Sunday, July 26, 2009

Riley is 11 months old!!!

This past Friday, July 24th, we went up to P-town (Provincetown, MA) for a week-long vacation. We rented a cottage and though it was a long 7 hrs car ride, Riley and Phoebe did great in the car!

Yesterday, Saturday the 25th, was Ethan's 38th birthday. It also happened to be Riley's 11 month birthday. To celebrate we went to Race Point Beach, at the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. This was the first time Riley saw sand or the ocean. And let me tell you, that ocean was COLD- 64˚ F!!! But we made it into the water and, in all, we had a great time.

Here's the video of the outing. WARNING: Riley did get attacked (unprovoked) as we were first going to the ocean. I had a hell of a time editing this video and couldn't edit this out. It's only about 10-15 seconds but it's more than a bit disturbing. Still, RILEY IS FINE and NOBODY WAS HURT. And, as you'll see, true to his great Cav nature, he just shook it off and continued to have a great first time at the beach. Click this link to watch it on YouTube:

Today, Sunday the 26th, is started off as a foggy (now rainy) day though the weather forecast/radar seems to imply this will be over before noon. We're having a lazy, rainy morning in the cabin piled up on the couch. Riley fell asleep on his toys:

Phoebe got jealous and so she came in on the action (little did she notice that wasn't a pillow she was laying on!)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Play Ball

Dad-E was playing ball with Riley in the yard today. Riley is very good at chasing his ball, catching not so much. But he has gotten very good at dropping the ball when we say, "drop it." It was great to watch Riley running like this. The weather has been so horrible, that he hasn't had much play time in the yard lately.

As you can see from this last photo, Riley was having a great time.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I am 10 months old now!

It's actually a week past the 10 month mark and Riley is just growing and growing! Michael took this photo of him in our backyard this evening. Michael was out taking photos of the flowers in our yard and He snapped this shot of Riley as he was walking around the swing. That inquisitive, gentle, all-knowing expression is the SOUL of Riley.