Riley is 2!!

I sat my alarm for 6 a.m. Saturday morning.  Yes, you read that right.  SATURDAY.  But this was no ordinary Saturday morning.  It was the second birthday of our Riley Faye!

Two years ago I was up at 6 a.m. on Jan 6, but not in order to make cupcakes and hang pink streamers.  Oh no, it was labor time.  And 4 minutes after 6 a.m. our girl made her grand 10 lb 12 ounce arrival.

Riley entered the world full force and hasn’t slowed down since.

Her sweet smile and gentle voice can be deceiving.  This girl carries with her a spunk in life.  She loves to waller with her brother and growl like an animal.  She runs laps around the house and squeals at the top of her lungs.

She doesn’t take too kindly to being left in the church nursery.  She’d prefer to always be with family.  That’s her happy place.

She has started sleeping in her big girl bed and only fallen out once.  (oops!)

She loves all foods!  We are convinced if we didn’t “stop” her she could eat all day.

She loves her babies and her new kitchen set from Christmas.  So her rough housing days are well balanced with nurturing ones as well.

To celebrate yesterday we began with cinnamon rolls and Happy Birthdays!


Then it was off to Monkey Joe’s, a house of inflatables!


It took a bit of warming up to enjoy it.  But our little Monkey’s had a great time running and playing.


We came home to “nap”.  But some strong willed 2 year  old decided she’d sleep for 45 minutes.  Which led to an afternoon of fussies while trying to facetime with family members calling to celebrate our girl.  You know that’s always fun.

But her day of celebrating ended with presents!  Where she was given food to go into her new kitchen!  Speaking this girls language!


Riley, we love you!  Keep BEING YOU.  You keep us on our toes and stretch us in ways we never saw coming.  You are going to do big things and we are going to cheer you on all the way!


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