I woke up a little fussy this morning... can you tell by my picture? Mommy called in the reinforcements and Daddy ended up with me on the couch until after Joshua and Jonathan woke up. We ended up sleeping on the couch a little bit together. Then Mommy took Jonathan to swim class and I helped Daddy and Joshua beat the chess computer twice! I know... I'm not only cute but also a genius! Yeah, I'm a keeper.
Buscia and Tom came over to visit and bring lunch to us today. We had a very nice visit... except I thought that Buscia and Joshua might come to blows over who got to hold me. Good thing for Buscia... Joshua decided to go play some more chess (or "chest" as he likes to call it!)
Me and Mommy fell asleep on the couch for a long time this afternoon. When we woke up Daddy and the boys had arranged dinner and planned a movie night. After we all ate dinner (and I threw back up some of mine) we all went and watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. We all really enjoyed it... and I would definitely recommend it to any families in situations like ours who are preparing to deal with loss. There's some really great truths in their about enjoying every second of every day and living life to its fullest! Mommy says we may rename me to Jacob Magorium Fahmer.... but I still like "Ryan." But I do kinda look like Dustin Hoffman.... minus the eyebrows!
From a review of the movie: "Confronting his own mortality, he tells the store the only thing they can do is face the coming day with 'determination, joy and bravery.' When Mahoney takes Magorium to a clock store so they can listen to all the clocks strike 12, she breathlessly whispers they only have 37 seconds ...all they have to do is wait. Magorium corrects her, saying that it's 37 seconds to breathe, reflect, enjoy, regenerate, dream. 'Thirty-seven seconds well used is a lifetime,' he says."
We're trying our darndest to enjoy our "37 seconds!"