I can't believe it is here! Our Riley guy turned five this past Sunday. I know everyone says this, but it really does just fly by. We started off the weekend with a friend party at Jumping Party of Fort Worth. So much fun!! Riley had a blast. It was a pirate party with eye patches, swords and all, and Riley was saying "Arrr-bee-dar" all day (the rest of us now say it all the time, too).Then we had the family party at Pops and Gigi's that night. Also so much fun. Then Sunday the big birth day, he wore his "I am 5 today" ribbon and had cupcakes in Sunday School and then we took him out for lunch. Then Monday at school, he wore his badge again and had cookies with his school friends. I believe that Happy Birthday was sung to him 6 times (not including the times he sang it to himself). Now he tells everyone that he isn't four anymore. He is very proud to be five.
So, at age 5 Riley LOVES his little sister, grilled cheese sandwiches, answering the phone (so beware if you call us), playing with his oh so many toys of all kinds, candy, getting out of bed in the morning, white cherry slurpees with two straws, going swimming, pancakes, playing video games with Daddy, making people laugh, going to Wal-mart, all the Star Wars movies, going to school and church, singing and dancing. He is not fond of grown-ups talking on the phone for SO long, meat, getting his hair washed, going to bed, Victoria taking long naps (but Mommy loves that!), Daddy and Gigi going to work everyday, orange juice, not being able to find something (just like his Daddy), and writing his name with upper AND lower case letter (prefers just using all uppercase).
Riley is just a joy-filled little boy that everything is so much fun when he is around. That is one of my most favorite things about him. The Lord has blessed him with a joy-filled spirit. Thank you God so much for that! He is such a treasure. I hate to see him grow-up so fast, but I am excited about the man he will become. I continually pray for his salvation, his bride-to-be and for God to give Carey and me wisdom on raising him into the man God would want him to be.
Reading the paper just like he sees Pops doing.