Friday, October 16, 2009


Riley has changed so much in the last few months.
-At the beginning of the summer (June), he couldn't walk yet. He would take a few steps and then around the end of June he was walking but fell alot. Now he runs all over the place, climbs on top of chairs, couches toys, whatever he can.
-At the beginning of the summer we used to have to lift him up to go down the slides at the playground. Ever since around the end of August/beginning of September (sometime in there), he has started climbing playground equipment and can go down the slide all by himself. We still have to remind him to hit down sometimes as he gets so excited and then trips. Once forgot to sit down and went headfirst down the slide. He went so fast I didn't have time to catch him. He got a mouth and nose full of sand. He was crunchin on sand for a few hours it was so gross. It didn't help that he had his mouth open when he fell as well.
-He loves waterslides, a few months ago he was scared of them.
-He doesn't take much, he says Mum, Mama, Dad, Go, Caca (which means cookie), the C sound (which means car).
-He loves making sounds with his lips, and tongue and voice. He likes people to copy him when he does this. He thinks it's funny.
-He likes to scribble on paper. He has finally learned not to eat the crayons.
-He still loves Baby Einstein and has since he was 9 months old.
-He thinks it is hilarious when Jesse twirls a couch pillow on his finger!
-He loves turning the TV on and off and loves to pack the remotes around the house.
-He loves to sweep the floor (I hope he still does when he is a teenager)
-He is the most affectionate little boy, he loves to give hugs and kisses and he will kiss anyone who will let him even if he doesn't know that person! It's cute!
-He loves swimming
-He loves playing with his cars, shape sorter, and basketball hoop.
-He loves books, mostly ones that have flaps, or pieces he can take out, or feel.
-He loves playing with Mommy's hair.
-He no longer takes a bottle and hasn't for almost a month!!
-He loves it when Jesse or I sing songs with him. He likes to do the actions to "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Bringing Home My Baby Bumble Bee, Popcorn Popping, and Zoom Zoom Zoom!"

I am sure there are more things that Riley likes or how he has changed but for now that is enough. We love Riley and are having so much fun with him.

Warm September

Jesse and Daddy at West Edmonton Mall

Well this post is a bit late but oh well, better late than never right? We had an amazing September here in the Edmonton/Sherwood Park area. It was so warm almost everyday of the month with temperatures reaching as high as 34 degrees celcius. It got that hot the first day of fall and a few days after, which is amazing. The warm temperatures even broke some records for this time of year. This month definately wins the prize for nicest month of the year, too bad it took so long and couldn't be like this for the whole summer. Riley and I did some fun things during the day. Who would have ever thought of going to a Spray Park in the middle of September? (I forgot my camera though so I didn't get any pictures).
Jesse and I also took Riley to the Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall. There is a new splash/spray park that was built for kids. The water was a little cold though. Riley loved going doing the waterslides in that area though with either Jesse or me. He also really likes the kiddie pool and the wave pool.

Jesse also started school again in September. He has been extremely busy. He did more work the first 2 weeks of school than he did all last Semester. He has been busy with group projects and such. Riley and I hardly see him. Many times he comes home visits with us until after supper and then down to the basement to get his homework done. We can't wait until April when he will be done. Then the great decision of where he is going to work and where we are going to live.

Here are some pictures of our lovely almost 18 month old. He will be 18 months old tomorrow. All of these pictures are him when he was 17 months old.

Fell asleep while I was preparing his lunch.

We thought he could be a big boy and not use his tray anymore. Well we were wrong. When we let him sit up to the table with us he did this!! He thinks his feet need to be on the table. He then pushes off and almost knocks himself over backward in the chair. So I guess he will use his tray a bit longer for safety reasons lol!!

Playing in the sand, he does this for a few minutes after each time he goes down the slide.

Loves to swing

Close up shot of my handsome boy and his gorgeous brown eyes. How can you say no to a face that that eh?

Fell asleep on the floor after playing with the peanut butter lol!

The pictures before actually happened after this, they are in the wrong order oops! He loves to throw the peanut butter. Not sure why! He winds up like this lol!

Watersliding with Daddy

Watersliding with Mommy