Thursday, November 3, 2011


Hello People of the Interwebs,

I'm going to again try to keep this updated. Life and work gets in the way... BIG TIME!!! But the goal of this blog was to chronicle my little girls life, and chronicle I will!

WARNING: There could potentially be 1,000,000 pictures in this post as we decided to take 20,000,000 pictures in December. It took a while to wade through them all to keep the good ones and trash the bad/blurry/ugly ones. I've posted some keepers throughout this post for your eyejoyment! (see what I did there? I took eye and enjoyment and mashed them together to form a new more awesome word... eyejoyment. It will hit your local Merian-Webster in late 2014.)

It turns out that I was able to narrow down the pics quite a bit... I take a lot of "burst" shots so I am ensured to get at least 1 good shot. I'll try to narrate these shots as we go... unfortunately for you... (and me kinda) it has been nearly a year since these pics were taken, so i'll have to "wing it"... I'm a Byrd so that shouldn't be too hard, right?!?! I know, I know... I'm hysterical.

This set is just of her eating... we took a lot of "her eating" pics in the beginning. Everything was new and magical, even just eating...

We STILL take pictures when she ends up like this!!! The "peas" are hard to make out at first, but look closely... around her chest dimple, matted hair, and the general area of her entire body... you can start to see why we had to capture this before dunking her in the sink for a good soak. The second pic in this one is AFTER bathtime... so freakin' cute!

In these next few we are at G-Ma and G-Pa's house in Oklahoma... Their sink is much deeper than ours... she pretty much fits in it perfectly! Looking back, its hard to believe she was ever that small...

Here we have "The Cousins R"... Rylie and Riya! This was one of the first times they were together (at least when they weren't just sleeping newborns) Riya is 6 weeks younger than Rylie. I think they'll grow up to be great cousins...

Family Christmas at G-Ma and G-Pa's house! I think this is the first time Rylie "read" a book... she absolutely loves to have books read to her! It's pretty neat...

 Snuggling with G-Ma... and Kaele the dog!
 Now for Christmas morning at home... so many pictures of her "opening" her presents... waaaaaay too many in fact. My faves are below... I especially like the giant "Nemo"... Daddy might have picked that one out for her.

Opening presents is EXHAUSTING! She just couldn't stay awake... So funny...

Next up: January 2010


Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Public Service Announcement:

We interrupt this "catching up on the past 6 months of Rylie's life" for a brief time travel to the immediate present in order to bring you this special piece of information (in the form of this awesome video!)


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And now for a little something extra...

This is a clip that we took in late November... just a little early speaking from the super smart baby, Rylie!

Also, don't forget that I do have a YouTube Channel that you are more than welcome to subscribe to... As well as the standard RSS feed to this blog. The YouTube Channel will most likely feature things that I will eventually post here anyway, but you may get to see the clips a bit sooner if you subscribe there too!

Thanks for reading...

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Great Apology... Part 1 of 5??? November

Allow this to signify the official rebirth of "The First Byrd Baby"... the site dedicated (at least mostly) to my daughter Rylie! Hopefully I can aptly show my deepest sorrow for not updating here since mid/late October... which I know is unconscionable...

Here is how I would like to do this. I'll start in November and move toward the present (as in "today" not as in "the gift"... use context clues... come on!)

I will make 2 and only 2 excuses, and they are:

  1. Work was kinda hell on wheels... long hours zapped my creativity for a long long time... any that I had was hoisted toward my daughter and loving wife... So, now that worked has slowed down a tad, I can allocate more of this "so-called creativity" to you, the readers.
  2. Oh, yeah, THE BABY!!!

But you know what they say:
"Excuses are like bungholes, everyone has one and they all stink!"

So without further ado about explaining why I haven't posted in "umpteen months"... Here we go!

First, I'd like to show you a series of pictures I took that exemplify her progress during the month. We have these hanging on our wall, as well. Btw, our house is a veritable shrine to Rylie... sorry, we can't help it!

We were learning to sit up... but in this case, it didn't work so well. When we fall it makes us have this face:

Another first in Movember (November is the month for supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness... Check the link to find out more) was the beginning of "feeding freedom" for mom and dad! Rylie began to hold her own bottles... It wasn't for the whole time yet, but it started the wheels of self-feeding time turning. Pretty cool!

There were also some "Moments of Random Adorableness". See below:

SEE... Freakin' cute, huh?

This was also Rylie's first Thanksgiving... so, of course, as with every holiday (you'll see soon enough) we dressed her up in Turkey garb.

I hope you will all accept my sincerest apology and look forward to reading more about my beautiful daughter in the near future.

Next up: DECEMBER!

I also want to give a "shout out" to my good friend Mike (or as I always seem to call him Michael) who placed a link on his blog, MUSCB, to mine... so I thought I would return the favor. He is currently unemployed, hence the name of his blog Mike's Unemployed Sad Cry Blog (you have to really follow the blog to understand the full meaning of the MUSCB acronym)... If you know anyone that might help him find gainful employment, send me an email.

- DC&R