Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shopping with Daddy!

Woodbridge-As many of you know, Daddy is at home this week with Ryan. And today was a very special day for the two of them. The two of them went to Daddy's favorite store:

Ryan was very impressed with the amount of merchandise available:

Ryan also couldn't believed how many video games there are!

After about 30 minutes the two of them bought three things, XBox Live points, Lamb of God's New American Gospel, and Strapping Yound Lad's 1994-2006 Chaos Years.

All in all the two of them had a great time and Ryan can't wait to go back!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

He's Home

Woodbridge - On Thursday morning Ryan was released from the hospital and sent home. He was absolutely exstatic (as were Mommy and Daddy). He had a nice bath, put on some monkey pjs and sat back to watch some TV.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Fairfax - On Tuesday Ryan was upgraded from the PICU to Intermediate Care and began drinking from the bottle. On Wednesday the feeding tube was removed and he was weaned off oxygen. If he maintains good respitory numbers for 24 hours without oxygen then he can go home. He receives respitory treatment every 4 hours. He is feeling much better and starting to act more like himself.

Monday, March 23, 2009

In the Hospital

Fairfax - For Ryan's first time being sick, he had to go all out. On Sunday he was admitted to the hospital with RSV that has turned into a mild case of pneumonia. So far he is responding very well to treatment and will hopfully be coming home by Thursday. Today Mommy and Daddy bought him two new friends to keep him company.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Baby in the Box

Woodbridge - Ryan received a really cool package from Grammy in the mail, but more exciting was the box. Ryan had a good time laying and playing in the box. Thanks Grammy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mommy and Daddy Got a New Camera

Woodbridge - Mommy and Daddy got a new camera, so ryan had to be the guinea pig for all the new pictures. Ryan will either be blind by the time he is one, a total ham or he will hate to have his picture taken.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's Rough Being Ryan

Woodbridge - Ryan's days are filled with sleeping and eating and playing. It is so rough being him.

BTA Meet-up

Woodbridge - On Friday night, Ryan's friend Jimmy (Lil Fish) came to his house so many of their friends could come meet them for the first time. He was very excited to meet many of the BTA and looks forward to meeting more.

Hanging with JZ

Ryan with Andrea

Checking out Issam

Getting attention from Jennifer

Being held by Joe

Joe and Jennifer with Ryan and Jimmy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gamer in the Making

Woodbridge - Ryan is really looking forward to better establishling that hand-eye coordination so he can work the video games. He is already trying things out and soon will be advising Daddy how to get to the next level in Mortal Kombat or any of the Legos games.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Woodbridge - Ryan is always giving Mommy and Daddy what they call the pirate look. Because of this, they decided to get him a pirate outfit. Before to long, Ryan will be up and about in swashbuckling adventures.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Woodbridge - Ryan is starting to smile more and more. It is hard to catch sometimes, but as you can see he has a really cute smile.

Mommy's New Babysitter

Woodbridge - Ryan is now giving Mommy between 30-45 minutes if he can swing. He started out really liking the swing, then really hated it, but now he loves it. He can't seem to stay awake for more than a few minutes. Also, Mommy has to keep readjusting his head because it flops over when he falls asleep.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Book It

Woodbridge - Last weekend Mommy and Daddy bought Ryan a new book. For short periods, Ryan likes looking at the pictures. Mommy has been trying to teach him what each picture is. His favorite so far is the car.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What To Do????

Woodbridge - Ryan was perusing the movie library trying to decide what movies he would like to start watching. Should he go for a Disney flick...maybe Fox and the Hound or Nemo? Maybe he should watch a funny movie such as Ghostbusters or Goonies. Or, should he make Daddy proud and start on Star Wars?

Instead he decided he would rather just look out the window instead.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Woodbridge - Ryan is pleading to please continue to check his blog and feel free to leave comments. He loves to read what people think about the things he is up to.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow Day

Woodbridge - On Monday Woodbridge was hit with about 6 inches of snow. Eventhough Ryan was born on a very snowy Wednesday, this was his first experience with snowfall. He wasn't really sure what to think when the snow was blowing in his face. It might have something to do with the big coat that Mommy put on him. Maybe next year he can help Daddy do some of the shoveling.
The snow.

Getting ready to go out.
With Mommy
With Daddy
Exhausted after coming back in.