S: Ridgely Ryan Snead's FIRST Year
BC: To our precious daughter on her first birthday. We love you forever. -Mommy & Daddy
FC: Ridgely Ryan Snead's FIRST Year 2011 - 2012
1: To our precious Ridgely Ryan. Happy First Birthday! We love you forever. -Mommy & Daddy
2: Once upon a time... There was a family that had a mommy, a daddy, a son named Sawyer, and 3 dogs. | They were a very happy family. But someone was missing.
4: And then, one day they found out they were having another baby. That was who was missing! They were so excited!! They prayed and prayed for the baby and they went to the doctor and saw the baby in the mommy's tummy. Sawyer was so excited... he was going to be a big brother. They all loved the baby so much!
5: Psalm 139:13-16 "Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God- you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration - what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day."
6: They thanked God every day for the baby. But they had to be very patient. They had to wait 9 months before they could meet her. While they were waiting, they got her room all ready for her.
8: While they waited, the mommy's tummy got bigger...
9: and bigger and bigger and bigger. And then on February 21st...
10: The mommy and daddy met their precious daughter. She was beautiful. The mommy and daddy were so happy. They loved her so much. | They named her Ridgely Ryan Snead.
11: February 21st, 2011 7 lbs. 11 oz. 20 inches 8:59pm
12: They were so excited to finally be able to hold her. She was angelic. Sawyer came to the hospital with Gagi to meet her. And so began an amazing relationship between brother & sister.
13: already smiling...
14: Ridgely's parents were in love. They promised to love her forever.
15: She was a precious gift from God.
17: Sawyer was a wonderful big brother. He was very helpful and always tried to make Ridgely smile. They had a special relationship right from the start.
19: Ridgely's mommy and daddy would sometimes just sit and stare at her. They couldn't believe how lucky they were to have such a special baby.
20: All of Ridgely's family came to visit her. They all loved her so much!
23: Lil' Bundle | Baptism March 6, 2011 | When she was 2 weeks old, Ridgely was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, TX.
25: It was such a special day.
26: March | Sleepy Days...
27: Ridgely loved to sleep and everybody loved to cuddle her. She was such a sweet baby.
28: Ridgely was such a good, happy baby. She got to go so many places and do so many things... She was only a couple weeks old when she got to go ride on Thomas the train. | Her mommy kept her cuddled in close.
29: She was a busy, busy baby. She spent a lot of time outdoors playing and going for walks. She also got to go to church, play-dates, and she spent hours playing with her big brother.
30: april (2 months) | She had several friends that were born right around her birthday. | Mommy & Ridgely Megan Miller & Caitlyn Celia Sugg & Bria
32: For Easter, Ridgely went to Granbury to see Gagi, Opa and Uncle Swen. She was too little to hunt for eggs. But she had fun watching Sawyer.
34: In May, the family celebrated Mother's Day! Ridgely's mommy was so happy. | may(3 months)
35: the | May | Ridgely also got to take her first boat ride. They had a special life vest...just her size. She enjoyed the ride so much she dozed off.
36: May was a very busy month. Ridgely got to help celebrate her Gagi's birthday. She got to go on a weekend vacation to the Ranch with her mommy, Sawyer, Gagi, Genna, Mason and Nana. They had a wonderful time! She also went to the museum, the zoo, and played with all her friends. She was the happiest baby ever! She just smiled and went along for the ride!
38: june (4 months) | Ridgely was growing fast. She rolled over for the first time in June, right before the Snead family reunion.
40: JUNE | aunt layle
41: She helped Sawyer celebrate his 2nd birthday with a big party at their house. She also got to go swimming for the first time. She only swam in the evenings (the dr. said she was too young for sunscreen). She loved the water!!
42: July was a fun month.! Ridgely spent her days sleeping, going for walks, swimming, playing, and snuggling with family and friends. She loved hanging out with her big brother and all his friends (especially Mason). Mason loved her so much!
43: JULY 4th | On July 4th, Ridgely went with her family and Brent, Genna & Mason to watch fireworks.
44: She spent a lot of time outdoors and she loved it! More boat rides, more swimming, more walks and so many birthday parties! She had so much fun!
46: AUGUST (6 months) | Ridgely loved her daddy so much. She especially loved when he played his guitar for her and she loved sweet snuggles on the couch.
48: Sawyer started school at the end of August. He went 2 days a week for a couple hours. Ridgely missed him being home, but she LOVED the time playing with her mommy!
49: Griffin (14), Chuck(13) & Tripp(3) | She also loved when Mason would come over to play and when she got to play with her 3 dogs.
50: She was growing up so fast! Everybody loved being around her. She was so happy and so much fun!
52: It was a family tradition to always take a picture in front of the Burr Oak in the backyard to mark Ridgely's parents anniversary. They were so excited to add one more to the picture this year! | 9 year anniversary
53: They all loved spending time together.
54: Ridgely's daddy took the day off for his 36th birthday and they all went to the zoo. Rue Rue came in town and went with them too! | Ft. Worth ZOO
56: Ridgely's days were filled with so many activities. She often went to lake Grapevine, the church to play, and she loved sitting on mommy's lap for lots of stories.
58: OCTOBER 8 months
60: In October, Ridgely got to celebrate her Rue Rue's birthday! She loved when her Rue Rue came to visit!
61: On some mornings, when Ridgely woke up early...she got to join her daddy reading his Bible.
62: Ridgely's mommy cherished every moment she had with her. She felt like the luckiest mommy in the whole world. She prayed every day for her sweet daughter. She was so thankful.
65: They were such a happy family. They didn't take a moment for granted. They loved each other very much.
66: In October, Ridgely dressed up... | ... like a LADYBUG
67: She had a dress up party with Sawyer and all their friends.
68: She also got to go to the fall festival at church, the pumpkin patch, and trick or treating!
69: She even got her picture taken with princesses and a prince!
70: May The Bounty Of The Season Fill Your Heart And Your Home | Ridgely's family had so much to be thankful for this year. | Ridgely's first Thanksgiving was so much fun! Rue Rue and Pops came in town and they went to Gagi & Opa's house for turkey. Uncle Swen was there too...the family was very thankful that they could all be together for Ridgely's first Thanksgiving! | NOVEMBER 9 months
73: Ridgely loved playing with her grandparents. They all loved her so much!
74: She also loved playing with her friends! | Ridgely, Bria Sugg, Caitlyn Miller
76: 1947 | 1919 | 1975 | Rene Edward Snead "Poppy" | Jimmy Leon Snead "Pops" | Clinton Chad Snead "Daddy"
77: Ridgely's Poppy had a gown that he wore in 1919. It was a very special gown because so many family members got their picture in it. Ridgely sure looked a lot like her daddy! | 2009 | 2011 | Sawyer Gray Snead | Ridgely Ryan Snead
78: december 10 months | December came and Ridgely was ready to experience her first Christmas!
80: She didn't know what to think about Santa...
81: Pancakes with Santa
82: FAMILY TIME | Ridgely and her family drove all the way to Ruidoso, New Mexico to see Rue Rue and Pops. It took a lot longer than expected because they had some car trouble, but God got them there safely.
83: And it was worth the wait. Ridgely had so much fun!
84: Ridgely got to see her cousin, Arabella perform in the Nutcracker! | the NUTCRACKER
85: She also got to see snow for the first time, go sledding and ride on a Merry Go Round!
86: Ridgely and the whole family went to "meadows edge" to see where Pops and Rue Rue were going to build their new house. It was beautiful! She stayed all bundled up!
89: She even got to ride on Pops Digger!
90: They all celebrated Christmas a little early! Ridgely had so much fun opening her gifts!
92: After church on Christmas Eve, Ridgely and her family got to spend Christmas with Gagi, Opa, and Uncle Swen in Granbury Happy Birthday Jesus! | Merry Christmas 2011
95: Ridgely had so much fun opening gifts and playing with Opa, Gagi, and Uncle Swen! She was SO happy!
96: Ridgely's Opa lit the candles on the Christmas tree. It was a German tradition and she loved watching the flames.
98: Ridgely helped Sawyer make a birthday cake for Jesus! On Christmas morning the whole family held hangs and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus! | Happy Birthday Jesus!
100: In January Rue Rue and Pops came to town again! Ridgely also helped her mommy celebrate her 36th birthday. | january 11 months
101: She was really starting to move around. She started crawling and pulling up on anything she could find. She loved it!
102: Ridgely's Gagi, Opa and Uncle Swen all lived close by. Ridgely got to see them often and always had fun playing!
105: Ridgely's parents could not believe it had already been ONE year since she came into the world. It had been an amazing year. They felt like the luckiest family in the world. Their family of four was so happy. As they put Ridgely to bed the night before her FIRST birthday, they said their prayers and kissed her on her head as they did every night. "Good night our precious daughter. Thank you for a wonderful year. We love you forever." They whispered as they both wondered what year TWO would bring....