This is the boy who crawls over the front seat of the van each morning while in car line, just to make sure he can give me one more goodbye hug!
This is also the boy who still reaches for my hand while watching a movie or walking in a parking lot together!
We enjoyed celebrating the birthday boy all day long! Christmas birthdays can be difficult, but I think Riley really enjoys having his birthday this time of year. We try our best to make sure he feels celebrated and special, even amidst the Christmas chaos.
When Riley woke up, our elf Sam was ready to greet him with a special birthday balloon.
And before breakfast, Riley opened up his birthday present from all of us.
He was so excited to receive the flying car he's been hoping for;)
Cinnamon Rolls were the birthday boys request for breakfast!
Later that morning, we headed over to my parents house for our annual cookie decorating party with our cousin's
AND to celebrate Ri's special day!
And one thing is for sure...
with so much family around, any time we're all together, it's a PARTY.
Riley brought his sweet friend, Davis along for the day too.
The kids had so much fun making a mess in Mimi's kitchen...
and decorating a few cookies too:)
Frosting, sprinkles, and cookie crumbs were everywhere.
A sign of a good time, for sure.
That night, we enjoyed one of Riley's favorite dinners (beef and broccoli) and then had chocolate eclair cake for dessert.
We LOVE this boy with all of our hearts!
He is such a sweet blessing to our family and I can't wait to see all the Lord has in store for this boy!
Happy 9th Birthday, RiRi!!!
Next year we will be celebrating double didgets;)