Monday, April 30, 2012

Ryan's 3rd Birthday!

We celebrated Ryan's birthday on Friday, although his birthday was yesterday, April 29th, but I was working yesterday. This is Honeymoon Island.  We took him to the beach on Friday to kick off his birthday!

Hunter was a little unsure and unsteady on the sand! 

Look at that face!!!!!!!

Ryan had a blast!  We rarely take the boys to the beach so we need to try to purpose to do so before we become landlocked in July!

He was not too interested in posing for Mommy!

We haven't done one of these classic shots in a long time!

Hunter had a lot of fun digging in the sand, too

Love the toes

Our view from our lunch table

Ryan didn't sit with us because he was cold after being in the water. He sat in the sun on the steps. Yes, I did say cold in 85 degree weather.  He is a Florida boy through and through.  What will he do in TN!?  Birthday hotdog!

And birthday chicken stolen from Hunter

Birthday cake.   It's a monster cake.  We have a children's birthday cake book and he looked through the whole thing and this is the one he wanted.  I LOVE it.  I thought for sure he would pick the firetruck or basketball, but nope.  It was super easy to make. 

We had his party in the evening at Chuck E Cheez with some of the family who could attend.  We had a great time, enjoying pizza and cake and playing lots of games!

He blew and blew and blew those candles!!!

Hunter LOVED the cake.  Ry ended up eating one of the monsters' arms (a Blow Pop) and like none of the cake!

Pappy and Ryan have the same grin :)

First attempt at a family photo

Second attempt a little better

Present opening time

I can't believe he is 3 already!  It's gone so fast.  Thinking of those first few days and the joys of being a new parent and holding our first child for the first time.  Those little toes and little fingers.  And the new baby smell.  What a blessing and we are so grateful and thankful to God for giving him to us.  And so like yesterday when I was driving to work I was thinking about his birth day and crying and now typing about it, I'm about to cry again!  Happy tears of course.  He has gone from a teeny tiny to a little man with his own personality.  It is so amazing to watch him grow and learn and develop.  I pray that he continues to grow strong and healthy and that he learns to love and obey God with all of his heart, soul, and strength.  I pray for his safety and for his love for others.  I pray for many (many, many, many) years of being with him.  OK, I am going to end here.  I don't want to smear my mascara!  Ryan Nicholas Brewner 04/29/09 7 lbs 12 oz 5:16 pm (and yes I called him from work at 5:16....maybe the start to a new tradition).  :)  MOMMY AND DADDY LOVE YOU!!!!!!


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Hettie Brewner said...

Ok, thanks! :)

Chloe O said...

I love the pictures of the boys at the beach. Your younger one, Hunter, has such a thoughtful face! And Ryan looks like he just had THE BEST Birthday!

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

My, time does fly. 2 little sweethearts. :)

Hettie Brewner said...

Chloe, thanks! Ryan did have a good birthday. During nap time, over the monitor, he was singing happy birthday to himself! Hunter has LOTS of faces! lol

Mom, yes, it does, that's why we have to enjoy every moment that God gives us!

~ Noelle said...

what a sweet post..
happy birthday little one :

Hettie Brewner said...

thanks, Noe :0)