been to DisneyWorld or Florida, so it will be SO fun! It's supposed to be for Ryder's birthday, just a little late. But I don't think he'll mind. When I was young I used to say that when I was grown up I was going to live in Florida, this was like when I was 12. Very weird, I know. I just wanted to let my parents know that I would be living as far away in the US as I thought was possible to be, and that's where I thought it would be. Anyway, so it just brings back memories thinking of that, and we can't wait to go!
Ryder's birthday was great! And we just wish our family could have shared it with us too, sorry guys! But whoever wants to visit for his next one is more than welcome! :)