Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Riley

Happy 5th Birthday Riley!!!

Today is Riley's 5th birthday and she got to celebrate with all of her cousins at the lake cabin. The one thing she asked for was a "peeata". We let her pick that out and she picked the traditional burro. She thought it was a cute horsey. We didn't argue with her. She wanted a princess theme so we got Cinderella and Prince charming for her cake.

She starts Kindergarten this year and it's hard to believe that she joined our family 5 years ago. I think I was still in shock because she came so quickly after Preston, but we were excited to have our first girl and we spoiled her rotten. We are paying for it now. :) It was soon evident that she was "large and in charge" and very much the boss of her older brothers, who dote on her and are very protective. The best thing about she and Preston being so close in age is that they are best friends. She is happy and beautiful and has many "boyfriends", all of whom she will be marrying as soon as she gets permission from her parents. We thought there would be issues when Cassie came along, but she has taken on the mothering role and is very protective and helpful with her sister. We love you Ri, you bring joy and happiness into our lives every day. We are thankful you chose our family.

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