Today we had Riley's 8th birthday party! I can't believe my baby is turning 8 years old! In honor of him turning eight, I wanted to put up a blog post with an infant picture of him and then another picture with his eight year old self. However, it occurred to me that all of his infant and baby pictures are safely stored away in my grandparents barn - an hour away.
When I moved to Columbus to live with my husband, we lived in a small apartment for about six months before we bought our house. In an effort to save space, I stored a lot of things in my grandparents barn. When we moved into our house, the baby albums never got moved. So I had to choose these pictures from the limited pictures that did make it to our house. The one on the left was taken when Riley was only a few days old. The one on the right was taken the day Riley was baptized - he was about seven months old. The quality of the pictures isn't great, but you can see what an adorable baby he was!
And now he is a big 8 year old boy! He will be in second grade next year. He can pour his own milk. He can make his own bed. He can read. There are so many things he can do for himself now. I am so proud of the sweet young man he is becoming. Still, I am a touch sad that he is getting so big and the years are passing so quickly. He's went from this sweet adorable little baby, to this big bright-eyed boy!