12.07.2012

{10 and a Half}

wow.
double digits was tough enough...now this!:)


what a beauty.
inside and out.


we all love this girl beyond belief.
she is kind, thoughtful and tender-hearted.
her sisters adore her and think she rocks.
she has lots of good friends.
and tries hard at school.
math is about her only subject that takes a little work.
she has a tendency for impatience.
and she stays up waaaay to late reading!
but no ones perfect right?:)

riley really wanted angel food cake with strawberries again for her big day, but there wasn't a descent looking strawberry in town this time of year. so brownies it was.



way more fun to make...sneaking a lick of batter and all.


dinner of choice...lemon chicken.
yeah for me too.

homemade cards



little past someone's bedtime i think.


and a new book.
 







most days i think i'm the mom to three crazy little nut-balls!!!:)
 
"happy half birthday to you..."
 


"happy half birthday to you"
 

"happy half birthday dear riley"



"happy half birthday to you!"
 
 
{everyone needed a little candle action}
 

 
you are so very, very loved.
 

9 and a Half
8 and a half

8 comments:

  1. Morning, Cindy! I love this idea...never done it myself. Just realized that since we have 2 May and 2 November, we would be celebrating all 4 twice a year! Anyway, she is a doll and looks like it wa a sweet celebration of a sweet girl. Have a good week as Christmas gets closer! : )

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  2. Love the idea of celebrating half bdays!! Who would not want to be celebrated twice a year.Nicolas turned 10 on October..that is a big bday.
    Looks like you all enjoyed the day.

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  3. She is the sweetest 9 and a half I've ever seen! Happy half birthday to you Riley! Wishing you many wonderful days! Cindy, love the pictures! We just 'celebrated' Anna's half tonight! So cool!
    ~tara

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  4. Happy Birthday Riley! These pictures are wonderful!! Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  5. Aw, Happy 10 1/2 Riley!
    You've had a lot of sweet celebrations in your house lately friend. I just adore your pictures, and your family. The memories you are creating for your girls are priceless!
    hugs!

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  6. Happy 1/2 BD Ri...wow...almost 11 and next middle school. I feel so old...Love, Mimi

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  7. Happy 1/2 BD Ri...wow...almost 11 and next middle school. I feel so old...Love, Mimi

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  8. Hey Cindy!! How are you? Finally I am getting around to popping by and catching up with you guys :) It's been a crazy busy couple of months! Riley is just beautiful and I just adore the abundance of love in your home between your girls...a true reflection of the love they receive from you and your husband xo

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