Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
Naps with dad...every afternoon when dad gets home from work he and Riley take a little snooze together on the couch...it is very cute! Jason is pretty good about holding his pacifier in, but sometimes I have to put Riley's back in if she accidentally spits it out!
Playing with my toys...we play a lot when Riley is awake and we read books. She is becoming so much more alert...she will make little noises and track a toy or one of us and she likes to look at herself in the mirror! I just got out her tummy time mat and she didn't quite know what to do with that so she looks a little pooped but she'll get the hang. We went to Tara's the other night to hang with the girls and we put her and Kaleb on his playmat together and they were so cute...they would both have the same jerky movements and he kept knocking her pacifier out and they kept hitting each other. They played well and then all of a sudden they were both crying / screaming...when I get my hands on that video I will post it because it is very funny!
Cuddling with mama...Who wouldn't love to cuddle with this little girl? I do have her take naps in her bed most of the time during the day just so I can get a few things done, but sometimes I just want to hold her and relax...those are the best times! At night I have to share her with her dad so I try and get a few good cuddles during the day!
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Friday, January 25, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Posted by Lauren P. at 2:31 PM
Some of you may have heard me speak of Mr. Lloyd and what a special guy he is...I met Mr. Lloyd in December of 2005 when I first started working for Pulaski Bank. He is an Aggie class of 1945 and when he found out that an Aggie had been hired he hunted me down to introduce himself...we have been kindred spirits since then. He frequents the bank and we have gotten to know each other very well! He has met my parents and Jason's mom and he has made the extra trek up to my office for the past year to "catch up" at least once a week! He often picks me up so we can attend the monthly Aggie luncheon together as well. His wife is just as precious as he is.
Mr. Lloyd has been so excited about the arrival of Riley...my last few weeks of pregnancy he would call me at work daily to see if I was still there if it happened to be a day that he didn't come and visit. He was even nervous about taking me to the December Aggie luncheon because he did not want to be the first person to meet Riley...it was pretty cute! Well, he did meet Riley on her 2nd day of life when he came to visit us in the hospital and last week Riley and I went to his house for lunch so his wife, Marge, could meet her as well. He then took us to one of his classmates homes so this man could meet some young Aggies...I told him that Riley is class of 2030!
Posted by Lauren P. at 2:20 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I can't believe Riley is already one month old...it seems in some ways like the time has flown and in other ways is doesn't. I guess when I consider how much less time I have off work that's when it seems like it has flown by! She is such a joy and just makes us so happy...we often just stare at her! We had a ton of pictures done this week and this is just one that we have gotten to see so far...I can't wait to see the rest! It was so much fun having pictures taken...Tara and Kaleb joined us for the photo shoot and both babies did GREAT! We even had a few taken of the two of them together..haha!
It is super cold, windy, and dreary here today...we can't wait for Spring to come! Riley and I went to the gym and grocery shopping and even stopped to say hi to dad at work...she slept the whole time! Tonight is going to be her first experience of bunko...I have to train her early! It should be lots of fun! Grammy and JoePa are coming in town tomorrow for the weekend and we can't wait to see them and I know they can't wait to see her...that's right, not me or Jason, just Riley!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Friday, January 11, 2008
Here are some cute videos from the past several weeks...
This is Jason getting kisses from Riley...actually she is hungry and thinks that if she attempts to suck on his cheek she may find some grub!!! It's so cute! And that is our dog Hank howling at the sirens in the background...haha! This was taken on 1/7/08.
Who ever said you shouldn't wake a sleeping baby? We told you she was laid back and this is an attempt to wake her up so she can eat...it must have been too long since she had last eaten! This was taken on 12/27/07.
When Jason was little he loved the Berenstain Bear's books and his mom saved the books she used to read him and brought them to us so we can read them to Riley...they are covered in food stains, have torn pages, and have Jason's childhood writing randomly on them, but they are a great keepsake and Riley can add her own touch to them as we read them to her! As you can see in the video she is enthralled...they say that reading to your child even at this young of an age is a good thing and it's fun for us too! This was taken on 12/29/07.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
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Saturday, January 5, 2008
Kaleb whispering sweet nothings into Riley's ear...turning on the charm already!
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Riley eats like a champ...she gets that from both of us!!! She is now eating anywhere from 3-5 ounces at a time, but she will go 3-5 hours between feedings. When she's hungry she's hungry and we are supplementing with formula so there is usually a bottle switch in the middle of her feedings and she goes into panic mode thinking that the world ran out of food.
Baths are not Riley's favorite part of the day...if you watch the video from the hospital there is audio footage to support that. She screams from the moment you put her into the bathtub until we start washing her hair...she just loves having her hair done like any girl should! She has so much hair that we have to wash it every day because everyone's hands are in it and it gets a little oily!! She is so cute after a bath it is worth all the screaming!
Meeting the Pups
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Posted by Lauren P. at 8:41 PM
We had a great Christmas with lots of family in town and Riley here to celebrate with us...she definitely enjoyed the candlelight Christmas Eve service as she snoozed through the entire thing.
Here are the meatball chefs preparing Nani's famous spaghetti and meatballs that we ate for Christmas Eve!!! Yummy!
Riley is already a guitar hero groupie!!!
She is in awe of how awesome her parents are at guitar hero!
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