Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Riley!

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! 

Yesterday, this boy turned NINE and I know all too well these precious days are numbered. 
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. 
Riley's pick! 
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;) 


Melissa said...

We have a December birthday in our family too and I love seeing how other mamas make the day extra special amidst the Christmas season. I always say I want him to have the same birthday he would have in April or September, so it just involves some extra planning. Love that your Elf brought a bday balloon!

My older boys asked for that same Street Hawk racer and I can't wait for them to get it on Christmas morning! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

I cannot believe little Riley is 9. Ahhh, where does the time go? He's always looked like such a sweetheart. Happy Birthday cutie!! Merry Christmas Jenny. xo, Jess

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome boy!

Brian & Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Riley! Merry Christmas!