Monday, March 28, 2011

{Last Day; & Magic Word}

I wanted to share a few funny things that Ryan has been saying lately, and to put them on the blog as a "scrapbook" of sorts.

I've noticed for a while now that when Ryan refers to something that happened in the past, be it yesterday or weeks or months ago, he will say, "Remember LAST DAY when I (fill in the blank)?" Whatever it is he wants to talk about, "Last day" is a common reference term for the little guy!

This weekend Jake, Ryan, Grammy and I were driving to a birthday party and on the way Ryan was whining and pointing to his cup in the front seat but wouldn't say what he wanted. So I said something along the lines of, "I didn't hear the magic word." He asked "please," I gave him the cup and we moved on to another topic of conversation. A few minutes later Grammy asked Ryan, "Did you get your room all cleaned up?" To which Ryan responded, "Nope. My mom hasn't said the magic word!" I'm pretty sure we all laughed for a minute at that response! :)

Funny kid!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This past weekend I made a cute (and easy) Easter centerpiece for my kitchen table. It was so easy and I had a few supplies leftover that I decided I would go back to the store for a few more supplies to make 2 more baskets/centerpieces!

Today I brought 1 to work with me to give to my friend and co-worker. She was so happy! Her husband is deployed right now with the U.S. Navy and she's missing him terribly. It's nice to be able to do something small for a friend knowing that they will appreciate it so much! :)

And the 2nd basket/centerpiece is going to be delivered to Grammy & Papa's house tomorrow, an early gift from the Easter Bunny!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A ghost!

This morning when I woke Ryan up to get dressed and hurry out the door (I was running late due to....well, nothing really, just too much time fixing my hair I suppose!), and let me remind you that Ryan is STILL sleeping in our bed, this is the conversation that took place:

Me: Good morning Sunshine, time to get up!

Ryan: No, I'm still sleeping.

Me: Well, you better wake up quick! I am running late and you need to get dressed before we leave.

Ryan: (Taking his sweet time rolling over/standing up/moving at all...) Momma, someone kicked me last night.

Me: What?!

Ryan: Yeah, in the night, someone kicked me.

Me: I can't imagine that happened Ryan. Maybe you kicked someone?!

Ryan: (Very serious look on his face.) Nope. It was you, or daddy.

Me: (Laughing.) Ryan. Daddy and I didn't kick you. It must have been a ghost!

Ryan: OH, YEAH. It WAS a ghost!

We are continuing to choose our battles and the bed in which the child sleeps, is not a battle I choose to take on at the moment. I know that if I ever want a good night's sleep again, I will eventually need to bite the bullet and put the child back in his own room. For now, the middle of my bed is just fine. Maybe we'll discuss the fact that big boys sleep in their own big boy rooms again tonight....but it usually doesn't get us very far!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

3 Girls and a Guy

3 Girls and a Guy: Meaning, my sister, Michelle, her 2 DAUGHTERS!!! and David! :) Michelle and David found out yesterday that their little bun in the oven is another Girl! Yay! Very exciting for them. I'm glad they have everything they will need for baby girl #2, and can't wait to see how great the girls play together and get along, growing up so close in age. Congrats again Remillard family!

We're not up to much new this week. Ryan is still sleeping in our bed (really, is that a surprise to anyone??) and still being such a little goofball! Ryan has had imaginary friends for a long time now. "Guy" was Ryan's first friend. Guy went everywhere with us and Guy had to have all the same things (juice, blankets, toys) that Ryan had. Then we were introduced to "Rita." Rita is Ryan's girlfriend! Rita came into the picture after a trip to Chuck E. Cheese and it was no surprise that Rita worked at Chuck E. Cheese too!

Lately, Ryan has been riding his tricycle (or, dirt bike as Ryan calls it) in the kitchen/dining room while I'm either making dinner or folding laundry. Ryan has been talking to some new friends too! Now we have "Coocoobutt" and "Singy" as Ryan's friends that ride dirt bikes with him! On Tuesday night we called G.G. (my Grandma) to chat for a few minutes. While on the phone G.G. asked Ryan how Guy and Rita were doing. Ryan skipped over talking about them and told her about his new friends. This was the first G.G. was hearing about Coocoobutt and Singy! So G.G. asked again, "Where's Guy?" And Ryan's response......with a very serious look on his face......"Guy died." WHAT!? I tried not to laugh because I was honestly a little disturbed that my son's imaginary friend has died, and he's the only one of us who "sees" Guy. Should I be worried!?

I think I'll ask Ryan again tonight where Guy is at, see if I get the same response. :) Never a dull moment at our house!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bedtime Conversations

Backstory: For the past few months Ryan has been sleeping in our bed only on the weekends, Friday and Saturday nights when we will be off work the following day. Lately, Ryan has been finding his way into our bed in the middle of the night. Last week, Ryan never even started the night out in his bed, he slept in our bed all night long! Last night were were going to put Ryan back in his own bed. This is the conversation we had in our bed at 9:30 p.m.:

Me: 2 minutes and you're going to bed.
Ryan: My bed? I'm gonna sleep there all night long?
Me: Yep!
Ryan: Ok. I'm not gonna get up all night. When the sun comes up, then I come up!
Me: (Laughing) Ok. Or else I'll wake you up when it's time to go to Nanny's.
Ryan: (To Jake now) You want me in your bed?
Jake: I thought you were going to sleep in your bed tonight?
Ryan: Just say yes.
Jake: (Laughing) No.
Ryan: (To Jake) Come on, just say yes! This is your bed but I want to sleep in it. (To me) Mom, you want me?
Me: I always want you, but your bed misses you. You need to sleep in your bed tonight.
Ryan: But do you want me?
Me: Yes.
Ryan: (To Jake) YAY, I get to sleep in your bed, momma said!!

HAHA! Then I asked Ryan if he knew how to say "Pushover"! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Good for you!

I've been having some issues with shin splints lately and for the last month or so, have really been trying to avoid wearing the high heels to work, instead favoring the flat/ballet type shoe. This morning when I went to pull my black flat shoes out of my gym bag to wear to work again today, Ryan was standing near me. I said, "Ugh, these shoes really hurt my feet..." And Ryan responded, "But they're good for you mama!" :) Yes, son. Yes they are!

Ryan has been saying THE funniest things lately. I keep meaning to write them down so I won't forget. I'll update with more funny Ryan moments as I think of them!

Happy Friday!