Saturday, July 24, 2010

Time Flies

When you're having fun.

Remember this post? How about this one?

Well hang on to your seats, because our sweet little girl is officially 2 1/2 today.

I remembered it last night as I was snuggling Camden on my chest before putting him to bed and I just couldn't believe that it's been over 2 years since I used to hold Riley like that.

To me Riley is the epitome of the saying "Live, Laugh, Love".

She lives her life at full speed and feels everything so strongly. When she is happy she's so very happy and when she's sad she's so very sad. Sometimes her drama is laughable, and sometimes it's frustrating, but we wouldn't have her any other way.

Riley is so FUNNY. We laugh with her and at her on a daily basis. These days it's because she says the funniest things. Yesterday she was playing with her big cardboard blocks and she tripped over one and let out a wail, "Ouuuuuuch! I herrrt my bwock. I sorry bwock."

She is TOUGH. This week she was running and tripped on the sidewalk and skinned both knees. She let out one quick cry then said, "Owwwwieeee! I herrrrt myself. I okay. I runnin sooo fasda and I falled, but I okay."

Riley is the BEST big sister ever. She loves Camden so much and is so attentive and gentle with him. He already snaps his head all around when he hears her come into the room and yesterday morning she kissed him hello and he just grinned from ear to ear.

She is super ADAPTABLE. In just a few short months we have moved to a new house, moved her out of her crib and added a brother to the mix. It hasn't phased her a bit. She really wants to be a "bid gerrrl" and she's so proud of all the new things she can do.

Riley is the LOVE OF OUR LIVES. Things have changed a lot for us in the last 2 1/2 years, but we are so very blessed to call this little princess our daughter.

A very merry half birthday to you Riley Girl! We love you so much.


  1. Precious pic! I can't believe that Riley is getting so old. How fast the time flies. Gee, I remember when we were just neighbors walking to the commissary to get a tub of chocolate icing or ice cream sandwiches. Where does the time go?

  2. what a sweet tribute! They grow SO fast, don't they? I love her toddler talk too!

  3. Happy 2 1/2 years! She is adorable. They grow up so fast!

  4. She is such a cutie! Love that smile.


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