The Ivie Family Blog

The Ivie Family Blog

Monday, May 31, 2010

10 Month Stats

We gave up this month on trying to make Ryan lay down for a picture next to Raggedy Ann. I thought it would be easier to have her stand next to Raggedy. I was wrong. I am not sad that I only have to take 2 more of these pictures! The outtakes are too funny to not include!

Started out as fun playtime

When it became something I was making her do

it wasn't fun anymore

Unless she was in control

We finally got a couple good ones

The Munch is getting big!

Weight: 21 lbs (50th%)

Length: 30 inches (95th!!%)

Eating: everything!

Sleeping: bedtime and naps are the same, sometimes she takes a short afternoon nap

Size: 12 month and 12-18 month clothing, size 3 diapers, and size 4 night diapers

Newest Accomplishments: creeping along the furniture, swimming in outdoor pool, playing hide and go seek, temper tantrums

Ryan's Newest Likes: looking at books by herself, playing games (the game where I steal her paci and she takes it back is a favorite-will try to get video), taking everything off shelves and emptying the paper shredder!

I drove up from work and these two were dressed identically

(shirts off and all) Chris had mowed while Ryan played in her wagon!

This is totally a Munch picture :)

She has a tennis outfit!

Waking up from her nap

Memorial Day!

The only picture we have where you can see her teeth.

She keeps them hidden behind her bottom lip!

Brushing her teeth before bedtime

Tauri's Graduation

Tauri graduated from high school Sunday and we all got to attend the ceremony. It was the first time we needed Ryan to be quiet for over an hour. She did pretty good with the help of family and lots of goldfish! We are very proud of Tauri and can't wait to see what she will accomplish next! Hook 'em Horns!

The Graduate
Tauri Elizabeth Cox

As beautiful on the inside as outside!

The Ivie's with Tauri

(Ryan dressed appropriately for Tauri's next endeavor)

Tauri and her proud mama!

Just thinking about what that must feel like in

reference to Ryan made me tear up!

This picture cracks me up- her lip and her little hands clasped!

Tauri with her proud Aunt Karen and Uncle Curly

Ryan flirtin' with her grandpa

That lip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday FUN Day

I used to dread Sundays. I hated the fact that the fun weekend was over and that work was right around the corner. I have ALWAYS hated for a good time to end. I would try to make fun Sunday plans (brunch with friends, day on the lake, shopping), anything to take away the Sunday blues.......I am happy to say that I no longer suffer from the Sunday blues! (At least not that bad). I still get bummed that I have to go to work the next day, but I now look forward to our family Sunday fun days!

This past Sunday was an ideal day for me. I loved every second of it. We (the 3 of us!) ALL got to "sleep in", which now consists of waking at 7:45. Since Chris works 24 hour shifts, there is only one day on the weekends that we get to wake up together, and lately I have been working a lot of Saturdays, so we have had weekends where we don't get to do the sleep in thing together at all. We went to bed nice and early Saturday night, 10:30ish, which in my BR (Before Ryan) life was when I would often head out to paint the town. For some reason my thoughts on staying up late have COMPLETELY changed. A good nights rest with your family all together safe and sound is priceless. This Sunday, I was first awake in our house and it felt so good to have slept a solid 8 hours-unheard of for me these days! I lay there and watched the sweetest man in the world sleep and counted down til the sweetest girl made a sound so I could run grab her. Once she awoke the three of us snuggled in bed while watching The Wonder Pets. Chris made a yummy breakfast and we hung out in our p.j.'s. Then, right before Ryan went down for her morning nap I got to sneak out to the gym to catch a class. After everyone was awake and showered we headed to the mall to shop for Bahama clothes and I got to buy new sunglasses with the Nordstroms gift card Ry and Chris gave me for Mothers Day. Then we spent the rest of the day in the pool at my parents! My dad grilled steaks and we ate dinner outside on the patio. It was a heavenly day. Now that is a FUN Sunday!

She is ready for some swimming!

The Ivie family

Munch and I kinda have matching swimsuits :)

The water felt great!

She had a blast!

Showing off her swim class skills

Ry loved her new float Grandpa got her

Quenchin' ouf thirst!

Ryan's Daddy is a funny guy!

How did we get so lucky to be the parents of this pretty little girl?????

(Stunning is the word her Grandpa uses)

Fussy Munch is sleepy!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The "Duter" Wedding Weekend!

Ryan went on another road trip- and was an angel! We got to attend our good friends Olivia Durr and Dave Huter's wedding weekend on the lake in Buchanan Dam. Also known as the "Duter Wedding Weekend"! It was a fun filled weekend, and watching them get married was very special. Ryan was a trooper, and slept better than I did. It is amazing what babies can sleep through! My parents took her home Saturday night, but we got up early and rushed home Sunday so we could attend her 8th and final swim lesson. Ryan graduated from her Starfish Swim Class. She was the best in her class (just ask us!). Her Grandpa will be refining her skills in his pool all summer- and the Bahamas are in less than a month!
Ryan and Great Aunt Krishia moments before we hit the road

Hanging out at the lake house

Me and the Bride the night before

The Party Animal/Ryan's Dad

She went skinny dippin' in the lake!

Cutest dimpled bottom EVER!

My party animal cleaned up nicely
This girl LOVES her grandparents (so do I)

Beautiful Liv

Mr. and Mrs. Huter

Two of my Besties- Cici and Cindy
(yes- my eyes are swollen- I bawled at the ceremony!)

The Westwood High School girls

One day she will walk down the aisle with him......
(someday far, far away)

What a stunning couple

Had a great time with my good friends