February 27th was Rays Birthday, he turned two. We had family and a few friends over for a pinata, food, cake and ice cream. He Loves, Loves, Loves, Thomas right now so his Grandma Jane went all out and made him this adorable Train cake, she felt horrible that a few hours before the party it started to slip and was a little crooked, but no one noticed. Thanks for all your hard work Jane! We also filled his room up with almost 500 balloons, it was great entertainment for the kids, running back and fourth through them and having crazy static hair. I didn't take very many pictures I am horrible lately. Good thing Grandma took some. Thanks everyone for coming and for all the great toys, Ray really loves them.
I can't believe you are two already, where did the last year go? You are such a sweet boy (most of the time) but you sure have the scowl look down too. You have the sweetest little voice and you love to sing, your singing voice is my favorite, it is pretty high! You also have the most adorable fake laugh, I wish I could record it, it is almost better than your real laugh, almost! When you are mad, I can always make you laugh by tickling your belly, or legs and your mood quickly changes. You and Lola love to play pretend, you like to turn out the lights and use a flash light to look for snipes (you love the movie 'UP' right now) or hide in the closet. When Lola is mean or takes away your toys, you will come and tell me, "Lola, naughty boy!" It is so cute. You love to sleep on your puppy pillow and you love to listen to the polar express cd at night. You still carry Thomas everywhere you go and you love to build train tracks with daddy. You like to push your trains around the tracks on your hands and knees rather than turn them on and let them go around themselves. You always tell me 'Thank you, Mom' when I say I love you, and I love it! You are so handsome and cute, I love to look at your beautiful eyelashes when you are sleeping, I am definetly jealous of those puppies! You take the cutest pictures but you aren't very cooperative these days. I can't get a picture of my three kids together to save my life, impossible I tell ya! You love baby Carver and you always say, "Carber so cute!" and "Bye baby monkey". You are also saying, "I do it myself" and "let go of me" when I am trying trying to help you eat or get dressed. You counted to ten the other day, and I had no idea you knew how. You are super smart and can say anything. Lola is a really good teacher, she will sit and show you picture books and tell you what things are and have you say them, it is so nice to watch you learn from her. I know you two will always be close. You love your Daddy, you are always pretending to talk to him on the phone when he is away at work. You usually say, "Hi Dad, guess what? oh good!" Ray, thank you for being mine. I sure am happy heavenly father sent you to me, I love you too much! Love, your Mama
Ray your the man, my little man. I love how you always want to help do stuff, and how you love to run all the batteries down on my power tools. You are a good worker and are always busy, busy. One of my favorite things you do, is any time I crouch down and open my arms you always run and give me a big squeeze. I thought it was so funny when me and you went to get a hamburger from In and Out and from the back seat you could see Mc Donalds as we drove by and you just kept saying over and over "want... go... Donalds dad." Then you did the same thing on the way back. Jarod was in the car and that really cracked us both up. You love to get me drinks from the fridge and will always share you food with me. I love to see how excited you get when we finish a track or when you put money in your piggy bank all by your self. Its always the fist and elbow then an excited YES as you do your little happy dance. Your the best Ray, thanks for being my boy. Love, Daddy