Thursday, 29 April 2010


Today is the first of ten days that we are looking after 2 ½ yo Riley. Our daughter Amy and husband Ryan flew to New York this morning. A 14 hour flight to LA then 5 hour flight to New York. Ryan and his ‘team’ from work have won an award and as the parent company is from USA they are going there to receive the award. The company pays for their flights, accommodation, award night and sightseeing for 4 days – how lucky they are. So they are staying on a little longer to see more of the sights and have a bit of a break.

Today Riley was watching a
DVD of Toy Story 2
This is the first time Riley has been away from his parents for more than one night!!!
I am not sure how it will go as he is a very restless sleeper , dreams and talks in his sleep and quite often ends up sleeping with Amy and Ryan.
Hopefully by the end of his stay we will still be sane. You can sometimes forget how tiresome it can be to have such a little man around full time. He does give us so much love and lots of laughs.
Amy and Ryan return home on the morning of Mother’s Day.


vicki archer said...

Have fun with that gorgeous boy Alison....and good luck too with the sleeping...I hope you get some, xv

Unknown said...

Im sure he will love being distracted with his grandparents! How wonderful to have a paid trip overseas!

Paint Me White said...

Alison good luck with litle Riley, he looks just like my son sitting there watching a movie. So nice to have them but even nicer to hand them back. Hope he sleeps well for you. Sandy x

Anonymous said...

Alison, that is so adorable! what a great photo...he looks relaxed and like he's doing well....and here's hoping all does really go well!
That's really nice of you to enable the 'kids' to be off for a little getaway! It can be the best thing sometimes!

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Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Good Luck! I hope he doesn't miss mum and dad too much! Distraction is the key!

MJ Ornaments said...

Hope you have loads of fun with Riley! Have a great day, Martha

Sugar Bear said...

Good luck! I'm sure it will be fabulous and I'm sure you will need a vacation when it is over! :) Hopefully you will be able to get outside and do some running around and offload some of that little boy energy!

Amy M. said...

Hope you and Riley have a terrific time together!

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A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh what a brave little boy! --(and Grandma!)
We are hoping to go away for a weekend somewhere for Hubbys birthday at the end of the year and My Mum is'nt sure she'd cope with just those days!!
Kiddos sure are tiring but so wonderful in many ways.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
As yet I haven't heard any screaming so am assuming everything is OK?
You're always welcome to pop in if you're walking past

As I keep saying, you are a wonderful Grandma!

Good luck, Gail xo

Tina said...

Oh wow Alison! I hope all goes well with Riley's visit, he looks like a super gorgeous little guy! What a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with him:) How lucky are his parents to have a paid trip to the US!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

It's a big job Alison but I know Riley will have a ball staying with you and hopefully the good moments will outweigh any less than good ones.
Just think of all the cuddles you will get.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne