Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy 1st birthday Gradybug!

It's my baby boy's 1st birthday! I can't believe it's been a year already.
Grady had a blast at his birthday party. All his family and friends were there to celebrate! I was worried he would get overwhelmed with all the people but he did great. No crying fits at all! He clung to me for the first 10 minutes or so but after that he was off playing with all his friends.

Enjoy some of the pictures. If you'd like to see more go to Grady's 1st Birthday Pictures.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Grady's Clubhouse

I've been super excited about Grady's first birthday. His favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so of course that will be the theme of that party.
Well I wanted to do something different for his 1st birthday. I found these super cute ticket invitations on Ebay and had to get them.

So I decided to mail a ticket to each member of the family, instead of just 1 invitation per household. We'll my dear friend Joyce and Matt have 2 kids; Collin (10) and Hope (7). Hope saw her mom open up the envelope and thought they had won tickets to Disney World.
You know she must of been so excited thinking she was going to meet Mickey Mouse. I feel so bad. I'll make sure to put a couple extra goodies in her gift bag!! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Better each day

Gradybug is getting better and better with each day. He's learned to love the penguin...which I'm so thankful for! He's got his energy back and is all over the place, the boy won't sit down for more than a minute.

Grady's 1st birthday is in 2 weeks!!! I sent out invitations and ordered the cake already. I'm getting super excited. It's going to be a blast!!
The only bummer part is I have to pull an all-nighter for work that Friday, so I'm going to be exhausted come party time. But I know adrenalin will keep me going...that and seeing my baby boy's smile :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Not a good start to 09'...

Well the Ripleys didn't have a good start to 2009.
Grady got sick on Saturday, and the news was NOT GOOD. The doctor told us Grady has RSV and was put on breathing treatments, which he loathes!
It's been a hard week. I feel so bad for the bug, you can see it all over his face. It's so hard to see him struggle to catch his breath! He's been through so much his 1st year and is such a trooper. He's been in good spirits unless he's receiving a treatment.
I bought him a penguin nebulizer thinking it would be less traumatizing to him, but unfortunately Grady has no idea what a penguin is. HA!
I'm sure when he grows up he'll have this subconscious hatred for penguins and not know why!

The other bad news is we have to postpone his surgery until March. We were wanting to get it over with and behind us before his 1st birthday, but there's no way he can go through surgery like this.

Cheers to 2009 :P