Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day, Birthday

Earth Day was originally founded to originate awareness and appreciation of the natural beauty that our Earth has to offer.  Three years ago, we were given a whole new meaning to Earth Day.  The natural beauty of our Earth grew an extra size when my sweet niece made her grand entrance into the world.

Riley has brought so much laughter and extra joy in our lives that I can't remember a life before she was born.  There is nothing sweeter than hearing that little girl tell me that she NEEDS my hugs and kisses.  There is nothing funnier than hearing her declare that "My puppy has pooped in my home sweet home.  Daddy's had it with that dog."

I love nothing more than to listen to this sweet little face giggle.  She is almost always full of smiles and giggles, but her Pappy (aka, my Dad) has a way of making her laugh that keeps her going for minutes on end.  Her giggle is SO contagious, and it is always a good idea to make a visit to see Riley when you are feeling down.

She has grown so quickly from the sweet newborn that my family waited on for 16 hours on April 22, 2008 to a beautiful little girl.  I will never forget holding her for the first time and declaring that her button nose was my favorite feature of hers.

Happy 3rd Birthday sweet Riley!  Uncle Jason and "Your" Paige love you so much!


Brittney said...

How sweet! Happy birthday to Riley!

Jax said...

Happy Birthday, Riley!! And oh how I LOVE these photos! My fav is the one of ya'll in the fountain!!!!

Erika and Jason said...

She's a cutie!

Ashley said...

Totally made me cry! Such a sweet little girl who is loved by so many!! Can't wait until Baby Ethan gets that same kind of love!

Heather said...

She is such a cutie!! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!