Kirk and I are actively learning Spanish and Kirk has been really good about trying to teach the kids.  For example, whenever he and Riley are hanging out they practice the Spanish word for “help me” which is ayudame pronounced i-u-duh-may. So Kirk and I got a pretty good laugh when the other night Kirk asked Riley to say ayudame and she replied, “No!  You’re a dummy ”



Riley:  3 years old and manages to get herself ready in the morning with very minimal help (sometimes I have to help open the tube of toothpaste).  Anyhow, she also loves clothes and the other night we received a bag of clothes from a friend.  Riley systematically pulled each piece of clothing out, examined it and then put it away in her room.  Here is a snapshot of her wearing one of her new ‘outfits’

Riley's New Outfit

Here’s Riley at the playground. Every time she sees a camera she says ‘Cheese’ and smiles really big. Of course the photographer needs to be quick as she doesn’t hold a pose for very long…always on the go!

All is good with Riley at the 15 month check up. Couple of comments from the doctor:

1. Riley is way ahead of schedule with her fine motor skills (using forks/spoons)
2. Riley is right on schedule with her talking (mostly babbling with a word or two here and there)
3. Riley needs to get done with the bottle. This is going to be our biggest challenge and we definitely won’t be tackling until after we move out west.

Ok, here are the 15 month stats:

Height: 31.5 inches (90th percentile)
Weight: 25 lbs (85th percentile)
Head: 47.5 cm (95th percentile)

One side note, the doctor did say that Riley’s height and weight are proportional so we don’t have to worry about her food intake right now…and the food intake is QUITE impressive!

Last note, 3 weeks til move day!

Riley decided to try and walk down the deck stairs this past weekend. Although nothing major happened, she did end up with a good sized scrape on her nose.

Oh, and Riley has decided she wants to start using utensils. Not sure if you can tell in the picture, but, as you can imagine, this is a pretty messy learning curve!

Here’s a video of our trip to CostCo today:

Click the link below to see Riley wearing her glasses and walking 🙂


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