Friday, November 19, 2010

Ryder’s Birthday

It’s been two and a half months now, but Ryder had a GREAT first birthday! He turned one year old on September 2nd. I can’t believe it! And Wednesday marked one year from the date we thought he would be making his appearance into the world. While we’re talking about momentous dates for Ryder, November 5th was his “come home from the hospital birthday”. The last 14 months of our lives have been so different than we would have EVER imagined, but we wouldn’t trade one second of it. Ryder brings so much joy, laughter, fun, and happiness into our lives to make every difficult moment worth enduring over again. He is the happiest boy I have ever seen in my life. He loves to smile and laugh at anyone who even glances his way. And he can get a smile out of most anyone who looks at him too!
Ryder had a frog prince birthday party. He did great at his party – both with all of his friends and family who came to celebrate and the cake! Here are the birthday pictures…

The birthday boy!

Opening presents with help from a few friends

The cake Mommy made before Ryder touched it

"You mean all this is for me?"

Not so sure at first

He decided he really liked it!

The cake after

Aunt Deborah made the cutest frog cookies for all Ryder's guests to take home. Thanks Aunt Deborah!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness!! That is one adorbale boy!!! I'm so sad we couldn't be there for his birthday, but am super excited to see you guys next month :)