Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Random Moments I Still Want to Remember
Another one of Riley's recent games includes going to his toy box or basket of books and collecting a handful of objects to go and give to one of us. He'll want you to hold the wide array of objects before he ultimately decides he has given you enough items and is ready to escort them all the way across the room and put them on top of his toy box. Then the little game begins all over again and continues for usually 2 or 3 more rounds before he decides to go on to something else. Here's a picture taken just yesterday of Riley loading up Daddy with his latest precious cargo!
So, just to keep you posted, we still do have contact with Riley's birthparents. Kristin e-mails me about once every few months. Her last e-mail on Nov. 28th said she just wanted to say hey and let us know that they had moved to a small town outside of Olympia, WA and that she also had a new e-mail address because her other one had a virus and was full of Spam. I replied back with a few pictures of Riley attached from Thanksgiving and let her know that I was thankful for the new address and wanted to send them a Christmas card and some pictures we had taken at Portrait Innovations (see pic to the left). She just wrote me this week in an e-mail to say they got our card and his picture and love it. They can't believe how much Riley has grown. Lily and Lex are excited for Santa and keep asking "How many more sleeps until he comes?". Kristin said they are finished unpacking and like the new town and all it's history, but she hasn't even had a chance to thinking about Christmas shopping yet. It's nice to know that she still cares and wants to stay in touch. I know that will be important for Riley to know as well!
We are enjoying our first full week of Christmas vacation. Riley had his Christmas party at his daycare today and Chris and I were busy finishing shopping, wrapping gifts, and catching up on household chores. But we did manage to get in a nice lunch at Rusan's suishi buffet and hope to take Riley to our favorite Ethiopian restaurant tonight if he's in a good mood (it's been a little hit or miss with eating out lately). We're planning on taking him back to the Children's Museum and for a haircut on Friday before we start all the Christmas festivities (church service, gifts, seeing my family on Christmas and the day after, traveling to Indiana Tues. night and then going to Ohio for the Fisher Christmas/New Year's gathering). Should be a busy, yet delightful next few weeks!