It seems like yesterday that we were headed to the hospital to deliver Rylan. I can't believe that two years have gone by this fast. Parenting is so much more than what I thought it would be. With each day Rylan has brought us more joy, happiness, love, and laughter than he could even know. I try and hold on to every milestone, probably why I take so many pictures. I heard that it would fly by (this parenting thing) but no one tells you how true that is. I only pray that I can savor everyday with this precious little boy who God so sweetly placed in our life.
Rylan you are the greatest gift to your father and I. Our lives have been turned upside down, but in all the greatest ways possible. Your enthusiasm for life is contagious, your independence is admirable (although sometimes challenging), your smile is the sweetest thing we have ever seen, your laugh is so funny we can't help but laugh with you (even when you are in trouble), your hugs are filled with love, and your curiosity is encouraged. I love how you just sit with me on the couch in mornings (we both need time to wake up), and I love how to watch you play and follow your Daddy around (you are his shadow). Happy 2nd Birthday Rylan Charles, we love you so very much.
Rylan the day he was born, May 12, 2009.
Rylan at 1 year.
Rylan our now big 2 year old!