Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!

Castle blocks made by Grandpa Scott.
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!
Birthday balloons.
1st Birthday All-Star Ryder!
Decorations.
Playing on his b-day at the library.
What fun!
Hey, it's my birthday!
At the Science Center.
Robot magnets, how neat!
WOW!
Yummy dessert!
Ryder's first big boy meal at a restaurant...and he wasn't too interested.
At the cave in the Science Center.
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! :)

3 comments:

Meltone said...

Happy Birthday Ryder! he is so big and cute!!! I hope we can see you next time too! Quincy sent him something hopefully he will get it by the end of the week! sorry its late!!

The Clarks said...

Hope you have a great time at WDW. Macie worked at Animal Kingdom (one of the WDW parks) down there and I've been there 3 times growing up with each time being more fun than the last. Enjoy your escape from Iowa. Happy 1st Ryder!
-T.J.

Roberta said...

You will LOVE Disney World AND Florida! I can't believe he is 1. 18 mos.-2 yrs. is my most FAVORITE age ever! They are so much fun!