Friday, 23 September 2011

Riley Turns Three.

Last Sunday my little man turned three. I guess that means he's not so little anymore. No longer my baby boy. He has grown up so much. Honestly the time has gone so quickly and he has changed so much in such a short amount of time. 

Riley, you are such an amazing boy. You are so smart, clever and charming. You surprise me everyday. You are a caring and cheeky big brother to Lyla. You tease her, but worry about her too, she idolizes you and shares all her snacks with you if you ask her too. You get all the breakfast things out and ready every morning. You are getting very good at buttering and cutting your toast. You can dress yourself and have been fully toilet train for at least six months. Your manners astound me and you use them appropriately, especially to help you get what you want. You are smart that way. I love that you can speak so well. You can comprehend and understand more than i give you credit for. You are a worrier too, and have little meltdowns when things don't go the way you think they should, but you are getting better at channeling these frustrations. You like going to your pre-kinder program and enjoy helping the teaches run the class! You like to sing and make up your own little songs. You love 'The Octonauts' and refer to yourself as 'Captain', Lyla is 'Peso', Dad is 'Kwazi' and i am 'Dashi', and call us by these names often. You like cars, trains, planes and pretty much anything that moves. You keep me very busy and always make me laugh. The other day you pinched my cheeks and said 'you are sooo cheeky mama... you make me smile a lot' and you know what? you make me smile a lot too!











To celebrate Riley's birthday we had a small bbq at home {after driving back from Sydney i wasn't up for much more} It was a beautiful afternoon spent with friends and family. Relaxing in the garden, plenty of food, drinks, bubbles, fun and of course an Octonauts ice cream cake as requested by the little man himself {i did my best to make this happen!}. Riley loves spending time with his grown up friends just as much as the ones his own age. He was given lots of lovely things {including Topsy and Banana} and had a great day!

For all this and more, i am grateful. 

Joining Sonia from lioness lady for maxabella's grateful link up. You should join in too. .

Happy weekend!

x jody


24 comments:

  1. Jody, he is so gorgeous. Hasn't time flown? So sad that it passes so quickly but so exciting that he's growing up to be so lovely. And so like Mr S!

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  2. Now he is just Adorable! What a beautiful post about your boy. Time certainly flies at this age, doesn't it. My baby is turning 3 in December and it makes me feel sad that all those tiny baby days are behind me.

    It was nice to meet you.

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  3. What an absolutely beautiful post Jody! So so sweet.
    He is such a well mannered boy ("do you have a slide at your house Amelia?") and I look forward to spending more time with all of you. :)
    Gorgeous gorgeous post xxx

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  4. What a beautiful post Jody. Riley & my Bebito are only a few days apart and they sound so very similar. The photos look beautiful too! These oldest boys of ours are the biggest blessing. Well done to you for raising such a great little man. Much love, Cat. Ps. Can Riley have a word to my S about toilet training please!!?? ;)

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  5. Awww. Your little man is just gorgeous.
    Mine just turned three too. No longer a baby - or even a toddler, technically.
    It's the most magical age though, isn't it?
    Such a worthy grateful.
    :-)

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  6. My little man will be Three in December too....boy I hope he is like your little fella by then.... We are currently practicing a lot of the triumphs you refer too. I hope his happy day wiped out your sad one xx

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  7. Beautifully written, Jody. And those photos are just gorgeous. It looked like it was a wonderful day. We're in party mode here at the moment - a first birthday and then a fourth birthday! Time goes too fast! x

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  8. Happy birthday to Captain Riley.
    My 5 yrs old boys love the Octonauts too.
    They take on characters and missions. The DVD is a huge hit on our holiday roadtrip.
    Love Riley's cake.

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  9. Oh Happy Birthday Master Riley! What a beautiful party Jody and such gorgeous snaps to forever treasure it by.
    The pic of the four of you all around the cake is just superb, seriously magical xo

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  10. Oh he looks so happy! Congratulations to the little man, hope he had an awesome day! Lovely photos too x

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  11. Happy Birthday Riley! You sounds like a positively sweet little boy!

    The 'cheeky' story is so cute!
    x

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  12. Love the photos, what a little champ! Happy Birthday Buddy.

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  13. I love you and your family Jody. Just love. xx

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  14. Gorgeous post and photos Jody, hope you all had a wonderful day xx

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  15. Beautiful photos Jody and such a lovely tribute you wrote for your little man :-)
    That's a pretty impressive cake too!

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  16. Happy bday to Riley! What a sweetheart :)

    You'r photos are lovely too! Thank you for that little comment over a my space!

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  17. Beautiful post! He looks like he had the best day. That smile is just gorgeous xx

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  18. Looks like Riley had a fantastic day. It is one that he might remember, he's old enough now ;)

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  19. What a beautiful litte man you have. Yes three is such a fabulous age. I have one of those left still. She is almost 3.5 now. They grow up so fast. Love the photo. Happy birthday little man.

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  20. What a gorgeous little boy you are blessed with Jody. You are quite the talented photographer too. Thanks for sharing gorgeous Riley's special birthday with us. I wish you many more happy moments like this. xxx Sonia

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  21. How beautiful is he?! Loving the cake. Cute as.

    Congrats Riley. A big 3yr old...HUGE!

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  22. You have a gorgeous little man there.
    He'll always be your baby boy no matter how old he is.
    Hope he enjoyed his 3rd birthday.

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  23. Sorry I am so late in my birthday wishes ... not being a very good blogging friend am I!!

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  24. What a gorgeous post, happy birthday Riley!
    What a sweet little smile he has, it obviously matches his lovely personality :)

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