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Happy Birthday Riley

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Today Riley turned 4 years old. The BIG news of the day is that Riley no longer allergic to eggs. Praise God!!! Yeah!!! Riley was diagnosed as allergic to eggs when he was six months old. He has been getting better over the years. Today he 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 scrambled eggs, and LOVED them. He was given the all clear and topped off his morning with a strawberry filled doughnut from Dunkin Donuts. He has never had a Doughnut before today because of the egg in the batter.

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.

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. We had pancakes and sausage. Riley finally got to have my really fluffy pancakes (with blueberries added to his) that I make that also have egg in them. 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

Summer Fun

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

It is time to update family and friend with some pictures of Riley. Riley has been a very strong and supportive boy recently for his little brother Caden. Caden has been hospitalized several times this year and even had heart surgery a few weeks ago. Riley has remained strong through it all.

Riley is now over 3 1/2 year old. He enjoys riding his bike (tricycle) and playing with his brother. He knows more sign language than anyone in the family even though his hearing is likely the best of everyone in the house. He loves watching Signing Times videos with Caden and teaches Mommy and Daddy what he learns.

Riley can now recite his address including street name, house number, city, and state. He has also picked up on some basic addition skills.

The picture below shows Riley on his new twin size mattress with his new Thomas and Friends bedding set. He has now gone a few months staying clean and dry at night. The twin mattress replaced the crib size mattress that was on race car bed for almost two years.

Little Flying Ace

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Little Ace on the Flight Line

Riley hanging out at the airportt

Today Riley got to his wish. He has been asking for a while if he could go on an airplane ride with Daddy. Riley helped me pre-flight the plane and then we belted him into his booster seat and took to the air. Riley seemed a little nervous so we did not stay up for very long. The first thing he said after we got parked was, “Can we go back up Daddy?” I told him we would go another day.

Riley helps pre-flight by removing the tie-down

Riley climbs into the co-pilot’s seat

Strapped in and ready to go

Riley strolls across the flight line at 50J after his ride

We made it to the bridge today

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

It was a load of fun. The whole family went for a walk on the new Cooper River Bridge this evening after church. You can see more pictures here. Enjoy!

Oh yeah…Check out Daddy’s personal blog “The Land of Ozz” for more about our visit.

Meet Riley

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

I will let Riley introduce himself with a priceless performance given on the way back from a day of “Go Bye Bye” with Daddy in the “Green Car”. That translates to me taking my son Riley (30 months old) out for the afternoon. We were planning on walking up onto the new Cooper River Bridge and then seeing a movie. The bridge thing did not work out due to weather but we did get to see a movie and make a run to one of the bog box discount stores for mass quantities of diapers, paper goods, and other things that are much cheaper to buy in bulk.

On the way home Riley started singing. He must have sang this one song about a dozen times on the way home. Once I got stopped in front of our house I ask him to repeat it one more time for the camera. I know you will enjoy this as much as I did.

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May God bless you and yours.