Here is a little collection of pictures from the first couple of years of riley's life.... he was, and still is, the sweetest boy! turning 10 today was such a milestone! double-digits now... and not looking back! i cannot believe he is 10!!! that means he has been bringing joy to my life for a decade now! he really seems to have grown up overnight, but then again, it feels like he only arrived yesterday!
i am so proud of this little guy, he is confident, yet sensitive, capable... but a tad lazy, friendly, loyal and loving. it has been such a delight watching him grow up. i remember the helpless newborn, the adorable toddler, the excited pre-schooler and now the active boy he is today. into anything with wheels, riley loves his ripstick (and is soooo good at it!) his skateboard, scooter and bike... he loves surfing, boogie boarding, cricket and footy. he loves to read, his ds and playing wii and playstation. he is a good big brother to isaac, but is struggling to cope with ella at the age she is right now (arent we all??? lol!!) i am proud of how well he has fit into his new school this year... after only one year he has made some amazing friends... close friends.... really good mates - and i am so happy for him!
sometimes i wish i could have my little curly-haired, blue-eyed boy back... who loved to run in the backyard and play in the sandpit... but now i look at him choosing playlists for his new i-pod... using words like "random" and starting to talk about girls (while blushing...) i can see the new and exciting world he has ahead of him... he has his whole life ahead of him... with lots of new and exciting possibilities....
so after looking at these pics... here is a pic of him today - dont you love the mohawk?? he loves his blonde tips tho ... just another sign of him growing up!
happy, happy birthday... my adorable big boy! i love you with every ounce of my heart... i am so proud you and hope you have enjoyed a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!! xx