Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Last weekend, I volunteered at a nursing home. In my attempt to get Matt and Riley to join me, I asked, "Riley, do you like old people?"

Her pensive response? "No, not really. I like new people."

Oh well.

(I at least hope that bodes well for this impending sibling/pet.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

It's a Mammal!

As I mentioned recently on Facebook, Riley is convinced there's a baby whale in my tummy. She's surprisingly accurate, considering something *is* swimming around in there, and before long I will resemble a mother whale.

I'm hoping it's actually a baby human, because I recently learned that baby whales drink 100 gallons of milk each day. (I don't have that kind of equipment!)

Stay tuned. We'll get the verdict sometime early in October.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tiptoe/Trample Through the Tulips

Riley spent Saturday with my dad and my sister Sheri (who she affectionately calls "mommy's dad" and "mommy's sister") at the local tulip festival. She must have had a great time, because she was wired and ravenous the rest of the evening.

The next day, I got this e-mail from my sister:

"Your child is impossible to photograph, but I know that is no surprise to you!"

She's right. No surprise here. So I was pleasantly surprised that she and my dad managed to capture these cute photos:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Consider Yourselves Warned

GapKids sells princess t-shirts. Plan your shopping trips with your princess-obsessed three year old accordingly.

I told Riley I would get her a t-shirt for her birthday or when they go on sale, whichever came first. Unfortunately, I immediately noticed one on sale. (But fortunately, it's slightly less tacky than the one pictured below.)

*Sigh.* Am I spineless or is she persuasive?

(Don't answer that.)