Thursday, June 18, 2009

Since grandma left...

Wow, I can't believe Riley is 3 weeks old, how time fly's, I often look at her and am amazed how much she has changed.  Her hair is lighter, she is getting longer, slowly gaining weight and already has a little personality.   Chase loves to hold her and give her kisses, I do have to remind him to be soft and gentle with her.  Whenever she is asleep he goes up to her and say's "Riley wake up" until she wake's up, he also takes her pacifier out and then say's "mommy help" when he can't get it back in. 

In order to help Chase with all the changes, I've tired hard to make sure his schedule hasn't been interrupted as much as possible.  Although, I have a hard time sitting at home, it was nice to have my mom and sister here that first week or I'm not sure I would have had any rest. Anyway, as a result we have been out and about (weather permitting) most days, Riley has been a real trooper as we (mainly me) are still trying to get everything figured out. 

I also realized that I haven't taken a lot of pictures of Riley, I must work on it. 

The night my mom left, the kids and I headed over to 5th Ave. for the Museum Mile, we walked down the street with friends, enjoying music, storytelling and sidewalk chalk.  We had a great time.
While my mom was in town she bought some watercolor paints for Chase that just happen to be the shape of numbers, incase you didn't know Chase LOVES numbers, so I'm not sure which he liked more painting or the fact that they were numbers? 
Sleeping little Riley
When Chase first came to the hospital to see Riley we had her give Chase a present, a couple subway trains and additional train tracks.  He has loved playing with the trains and tracks and so has Tyler; although I'm not sure who likes it more.
Last weekend we headed down to the Big Apple BBQ we enjoyed pulled pork and delicious ribs.
Tuesday the kids and I headed down to Madison Square Park to enjoy a free kids concert from Elizabeth Mitchell.
A failed attempt at a family photo...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcoming Riley Cameron Christensen

Our little princess arrived on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:56 am, weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz and 19 1/2" 
The other night I mentioned to Tyler that although Riley was only a week old I felt like she had been with us forever (in a good way). I remember feeling the same way with Chase, yet your life is never the same once you bring these sweet spirits into your homes/lives.  I have felt very blessed lately to have two healthy, beautiful little ones in my life, they bring so much joy and happiness.  Although it can be overwhelming at times and I often question if I'm doing all I can to help them reach their full potential, I wouldn't change it for the world.   I love you Riley and Chase, your smiles make it all worth while.

Here are the long awaited pictures of Riley's big arrival and first couple of weeks.

I would also like to thank our good friends Noelle, Ashley and Tamara for helping out with Chase while I was in the hospital.  We are fortunate to have such great friends to step in and help out - THANK YOU!!!!

We were lucky to have my mom and sister's come into town; Cyd and Steph just happen to have a business meeting the week after Riley was born and they were able to convince Lisa to come out with them.  It was great to have them here and although I wasn't able to join them while they shopped, it was great to hang out, eat, laugh and watch TV.    While Cyd and Steph were only here for a couple days it was great to see them.  My mom and Lisa were able to stay a little longer, they were a great help with Chase and Riley.  I'm not sure what I'll do with out an extra part of hands.

Thanks mom for cleaning my house before you left, truly I've never seen my bathroom floor look go good.
Steph, Cyd, Lisa and Riley