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It’s Really All About Riley


I have just one thing to say….


A picture says a thousand words and that one is packed with a thousand words of cuteness.

This weekend we visited my son and his sweet wife and our newest family member, just turned 1 year, ole Riley boy. He is the epitome of baby hugableness.


Being the mother of my son, I am the only resource to testify that this little guy is the spitting image of his daddy. I kid you not. From the color and texture of his brown locks to the sparkle of his blue eyes. That includes his ready smile and open joy of the world and all it contains.


His little smile is infectious. He makes Grandpa smile.


This is his daddy.


Today was his first trip to the park… ever. Can you figure out what he thought of it?




All that space to run around with no barriers blocking his way. He ran ….


… and slid and …


… and crawled…


and ran some more. The park was his undoing, though. Before we knew it, ol’ Riley started tuckering out. He ran at home, his aunt chasing him all over, giggling and laughing. This little guy finds joy in everything and makes everyone around him happy.


We loved seeing Riley, and his mom and dad of course. But really… it was all about Riley.

This is my little piece of heaven this week.

Our New Addition to the Family


This post is long over due.

This month has been one continuous activity after another. I finally had a visit with our newest family member. Meet Riley Higgs.

He is now two months old. And he is my grandson. I can’t believe I have entered into this chapter of my life. I am amazed at how comfortable it feels. I pictured myself kicking and screaming, being forced to look at this stage of life. I thought I would feel terribly old. But instead this little guy makes me feel young and full of life. Thank you Jeremy and Marlana for this wonderful little gift.

He is such a cute little peanut.

His parents take such good care of him. They have discovered the ups and downs of parenthood. Keep your chins up guys, it really does get better and you relax more too.

I love those eye brows. They are so expressive and full of smooth curves.

But really, he just plain pretty. I am biased, I know.

This is our daughter’s first experience with handling a baby. She did great. I was surprised how comfortable she seemed with the little guy.

Thank you to our son and daughter in law for making our visit so wonderful and making us so entirely welcome. We can’t wait to come back and see our little baby again… Oh and mom and dad too.