Saturday, May 24, 2008

Today was a big day

...because Isabelle got her ears pierced! Yes, I am one of those mean moms! Riley had hers done at 6 months...and Izzy is almost there. So we were at the mall, with no prior talk or intent of doing it today...but then I got the idea. It went pretty well. Of course an audience gathered to watch and the looks people gave me were awful. Almost like they are thinking, "What an awful mom," "That poor little baby," "Why are you doing that to your child?" OH WELL! She cried after the first ear...Riley didn't when she got hers done. So I had to take a minute to calm her. Then she cried some more after the next. But a bottle does wonders. It's like shots...but at least the outcome is pretty. And now my little girl LOOKS like a little girl.!!! YAY, mission accomplished. Enjoy the new kids are so dang cute!


Izzy and Riley have matching earrings!

In other news...we have been watching Travis play outdoor soccer again. YEA!!!

Oops, the flash woke her up....but she went right back to sleep!
Nap time!
This squirrel got into our garbage...and decided to eat an old breadstick. MmmmMMMM.
Riley has a new best friend. Our awesome neighbors have two little boys and here is their oldest, Caden. He is a couple months older than Riley and they are so cute together. They ask for each other all day long.
Smile, Caden!
Aw...sweet, sleepy girl.
HI!!!!!!!!!!! She kept saying, "cheese" and "funny" It is too cute when she says "funny" I love it!
When I showed her the above couple pics of herself, Riley called herself "Hailee"....she must have thought she looked like her cousin!
My sweet little girl being a snot. Yep...real fun!
I loved her little pigtails all curly!

Toooooooo precious. Being nice for the camera! lately. FINALLY.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Something we have all been waiting for...

NEW RILEY SLEEP PICTURES!! Yes, that's right...below you will see them! It is so exciting, right?!

Izzy still loves sticking her tongue out!

Naked baby! It's just too warm for clothes!
She fell asleep in the car and stayed totally out!

Not sure how she managed this one.

She was watching a movie...but it must have been boring...

I couldn't help but get a pic after removing the blanket from her face.

Below are pictures we took when we went to Porter Park the other fay with the girls. It is so nice to have a park we can walk to. Riley is in heaven being outside. Her favorite thing to do is collect sticks, rocks, and pinecones. She couldn't care less about the playground toys.

Swinging with daddy... That lasted about 10 seconds!
Izzy just chillin' in the luxury stroller.
This is the best picture we could manage of me with Riley. Blah. She is still too busy to take a second for a picture with mom.

She found a dandelion. She had to pick it.
Helping Isabelle with her bottle. So sweet! many pictures are you gonna take? Honestly?? As you can see I get a little snap happy. I will click the button anywhere from 5 to 15 times when trying to catch a sweet moment. And I still don't think the pictures do real life justice!
I love that Izzy just idolizes Riley. She never takes her eyes off of her if Riley is in her sight. Riley was watching "Finding Nemo" in this position and I thought it was too cute.
Cheese (only Cheddar) is one of Riley's new favorite snacks.

Shy girl.

Trying to get her smiles so Uncle Brad could get a picture on his phone.