August 31, 2010

Walking in Dad's Shoes

So, I've realized that my strict - no shoes in the house (at least not laying around the living room where I can trip on them and Riley can play with them) policy has fallen short. We've been missing out on seeing the ridiculous big-foot Ri, clomping around the living room. She used the laundry basket to balance as she slipped her feet into Dad's giant shoes and off/awkwardly she went!

August 29, 2010

She must be stopped!

It's close to 11 p.m. and Riley's in turbo-mode. She cruised around the house looking for trouble...getting into breakable/heavy dishes, check. Trying to help load the washing machine and hitting the buttons to turn it on and off, check. Trying to grab mom's camera and keep her from capturing the tired-baby nonsense....yes, check!

Go to bed you busy monkey!

August 16, 2010

Post-Bath Zen

With the help of her dad's expert towel draping, Riley relaxes after her morning bath and channels the Dalai Lama.

August 6, 2010

Riley's Silly Face

I interrupted Riley's busy, book reading to ask her to do her ridiculous "hulk face".

Riley's FIrst Flower Girl Gig

Here Riley is at her first wedding where she's part of the bridal party. She wasn't the most efficient at scattering flower petals but she did a good job and certainly wasn't fussy. She also upped the cute-factor of the flower girl procession.

These are all photos from after the wedding, we were trying to not let Riley know there was anything on her head, as she would try to pull it off constantly.

The view from Shadow Mountain was gorgeous, even though the day was hazy, there was neat lighting with the clouds and bits of scattered rain throughout the day. It couldn't have been more beautiful.

Congratulations Russ & Michele!

August 4, 2010

Teton Village Tram

On Friday, July 6, we had a nice and leisurely day. We went out to a late breakfast, bought Riley a hat and a pair of sunglasses and we headed to Teton Village.

I had only been here in the snow - and up to the top of the mountain with a snowboard for the return trip. It was really pretty in the summer, everything was green and looked like we were in Switzerland.

The weather at the top was so comfortable, it was sleeting and hailing and almost snowing and I was finally not feeling overheated in a t-shirt.

We wandered around and decided to get a waffle and hot cocoas (pretty much the only food available in the little building at the top). It started to hail and there was lighting and thunder getting closer. We sat outside on benches and enjoyed the hot cocoas - though the hail was big enough to make splashes in our cups.

Even after I decided I was tired and ready for the trip back down, the tram was delayed because the lighting and thunder was so close and the people operating the tram recommended I not wait on the all-metal platform. So we practiced patience and enjoyed the beautiful view for awhile longer while soaking in the cold weather.