2.08.2015

My Girl

This evening, Riley fell asleep in my arms. I think the last time this happened was at least 2 years ago so I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy this. In fact, I loved every second of it. Reminiscing about the last time this happened and my arm going numb reminding me of how big she is made my heart want to explode. How is my first baby no longer a baby? People always say "enjoy it now, they grow up so fast" but I never imagined this fast.

Riley is truly a special little girl. She just understands so much more than you would believe a 3-year-old capable of. She is thoughtful and loving. She is introverted although not shy. She still loves to sing and dance. She is starting to pick up on phonetics. She quotes the bible. She loves books. She thinks she's a Disney princess. She will only wear tops that have a "ruffle" for twirling. She asks for "Anna hair" (two braids) or "Elsa hair" (one French braid). She loves being a big sister. She absolutely hates to get in trouble, even though she can't help but test us sometimes. There are so many just amazing things about this girl and I wish I took more times like these to sit and truly appreciate this little blessing of ours.