Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I need to catch up!
Oh, Ryan. Our grown man trapped in a little man's body! Ryan just seems to "get" life. He's observant, knows everybody's business, and is quick to say "uh oh" when something seems off, like a light left on or a door ajar. He's particular and likes things to be how he has observed they should be. And I know it sounds weird, but he seems so logical and responsible! When I take him upstairs for a bath, he insists on first climbing up on the stool to brush his teeth. When he's done, he taps his toothbrush on the sink, dries his hands, and goes to sit on the potty, making sure to flush when he's done-- all of this without being prompted. I sort of just stand there and wonder where this 19-month old man came from... I'm available if you need me, Ryan!
Right now he's into balls-- baseballs, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, ALL THE BALLS EVERYWHERE. We have a big bucket of balls in every shape, color, size, and type, but the bucket is almost always empty because he is throwing or kicking the balls around the house. He also loves being outside, steering wheels, Mickey Mouse, and watching "Wheels on the Bus" on the iPad.
And what a little encourager! This kid loves to cheer for people. If a sports game is on TV, he cheers with the crowd. Big sis loves to sing and dance for us, and he is her biggest fan. And I don't just mean simple clapping. He cheers "YAAAAAAAY!" with his whole face and claps enthusiastically. It is all kinds of adorable and I'm going to be so sad when this phase is over. He also waves at ALL THE PEOPLE everywhere we go. Even sitting in the car at a red light, he waves to people in the cars next to us.
These two really, truly love each other. Ryan calls Kateyn "Yay-yah" and they play so well together. She is so affectionate towards him, and even though he's not much of a cuddler, he doesn't seem to mind. Every morning Katelyn greets Ryan with a hug and kiss, and his eyes just twinkle. Love these two.