Friday, June 12, 2015

Our Life: Welcome Home Riley Family

We are beyond excited to officially be in our new house!!!!! We closed, and it's really ours. We have spent two days cleaning out weed infested flower beds, and I couldn't be more proud. I want everyone in our neighborhood to know we are here to stay and that we value our home. Our to do list is an epic mile long... But I am most excited about the pool!!!

The previous people to live here were renters, and it doesn't appear that they cared for the home as we wish they would have. Our pool liner is trashed, but we were beyond blessed that the seller split the cost with us. It is a custom order, so it will take some time to come in but by July the Riley Crew should be splish-splashing on the daily. 

It's been a long process, but it couldn't have worked any better for us. We sold our old house to a great family and were able to move into our new house before we closed. 

God always has a plan that is better than any plan we could imagine.

I would have never dreamed we could be somewhere before closing. I would have never dreamed that we would get to be less than a mile and a half from my mom. I would have never dreamed that the master in between the kids rooms would be perfect. 

The boys and the dogs are already settling in quite nicely.

We thank you for all the prayers and well wishes in what was one of the biggest jumps of our whole lives. God is good. Can't wait to continue making this house our home for many years to come.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bo: 8 Months of Baby-Awesomeness

8 Month picture with a 25 month guest star - Big Brother Moose! 

How Big?: We get to officially weigh in a month, and since the move, momma doesn't have the scale out.... So around 17-18 pounds and 28 inches tall kid! 
Clothing Size?: I seriously need to find this boys summer jammies! He needs 18 month pjs and not to be still wearing fleece! He is wearing pretty much everything 18 month at this point. 
What/When is he eating?: Yes says Bo! FEED ME! He will eat almost ANYTHING. We are feeding him the squeezie packets of baby food, PUFFS like crazy, Yogurt Melts, a TON of guacamole, and anything else he can get a hold of. Baby boy loves to eat. He is still nursing, too! That's right - we have made it further than any Riley baby has ever been before. Taking the record and smashing it on the daily now :) Wooooo. 
Sleep?Bo is having a little sleep regression with the move, sickness, and teething. I am a tired mommy. 
Movement?: He is into everything. This dude is crazy. He climbs. He crawls. He cruises. He chases dogs and his brother. He jumps in a bouncer. Kid wants to go go go. 
Milestones?: New house is kind of the BIG deal for us. Bo also had his first ice cream and cake. (I guess we won't be waiting for his birthday on that.) He is babbling and standing up in his crib. He is getting to be such a big boy.  
Hardest Moment(s) of the Month: Moving is hard. Moving with kids is harder. I cried several times leaving the house that Bo came home from the hospital to. I know that there are great things in store for us as a family, but man oh man. Also, with moving with a crawler... there are boxes everywhere and stuff for him to get in everywhere! 
Best Moment(s) of the MonthI think getting into our new house has been amazing. We are supposed to close tomorrow, but watching our kids play together has made the entire process worth it. You can hear the slap of Bo's little crawling hands, and he can get anywhere he wants. I love how connected it makes us feel!
Looking Forward toSummer.. Summer... Summer...Summer....Summer...SUMMMMMMMER