Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Float Building

Riley got to ride the donkey during our float building work day at the shop on Saturday. We had a good group of workers and think our float looks pretty good this year. It will be in the Christmas parade here in Murray the first weekend of December.
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Hunter or UT Fan?

Daddy says this is his little hunting buddy but others would argue that the orange hat only needs a white "T" to make her a Vols fan. Tim says no way, that she will be a UK fan. Anyway, this is what happens when Dad is getting Riley ready to go and he can't find her little strawberry sock hat. Uncle Johnny would be proud. The other day she went out in a Ford sock hat.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Riley's Dedication

We had Riley's dedication on Tuesday night at Kirksey UM. Bro. Kendrick Lewis did the service. He did a wonderful job and our friend Glynis sang a song during the service. We had a lot of friends and family there to support us and Riley was on her best behavior all night. In fact, she even hugged brother Lewis when he held her at the end of the service.


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Monday, November 17, 2008

Riley & Grandpa Wilson

Tim snapped this picture while I was gone last week when my folks came to help with Riley. She was sitting with Grandpa Wilson watching Hee Haw (her favorite).
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Sunday Morning

I try to get pictures of Riley on Sunday mornings because that is usually when we pay more attention to hair and shoes etc. I am currently in Somerset, KY at a conference so this is Tim's first solo run with Riley for a couple of days. I might be worried except I know Tim has had great help while I've been away. Donna has done double duty this week keep Riley and getting her ready for bed on Wednesday. Then my folks came down last night to stay and keep Riley today. I'm sure she is being spoiled rotten but that is ok. I miss her but in my first test I haven't cried hysterically or felt homesick. I'll be glad to settle in tonight back home with her and Tim and watch the Cats in their season opener!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Sink Bath

Riley is quickly outgrowing her baby tub but she isn't quite ready for the big bath tub yet. Here are some pictures of her in the sink for a bath. She is playing with her rubber ducky. She doesn't seem to mind bathtime too much.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Election Day

I had Tuesday off from work for election day so Riley and I enjoyed the beautiful weather. I took some pictures of her in front of the house in her John Deere stuff. She mainly wanted to eat leaves and other items she could find in the yard. We took her with us when we went to vote and everybody kept saying what a sweet little boy she was. I had taken the bow out before we went. Big mistake. I wish I had gotten a picture of Riley at the polling place. I figure she will read about this year's election in her school text books in 10 years.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Riley Crawling

Riley has started crawling...well it is more of a scoot/slide/drag motion but she is managing to move towards things she wants more. In this video she is wearing a t-shirt from the Farm Machinery Show that dad bought for her before she was born.

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Oh the Horror!

So this weekend was filled full of all kinds of terrible things. First...trick or treating! Someone gave us a costume so we thought we might run her around to some folks from church and to Gran's since it was his birthday. A couple of people we wanted to visit live in Murray so we thought we would start there. Big mistake! After the first two stops we shortened our list in a big way. There were kids everywhere! And not just little ones. High school kids were trick-or-treating and you couldn't even drive down some of the streets there were so many cars blocking the way while the little ones darted in and out of the bushes and across the streets. I just knew Tim's patience with these cars stopped in the middle of the road was going to wear out and he was going to plow someone out of the way. We couldn't even get down one street there were so many cars backed up. I bet in these subdivisions they have to take out a loan just to buy enough candy.

I guess growing up in the country we just didn't do halloween this way. I can remember it usually being late when we finally got in from the field and dressed to go out. By that time of night the only safe places to go were to family so we usually hit Grandma and Grandpa's and sometimes Aunt Jancie's. I think they knew we weren't going many places because they always gave us tons of candy - and not the little bars either...the full size ones! I just hope Riley is content with visiting family and friends because I don't think either of us will go for the door-to-door madness we saw Friday night.

My other frights came on Saturday and Sunday. Because Riley is starting to crawl we put on the door locks for the cabinets. Now everytime I grab a cabinet door I'm met with resistance and that is maddening when I'm in a hurry. And it terrifies me that Riley loves Hee Haw. She will sit and watch it with Tim and never take her eyes off it. She especially likes Grandpa Jones playing the banjo. She was crying Sunday night and Tim turned him on. She stopped crying and set glued to the sights and sounds. I fear they will gang up on me in the future and force me to watch these types of shows that they think are so funny but aren't!
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