Sunday, August 31, 2008

Riley's Home!





I took the girls to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Friday as we awaited Rileys flight into Nashville. We spent the day swimming & exploring the jungly hotel...it was a lot of fun. After some flight delay , Riley made it to the hotel a little after midnight. Ry wanted to look at his girlies & when he was checking out sleeping Ellie she instantly woke up (of course)! A huge smile stretched across her face b/c her Daddy was finally home! She hopped out of bed & lots of hugs were given...& then presents were given as well... a swimming manatee bath toy, a marching wand & gummy worms...could a girl be happier? They played for a half an hour & then off to bed with Ellie (this was a battle).

Skipping to morning...(tee hee...those middle details are unneccesary)

The next morning Saedi (who is a mommma's girl) took right to Daddy. She just kept smiling & kicking & doing her "yaaaaay" clapping show. We swam all morning, checked out of the hotel & headed to ride Thomas the Train at the train depot. Ellie had fun on the train but we didn't stay terribly long...it was hot & we were eager to get home.

Ellie summed it up this morning when she whispered to Riley, "Thank you for coming to my house, Daddy."

7 comments:

Steve, Jenny, and Hailey said...

Aww, that is too sweet! Glad he's home!

Nathan said...

Praise God!

Maybe Tomorrow said...

So precious - your family is just beautiful!

Ashley said...

Yeah! Sounds like the perfect weekend. :)

KToth said...

Yay, he's home. Happy Labor Day. Hopefully he got the day off. One day off for how many away? It's a good thing we tough army wives don't keep count. Well, I just keep losing count. Let me know when you guys want to go on a date night.

Lindsey said...

Glad to hear your family is back together, all under one roof! Praise God for safety while you were apart!

Kerri M said...

Hi Michelle and Riley! We are so glad Riley's home!!! The photos are adorable. Many kudos to you, Michelle, for being much more than a full-time parent the past few months...I am amazed at how well you do it...especially when it comes to traveling by yourself with two!