Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh yes, this will brighten your day

Day 23

Mamaw and two cousins from Louisiana are visiting. I love that Riley has family in Louisiana.


June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 22

An impromptu road trip to get Mamaw, Stephanie, and Macon.


And you wrote all over yourself with marker. Thanks.  But truthfully, there is nothing I would rather do than clean marker off your sweet face.

June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 21

Bath time!

bath time

June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Days 19 and 20

I missed a day, so here are two from Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 18

Where do these blue eyes come from?

blue eyes

June 24, 2010

Day 17

Sweet Girl.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 16

Riley doesn’t like Joe Dirt wigs. I can’t say that I blame her.

joe dirt wig

June 22, 2010

Day 15

Hanging out at the house.

009 June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 14

Happy Father’s Day


June 20, 2010

Day 13

Riley, you had a blast with Aunt Morgan and Braxton in the pool. Your Daddy bought your bathing suit for you.
June 19, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 12

Playing the “gee-taw” with Daddy.

baby with guitar June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 11

I played Pokeno tonight with some friends.

June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 10

Brushing Daddy’s teeth.  With your toothbrush.


June 16, 2010

Riley Claire – 21 Month Newsletter

Dear Riley,

Please don’t write on the wall with Crayons anymore. Ok, now that that’s over, let’s get on to more important things. With the arrival of Summer just around the corner, we have been playing outside so much. We had a water balloon fight with Uncle Timothy,


we went to the zoo,

at the zooand we went to Tyler State Park to swim and play. 


Oh, we’ve just started eating your favorite food again: watermelon. Last year you could have lived off watermelon and not complained one bit. It’s a good thing I love watermelon too.

You have started taking directions really well. “Riley, go throw this in the trash.” And you do, most of the time. You are such a big help to me in other ways too. Folding clothes, unfolding clothes, sweeping, cleaning the toilet, unloading the dishwasher, and on and on.

I can’t say it enough: you are a real sweetie. You make your Daddy and my days so much better with your sweet smile. How could we have imagined the joy you have brought us? It’s quite an honor to raise you. You are perfect in every way.

Love you sweet girl.



Day 9

Yesterday, we went to Tyler State Park. You had a blast!

daddy and babyJune 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 8

I love to play with you. You have the best giggle. 002

June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Riley’s Room Transformation - Part 1

Since Riley will be getting a new bed sometime soon, I have decided to redecorate just a little bit. When she was born, we decided to decorate in lime green, hot pink, flower, and butterflies.

2 years later and that stuff gets on my nerves! I’ve decided to change things up just a little: lime green, hot pink, and zebra! That’s about as adventurous as I get: one major change. Anyway, I’m going about the change in steps and have completed the first step.

My sister hand painted cut-out letter spelling Riley’s name. We had them hanging on the wall above her bed.

005Aren’t I a talented interior designer? We had these hung on the wall with double sided tape. When I took them down, several of them brought the wall down too. As in paint and spackel (sp?). So I really had no choice in where to hang them up this time.

001  I bought some zebra scrapbook paper and used mod podge to cover the letters. They turned out pretty cute. Next time I will save the mod podge and buy adhesive wrapping paper.

002 So now I have butterflies and flowers and bugs hanging on the wall that aren’t going to match. I need to either leave them up there, change them up a little, or find something to hang in their place since they will more than likely tear the wall up too. Good thing we are renters!

Day 7

I missed yesterday in my Project 365. We were really busy, that’s my only excuse. Here is an old picture that I love.

baby tongue

Sorry it’s small. I will get another picture up later today.

June 14, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 6

I’m on a roll… day 6. Love you Riley. 003 I want you to have pictures of me and you and you and your Daddy. I don’t have many pictures with my parents, so I’m working on that. I have soo many of you by yourself, but I am working myself and your Daddy into as many as possible.

June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Day 5

Dinner with friends. We had a great time!
Yes, your shirt says, “My heart belongs to Louisiana.”
June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 4

Finally at home; waiting on Henry… We have to get creative to make the time pass. 
June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day 3

I can't say it enough, Grandmom and Grandad's is your very favorite place. Here, you are playing with the water bottles. You like to rearrange them and act like you are drinking out of the bottle.

June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 2

I may be biased, but Riley, you are so pretty.

We spent the night with Grandmom and Grandad because I had jury duty. Their house is your favorite place.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Photo A Day For A Year

People will often say that their whole lives flashed before their eyes after they experienced a traumatic event. Perhaps it’s a bit morbid, but I think that sounds pretty incredible.

Whether it is relationships, career, or your fashion sense, recording a photo a day for a whole year leaves you with a rich visual history of life.

Why do it?

Taking a photo a day is a big undertaking with big payoffs. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider doing it:

-Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… (Often we find it hard to remember what we did just yesterday or even last night, let alone a whole year ago!

-Your year-long photo album will be an amazing way to document your travels and accomplishments, your haircuts and relationships. Time moves surprisingly fast.

This is my Project 365 Album. 004

June 7, 2010