Thursday, December 20, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Okay...boy, you all are restless!! Ha! Sorry for not posting sooner -

The journey has left Mike speechless (okay, he is just exhausted) so, I am taking the blog back over! Yesterday, the boys arrived into Lexington safely and thankfully 15 minutes early. I do not think I could have lasted those extra 15 minutes! Rylee was waiting anxiously for the boys with her 3 bars of 3 Muskateers and all of her pent up energy. Ryan immediately took to Rylee and began to imitate everything that she did! Before you knew it, they were skipping and wandering around the airport together. It did not take long for Ryan to warm up to me and before we left the airport I had gotten a quick hug and he even let me hold him for a minute. The ride home was pretty uneventful. Ryan had never sat in a car seat before and just took it all in... We arrived home and were greeted with a few signs and a scrumptious birthday cake - Yes, yesterday was well... let's just say a "milestone" birthday for me...Thanks, Tammy!! We got home and began unloading the car while Rylee showed her little brother "her" room (they are actually sharing a room). We had to tear them away from the toys to eat the much anticipated home cooking that was requested...Not pizza, not a juicy burger, but macaroni and cheese! All 3 kids went to sleep immediately, but the night got a little rocky at about 1:30 in the morning...Rylee was sitting up in her bed "shushing" Ryan and Ryan was in his bed crying... Finally, around 3:30 or so, we went to Plan F...Mike crawled into bed with Ryan and Rylee who had been downstairs with Mike at Plan D came upstairs and slept with me...We have never been ones to sleep with our kids, but hey you gotta do what you gotta do...We will make some changes once everyone is on Eastern Standard Time!

Today was great! Ryan and Rylee played and had their first fight (over a train)...Ryan ate everything we cooked him and I only had 2 pretzels thrown back at me :o) He is now my buddy and is constantly following me wherever I go. I was able to fill the "mommy" shoes.

Ryan is quite the character and has a great spirit about him. It is amazing to see how "perfect" he is for our family and how much joy he has brought us already! When you pull out the camera, he will smile for you and give you the "peace" sign... he sleeps with all over his covers over his head and body... he loves to watch the cars go down our street and will shrill whenever he sees one..he does not like food on his hands...And even though we can not understand a word he says, he can melt your heart with his smile!!

We can't thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers throughout this journey. We still have a long way to go, but could not have gotten this far without such wonderful family and friends!! Thank you!

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