December 28, 2010

Riley Turns Two!

Happy birthday to my crazy-sweet girl. It's hard to believe that it's already been 2 years since you joined our lives and it's even harder to believe that we had a life before you came along. You've taught us the purpose of family, how to make mundane days fun and how to live on 2 hours of sleep. You love so much and are so loved by so many. We're so proud of you and lucky to have had 2 great years with you!

Riley is trying to hold up just two fingers to show me that she's two - a trick her grandma taught her today.

Riley is pictured here with her new sparkle shoes that her great-auntie-Lynn gave her. She LOVES them and they look adorable paired with her Lincecum shirt. Busy girl was playing mama tonight with her shoes and stroller.

December 26, 2010

It's 10:45 p.m. on Christmas Day

And the kiddos are TIRED but refusing to stop playing with the new toys. Riley tries out her new coaster car with little, 8 wk-old, sister on board.

December 25, 2010

Baby's First Christmas

This photo pretty much sums up Alison's first Christmas. Her Christmas present to herself was a nice, lazy day! She woke up at noon and pretty much snoozed all day. What better way to spend a holiday than relaxing, sleeping and drinking!

Merry first Christmas baby!

December 21, 2010

You had me at ridiculous!

Riley nabbed a pair of her grandma's glasses and was really enjoying wearing them.

For some reason she thinks it's way more fun to wear them upside down. I don't get it, but I feel like she's about to tell me that the average human head weighs 8 pounds.

I can't take her seriously. Ever.

Some sister pics

I can't believe that my Ali-B'dah is now 7 weeks old. Where did the last, nearly-two-months go? She's so calm, so smiley and therapeutic! What a perfect addition and augmentation to our family with her wild, exuberant sis.

B'dah at 2 weeks

B'dah got to meet her great grandma and great grandpa Utt when she was two weeks old, almost 3 weeks. She is so sweet and so mellow here, getting a kiss from baby Ri.

Summer Bliss, June 27, 2010

Finding these photos gives me serious summer fever, especially since it's so cold and dark - with today being the winter solstice! A summer afternoon spent in the pool, eating fresh peaches. What could be better? Seriously, nothing!

Riley spent an hour and a half standing on the underwater bench in the deep end of the pool, playing with her measure-up-cups. She poured water in and out of them and enjoyed every ounce of the afternoon.

She then retreated to the edge of the pool and chatted on her cell - a girl needs to keep her phone handy when she's sunbathing!