Happy Birthday Riley

Today my oldest son Riley turned 4 years old. The BIG news of the day for our family and friends is that Riley is no longer allergic to eggs. Praise God!!! Yeah!!! We have been praying and claiming Riley healed of this diagnosis for months now.

Riley was diagnosed as allergic to eggs when he was six months old. He has been getting better over the years but still was showing allergic to egg as of just a few months ago according to skin tests. Today Riley went in for an egg challenge. This is where you eat a couple of eggs in front of the allergy doctor to see if you are going to react to the egg. Riley ate two eggs, and LOVED them. One was scrammble in bacon drippings. YUM! YUM! That was a great tip from Aunt Addie. You know that girl is southern. Riley had no reaction to the eggs. He was given the all clear and then topped off his morning with a strawberry filled doughnut from Dunkin Donuts. He had never had a Doughnut before today because of the egg in the batter. It’s okay, not to worry, I have been eating his share so they did not go to waste. ;-)

After arriving home from the doctor there was a knock at the door. Riley got a delivery of a cute stuffed animal with a ton of birthday balloons attached to it. These were from Grandma and Grandpa. As you can see, Riley really liked this surprise.


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Birthday Balloon Delivery
The delivery of the balloons.

The WOW of the Birthday Balloon Delivery
WOW!!! Check these out Mommy.

Check out these Birthday Balloons
These are cool balloons!

We celebrated Riley’s birthday by having breakfast for dinner. It is another one of those weird southern things we do. It was Riley’s choice, I promise. We had pancakes and sausage. Riley finally got to have my really fluffy pancakes (with blueberries added to his). Up until today I have made a special batch for him where I used baking soda, vinegar, and water as an egg substitute.

We topped off dinner with a few Birthday gifts. Here are the highlights.

Opening GeoTrax
Riley opening an addition to his GeoTrax train set.

I Love my new bike Daddy
Riley’s first two-wheeler.

Putting on the full armour
Gearing up for the first ride.

First Ride on a two-wheeled bicycle
Check him out.

First Ride on a two-wheeled bicycle
First ride on the new bike.

Daddy, this is a cool bicycle
“Daddy, this is a cool bike!”

I am a big boy now
Check him out. He is a big boy now.

Happy Birthday Riley,
We Love You, Daddy, Mommy, and Caden

PS: Caden walked across the living room for the first time yesterday. There’s a video on Caden’s Page. This a giant step for Caden.

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Riley”

  1. Addie Says:

    Yeah Riley! Yeah God!

    I am so glad you liked eggs Riley. And for anyone who thinks that eggs in bacon grease isn’t the bomb….try it.. you will LOVE it!

  2. byevad Says:

    Happy Birthday, Riley (a little belated)!

    I’m so glad that God has healed you so you can enjoy some of the finer foods in life. It looks like you enjoyed your birthday. Up here in the Northeast, we enjoy breakfast for dinner on occasion too. We love it in our house!

    One last thing, I think that Oct 18th is a great day to have a birthday on. My birthday is the same day.

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