Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Play Play Play

Meet Riley the Diva...
Purse, cell phone, bling sunglasses...she's ready for school!
But wait...one more game of copycat with Bert and Ernie and then she'll be ready to go!
Riley is so much fun...I know I always say that but she just keeps getting more and more fun!

This past week we got to play at the park and she just makes friends right away with anyone her size that will play with her!

We were planning on spending the weekend in Lake Tahoe with some friends who have three kids...we kept going back and forth on whether we were going or not...finally we just decided we would leave EARLY Saturday morning and spend one night. Ultimately we knew Riley would have a blast hanging with the Bogart kiddos and that sealed the deal.

Our plans quickly changed when Jason got a call from work late Friday night...he has had a very busy week with all that has gone on in Haiti. It is so devastating and I can hardly watch the news without balling my eyes out because of the sweet sweet babies that need so much help.

Jason spend much of his three day weekend at work, but knowing that he could have a hand in helping these poor people made it worth the sacrifice.

We were able to get Miss M to babysit Saturday night so we had a date night...we ate Thai food and we saw the movie Up In Air. Jason spent much of our dinner on the phone for work but when we got in the car to drive to the movie he had received an email regarding the planes he had been working hard to get over to Haiti.

The first plane they sent last Wednesday carried a California Search and Rescue Team and they happened to be the first US Search and Rescue team on Haiti ground..they then went back to pick up a FEMA rescue team in Virginia, drop them off in Haiti, and with perfect timing were able to bring back 100 US citizens who had processed through the US Embassy and get them back on US soil. Jason had to work this weekend because they sent three more planes over the weekend. We just need to keep Haiti in our prayers...it will be a long road to recovery.

On Sunday we went to church and Riley went to big girl church...she did great!

They had lollipops for her when she left...we tried to hold out until after lunch to give them to her but she had a *minor* meltdown so she got one before lunch and one after!

She had a blue mouth and tongue and when we got home I wanted to show her what she looked like in the mirror...so cute!

I just love this picture...doesn't get any better than two Riley's in a picture!
We had a lazy Sunday afternoon...Jason had to go in for a few hour and then we ordered pizza and snuggled in to watch the season premier of 24...we have been hooked from the beginning! I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to continue to watch this season once Jason deploys...partly because it sort of scares me if I'm home alone and partly because it is just our thing to watch together!

Monday was a holiday for Jason and Riley but not for me! Jason took care of Riley all day...that included cleaining up poop from her crib...gotta love potty training! When he went to get her up he found her naked...she had taken off her one piece footy pj's, taken off her diaper, and there was poop all over her crib...fabulous! She started to undress (diaper included) tonight again after she pooped...I think that's a positive sign that potty training is starting to come full circle but that could mean some messy moments in the process. As for the potty training she has been doing great, but I still have felt like she's not totally ready. With the recent events along with her meltdown today...she saw one of her classmates big boy underwear in his cubby, got excited, went to use the potty, and then screamed when I put a pull up on her because she wanted big girl panties...I think we might be closer to being ready!

Back to Monday and sorry for the sidetrack on poop stories...that's just our life these days! After I got off work we headed to Kids Gone Wild as a family!
We called up the Habbestad's to meet us up there and then coincidentally ran into the Michel family as well so we had a big time jumping around...I told Jason before we left that I wasn't sure who would have more fun, him or Riley...I'm still not sure who did! She screamed when we left and he didn't but I think if he could have gotten away with it he just might have had his own meltdown!
Here's Jason playing Ring Around the Rosie with Logan and Riley!

This little girl went ninety to nothing the entire time we were there...it was a bit muggy inside perhaps due to the rainy day we had and her hair was curled up like I've never seen it...poor girl's going to be a victim to humidity just like her mama!
She had fun rolling around and tackling Logan!

Jason helping all the kids up the slide...he started playing with some older boys and I believe one of them called him a name that had the word poop or doodoo in it...gotta love boys!
Sliding down the big slide...Riley wanted to jump into her slide this time and sometimes she went down backwards!
We have begun the rainy season here in Cali and it has just been raining cats and dogs! I chuckled today as the entire 5:00 local news was about the rain and the one red cell that came over...they tracked that red cell like Arkansans track a tornado...haha!
I had great intentions of running a few errands after picking Riley up but we decided to come home instead...I mean after all there was a red cell storm out there!
We stayed dry and warm and pulled out all of her baby things to play with...she is one serious mama!
Sometimes she has trouble remembering that her baby toys are for her babies and not for her. She has more than once climbed in the crib only to have the bottom fall through and tonight she tried to give herself a bath in her baby's tub!

She is also VERY independent...she tried oh so hard to get her sock on her foot and I'll have you know she was successful.
She also was insistent about putting on her PJ bottoms herself tonight...she first tried to do it standing up and even made grunts of effort but just couldn't quite keep her balance and get her foot in so she said she needed to sit down. She ran to her bathroom and sat on the stool that helps her get up on the potty and at first stab she had both legs in one pant leg, but she figured it out and got them on all by herself...she really thinks through things and is persistent.
Hope you are all staying dry...we're supposed to have this rain for an entire week and it already started flooding today...but when we get rain Tahoe gets snow so we can't complain!