Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Ryker!

( I know Jonah's eyes are closed in this picture but the only other one we got of our family that day had Ryker's eyes closed and it was kind of far away so I figured this was was better even though it's not the best we could have done)

Ryker, on your first birthday I want to celebrate the great blessing you have been to our family. You have brought a tremendous amount of happiness into each of our lives because of how sweet and fun loving you are. You help us realize the unparalleled love of our Heavenly Father and remind us to be loving and trusting as a little child. Already you are learning so much and I hope for you to seek after anything virtuous, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. You are a true delight and can always make those around you smile I hope you will grow into a smart and talented young man who will be an example of righteousness to all you meet, I hope you and your brother will enjoy one another and become friends as you grow up together. I always want you to know that I love you and I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know you and love you too. Happy Happy Birthday!!

Ryker's Birthday was on Saturday November 15th, we went to the local park (yes there's only one park in our small town) and had Uncle Clay, Aunt Amy, and their kids Devaney, Logan, Hyrum, Hannah, Isaac, and Roe come for cupcakes and to play with us. It was a pretty nice day but VERY cold the high was only 50. but we all had fun anyway. Unfortunately after we were done partying Ryker was acting a little grumpy and when I picked him up he was burning up with a fever he's had it for the past 3 days. Last night his temp was 102.3 but today he hasn't felt very hot so I think he's finally getting over it, poor baby! Since his birthday he has suddenly started doing new things like clapping, I've been trying to get him to clap his hands since he was like 8 months old and finally on his birthday as I was getting breakfast ready he was sitting in his highchair and just started clapping without any prompt! He's also finally trying to say words he's so cute he'll point at something or hold something up and look at me like "what is this" and when I say whatever it is he babbles trying to make the correct sounds, its about time!! He even tried saying "my birthday" and when I figure out how to upload videos I'll post the video of him saying it. All in all we had a fun First Birthday for Ryker!

We couldn't get the candle to light we tried for about 10 minutes but to no avail so we skipped it and just started singing anyway, so we could eat the yummy cupcakes!

I know I'm making a weird face but Ryker was so cute trying to eat his candle instead of the cupcake!

I don't think Ryker liked the cupcakes he only ate one or two bites of it. He was more interested in getting down and wandering around the park.


The Lamb Family said...

Happy B-day, Ryker! Your boys are so dang cute! Time flies, doesn't it? I can't wait to see you guys, hopefully soon!

Carrie said...

What a cute post! Happy Birthday to Ryker! It still makes me soooo happy whenever I see or read anything about this long awaited for little miracle of yours! He's so cute, and you all look fabulous!

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday Ryker! What a cute Family!!!!

chloe's clan said...

What a darling little boy. Both your kids are so dang cute! :) I'm glad the day went well. Take care!

Patrick and Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Ryker!! I can't believe he's one already. Time flies. Hey, did he have a fever for a few days in a row and then get a rash when it broke? just wondering, because Kaiya had that around her first birthday too. Weird childhood diseases.

Team Handy said...

Wow, already one year old! he's so cute, can't wait to finally see my nephew in person!!! I'm so jealous, mom and dad are leaving tomorrow to see you guys! ive my nephews a big hug and kiss from Aunt Wendy! P.S. We have you and Jonah for Christmas, what do you want? And...are you going to see Twilight this weekend?

Michael Laura Jonah Ryker said...

Crystal, Yeah he had a fever for like 3 days in a row (sat., sun, and mon.) then just last night I noticed he had red rashy bumps in different spots on his body,it's better this morning though that's weird that Kaiya had it too do you know what it is?

Wendy,I'm so mad! the only theater that is playing Twilight is 3 hours away and Michael doesn't want to travel 6 hours for a movie so I'll have to wait until it comes to our little rinky-dink theater here in about 2 weeks is what I heard. ugh! I really wanted to see it.

Leah said...

So fun to see the whole family.
Love the new background.