Friday, February 22, 2008

A visit from Becky


Becky, my best friend from college who now lives in San Angelo thanks to the Air Force, came with her little girl Sydney to visit for a few days! We had so much fun and Sydney was so cute and sweet with Baby Riley! We went to the park and went on walks and Becky napped with Riley every afternoon! Becky and I even got a night to ourselves and went to see Juno...we went to this crazy new theatre where we ended up in a VIP theatre that had leather seats and even had a bar outside...CRAZY! I offered to be Becky's DD, but she passed! We both loved the movie and it was a lot of fun!



Riley hasn't quite grasped the concept of the park, but she decided that it would be a perfect environment for a nap so that's what she did while Sydney played! The weather down here has been perfect...sunny and 75 degrees! We have noticed that it has been freezing in Arkansas so we are happy we are down here enjoying this great weather!

Pampered

My dad treated my mom and I to pedicures and massages as his Valentine's gift...what a treat! We went to get our pedicures on Monday and Riley joined me in the massage chair and napped the whole time. We went to get our massages on Tuesday and it was an hour of total relaxation and it was AWESOME...thanks Dad! I can't wait until Riley is old enough for her and I to go get pedicures together...that has been a special thing that my mom and I have done for several years and I always look forward to it!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sip and See

Today my mom hosted a Sip and See for Riley and it was so much fun...we got to catch up with lots of family and friends and Riley slept through most of the party, but that made it easy to pass her around so everyone could hold her.
Here is two generations of aunts...Gabi and Maria!
Riley LOVES her Aunt Gabi!





This is Jen, my best friend from high school, loving on Riley!

Here are all of the LHS girls...it was like a mini reunion for all of us and it was so fun to catch up and laugh just like the good 'ol days!

Remember how I mentioned my bag was near the weight limit on the way down, well we will have to ship Riley's gifts home because we got tons of great things. Riley is truly loved and we thank all of our family and friends for everything! This girl has more clothes than I do and that is no joke!

Home Sweet Home


Well we made it to San Antonio yesterday and Riley was AWESOME on the plane...she fell asleep during takeoff and slept through changing planes in Dallas and didn't wake up until we arrived at my parents house. She was a champ!


Packing for her and I in two suitcases for 10 days seemed like an insurmountable task, but we succeeded and my big bag weighted in at 48.5 pounds...woohoo! I have been known to have to pay the $25 charge for an overweight bag so I considered this a huge accomplishment! Getting through security would have been a nightmare had they not given Jason a pass to go all the way to the gate with us...I think there must be a requirement that you be unfriendly and unwilling to work in order to apply for a job with TSA!

Last night we ate at our favorite restaurant, Alamo Cafe! We are in the land of good Mexican food...no offense to our Arkansan friends, but you guys haven't tasted the real deal unless you come to good 'ol San Antonio!

Here is Riley and JoPa...two babies sleeping soundly!


Jill, one of my college roommates, came to visit for the weekend and it has been awesome to spend time with her and for her to meet Riley...here she is laughing away!

Riley is sleeping in the cradle that I slept in with the bedding my mom made for me...she loves her accomodations as you can tell!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!




We hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!

If that smile doesn't make your day then I don't know what else could!

Riley wants to give a special shout out to her boyfriend Kaleb...they will not get to go on a Valentine's date tonight, but hopefully they will get another supervised date here in the near future!


Riley and I leave tomorrow for a nice visit to Texas...we will be in San Antonio visiting Grammy and JoPa along with many other family and friends and we will also make a visit to College Station to see an Aggie basketball game. If anyone happens to be in town give us a call...we would love to see you! We should be able to blog and update while we are gone so I'll let you know how Riley does on her first plane ride...now I'm off to overpack for both of us!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Daddy's Little Girl

Funny story...when we first found out we were pregnant Jason was at the mall by himself and called me with excitement to tell me that he had bought the first of baby clothes. Apparently Gymboree was having a sale and he assured me that everything he bought was gender neutral because at this point we had no clue as to what we were having. It was so cute and he was so proud, but I knew once I saw the purchase that everything he bought was for a boy. However, he is such a proud dad and he really thought everything was gender neutral so I have to dress her in all of the outfits that he bought so here she is in her bugs, iguanas, and salamander outfit...our little tomboy! We hope that she will be a good mix of girly girl and tomboy so here's our attempt at starting that trend!

2 Month Doc Appt


Yesterday Riley had her second doctor's appointment for her 2 month checkup...the doctor told us we were doing EVERYTHING right...duh! She looked great and weighed in at 11 pounds 3.5 ounces and is 23 1/4" long which puts her at the 75th percentile for both height and weight...what a proportional baby! She was in such a good mood for the visit and was smiling and cooing away until...the shots! Poor thing...she had no idea it was coming and she screamed and screamed and it broke our hearts, but we eventually were able to calm her down and she got some cute bandaids as a souvenir. Jason told her he would have given her a lollipop if she was old enough. She has had a little fever and fussiness due to the immunizations, but I think we are over it all!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Pictures, Pictures, and More Pictures


Riley looked so cute in her new little outfit from Gymboree so I had to have a little photo shoot with her...here are some pictures of our precious little girl!

Dad came home and caught us napping...it was a GREAT nap and I am normally not a good napper!

Here is our little Aggie with a huge smile!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Does playing bunko cause pregnancy?


It seems like pregnancy is contagious and we were originally linking it to our small group, but I think it is actually bunko that may be the cause. In our bunko group we have 15 girls...4 babies have already entered this world and another 6 will be here before the end of 2008...you do the math! We found out about the latest addition this week when Sydney announced that Baby Yaz is on the way...yeah! It's funny because the husbands don't "believe" in bunko and they don't think it's a real game...little do they know that this could be the reason their wives are all popping up pregnant! I don't know...it's just a theory! So if you play bunko...watch out!




Andrea and I hosted bunko at our house this week and it was a lot of fun...as usual! Riley is becoming a bunko pro herself and loves hanging out with all the girls!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Riley goes to work!


Several of our friends have asked when Riley is going to get a job so she went to work today...with dad that is! She and I went to the gym and to the commissary and then we stopped by dad's office for a visit...she LOVED the computer and just stared at it like she knew what was going on! I'm sure by age 3 she will have her own blog...haha!
She even got a lunch break!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Riley's Dedication


Riley had a big weekend as she got dressed up Friday night for the Father Daughter Dance and then dressed up again Saturday night for her dedication, and then spent Sunday shopping till she dropped with mom and Andrea along with a Super Bowl party! She's just plain pooped!

Our church dedicated babies once a quarter so we were able to share this special night with other families of our church, including the Burns family with baby Kaleb! It was a special night as our church family just prayed over us and our little one for her to follow Jesus wholeheartedly! We had a nice dinner at PF Changs afterwards to celebrate and it was yummy!

Riley has recently decided that she likes to just catnap in the afternoon / evenings and stay much more alert which is fine by me because she is still a champ at sleeping during the night. It is so fun just to stare at her and get her to coo and smile at you...she is more vocal each and every day!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Father Daughter Dance

So it is 8:30 on a Friday night and I am in my house....ALONE!!! Where is my daughter and my husband you might ask? Well they are at the Father Daughter dance at church...so cute! I sent them off a few hours ago and I have already heard that they are having a blast and dancing together! Riley got all dressed up for her daddy...here are some pics!


All dolled up!


The most important accessory...shoes!




For your viewing pleasure...

I finally uploaded some of the video we have taken in the past several weeks and I had to share this one...it made me crack up! Not only is Riley cute to watch, but the commentary between Jason and I is pretty funny as well! They were practicing their dance moves for the Father Daughter Dance at church...more to follow on that!

video