Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hurricane Riley Turns 4

Dear Riley,

It is hard to believe that you are turning 4 today.  It seems like I've barely had time to blink and these last 4 years have disappeared.  You have certainly taken our family on an amazing ride these last 4 years. 

Last year  I was very nervous about you turning 3 and graduating from the Guild School.  Time and time again you show me there is no need to worry about you.  You will find success every where you go!  This last year in preschool has been amazing.  From the first day you walked into your classroom you have belonged. It is amazing to watch you grow and learn.  Your teachers and therapists push you each day and each day you rise to the challenge.  You still try to smile and operate on "cute" but they know you well and don't let you slide by with your amazing smile.  I love to hear the reports coming home from school about how well you are counting or how many letters you know.  When I listen to you counting your animals or telling them how to spell Riley my heart swells with pride! 

We have celebrated your birthday several times over the last week and each time you are so excited when you realize we are singing just to you.  I love that you smile with your entire body!  Riley you have an amazing smile and laugh, and your dad, brother and I are so blessed that you share it with us each day!  You have an exceptional gift of knowing when others need a good hug or a huge smile.  I am the luckiest person to get one of those amazing hugs each day!

Riley William you are an amazing boy and I am very blessed to your mom.  I am sure this next year will be another amazing one.  I'm looking forward to watching you grow and learn.  Enjoy being 4 buddy you have a lot of playing to do!

Love you always!

We celebrated Riley's birthday with the family at Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie holds up candles just fine!

Hanging out with my cousin Kayla waiting for my pie

Chillin with Pa and Me maw

Riley loved the musical card Great Gramma Elsie sent!

Ooh whats in here?

Ta Da...  sweet new shirts from Gramma Debbie and Grampa Tom

More cupcakes with friends!

Riley has had lots and lots of snow for his birthday week... 

I don't like the snow either buddy but don't worry... its your party and you can cry if you want to!

You didn't think I could leave you with anything less than a good laugh did you??


  1. Happy Birthday handsome little Riley!!

  2. Awwww, that made me cry!! Happy birthday to my favorite little guy!!!

  3. Happy Birthday adorable little angel! I feel lucky to know you!!

  4. Beautiful Mar!

    I LOVE that last pic - so awesome.

    Am I mistaken or do I see some Hurricane Riley results in the background of the t-shirts pic? hee!hee!


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