Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blog Updates

So after spending a weekend with some of the greatest friends in the world, in the most geeked out living room on the planet (5 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 tv(55inch and 47inch), 2 ipads, 5 laptops, 9 cell phones and a couple of wireless networks), I have changed the location of this blog.
Since many of the worlds firewalls block blogger, I now have done some upgrades and created a website for Ryan that is his own. Please continue to check us out from now on at:

Thanks to blogger, wordpress and Jen Reeves for making this happen!

Ryan's Mom

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Busch Staduim Tour

We went on the Busch Stadium tour this past weekend. Lyle, one of our tour guides, took a shine to Ryan. It was a little cool and cloudy, but going on the tour reminded me that spring is just around the corner. If you ever get a chance to tour the stadium, do it. It was a great time! Here are some pics of the day. Enjoy

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Barkus Parade 2011

Today we went to the Barkus Parade in Soulard, near the most famous brewery in the US. Here are some photos from the day. We did not bring Bailey and Sebastian, thought it would be too, dad, child, and 2 dogs! Also included some from earlier this week. Enjoy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Old McDonald

Apparently Ryan had too much sugar tonight!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

snowman pancakes
comfy puppy

playing the piano with Madi on Christmas

Aunt Charlie and Uncle Gerry

Ryan and Olivia


Uncle Irv, Ryan and Olivia playing with the trains


Great Pa-Pa, Pa-Pa, Dad and Ryan

Katy and Ryan

Ryan and Uncle Dan

Birthday Presents!!!

Birthday Cake and Pretzel from Gus'

Ryan's New Zippie Chair

The Great Thinker

Jo and Ryan at his graduation ceremony from Delta Gamma Center


Visit with Santa

The Grand Canyon

And we’re back!
I’ve taken an extended hiatus from posting, but an unexpected snow day brought me back.
So much has gone on the last 2 months (where did the time go?) So here is a quick update to catch everyone up…
November – Tim and I went to Vegas my work conference. I won $100,000 pennies!!! We took a day trip to Hoover Dam and the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon. Mor Mor Jo kept Ryan for the week. They had some great bonding time and Ryan learned all about airplanes. Thanksgiving was a busy day. We hosted the day with about 15 dinner guests. Great time and great food.
December – As you may know our little man turned 3 on the 19th. How can he be 3 already? We had a great birthday party. I will post a short video of him opening is presents. It is priceless! Christmas was full of joy and happiness. Family in from out-of-town. White Christmas. Presents, presents, presents that is all Ryan wanted for Christmas…presents, well at least that is what he told Santa.
Now that Ryan is 3, his PT, OT, Speech and Eye services end within the First Steps program. It was so emotional to say goodbye to his therapists. Jo, Ellen, Adele and Ashley, you will be missed. You have been a part of our lives the last 2 and ½ years. Ryan looked forward to each visit with you. Thank you for all of your hard work with him. He would not be where he is today without your help! J
So how is Ryan receiving services now? Well, after a long process of working with the public school and early childhood programs, Ryan was accepted into one of the top Magnet schools in the city! Yes, our little man is now in pre-school! The school is for kids age P3 to 2nd grade. There are about 400 kids in the entire school. He is in an inclusion classroom (10 kiddos with an IEP (Independent Educational Program) and 10 kiddos without). He qualified for PT and OT services….He did not qualify for Eye or Speech!!! So far so good. He likes going to his ‘new school’. He is opening up more every day. Yesterday we received a note from his PT that he walked from the table to a chair with the help of a walker!!!! We ask him was he did at school and he says: “ I ate a cookie and goldfish crackers”
He talks like crazy and repeats everything! 10 word sentences are becoming more and more common. “I want to sit on the brown couch and read a book with my mommy” is just an example of what he is saying. Well enough of me rambling. So enjoy the photos and videos, I hope to post more frequently this year!