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 cake...so 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.