Monday, September 15, 2008

Ryan at home.

Here are just a few new pictures of our sweet baby. I'm so glad to finally have him here with us!

Simon was never this little!

Ryan's Mad face!

Me and my boys!

Just for fun!

Since Ryan came into our lives about 2 weeks ago, Simon and I have been spending some quality time together too. Here are some pics from the last 2 weeks.
Here we are making yummy peanut butter cookies for dad. We got a new set of about 30 animal shaped cookie cutters. Simon got to cut them out and I put them on the pan to cook. Needless to say, we both ended up covered in flour!

This is Simon's first fruit loop necklace! (well, this one wasn't exactly made by Simon.) Simon got really good at stringing the fruit loops onto the yarn but once they made it on they got eaten right away. Mom had to make a second necklace for him to wear. ;o)

I am such a proud mommy! Little Simon put this puzzle together with only a little help from me. I would tell him where the peices went and he put them together! After we were done we played a game that came with the puzzle. I would hand him a letter and he would have to find it on the puzzle. He had so much fun.

Our newest adventure has been "The Letter of the Day". We just started this on Friday. Our first letter was "A". Here is Simon playing with an Ant with an Apple.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

He's Here At Last!

On Tuesday, September 2nd we welcomed a new addition to our family. Little Ryan Kelly Hall weighed in at 8 pounds 2 ounces, he was 19 inches long, and he was 2 weeks early! I wonder if he would have been bigger than his brother if we would have left him to cook for another 2 weeks. He is a beautiful baby boy and we love having him here with us.

Simon is loving having baby Ryan at home. He gives him kisses all day and loves it when he gets to hold him. He comes in every morning, gets his little stool, and climbs up by the bassinet to see if the baby is awake. He is going to be the best big brother!

As for me, I am recovering well. I am so greatful that the doctor induced labor early. The delivery went so much easier with a smaller baby. This is my third day home alone with the boys and I am learning to multi-task in everything that I do.

The most amazing part of this story is that when Ryan was born the doctor found 2 knots in his umbilical cord! The doctor and the nurses were are absolutely amazed that we had no complications in the pregnancy or delivery. They were even calling him a "miracle baby". We are so blessed in our family and times like this really help us to appreciate everything that we have been given.

We love you Ryan!

Si and Ry

Si and Ry