Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Ryan Jayden!
Happy Birthday to you!

Oh my goodness Ryan you are 5 years old. Where in the world did the time go little boy? I hope that you have a wonderful day and enjoy your new bike. We spent the day at the Children's Museum with your class for a field trip. You enjoyed playing in the fire truck and building a bird house, I could not believe that it won over the trains. You sure do enjoy your friends at school and what a great way to spend your birthday.
Love you,

911...how may I help you!

Tonight we were at Walmart buying Ryan's birthday present and Mackenzie wanted these tasty sugar cookies. When we got home Kenzie opened up the package and we had cookies. Within a few minutes Kenzie was screaming that her throat was on fire. I could not get her to calm down and she was having a hard time breathing. We ended up calling 911 and they loaded her up and took her to Avista for treatment. Kenzie ended up having an allergic reaction to something in the cookies. Well I was the fortunate one to drive to the hospital and was able to take pictures. Hehehe...Kenzie was NOT happy about that but oh well. I told her that she was lucky that I did not take pictures here in the house when the emergency workers were here. They loaded Kenzie up with lots of drugs and once everything started working like it should they sent her on her way.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Introducing...Matthew Ryan Jayden Barker

On January 30th we were finally able to complete Ryan's adoption. He came into our lives when he was just 5 weeks old and he will be 5 years old on the 10th. We have climbed mountians and tryed to hang on during the storm with him. It has been a tough road but I truly feel like we are on the right road. He and I still have lots of issues but we are working on them everyday. I know that my parenting skills need to improve but there are lots of things that need to improve. We do struggle everyday with his Sensory Issues but that does seem to be getting better the older he gets. I am very pleased to call him my son and to know that he will be a part of my life everyday. We hope that he enjoys his name of Matthew Ryan Jayden, now it fits with the girls and their "M" names. That was a nice surprise that we kept from him and the girls until the day of the adoption. He was not presented with his name like we had hoped but he seems to like it. Every now and then I will call him Matthew or Matt, his school asked him what he wanted to be called and he said "Ryan". So Ryan it is...but since I am your mom I can pick which name I want to call you on that day. I love you Matthew Ryan Jayden!!!!