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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh Ryan...

Apparently Ryan doesn't think I have enough on my plate. Saturday he made this ever so clear by adding numerous tasks to my already busy day! To start off, he produced thee nastiest blow out diaper I have ever seen in my life! I'll spare you the details, but trust me - it was memorable!

Shortly after that exploding surprise, Ryan decided he was hungry. Now mind you, he'd already eaten 2 bananas for breakfast! I kid you not - 2 bananas! That's actually standard for him these days. He eats like a little pig but it never shows. Anyway, I'm in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher when Chloe runs out of our bedroom announcing that Ryan had just dumped a box of Lucky Charms all over our floor. Dear heavens! How did the box get to our bedroom in the first place?

Upon entering the room, here is what I found:




Frustrated? You bet I was! But I couldn't help but shake my head and smile. It was the look of delight in Ryan's eyes as he stuffed his little mouth, then extended a sticky handful in my direction as if to say, "Here Mommy! There's plenty for you too!" that got me. Precious little stinker.

I suppose he looks a little guilty. But who could stay mad at this sticky-faced cutie pie? Not me!

Before I delve into Ryan's next mission of destruction, let me give you a little background. Earlier in the week, I helped Neil with a young men's activity where we learned about photography. Our Bishop, who shares this hobby graciously lent us an instructional booklet/DVD set to use during the activity. He then allowed me to take it home because included in the set was an instructional DVD specifically designed for my camera and I was curious to check it out. I had been so careful with it, keeping it out of both Chloe and Ryan's reach. Friday night I placed it on top of my diaper bag on the bench in our mudroom so I wouldn't forget to bring it to church Sunday. I placed it where I thought Ryan could never get to it. But whether it was within or without Ryan's reach, he found a way! Not only did he get his hands on it, but within a 30 second period, managed to open the booklet, get one of the DVDS out of its plastic sleeve, place it face down on the floor, and rotate it around in circles. Oh yeah, it was scratched big time! Upon discovering what he was up to, I rushed over and grabbed the DVD out of his hands, cleaned it with some special spray, and then nervously popped it into the DVD player to see the actual damage that had been done. It looked pretty destroyed, but miraculously, I played it from start to finish and it didn't skip once! I still felt horrible, and dreaded confronting the Bishop about it the following day.

As if the morning wasn't thrilling enough, only moments later, Ryan was onto the pantry for another snack. Apparently the DVD fiasco burned off the sugar high from the Lucky Charms, and he was, once again, hungry! So I'm in the kitchen freaking out about the DVD when suddenly I hear a spill. I turn to look around the corner, and what do you know? Another mess! This time, goldfish!

Oh Ryan...

The rest of the day was much less eventful, but Ryan still kept me on my toes.

To start, there was the "How can I make up for my transgressions of the day? Oh, I know! I'll help mom with the laundry!" (Right after this picture was taken, he started pulling the freshly folded clothes out of the basket. Good thing I was there to stop him!)

...Followed by the classic, "Let's see if this roll of toilet paper is longer than the last one I played with!"


And what could possibly be more entertaining than turning the TV on and off over and over and over and over and over and over and over again?


These were taken sometime last week when Chloe decided Ryan was a better fit for her stroller than her doll! I know I shouldn't have allowed it, but it was absolutely hilarious watching her push him around in this thing, and I had to capture it! Ryan was having just as swell a time as Chloe was. Their laughter was contagious.



My children certainly drive me nuts, but I love 'em. It'll be interesting to see what these coming months bring as Ryan really starts trying to get away with stuff!

Halloween updates just around the corner!

signautre

12 comments:

Rebekah said...

that's so cute!!! i can't tell you how many days I have like that. have you seen my post about paige's artwork??? but you are right...your kids are ssoo stinking cute!!!! love the pictures!

Brad and Courtney said...

I love that Chloe has her own little pile of goldfish. You gotta jump at the chance, right?!

Coates Family said...

It's nice when even in the very midst of the mess you are still able to find the humor and cutesness of the moment and just go ahead and laugh instead of having to wait years to find it funny. These days are going to be gone so fast. How important it is to enjoy them while they're here.

Carrie said...

Holy cow you have your hands full with that boy.. good thing he's so cute!

dayna said...

oh i am So glad you posted all those great pictures---such a cute little stinker(s)---and all the commentary. i need to document more carefully those frazzeled moments we all have as moms. you are such a sweet mom. i love you!:)

The Barton Family said...

I love the way you take it all in stride! Also, I love the way yo describe it , you always make me laugh. Briley, my third, was like that as a baby and it hasn't gotten any better at 2! She is so naughty and keeps me busy, but she makes us laugh a lot, so we forgive her. It is because of her I fall into to bed exhausted every night! Ryan will at least give you lots of funny stories to tell later!!

The Barton Family said...

I was reading the previous comments and totally msised that Choley had her own pile of goldfish! That is hilarious. Kinda makes you wonder whose idea that really was. . .

Jamie Lamb said...

I bet the Bishop was just glad it wasn't his son that scratched the DVD! I'm sure he just laughed. Don't be too embarrassed-our son had to sit in the Bishop's office because he wouldn't stop hitting kids in nursery. Who gets kicked out of nursery? Sorry to tell you, but the fun has just begun!

Wendy said...

He is so stinkin' cute! I am sorry you had your hands full with him but I love that you took pictures of everything he did and can laugh about it. I just showed his pictures to Chase who then told me he misses Chloe.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the picture with Ryan and his Lucky Charm beard! I see in the last few pictures how much Ryan and Chloe love each other. Thanks for all the great pictures...it makes me feel like I am right there. I wish I was so I could have helped you clean up all the messes!
Gma Susie

Mama/Gma Jill said...

PRICELESS!!! ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!!! I laughed soooooo hard as I read this yesterday (I haven't had time til now to comment). I read it again and again and laughed and laughed, then read it to Dad then to Jim and Karen and each time it just got funnier! Reading it AGAIN just now proved no charm lost....at all! You are sooooo good at describing everything! And the photos are PERFECT! The looks on Ryan's face are sooooo funny...and precious! He's such a little innocent. And Chloe is such a delightful part of everything too. How WONDERFUL!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Love love love you all.....
Mama/Gma Jill
(Papa/Gpa Roy and JIm and Karen too)

Dan and Stef said...

I LLOOOVVEEE the pictures of Lucky Charms stuck to his face! Too dang cute!