Saturday, December 8, 2012

Riley is 4!

Riley is 4!!  His birthday was on a Saturday this year so we all got to spend his birthday with each other.  We started out the day (not real early!) with a trip to the Donut Stop in town.  Of course he had to have a chocolate covered donut with sprinkles!  And oddly enough, he kind of got sang to also!  Another birthday party was going on there and the kid's name just happened to be Riley!  How crazy is that!?!

After getting sugared up, we headed to the Discovery Center here in town.  We had never been and had been given a gift card to use there before we moved.  It actually was pretty cool and Riley had fun exploring all the different things.

We headed back home for some lunch, presents, and naps. He was pretty excited about his presents--especially his Army men!  He told Bret, "I don't have anything like this!" We finished off his birthday with a dinner from Chick-fil-a and a Redbox movie for him to watch.  All in all, I think he had a good birthday!

A week later we headed back home to Kansas for Thanksgiving and threw in a party for Riley while we were there.  He was so excited to show all his cousins how big he was! =)  He was definitely spoiled and it was fun to see him be so excited about ALL of his presents--dinosaurs, hockey set, cars, more army men, tractors and a bike!


We finished off the evening with cake and ice cream.  He wanted a red monster cake and has been talking about it for AT LEAST 6 months!  Good thing for Pintrest so I didn't have to come up with a design off the top of my head!  I thought it turned out super cute and he loved it!  It's nice to be able to live up to their expectations when it comes to birthday cakes! =)

So, now he gets to tell everbody that he's 4 and he's pretty proud of that! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Hard to believe this little guy is 4!!  Happy Birthday to our fun-loving, independent, one-of-a-kind Riley Matthew!  We love you!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

O.N.E. {In Pictures}

Alright, here's the pictures that should've come with the last post!  There's quite a few!

Here are the photos I used for his birthday invite (which technically never got sent out!).

A few days old:

Good morning, Birthday Boy!

My attempt at his 12 month pictures.

 Birthday Cookie


Birthday Party


And there you have it!  Happy Birthday to my sweet Carter!


Okay.  So, almost a month ago my baby turned 1.  This year has flown by--even though some days have felt like forever!  This post, sadly, will be without pictures.  I'm having some problems uploading them for whatever reason. =(

His monthly pictures greatly declined in quality over the last few months!  He had to have something in his hand to get him to lay there for even 5 seconds! And even when I tried to take some of him sitting up I usually ended up with a picture of his backside crawling away from me! Oh well!  Good thing we're done with those!

Carter's birthday was on a Thursday and we didn't do a whole lot of celebrating.  Just a few presents...

...and a birthday cookie for the birthday boy!  I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it!  It was devoured!

We got to have a party with all our family that weekend back home in Kansas.  The day started out with some family pictures and some new pictures of our 1 year old!  The rest of the day was spent preparing for the party. 

Carter wasn't too into opening presents.  Surprisingly, he didn't even really get into the tissue paper or wrapping paper!  So, I got to open the presents and he got to play with them! 

He got a rocking horse from Grandpa and Grandma!  He looked like a little cowboy sitting on his horse!  And, he has a little room to grow into his horse too!  His little legs didn't even come half way down, I don't think!

He got a big stuffed horse from Papa and Nana!  And loads of other toys too!  A very spoiled little man!

At 12 months Carter...

-crawls everywhere ( a quite comical one-legged crawl, but hey it gets him places!)
-into pretty much everything--nothing is safe and the bathroom door must remain closed!
-takes 2 really good naps and goes to bed super easy (when it's time, it's time)
-weighs 18 lbs. 4 oz. and 26.5 in.
-cruises around furniture
-likes to feed himself
-gobbles up fruits and veggies
-loves to play with his brother and it seems the rougher the better!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday Boy

Cine Stars Red Birthday Invitation
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Tour {Partial}

So, after about 6 months, I suppose I'll give you a little tour of our house.  It's not quite complete (from my perspective) but slowly it's getting there. 

Looking from the entryway.  Still looking for a picture for above the fireplace...
the search isn't going well! =/
View from the bedroom hallway.

View from the back doorway.

New curtains!!  It's a little bright to see very well, but it gives you the idea!

View from kitchen.
We had the builder add the backsplash since there wasn't one. 

Again...still searching for some bathroom decor.

My modified shower curtain!  Couldn't find one long enough
so we added some coordinating fabric to lengthen it.

He desperately wanted to paint his wall red!  I vetoed the idea and thought
I'd give him a red letter 'R' instead!  At least he has some red in his room!

Found this frame at Target (originally turquoise) and thought
it would be a good spot for his art/pics of him and Carter, etc.
This was his first "man" (Daddy) and he wrote his name all by
himself--with a little coaching!


Still need to add some things to this yet.


So, there you have it.  I'm still working on our bedroom/bathroom.  The bedroom has been painted just haven't found any decor yet that I just have to have!  I guess I haven't really looked yet either!  And, the spare bedroom hasn't been touched.  I think I need a painting break!  It's not so easy to paint with 2 kids unless I want to stay up until all hours of the night!  Oh well, slowly but surely!