This year we celebrate Riley's birthday at the MAC. Some of her closest school friends and neighborhood friends came to share some snacks and cupcakes with her, followed by playing on the indoor playscape and swimming at the pool.
|She asked for a "mermaid" themed party|
|4th year veteran parents with our 4-year-old|
|Height: 40.5in @ 66%tile|
Weight: 35lbs @ 50%tile
She giggles at just about everything. She sometimes instigates conflict with her brother, but that is not at all an indication of her growing love for him-- she will randomly tell me how much she loves Connor and enjoys her role as big sister. Her current interests include singing, dancing, swimming, Disney princesses. She is still the great eater she's always been, her favorite foods including shrimp, chicken wings, rice, brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes and guavas (from YY's house). She loves to paint, she is picking up phonics and writing.
To say I am proud of this young lady is a complete understatement. I wish more than anything I had words to describe all the feelings that churn in my heart when I think of the love I have for my daughter. She is the best gift from God, and although parenting has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, it has been by far the most rewarding. Being a mom has changed me in ways I never imagined possible, and that gift, that blessing, that honor, that privilege is something I could have never experienced had it not been for Riley.
Happy birthday, my sweet Riley.