Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Today, we had Ryan's 3-year check-up and he did GREAT! You need to know that although he is normally a totally happy, easy-going kid, doctors (along with hair stylists) have not been his thing. And if that's the trade off for a kid who is happy, easy-going, sleeps and eats well, I'll take it.
But we seem to have turned a corner. He did not cry at all or need to be held down while Dr. Owen checked him over! He answered all the questions, let him look in his eyes, ears, and mouth (stuck out his toungue and said "Ah."). Peed in a cup and got his blood pressure taken for the first time (man, am I glad he played doctor with his cousins Matt and Rachel on this last trip...they did the fake blood pressure thing. Thanks Matt and Rachel!).
The only bad parts were the sneaky (read: talented) nurse who came in all chatty and snuck up to prick Ryan's thumb for a blood sample, then quickly pulled out Thomas (how did she know?) stickers to make it all better. Then the nurse came back for one shot, but she had lollipops, so those tears quickly subsided as well.
At three, Ryan in 37 inches tall (25-50 percentile), 31 pounds (just under 50 percentile) and in good health! A little small, but nothing to worry about Dr. Owen said. And based on Mommy and Daddy's heights, he predicts he'll be somewhere between 5 foot 10 inches (Daddy's height) and 6 feet 2 inches (Mommy's height plus 5 inches). He could be taller than Scott!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
And one final tunnel...
The time change at around noon. And lots of "driving down highway 40 in our big ol' pick-up truck." OK, so it's a minivan. I can't help how the song goes.
Thanks to all of you who put us up, we had so much fun with everyone! And we are so excited that we are going to see most of you all again in two weeks, three weeks, or in October! Love you!!!
over 3000 miles,
and we are home!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
At noon we began the journey home. One more toll:
A few bridges:
And two tunnels:
This time I wasn't driving and taking the pictures! Good to be the passenger! Got to get way into my latest book! Spending the night in North Carolina, and ready to get home tomorrow!
Friday, July 13, 2007
He went in with us, then we were able to get him to stand in the shallow area and jump the little waves that came in!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Later, Ryan stayed home with Grammy and Grandad so Mommy and Daddy could go on a date! We went to the Lighthouse Sound for dinner, then explored some of our olf haunts around Ocean City. One of these days we're going to come around and find that the Atlantic Court (where I lived the summer of 1994 when Scott and I first started dating) has been taken down for some bigger condos.
Back at Grammy's, Ryan rode horses (went to see them too at Ocean Downs!),
shot off his helicopter,
with GG, too!
And Grammy showed us her talents with producing bubbles!
Thanks for the pictures, Grandad!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Scott played golf this morning, so Ryan and I rode bikes on the boardwalk, then met Grammy at her pool. Ryan jumped in and went under!
Later that evening we went to the boardwalk for Thrasher's fries, Fisher's popcorn, and Dumser's ice cream. Yummy! Ryan and I rode the Giant Wheel.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Then Sarah and Katy got him down to the water again to jump the little incoming waves!
Love this picture of Grammy, Scott, Ryan, and Grandad.
Then it was an evening at Grammy and Grandad's house to celebrate Ryan's birthday! Look at what we built!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Then we all buried Scott.
My favorite picture is our group shot...notice the cute guy in the bottom right corner?
Then we buried Ryan.
And Gramps brought Ryan's kite to the beach (one of the few things Mommy forgot to bring). They flew it together for awhile.
That evening we went to Fager's Island where they play the 1812 Overture so that it finishes just as the sunset. Unfortunately, it was too hazy to see the sunset. We did celebrate Mom's birthday because Mom-mom won't see her again before she turns 60 in August.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Then it was off to the beach! Another bridge; this one over the Chesapeake Bay.
And we picked Daddy up at the little Salisbury airport. He made the connection in Philadelphia, but his bag did not. They brought it to the house at about 10:30 pm. We are SO glad to have him back with us!!
Once we got to Grammy and Grandad's house, we went to historic Berlin, MD for dinner and to hear Grammy sing with her Sweet Adelines. They even sang "Happy Birthday" to Ryan!
Then it was down to St. Louis Church for my cousin Jennifer's wedding. Don't she and Jonathan look wonderful?
Ryan and I posed in front of the beautiful stained glass windows. They recently built a new church here and Msgr. Luca got the old windows from the Basilica in downtown Baltimore to put in the new St. Louis Church.
And here's most of the Roth family (missing are Scott, Kirk & Elizabeth...we missed you guys!).