Saturday, March 15, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

It's Riley's birthday today!

Riley, I remember the day you were born. I was so nervous for your mom, and she was having you so early...I remember praying most of that day, first for the safety of you and your mom, and then praying in gratitude for such a healthy but tiny little nephew. You were my first "blood" nephew, and I was so excited that Jonah would have a little cousin so close in age to play with.


I took baby Jonah up to visit you when your mom brought you home and the first thing I noticed was your eyes. You'd focus on my face and just stare. I couldn't believe how much you looked like your mom. Even your expressions were just so "her".



Even when you were a toddler, you could sense your intelligence. You'd flip through your little books, babbling away at the words like you were reading the most interesting story. You loved to look at the pictures and point, and I remember one time laughing as you pointed to an animal, and then pronounced it "Daddy"!!! I laughed and laughed because well...your dad...he is kind of an animal. How wise you were Riley.




Your sense of humor has never let us down. You could make tiny Jackson laugh like no other! I remember tiny Casey and Jackson watching you and Jonah jump into the pool at the condo, and you were so unafraid. You and Jonah were being so silly, and it was apparent then that you had an awesome sense of humor!




Riley, you're such a good example. Your cousins look up to you, even the ones who are older than you. You're so sweet, and always willing to fill us in on any fact we don't quite know. You're a funny guy, Riley Curtis...and we love you!

Happy Birthday!!!

8 comments:

Lyd said...

Happy B-Day Riley!!! How fun. I love seein ya. Even if it's not that often, you're always a kick. You're such a good example to your brothers and cousins. Keep up the good work. hehe ;)

And I might add that I love that last pictcha. What was the story behind that one again?!

Alli Easley said...

numb from the dentist. Oh yeah baby...

-KJ said...

Happy Birthday Riley!!! It is fun that you and Spencer get to share a birthday!
I remember when you were born too! It was so fun for me because I was at college, and your dad came to pick me up to see you at the hospital. You were so tiny! 5 lbs 5 oz if I am correct. Look at how you have grown. You are such a great big brother, and so nice to all the little boys who look up to you. Spencer loves you!

Eliza said...

That was so nice. Riley especially loved the picture of his numb face.

ashleyO said...

lets not forget the time when he saw lydia and said "Lydia!!! You growed up!" Soooo funny!

what a smart boy you are! you make me laugh and smile all the day. Chappy Berfday yet again.

Springer Splatter said...

so I totally stocked your photos on flickr and they are beautiful!!! Another reason for you to move out here, I need our family pictures taken. Hey, what kind of camera are you using? Love to hear others secrets.

Mandy said...

HAPPY BIRHDAY RILEY! the best bdays are in march. :)

Alli Easley said...

Hey Miss Springer, I'm coming up in a couple weeks on Wed or Thurs, the first week of April. Wanna do your family pictures then? Oh and I totally checked out your blog for a few days before I commented, so we're not stalkers, just "interested parties"...right?