Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Updates on the Riley Boys

We're doing well!! So grateful to have our health and each other. Being a family of seven is amazing and exhausting.

Declan Finn (Deckie) is doing wonderful! He's four months old and weighs in at 18lbs. He's quickly outgrowing his 6-9 month outfits and fitting well in the 12 month ones. His strength and joyfulness makes my heart melt. Watching his brothers with him is soooo sweet. They love him so much and accepted him into our family without hesitation. Although he's only been with us for four months...it seems like he's always been a part of our family.

Garrett is such a funny guy!! His personality shows more every day. He's been moved into the spare bedroom and will be sharing a room with Declan as soon as we figure out what to do with the rest of the junk in there.

Ben is FOUR!! But if you ask him...he's 7. Our wonderful neighbor has a nicer word for him than "trouble maker/finder" so I'll use that to describe him. Precocious. Ben is precocious. And fully potty trained!! *WOOHOO!!!!*

Billy is loving first grade. He is still Logan's shadow despite now being roommates with Ben. When we asked him if Ben sharing a room with him would be ok he announced "I'm going to be sharing a room with my worst enemy?!?!". Despite that announcement it has gone smoothly. I bought him some bright green sheets (his favorite color) and we will be doing his side of the room in Star Wars.

Logan is amazing! His big heart continues to melt mine. His deepening voice makes me feel old. He now has his own bedroom for the first time in seven years and so far he loves it. Although his goal was peace and quiet...his room has become the hangout. If Garrett goes missing...he can be found hanging out with Logie.

Friday, May 14, 2010

It happened again!!!

Just living life gets in the way of blogging.
I'll be back with a round of updates later today.