Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Random Riley Roundup

1. I picked up a new bowl for Riley from BB&B a few weeks ago, and it is so cool. It’s a gyro bowl, so supposedly it retains whatever is in it no matter which way Riley holds it. We’ve only used it once so far, but it works pretty well, plus it entertains him while he’s eating.

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2. Riley assumes a squatting position a lot these days, especially when we’re outside, because it allows him to further scrutinize whatever he’s got in his hands. I think he looks so cute when he “sits” like this!

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3. Although the weather down here hasn’t been what one would call consistent, we still try to get out for wagon rides as much as we can. One (warm) day it was leaves that occupied the boy’s attention, and the next (cold) day it was a butterfly. And his wagon is never without a plethora of acorns hanging out in the cup holders. Riley definitely loves discovering all that nature has to offer!

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4. I just love my little preppy boy. Thanks for the really cute sweater, Aunt E. :)

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5. Riley and Jem are still BFF’s, only the boy is now insisting on grabbing handfuls of fur and skin and tackling the feline to the ground to give him “hugs.” Poor Jem.


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Then again, this is the same cat that recently tipped over the wastebasket in my room and proceeded to lay down inside of it, so I don’t feel too bad for him. He can take care of himself, in his own weird ways.


6. I recently ordered a few things for Riley from Old Navy, and I couldn’t resist adding this owl hat to my order. How cute is it???

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Uncle Jeff liked it, too, but I told him he had to get his own. This one is Riley’s.


7. For some reason or another, I pulled out a plastic sword that was part of a Halloween costume a number of years ago, and Riley has claimed it as his own. After all, it goes perfectly with his plastic snake. (Although to be honest, I would have given him just about anything he wanted on this particular day since he woke up with a runny nose. He’s a trooper though, and he was actually in a fairly good mood most of the day considering!)

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Don’t you just love his new “angry” looks? (He should have practiced them more before Halloween….they would have been the perfect addition to his costume!) He cracks me up when he looks at me like that, but of course I tend to prefer him smiley instead.


8. Wonk potatoes is especially wonky when he sleeps at night.

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No, I did not place the blanket over his face; I found him like that when I went in to check on him before going to bed myself. But yes, I did uncover him before I left the room. I admit I was a little afraid he couldn’t breathe well enough, especially since he’s been sick.

9. Empty diaper boxes are excellent places to play.


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Especially if you bring your new sword in there with you.

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10. This has been a pretty busy month for us, but we have managed to steal some family time here and there, around our travels and the LSU football schedule, of course. We’ve practically lived in purple and gold lately!


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11. Nola and Nopsi are back in town for the holidays (six whole weeks!), and one of the first things they did was clean out their closet here so they would have enough room for all of their clothes. Riley might have inherited a pair of Nola’s old (pink) socks, as well as a random hairbrush. Lovely.


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12. Nola tried out a new popcorn popper the other day for lunch, and Riley got a kick out of watching it work its magic.


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Awesome pix! Especially that cute Uncle Jefferson. Now I know what to get him for christmas (shhhh...)

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