Well wasn't Ryan the cutest little bee ever?! Halloween was alot of fun and while we didn't get a whole lot of trick or treating done, we did manage to get Ryan into Mommy and Daddies offices for a little show and tell. We bumped into out friends Pam and Juliana while we were there. As you can tell from the picture (sidebar), Ryan and Juliana play well together. We also went to have pics taken in her costume and were lucky to get one picture (she was a little warm in her costume). Jason asked when it is we stop having professional pics done so often.... I think I'm addicted! Maybe I'll slow down once I get one good smile out of her :O)
So what is new with our little peanut? 4 month shots - ouch! Ryan is now off the charts for her height and in the 95th percentile for her weight. As people like to say when they see her.... 'She's a big girl!'. She has also discovered the art of jumping thanks to an early Christmas present from her Nanny Thibodeau. I don't think the jolly jumper has changed much since its introduction way back when but, it doesn't need to. We put Ryan in and she jumps jumps jumps with a big smile on her face! The more excited she gets the higher she jumps. The same is true of when she's had enough - she whines and jumps a little higher. Too cute!
Ryan has also learned that her hands have many uses aside from nibbling on her fingers. She now likes to grab on to lots of stuff. In the last week or so she has discovered her feet. They haven't made it to her mouth yet but they are in her hands all the time. Her feet aren't the only things she likes to grab though... my hair, Lucy's hair, our clothes, her toys. I was giving her a bath the other day and I noticed that she had a firm grip on one of her little rolls. What a girl!
Boy is it getting cold out. I still have to get bulbs in the ground and I can't say I'm looking forward to it. I am looking forward to Christmas though, and will have to exercise a significant amount of self restraint not to buy Ryan everything!