Posts Tagged ‘Pictures’

Creative Endeavors (Day 5)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Crayons. Markers. Pens. Pencils. Chalk. In Ryan’s world they are all one: Colors. As in, “Colors, Mommy!” Translation: “Give me that writing implement right now!” We’ve had a few sit downs recently over the appropriate use of colors (on paper, only on paper) and their inappropriate use (walls, kitchen surfaces, leather couch). But all-in-all, we’re pretty excited with her new fixation. Dan’s an artist and I’m kind of crafty, so coloring represents the first time we can actually be creative with Ryan. Together. As a family.

Cereal and coloring - of course!

The artist explaining thel nuances of her work.

So, how great was it to arrive at pick-up and be given this beauty to bring home?

Creative Genius!

The first of many, many to come. I can’t wait.



16 Months! (well, almost)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Ryan here! It’s been a while since I checked in, so I thought I’d share some of the cool stuff I’ve been up to lately. Can you believe I’m 16 months old already?! Man, before you know it, I’ll be asking to borrow the car keys… I’ve just mastered the word “car”, so I’m well on my way.

Actually, there are a bunch of words I’ve started using lately. It’s making my parents’ lives much easier. I do what I can. So far, I’m pretty good with:

  • All done!
  • No
  • Car
  • Daddy/Dada
  • Mommy/Mama
  • Emily (more like, Eh-eee, but I’m consistent)
  • Duck
  • Hi
  • Bye

There are more, but that gives you a good sense of where I am language-wise. I must say, I am particularly pleased with my animal sounds. We go to the zoo all the time and it’s pretty much my favorite place to go (blogged here and here, with video!). I’m adding to my animal repertoire all the time, but the current list stands at the following: Baaa (sheeps, goats too), Woof (dogs), Quack (ducks, also geese), Cluck (chickens), and Ooo-Ooo (chimpanzees, monkeys in general). I also really like turtles and giraffes, but they don’t really make noises that I can imitate. Oh and bunnies, too!

So, anyway. Here are some fun cool photos of some of my latest adventures.

Spring flowers are crazy cool! And since Mommy and Daddy haven't mowed in about a zillion years everything is tall and jungle-like. Fun!


I love sitting on Mommy's lap when we play and read books.


I like crayons a lot. Mostly I just eat them, but sometimes I make some pretty pictures too!


I love to play with my baby doll. We call her "Baby" and I like to cover her with a blanket and feed her with a bottle.


Ikea is totally fun. I hope Mommy and Daddy buy some crazy plastic furniture for my room someday!


Sometimes I play so hard that I get totally worn out - and then, what else is there to do, but nap? Sometimes Daddy joins me on weekend afternoons.


This is my buddy Marco. We like to go out for pizza.


I can be pretty silly. My teachers at daycare say that I'm kind of a goofball and like to have fun playing.


I really like to eat, and look forward to my meals. I'll pretty much eat everything, but I like to keep my parents guessing. Sometimes I'll eat the green stuff. Other times, it's chicken or blueberries and string cheese only. I like to keep them on their toes.


I love to watch the big kids, especially the older girls. This is Abby, she's the daughter of Mommy's college roommate, Beckah. She had the coolest sparkles on her shirt and played with me at the zoo. She's totally cool.

Oh, and do you like my hair? I like to change it up, but I usually request “ponies” in the mornings these days. A girl can’t leave the house without hair accessories!

See you soon!



Ryan Nicole Photos

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I thought I’d add a slide show of some of the photos I’ve taken of Ryan. I’ll add more soon, I just wanted to get some up so that people could see them.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think! And Enjoy!

(Click the slide show image to be taken to a gallery where you can view these images at a larger size and even order prints!)