Monday, August 23, 2010

Beach Vacation

We spent 5 days at Panama City Beach last week and had a blast! It was my family, my brother's family, my mom and my aunt. We stayed at Splash, which was great because the pools and splash areas were partially or fully shaded. Riley wasn't too sure about the whole beach/splash area to start off with--she got scared right off the bat by the large splash area. It had a HUGE bucket of water that dumped and was pretty loud. By Day 2, she was enjoying herself, although she never really loved the beach. Sawyer loved every minute of it, from sliding down the water slides to learning how to swim to finding tons of shells on the beach.

All packed up and ready to go!
Born to be wild and ready to get on the beach!

my adorable little surfer girl

I love his poses :)

playing in the sand

happy for a little while
Will somebody please let me outta here??

I would love to know what's going on here...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Little Lady is ONE!

 The best family pic we could get ;)

Riley turned one on April 16th and we had her birthday party the following day. The weather was perfect so we had it outside. I chose a ladybug theme for her and it was adorable! She really got into her much so that we pulled out a metal tub and had an old-fashioned outdoor bath :) It's hard to believe it's been a year already. We are so thankful that God blessed us with her. She is a sweet, happy, loving baby and she adds so much love and fun to our family.

Papa and Biggie with their grand-girls

sweet birthday girl

The birthday cake and Riley's ladybug smash cake

Maybe black icing wasn't such a good idea...

She thinking "What have I done?"

All clean!

nothin' cuter than a little hiney :)

special sugar

Now for 12 things about Riley:
  • She can say "Mama," "Dada," "byebye," "uhoh," "nana," (banana) and is trying to say Sawyer "Aw-er"
  • She's not walking yet, but is standing up more and more on her own and cruises everywhere
  • She's the fastest crawler I've ever seen
  • Riley is a great eater and loves fruits and veggies, especially bananas (she can eat at least 2 in one sitting)
  • She's got 9 teeth now
  • She loves playing with her brother, and he loves to help her walk by holding her hands
  • She signs "finished" and "more"
  • She gave up her bottle about a week before her birthday without any fuss
  • Riley gives the sweetest, sloppiest, open mouth kisses ever :)
  • At her 1 year check-up, she weighed 24lbs 1oz and was 31in long (3lbs more than Sawyer was at a year old)
  • She loves to play outside
  • We've been working on animal sounds, and so far she knows a monkey says "ah-ah-ah"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Sawyer played his first t-ball game on Saturday. It was so much fun! Seeing them hit and run and try to catch the ball is so exciting. And they only tackled each other a few times :) I am guilty of being a bit of a paparazzo...I took 167 pictures!  Here are just a few...well, a little more than a few...


We started off our Easter celebration with an egg hunt a church. The children were read the Easter story before they had an egg hunt. Sawyer's allergies were acting up, so he didn't get that excited about the egg hunt. But Riley enjoyed playing with the egg she found.

Then the Easter Bunny came and brought Sawyer a kite with spool, sunglasses, cowboy Silly Bandz and candy. Riley got a collection of hair bows, candy and a rubber ducky dressed like a lamb.

After church, we had lunch at Brock's parents' house and then both kids (and Mama and Daddy too) took long naps. We finished out the weekend with a egg hunt at Brock's parents' house.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Easter!

 Here's a picture with the Easter Bunny...can't you tell how thrilled they are?!


We've been fortunate enough lately to get to spend a lot of time with my niece, my brother and my sister-in-law. It makes for lots of photo ops with the kiddos.

 Sweet girls

The kids with their great-grandparents from Mississippi

Hello Lilah. I'll just give you a little pat on the head...

...and some slobbery sugar too!

rub a dub dub, three Walton grandbabies in a tub :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Riley 10 Months

Riley is 10 months old today! It's surreal that she's going to be one year old in just two short months. Here are a few new things she is up to:

  • She's pulling up and cruising.
  • She's officially done with baby food--after tasting "real" food she decided she didn't want anymore bland, baby stuff!
  • She's doing great with her sippy cup and we have cut out one bottle already and have almost cut out a second one. 
  • She's babbling a lot but no real words yet.
  • She waves bye-bye.
  • We went back to the pediatrician today to have her ears checked. No fluid today so tubes aren't in her immediate future.