Sunday, December 13, 2009

turning 8


i can't believe it, but yeah, you are turning 8 today!

right now:
*you have this wonderful gift of paying attention to detail, and with that, the gift of knowing when someone needs a hug or a compliment. you've done this for me many many times. ;)

*you are super smart and LOVE to read books.

*your wit makes the whole family laugh. (i'd like to say that comes from me, your dad insists he's the funnier one between the two of us, but i have the blog audience to back me up...what does he have? ahem, i digress.)

*you STILL love anything clone troopers.

*you are shy and don't say much the minute we step out of our house.

*you love your brothers , and especially your little sister. they are your best friends.

*we finally convinced you to try a sport, you are going to do basketball for the first time this school year.

*you love traditions and so you have started the continuation of the love of the infamous ice cream cake for your birthday.

*you will get baptized this january and are super excited. :)

*you are a joy and a wonderful son. we are so lucky to be your parents, and we hope the best for you this wonderful and VERY SPECIAL year!!!

happy birthday ryan!
we love you!

29 comments:

Kim Walus said...

What a handsome young man and what a special birthday. Happy 8th Birthday to Ryan!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I was at Everyday Mom Ideas this morning and I saw this sweet little picture on the side at the blog reader and I had to come over and see. A good picture makes me woozy with delight : ) He is a sweetie! I hope he has a wonderful year. I loved your list of his great qualities. Very sweet!

Miss Jen said...

wow! I cannot believe he's 8!! Sheeesh!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan!!

The Weathered Cottage said...

Aww! Happy 8th buddy! And ps. i didn't know you were a member! Guess there's lots of us out there huh?? love your blog!

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday. This was a wonderful list of Ryan's 8 y.o. traits.

XO*Tricia

P.S. Your birthday "lists" encouraged me to do something similar with my kids on their birthdays. Thank you for that. It is a wonderful way to celebrate who our kids are Today.

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!! Have a wonderful day!!

Terri said...

Eight is such a great age! Enjoy this while you can, my friend, because it passes so quickly! :) Happy Birthday to Ryan!

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Jan said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan. Eight is such a great age.

resmith said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!! You are very good looking young man.
V, such a great tribute to your son!
Have a wondeful weekend,
Liz

onlymehere said...

Happy birthday Ryan! Turning 8 is such a special time for you. I hope you have fun and get really spoiled with presents on your birthday!

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! You sure are a handsome little guy! :)

Tracey said...

So glad you were born Ryan. :)

Reading this made me tear-up a little. My son just turned 8 months this week! Soon he'll be as big as your *little* guy!

(and great gene combo you and Mr. V&Co have there)

Greg said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!! Heres wishing you MANY MANY MANY more ice cream cakes!!!

amylouwho said...

what a sweet sweet face! He seems to take after you in the looks department. I'm sure he got your sense of humor too!

We have a birthday at our house too this week!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy!

This brought tears to my eyes just thinking about how quickly they grow and change...in a blink of an eye!

girlsmama said...

He's 8? Holy cow. I remember when he was crying on my doorstep because he was afraid to come to preschool.

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Ali said...

How is he so grown up? When you moved away, your kids were supposed to stay the same. Isn't he, like, 3 or 4? My favorite memory of him is him and his brother, coming down the stairs at Eastgate while Tyler and I were H.T.'ing and begging you and Jake to blow up some of your, ahem, balloons. Tyler and I still laugh at that.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, what a handsome fellow!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

What a handsome boy he is! I've been reading your blog for months, but I didn't know you were LDS. My son was just baptized this year. Such a special milestone!

Anonymous said...

He's a cutie! Those big, brown eyes are adorable. Happy birthday to Ryan!!

Amy

Busy Little Quilter said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!!

Rachel Carlson said...

happy birthday ryan, cheers to you!

Chadley said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!! I love you and I am so proud to be your Auntie.

Chadley

Misty said...

What a handsome little guy!!!

Dogwood said...

Happy Birthday to you handsome guy. Love you killer brown eyes! Hope you had a wonderful fun day.

ellsworth family said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Jessica Munk said...

Your kids are the cutest! The dark hair and eyes! Those boys are going to be lady-killers!

dana said...

A-DOR-ABLE picture.

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