S: Riley Dalton Carroll's FIRST Year
BC: To our precious son on his first birthday. We love you forever. -Mommy & Daddy
FC: Riley Dalton Carroll's FIRST Year 2010 - 2011
1: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful baby who was welcomed into the world by two loving parents and their family and friends... | To our sweet Riley Dalton Happy First Birthday! We love you forever. -Mom & Dad
2: Once upon a time... There was a man, his wife and 5 kids.
3: They were happy and had lots of love to share. But their family was not complete. They would soon find out that God would send them a baby to join their family.
4: One day, they went to the doctor and found out they were going to have a baby! They were SO excited!!! The doctor took pictures of the baby in the mommy's tummy. They LOVED the baby so much!
5: Psalm 139:13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God- you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration - what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.
6: They thanked God every day for the baby. They had to wait 9 months before they could meet him.
7: and bigger and BIGGER... and then on January 14th... | And then they waited and waited and waited. And the mommy's tummy got bigger
8: The baby came into the world! He was perfect. Mommy and daddy were so happy. They loved him so much.
9: They named him Riley Dalton Carroll. | 8 lbs. 11 oz. 19.5 inches 9:01pm
10: SO many people came to meet Riley. HE was a WONDERFUL baby and everybody LOVED him.
12: Riley's parents were in love. They promised to love him forever.
13: He was a precious gift from God.
15: Sometimes they would just sit and stare at him. They couldn't believe how lucky they were to have such a special baby.
17: Grandma & Aunt Mel drove all the way from Crystal City, TX to see him! Uncle Edgar would come too! They all loved him very much.
18: Riley's first few days at home were fun and exciting for everyone!
20: The snow fell gently all the night. It made a blanket soft and white. It covered houses, flowers and ground But did not make a single sound.
23: Lil' Bundle | When he was old he was dedicated at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, Texas.
24: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
25: John's Birthday Party
28: the world!
29: A YEAR IN REVIEW | Riley's family loved him so much they took him everywhere they went and were sure to take pictures with him too. | Adventure
30: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?" | SEPTEMBER
31: In September, Sawyer started watching football with daddy. He was such a happy baby. | 3 months old
33: He was a good sleeper and a great eater. He loved his milk!! His mommy & daddy were having so much fun playing with him!
34: Griffin, Tripp & Chuck loved Sawyer too. There was one more to add to the family photo this year...
35: 2008 | 2009 | 6 year anniversary | 7 year anniversary
37: They were such a happy family. They didn't take a moment for granted. They loved each other very much.
38: In October, Sawyer dressed up... | ... as a Lion!
39: He had a dress up party with all his friends and he helped hand out candy with Mason.
40: May The Bounty Of The Season Fill Your Heart And Your Home | Sawyer's family had so much to be thankful for this year. | In November, Sawyer and his mom & dad drove 9 hours to Ruidoso to see Rue Rue, Pops, Arabella & Aunt Layle for Thanksgiving. | NOVEMBER
41: He tried solid foods for the first time...
43: It SNOWED in Ruidoso and Sawyer got to go sledding!!
45: Sawyer had a wonderful FIRST Thanksgiving. His cousin Arabella loved him SO MUCH. She was such a good helper and even got to hold Sawyer and give him his bottle!
46: It was A Christmas To Remember...
47: Christmas 2010
49: Riley had so much fun opening gifts, looking at the what everyone else got so he could play with the wrapping paper and boxes,
50: Happy Holidays
51: In January Rue Rue and Pops got to come to town to help celebrate Christmas too! Sawyer got his red wagon. He LOVED it!
52: Cannon also came to visit in January! | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | Sawyer had so many friends! They all loved to play and laugh!!
53: Sawyer, Kate & Will Barley, Mason Fincher, Elliot & Hayes Jamesen | Joshua Claassen
54: In February, it snowed the week of Valentines Day. Sawyer's house got 9 inches of SNOW. He made a Snowman with his mom. It was her favorite Valentine's Day. She loved him so much!!! | FEBRUARY
55: VALENTINES DAY 2010
56: MARCH 2010 | In March Sawyer, Mason, Will & Kate started swim lessons!
57: Swim Lessons | MARCH | They were such good swimmers!
58: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." - Cardinal Mermillod | Fort Worth Museum of Science & History | He also got to visit the museum with Gramma. He had lots of fun playing in the new kids area!
59: Me & Mom
60: In April, Sawyer got to meet the Easter Bunny! He LOVED hunting Easter Eggs & learning the true meaning of Easter at church. Thank you Jesus! | April
61: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
63: It was a beautiful Spring day and Sawyer loved walking around like a big boy with the help of Rue Rue and Gramma!
64: Sawyer was getting bigger and bigger. He always had a smile on his face and was so fun to be around. He had so much fun when Rue Rue and Pops would come to visit!
66: May | 11 months
67: Sawyer always loved being outside. He spent a lot of time going for walks, riding in his wagon and swinging on his swing!
69: On Mother's Day Sawyer got to see his Uncle Swen, Opa & Gramma. He had so much fun playing ALL day!
71: Sawyer's parents could not believe it had already been ONE year since Sawyer came into the world. It had been the BEST year of their lives. They felt like the luckiest people in the world. They were so happy. As they put Sawyer to bed the night before his FIRST birthday, they said their prayers and kissed him on his head as they did every night. "Good night our precious son. Thank you for a wonderful year. We love you forever." They whispered as they both wondered what year TWO will bring....