Wow! How is my little munchkin/peanut/shrimpy-shrimp/littlest one/tumbleweed eight years old? How can he get older and I stay the same age?
Ryan is the little one who will melt your heart with hugs, kisses and this gigantic grin. He loves to help and does so without being asked. One of his favorite things is to hand out the snacks or dinner plates. He is always so concerned that Zach gets his food first! He will chase Zach around the house to give him the first snack.
Ryan is the one who loves to play computer, loves to take pictures and look at pictures, he loves to climb and bounce around. He does this little hop thing that is just so adorable.
But Ryan is also the one who is super stubborn and knows exactly what buttons to push to send you over the edge.
Ryan has come so far and is really trying to communicate without grunts and hitting. I know he gets frustrated when we don't understand what he wants, but this is where being stubborn is a positive... he doesn't give up until we get it.
I've often wondered if I would have had Ryan if I had known he would have the same "funk" as Zach. The answer is yes! He brings so much joy and I know God has a huge plan for his life and it will be accomplished through his "funk". (As I type this, he is tipping chairs over.) I know God created Ryan exactly the way He wanted him to be. So like all parents, we have the huge job of shaping him into the best he can be!