Monday, October 25, 2010

10 Reasons my Riley is awesome

This is by no means a complete list of all of Riley's awesome qualities.

  1. I love how you dance! So free-spirited, with that brilliant smile of yours, and while very much your own style, completely in tune with the rhythm of the music. 
  2. Your sense of humor. Sure, sometimes your age shows, but often you exhibit a quick wit that seems beyond your years. You make me laugh every day. 
  3. You are so much your own person. You respect yourself, you're confident enough to accommodate others, but you won't let anyone walk all over you, either. 
  4. Your "love" life cracks me up. You've had two boyfriends already, but they didn't last because you didn't think they were nice enough. The fact that you're still friends with both of them says a lot about your character. 
  5. You can make up your own games and entertain yourself when Sylvia's gone for rehearsals, but you love playing with her or your friends or me, too. You don't fit into any category; you can be a loner, a groupie, or enjoy one-on-one time just as easily. I love that about you. 
  6. You love almost every experience: nature, music, theatre, swimming, biking, cooking, art, playing school, solving problems, playing games. There's almost nothing you don't like to do. 
  7. You still love to snuggle with me and just chat. We talk about everything and nothing. We laugh, we hug, and there's nowhere else we'd rather be.
  8. You're nurturing, compassionate, and just so full of love. 
  9. You have a strong commitment to family. Not just me and Sylvia, but your entire extended family. And considering how large ours is, that trait fits in nicely!
  10. You light up the room everywhere you go. 
Happy 10th birthday, Riley. Every day with you is a privilege. I love you so so much!

    13 comments:

    Kori said...

    She is so, so lovely, April! Happy, Happy Birthday to Riley!

    Natalie said...

    She is an awesome, joyful kiddo! Happy birthday, Riley!

    Danielle said...

    What a great post!
    Happy Birthday Riley!!!!

    Ms. Jenni [xo] said...

    Aw! I just want to squish you and her in a hug! Such a sweet post.

    Happy birthday to Riley!

    Cat said...

    Happy birthday to an awesome girl!!

    Cat said...

    Happy birthday awesome girl!!

    Mandy said...

    Great way to honor Riley. I liked that she dumped her two boyfriends because they weren't good enough for her. I hope that she keeps tight hold of those expectations ...

    BigLittleWolf said...

    This is beautiful. What a lucky mom you are. And what a lucky kid she is!

    Single Mom Seeking said...

    I hope that Riley got to hear this amazing list from you. Such a great idea... thank you for inspiring me!!

    Huckdoll said...

    Aww, two birthdays so close together, lovely! Happy Birthday to another beautiful and amazing daughter.

    Jennifer said...

    I liked that she dumped her two boyfriends because they weren't good enough for her.

    Jennifer said...

    I liked that she dumped her two boyfriends because they weren't good enough for her.

    Nilu said...

    Very sweet!!! So touching!!!!

    Each one of your posts is more amazing than the next.