Saturday, January 21, 2012


I'm not a big fan of the snow. I try to be realistic though. It's January. I live in Western NY. It's going to snow at some point. It's not all bad though. Sometimes it looks pretty. But it also allows me to know that the bunny that lives in our yard has been there. I might not see him but I knows he's there. Just like Ryan.

Today is 8 months since Ryan was born. We're still going through our "firsts". This time last year I was newly pregnant and so excited. I can remember the dates of most of our appointments (good and bad ones). It seems that every week it's something. It's not a fun part of the year and the weather isn't helping. Spring can't come fast enough.

AJ's been testing being a 2 year old. He's definitely got an opinion. Most of the time he's great, but others not so much. I still count my blessings that he's so good most of the time but man those tantrums can be tough!

I'm going out to dinner with Hayden's mom and Ethan's mom on Friday. I'm looking forward to it. We always have a nice time. On Feb. 4th Ethan's mom is having a fundraiser for An Angel's Love. It should be a lot of fun and I hope it raises a ton of money!

Someone told me about an organization that distributes handmade blankets to sick children. Our local  Project Linus chapter donates blankets to 3 hospitals and some charities around the Rochester area. I contacted the woman who runs the local chapter and asked about donating some blankets in Ryan's name. I'm going to make a few of the no-sew fleece blankets like the one I made for AJ and donate them to babies at Strong's NICU. I'm going to find a way to attach something so they know who it's from and about Ryan. I so enjoyed making AJ's blanket and the blanket that the hospital gave us for Ryan is one of my most favorite things in the world. I thought that maybe one that I make could be that for someone else.

I love you sweet boy. Forever and a day.

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