As told by Ryan, at 2.6 years old.

Hiiii!!!  It's been a little while since I have popped in on here.
In case you don't remember, My name is "Ryan Spencer Powell" ( that's what I tell people when they ask me my name - I like to give them the whole thing )

I'm getting so big, Mommy wanted me to get on here and tell you a few of the things I am thinking are pretty COOL lately..

I have two favorite things to do right now. One is play baseball and the other one is to dance.
Everytime we get in the car I ask mommy, "Turn up the song please!" I like it nice and loud.
She sometimes tries to have her T-Swift CD playing ( daddy and I have about had it with that CD but that's a story for another day! ) but don't worry, I make sure to tell her to put it on the good stuff.

My favorite songs to dance to right now are "Sugar" by Maroon 5 ( I know the words on the chorus! )
and "Uptown Funk".
Mommy says I'm the best dancer she has ever seen.

Sometimes I like to be cool.
And I really like saying the word "cool" in my sentences. 
Like if my mommy says, "Hey Ryan, should we go to the park?" I say "Oh ya, that would be cool mommy!"
My mommy says she wishes she was as cool as me sometimes.

I had one of the best days of my life about 2 weeks ago when I met Minnie and Mickey for the first time in Hawaii with my grandpa and grandma and aunts and uncles.
I love Minnie a lot..
Mommy thinks I have a crush on her! Silly mommy. I'm still "wittle!"

Oh and Mickey. You are way better in real life than on TV!
The other day I told my mommy I wanted to see Mickey Mouse.
She turned on Mickey's Clubhouse on Disney Channel!
I was so frustrated ( My new word - thanks Daniel Tiger )!
I didn't want to see him on TV I wanted to see him again in real life.
Mommy said he lives really far away and one day, if I'm a really really good boy her and daddy will take me to the "Happiest Place on Earth" to see him again!

Just me and my daddy. He's one cool dude.
Especially when he builds sand castles with me. They turn out way better than mommy's pile of dirt!

I also got to high five goofy for the first time and I make sure almost every day that my mommy remembers it!
I tell mommy, "Member when I gave goofy high- five mommy!? That was so funny!"
Mommy says I have way too good of a memory these days.

Oh and this is just me hugging Minnie again because I loved her.

I told mommy all I need in life right now is a bucket and shovel ( and a Hawaiian necklace that I will hardly take off since we have been home from our trip! )

( Also, by the end of our trip to Hawaii a couple weeks ago, mommy told me I was beginning to look like a little islander! She calls me her brown babe! )

OHH YA!! did you hear I'm going to be a big brother!?
"I'm so excited to be big!"
Sometimes I call mommy's tummy a baby girl and sometimes I call it a baby boy.

I can't decide.

I really want another little baseball buddy so I can have someone to catch with but mommy says I would also take such good care of a baby girl!
Either way daddy says I'm in for one big surprise when this baby comes!
( Whatever that means! )

Mommy says I'm so observant these days! I point out every rock and tree and bug I see.

Hmmm what else do I like to do!? OHHH YA!
I love to count and sing my ABC'S! I can count to 20 and I know all my letters.
My mommy is trying to teach me how to spell my name!
I know it starts with "R" but that's about as far as I get!
I am so big that I am going to go to Preschool in the fall and mommy is a little sad about it!

Sometimes I play so hard that I wear myself out at the end of the day!

"Work hard, play hard!" That's my daddy's motto.

Daddy loves coming home to me and Mommy's driveway of masterpieces. :)
It's getting really hot outside so mommy and I survive by eating lots of otter pops!
And chillin with my shirt off.

The other day, I told mommy "You are my best friend" and she just about started to cry!
She is crazy! But mommy said it's her favorite thing I have ever said up to this point in my life.
Because, I'm pretty old now - you know :)

That's all for now! Be back soon!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. Oh my goodness that picture of him dancing is the BEST!! So cute!

  2. This is precious! What a sweetheart!!

  3. This is so adorable! I love love LOVE this age!

  4. He is just ADORABLE! I wish I could snuggle him x

  5. Karina, he is so precious! I love the chalk masterpiece!! And that he's your bff ;) So sweet!

  6. these are seriously the cutest posts! i want to love on that little boy!! is he is sooo darling!! Ryan is going to LOVE these when he's older someday! haha!!

  7. So cute! He's so big!

  8. i've probably told you this before, but i love these posts because i love getting a little insight to what carter will be doing a year or so from now! he is SO precious and you are such a cute little mama! so happy for your growing family, karina!

  9. I love these posts, because it totally sounds like the words are coming straight from Ry's mouth. So cute!!