Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ian 5yrs

My sweet Ian boy I can't help but feel both sad and excited as you turn 5yrs old. **edited to add in 5yr stats 40.5lbs and 43in tall.  Sad because my first baby is growing up and excited because my first baby is growing up. Excited as to what new experiences and challenges this next year brings.
This past year you have excelled at being a big brother so I only except that to continue 😉. You started pre-school where our suspicions were confirmed that you excel and feel most comfortable in small group settings and prefer to observe larger groups and proceed with caution when deciding if you want join in. You are still my sweet loving shy boy with a sweet voice and smile. Things that you love: watching movies in the big bed and also on the big screen, swimming, swinging, hot wheels, batman, wearing "fast" shoes, pizza, the color blue, animals, that your daddy works at both the fire station and the bank, Laners, and getting him to jump in his bed. I could go on but the bottom line is you love life!  May this next year being a 5yr old be fun and healthy!!

Love you Ian Boy
Your momma 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Lane Michael,
You baby boy are 12 months old/1yr old!! Nov. 29th 6:49pm you took your first breath. From that moment on a lot more firsts happened with a lot more to come.  You are longer and heavier and even more awesome now!!!  I m still in awe of the amazing amount of learning that goes on in a matter of 12 months, the number of milestones that are met, and the ability for me to function on 2.5hrs of sleep a couple days.  I'm beyond grateful to have a happy and healthy little boy.  Your laughter is the best noise ever, your smile is one of my favorite things to see, watching you try and master skills has me exploding with excitement and joy when I see your facial expression of "I just did that, I'm awesome".  You sleep like a champ, eat like a champ, demand for things like a champ, can sign "all done", find your brother to be hilarious.
You are happy:

My wish for you is continued happiness and health. That you learn that things are just things, toys are just toys but love, respect, hard work, education, imagination, determination, goals, experiences, good manners and family are by far the best things in life and will take you far so far in life.  Know that you will stumble and fall and make mistakes and that's ok because you aren't alone. You are loved, you are awesome, you are smart, you are important, you're a keeper, and you are mine!

And here is a fantastic side by side of you and your Great Grandpa (aka Poppy) Lane in the same high chair both at 1yrs old 

I Love Your Laners!!!