Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{drum roll} It's a boy!!

We are such a blessed family! Lucas Alonzo Foster joined our family on 11/20/2010 @ 3:24am. Yes you read that right, Lucas was born on Riley's birthday!! They are 2 years and 29 minutes apart! What are the chances?!

Lucas wieghed 8lbs 11oz and is 21.5 inches long. The labor and deliver was really intense and fast and we had the most amazing nurse, resident, and ob doc ever! Thayer hospital really is THE place to go if you're having a baby. Twice now I can say that they were completely amazing -all the nurses, housekeeping, residents and the people delivering my food! Just great! And one of the nurses got Riley a birthday cake and all the nurses came in singing to her! Brought tears to my eyes!

Riley loves Lucas! She calls him baby right now, she can't really pronounce Lucas. She is really good with him and hasn't seemed too jealous of mom & dad spending time with him. But when his auntie came and held him or when his grammy held him -jealousy popped up!

Our First family picture! I love it -and even though Ben and I are not in tip top shape - this may be our Christmas pic! look at all of our smiles!
Lucas Alonzo Foster

shortly after delivery

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whoa – long time no blog!

So Yes it has been a really long time since I have posted anything!  Sorry!  (and this is totally for my stepmom!  I hope these are enough pictures!)

A LOT has happened since my last post.  We sold the old house and bought a new house in Chelsea. We love it!


We found out the day before our offer was accepted on the new house that we were having another baby!! We haven’t found out what the gender is, and it is driving me nuts!! We’ll find out on or about 11/23!! 3 days after Riley’s 2nd b-day!!


Riley is just amazing!  She is so smart and lovable!  Here are some pics of her and some of our summer endeavors.  The most recent was our trip to the orchard for our annual apple picking with my brothers, father and Missy! 

Working on the mower with daddy!


Uncle Brody reading to Riley


Riley and her cousin BrodyIMG_2548

Driving the boat…


Camping with my inlawsIMG_2841

Riley insisted on hiking herself at Gulf Hagas.  She did great!

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She is a fab harmonica player!IMG_2881

Our only trip to the ocean, she loved it!


Not impressed with us for waking her up to pick apples! IMG_2961

“momma – we bought Riley this for her birthday”IMG_2964

Explaining something very important to her papa.IMG_2972 IMG_2977 IMG_2979 IMG_2980

Annual lifting photo…

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Riley with her Shang, Mimi or baashell Whatever Riley decides to call her the next time she sees Missy – It is always different!


My stepmom Missy with her 4 yr old son, 2 yr old son and 2yr old granddaughter..hahahahaIMG_2999 IMG_3001

Ben wrestling with his 2 fave brother in laws!IMG_3006

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How time flies!!

It seems like just yesterday I posted a blog about Christmas. I can't get over how fast time flies when you have a child. I never truly appreciated the warnings "She'll grow so fast" until now, after realizing that this month Riley is 15 months old, yup 15 months! She is so smart and absolutely adorable! She can say a few more words now (again, huh, ummm, yup, nononono, mom, dad, hi, dog, duck) and she can do a couple signs. She is so independent...she won't even play with me half the time! She gives kisses like crazy now too!
One of Riley's new talents.....

One day after I had swept I left the broom out and looked over and she was "sweeping", then I gave her the mop :)

This is one of the boys I watch after school. Riley just adores him and his brother and they are so good with her.

Riley's cousin Anne took her sledding after a huge storm, they had fun but eventually had to go to the driveway to pull Riley because the snow was too deep. This is probably Riley's favorite cousin, she loves Anne!

Riley loves designer purses, I have no idea where she got that from!

mmmmm.....finger lickin' good!

Our good friend TJ and Becky had their baby boy, Scottie on 1/1/10. Riley is soo cute with him and she just loved holding him. She kept kissing his forhead and hand, just like I do to her when I hold her. So cute! I think she is ready to be a big sister!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Where did the time go!

Happy Holidays everyone! We hope everyone's holiday season was filled with Love, Friends, Family, Laughter, and Happiness! The past month and a half have been wonderful for us! Riley's 1st birthday party was on 11/15 and she turned 1 years old on 11/20! We had a great Thanksgiving at Ben's mom's and sister's house. Riley just adores her cousin Brody!
December was filled with Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! We celebrated the Trussell Christmas party at the beginning of the month, and haven't stopped! Riley was soo cute this morning opening her gifts and playing with her new toys. She especially likes her tricycle and her rocking motorcycle (that her grampy T. made her, pic is below!!). We have two more Christmas' to celebrate over the weekend and we can't wait. The greatest part of this time of year is spending time with family!

As for Riley, around her Birthday party she had been walking very unsteadily. About a week later she was practically running! She babbles and talks NON STOP!! She loves bath time, it lasts on average 40 minutes. Which gives mommy time to read! She is saying a lot now, the cutest though is "tickle, tickle, tickle"!

Ben and I are doing wonderful! Ben is still plugging away at BIW. I have started selling Mary Kay and absolutely LOVE it! Ben and I are talking about moving closer to BIW within the next year. We definitely need a bigger house now with all the toys and stuff from Riley's birthday and Christmas!

Here are some pictures...hope you enjoy them!

Riley loved her cake!
We spent Thanksgiving with the Anderson/Staples family. This is Riley and her cousin Brody loving each other! So cute!

Cute outfit for Christmas eve with the Caron family

This has got to be the cutest Jacket/hat set on earth!

My dad, Brian, made this for Riley! So detailed and beautiful!! She loves it!

She Loved Christmas!
The first thing she went to was her bike that Santa brought her!

We wish everyone a Happy New Year! We love you all!
Ben, Sarah & Riley

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Riley was the most adorable pink ladybbug ever! We didn't do much but went to visit her great grammy, grammy & grampy T., and her aunt Lynn. Riley seemed to enjoy the attention...imagine that!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

9 months....Already!!

It's been quite a while since I posted anything new...Thanks to my stepmom for bugging me about it! Riley has gotten so big! She has also developed quite the personality - she is funny, outgoing, stubborn (she gets that from her dad, I promise!), determined and so smart! She has one tooth on the bottom showing and one cutting through on the top. She pulls herself up and and gets back down. She is also a little "speed racer" on her hands and knees. Riley loves being outside and seems to like camping. I think she would like being on the boat if she didn't have to wear a life jacket that doesn't let her even put her hands together.

This was her first outing to the beach. She loved it!

getting ready for a boat ride

This is her "I'm pooping" face

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We like to bounce!

Riley loves her Jumparoo! In this she was playing with my mother and laughing up a storm! This is sure to brighten anyone's day!