Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Card Outtakes...

So for weeks now we have been trying to get our act together to do Christmas Card Pictures....Let's just say this will serve as the Riley Family Christmas Card! We have been so busy that is seems we never have a free second to think about getting dressed and finding the right location!

Meg (my wonderful SIL) has offered numerous times to help us out...but we were never home! So these are a few that I tried to snap last week of was so cold he really wanted nothing to do with it!

Love this one....but you can't see his precious little face!

It was so windy and cold this day he would hardly look up!

His favorite thing to do while taking pictures...saying Cheese! His little hands were freezing by the time we were done!

At least he was facing the right direction!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!!! So many exciting things for the Riley Family to look forward too!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

Last weekend we headed to Noni and Popi's house for the annual Christmas Tree Adventure! We were pretty excited about taking Peyton for his first trip to mountains to find the perfect tree. We have not taken him in previous years due to our crazy schedules, but this year it worked out great!

Off we went on Saturday morning and began our adventure. We stopped and ate at Cracker Barrel as we always do and had a blast. Next off to place flowers on my great grandmothers grave in celebration of Christmas. Next stop...The Christmas Tree Farm!!! Little did we know the adventure that would lie ahead.

As we were driving, we could see the mountain in the distance and Kevin proceeded to say it is coming down like crazy up there! (One little bit of had been snowing since we left my parents house! Just flurries, nothing major!) We continued on our journey and finally reaching our destination. When we got there we could hardly believe that there was so much snow on the ground and it was not stopping!!!

We got out of the car and bundled up...but were not prepared in any way for the bitter cold. Seeing that we are from the beach, we do not own proper attire for bitter cold and snowy days! From the time we stepped out of the truck, Peyton was a wreck. He hated the snow falling in his face and hated being so cold! We managed to help Noni and Popi find the perfect tree and off the the three of us went to get warm while Noni and Popi waited to have it cut down!

This is Peyton miserable in the freezing cold!!

I can only imagine he is thinking just take me inside where it is warm! Bless his heart!

One of the many trees that we found...

As if the bitter cold and snow was not enough, as we were coming down the mountain we ran into a huge traffic jam only to learn they had closed the mountain!! Our 2 hour trip home turned into about a 4 hour trip home!!! Such a nightmare, yet such a wonderful Christmas memory!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cute Christmas Memories...

Just a few things that I want to remember about Peyton's 3rd Christmas...thus far!

1. His favorite Christmas songs are the Chipmunks, The Donkey Song and Jingle Bells! As soon as he hears any of the above he gets the biggest grin on his face and starts to is the cutest thing ever. He will sing Jingle Bells all the time and just this week has started to sing Santa Claus is coming to town.

2. Still very nervous about Santa....We went to the mall yesterday but Peyton simply wanted to see him from afar. Santa noticed us watching from the the 2nd floor and began to wave at P. He simply smiled his nervous smile and did a very small wave! :)

3. We are taking P to see the Legendary Santa in Richmond on Friday. We did this last year and P wanted nothing to do with it so this year we are changing things up a bit and doing tea with Santa. Should be a lot of fun...we will definitely post pictures next weekend.

4. His Christmas list changes with the day but a few things that he has mentioned are a firetruck, anything related to toy story, choo choo trains...the normal boy toys!

5. On a total separate note, he has started to tell us that he is ready to go to school. He wants to go to school with Colie and ride in Meggies car. We hear this at least 10 times a day. He wants to take his books and go by himself. So hard to believe that our sweet baby boy can possibly be ready to start school! Makes me want to cry!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Little Cookie...

Happy Halloween...better late than never!!!

Peyton dressed up as an Oreo Cookie this year. It was one of the only costumes that had no head piece. This child likes nothing on his head. We decided to not even attempt it! P went trick or treating with his best buddies "Tolie" (Cole) and Bailey! We went to a few houses and that was enough...the "older" costumes were a bit much for the kiddos!!

Big Smiles for the picture...

Mommy and her cookie!!

Love this one...walking along checking everything out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Th New House!!!

We have been very busy with the house lately...It is amazing how fast it goes up...So many decisions to make and having to do it with a 2 year old....well that is a chore in itself!

Here are a few pictures from the beginning...

The lot...not a very good view in the back, but the other way is amazing!

The digging has begun...Peyton thought that all the dirt was pretty neat!

Pouring the concrete...

Putting our everlasting (or so we thought) mark into the foundation.... (KAP Riley 10-18-10)
The guys came over to us later and told us he accidentally wiped over it!

Peyton checking out the big concrete truck....he likes to check it all out from the car!

More pictures to come soon!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Where is Peyton???

There he is....

You would think from these pictures that Peyton would like taking a bath!!! That is so no the case...Yet, this particular day he was loving it!

Kevin is always saying that we have way too many bath toys...and I would have to agree!!!

The Dixie Classic Fair 2010

Our computer is so incredibly confusing with uploading pictures....that is why there has been such a break....AGAIN!!

These are our pictures from the fair...and did we have fun eating our way through the midway this year!!

Here is Peyton and Noni and the first course...Chicken and Dumplings....

Then there is my all time favorite...a chocolate covered frozen banana (with sprinkles and nuts of course!)

And Kev's favorite...the GIANT Turkey Leg...Peyton is not too sure what to think about it! :)

We decided to snap a family picture this year before we left...

And then with Noni and Popi!

We had such a fun night and the weather was amazing!!! We can't wait until next year!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fair 2010

We are on our way to NC today to go to the Dixie Classic Fair...and needless to say we are beyond excited!

Peyton has not missed one in his short little life and we don't plan too!! He is already talking about the cotton candy and frozen bananas and popcorn, etc!

Pictures will be posted next week!!! Until then...the first two are when Peyton was 5 months old and the bottom two are when he was 17 months how time has flown by!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My First Haircut....August 28 2010

August 28 2010...It is easy to see from the picture below where we have been....the inevitable has happened...
This is what it looked like when we went in...We loved his curls and his "surfer boy" hair style...but we were getting asked every day how old SHE was and when we were going to make the first cut....

Sweet Baby Boy

Sitting on moms lap not knowing what is going on...He cried the whole time we were in that chair!!!

Lollipops were our friend that day! He looks so cute with his shorter cut! Hopefully we will not wait another 2 years to cut it again!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bye Bye Mommy and Daddy

Look who knows how to open the door...and who LOVES his Toy Story backpack...he takes it too church every Sunday!


Pictures will not upload, so this is a test

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Potty update...

So sorry for the lack of pictures...Kevin has not had time to work on the Mac yet to store them so I have given him that chore for the weekend!

In other news...I decided that this week we were going to start wearing big boy undies most of the day...and to our surprise, Peyton has done amazing with it! We are only wearing diapers at nap time and night time! I was so excited the other day that I only had to change 1 diaper!!! Woohoo!

On a side note, I was rocking Peyton for his nap and he looked up to me after reading his books and said "itsy pider"...melt my heart...he wanted me to sing the itsy bitsy spider!

He makes my world!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My First Movie

Hello there world! Long time since we have updated!

We had a first experience yesterday and just wanted to document it! We took Peyton to his very first movie...Toy Story 3! We were a little concerned about how he was going to do since he is only 2. We were not sure if would sit through and entire movie, but we were pleasantly surprised...

We talked to him all morning about going to see Buzz, Woody and Rex. He loves the first two toy story so we felt pretty safe. We got to the mall got our tickets and then hit the concession stand! It was heaven for him...he kept saying popcorn, coke, popcorn, coke...on and on! Then he wanted m and m's and gummi bears and every thing he could get his hands on.

After our purchase of our goodies off we went to find our theater! Peyton began to get nervous as we made our way through the hallway. We got to our door and in we went. At first he cried and kept telling us he wanted to go bye-bye! Then the kid previews started and he began to settle down! What a relief it was to us!

By the time the movie started all he kept saying was "Buzz, Woody, Rex!" He was so excited and finally started in on the popcorn!

He did great and almost made it through the entire movie. He fell asleep with about 20 minutes left! What a trooper he was!

We can't wait to take him to the next one!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where or where have we been

Besides the fact that the computer would not load pictures for weeks, we think we have gotten that issue under control! That is not the only reason we have been away!


It is such a bittersweet move...this is the house where we brought Peyton home too...and have made so many memories! On the other hand, I am excited to be moving into a smaller house where my Fridays are not spent entirely on cleaning!!!

May 17 2008

So we are on to packing this house up and trying to enjoy the beach a little when we can! Thank goodness we are not moving to far...I am not sure how Peyton would be if this wasn't his backyard!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Beach Days...

This is where we have been spending our days...

Peyton has started to become pretty adventurous around the bay!

He loves to play with his shovels...
Running with his Daddy through the water...
One of our new favorite these blond curls!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Where to Begin....Peyton turns 2!

We are finally back up and running...the Mac is giving Kevin a headache! We finally got pictures loaded tonight from back in MAY!!! Man there has been a lot going on! So we will begin where we left off! Peyton's 2 year Birthday Party...

We actually got the Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Machine...whoever knows me knows that I am completely addicted to Frozen Yogurt! Peyton has started to like it just as much!
Peyton's awesome Birthday cake made by Patti Cakes....She is amazing!!!
Pics of his personal cake...
The top of the cake...a surfing monkey!
The whole cake!!! It was red velvet and it was delicious! Peyton had no interest in the cake. He was more interested in everyone here...especially the kids!