Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olympic Day 2012

Yesterday Ryan raced at Air Time BMX, for Olympic Day 2012. 

Here he is, patiently waiting for his next practice lap!

Racing - GO RYAN!!

Ryan advanced through his heat races all the way to the main!  He took 3rd in the main (out of 7 kids) and did SO AWESOME!!

Here is his certificate for racing on Olympic Day.

This mama was tired this morning - staying out until 11:00 p.m. on a weeknight is completely out of my norm - usually I'm fast asleep at 10:00! :)

We're so excited for Ryan, that he is really enjoying racing BMX, he is making new friends and showing us just how tough he really is!  LOVE YOU RYAN!

Monday, June 25, 2012

BMX - First Race

Ryan raced in his first BMX race yesterday!  We are so proud of him!  He took 3rd place and won his first trophy!

Ryan has made huge improvements in his riding and confidence since starting to ride BMX just a little over a month or so ago.

We're supposed to go to races again tomorrow, we'll update then! :)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Sunday Date

Ryan and I had a fun day on Sunday. 

The weather had warmed up quite a bit from the previous week so we started out at Grammy & Papa's pool!

Ryan was brave enough to get in.  Me....not so much!  The water was FREEZING cold!

I bribed Ryan to get out of the pool, by telling him we could go to the movies instead!  We saw Madagascar 3 in 3D!  It was such a cute movie and I was so proud of Ryan, he kept his 3D glasses on for the entire movie!  Also a first, he stayed awake during the entire movie!  We had so much fun!

The final event on our date was dinner.  Ryan chose Burger King so he could play in the play place.  I hesitated going there because 1) the germs involved at a fast food play place make me sick to think about!! and 2) Ryan has never been excited about playing on jungle gym equipment at those places.

We headed for Burger King and once there, Ryan (as predicted) chickened out on playing on the play place.  He would go just inside the start of the jungle gym, whine about how he didn't know if he could make it up the equipment, and jump back out!  That wasn't annoying at all - HAHA!!

We had a great day together and look forward to much more time spent in the pool this summer, once it heats up of course!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Another installment of funny things Ryan says

This morning when I went in to wake Ryan up, the first thing he asked was,"Mom, when is Elfie coming back?"  (Elfie is our Elf on the Shelf that comes to visit during the Christmas holiday.)  I laughed and said, "Well, probably not until around Thanksgiving time."  Ryan thought about it for a minute and said, "Oh, so I have to wait until April?  Thanksgiving is in April, right?"  Haha!  "No, buddy, Thanksgiving is in November and you have to wait about 6 more months!"


Again this morning, Ryan was out of bed, had eaten breakfast and we were just about to walk out the door.  I grabbed his cup and realized there was no spout inside (to prevent spills).  I asked him, "Do you know where your spout is for your cup?"  He said, "Oh man, it's in Dad's pocket, I forgot to remind him."  I told him, "That's all right.  I have another one."  He walked around the kitchen counter and said, "But bright side is, I'm still your best friend!"   AWE, So Sweet!!! :)


One morning last week when I pulled up in front of Nanny's house to drop him off for the day, he asked if Papa was going to mow the yard.  I told him I didn't know but that it didn't really look like it needed it.  By the time I got around the car to open his door, he was asking me again.  Again, I told him I didn't know.  About that time, Nanny walked out to the porch and he yelled from the car, "Nanny, is Papa going to mow the yard today?"  She said, "I don't know but he needs to!"  He looked at her and said, "Ok, ok.  You don't gotta yell!"  Great way to start my day - laughing at his funny sayings.


I love that Ryan is learning new phrases and thinks he knows how to use them in sentences!  He's constantly telling us a funny story or using big words.  I just love this age!!