Monday, November 25, 2013

Rylan is Two!




Because Rylan's birthday falls on or near Easter weekend, we will have the privilege each year to celebrate multiple times with all of our friends and family. Our first celebration this year was on Easter Sunday, March 31st. After church, we joined all the family at Papacita's in Longview for Easter lunch and Rylan's family birthday party. There were 28 of us total, and the restaurant always takes great care of us with a nice, private room upstairs thanks to my mother-in-law's service to them over the last 20+ years.
 
Rylan's 2nd Birthday Cake
 
Being loved on by his sister at all times...
 
Opening gifts
 
The hit of the day...Spiderman 4 wheeler
 
We filled our tummies with yummy Mexican food and then begin the birthday celebration. Rylan enjoyed opening all of the gifts. He received so many wonderful items, but the hit was definitely the Spiderman 4-wheeler from Grandad Killian. He rode it around and around the long table for quite a while. Thank goodness it was the last gift he opened, or we might have lost his attention earlier. We thank all of our family for celebrating Rylan's 2nd birthday with us!

The second celebration was on Saturday, April 6th at Pump It Up with all of our friends. Rylan loved Pump It Up last year when we had Kaelyn's birthday party there, but this year he loved it even more.

 Sliding with Daddy
 
Loving anything that involves sports

All of our Party Guests and Friends 
 
Ready for cake



Rylan,
We are so thankful for the precious two-year old that you are! You are such a sweet boy who loves his sister unconditionally, even when she's taking your toys from you. We love your enthusiasm for sports and love that you are becoming independent and asserting yourself in all you do. Your vocabulary continues to amaze us weekly as you learn new things at school. We love you with all of our hearts and are so thankful you are our son!

Love,
Mommy and Daddy






2 comments:

Jeremy Waiser said...

Dear Kristen and Robbie,

I work with Avaaz.org, a 30-million-person global campaign community that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people help shape global decision-making on issues like human rights and social justice.

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Can you please send me a quick note at your earliest convenience and let me know if this is ok with you? I’d be happy to discuss further as well. Please feel free to let me know how best to reach you by phone as well. You can reach me at: jeremy.waiser@avaaz.org

Merry Christmas, talk soon,
Jeremy

Jeremy Waiser said...

Dear Kristen and Robbie,

I work with Avaaz.org, a 30-million-person global campaign community that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people help shape global decision-making on issues like human rights and social justice.

While looking for an image to use in a Christmas-themed advertisement for a privacy-campaign we’re running in Canada, I came across your fantastic blog page and I’d like to know if we can use one of the images you've posted -- the one of your adorable daughter with Santa.

This is what our campaign is about:
The Canadian government is trying to pass a law that could systematically dismantle key civil liberties by making it easier for authorities to spy on everything we do online and even secretly track our movements. This is link to our campaign: http://www.avaaz.org/en/harpers_web_loc/

This is scary stuff and we’re doing everything we can to help stop it, including running a one-day ad in a newspaper in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’d love to be able to use the image of your daughter Kaelyn crying on Santa’s lap in that advertisement if it’s ok with you. This ad could be a crucial step in stopping this invasion of our privacy, and the picture of your daughter would be wonderful to use for it.

Can you please send me a quick note at your earliest convenience and let me know if this is ok with you? I’d be happy to discuss further as well. Please feel free to let me know how best to reach you by phone as well. You can reach me at: jeremy.waiser@avaaz.org

Merry Christmas, talk soon,
Jeremy