Riley adores my maternity pictures which are framed in the hallway. She points to them and gleefully announces "that's Riley in the belly." Then she points the framed picture taken right after she was born and say "When Riley came out of the belly!" Today she asked where daddy was in the pictures. I got out the belly book and showed her all the belly pictures so she could see the ones with daddy.
After we'd looked at the belly book three times Riley wanted to see baby Riley pictures. She loved the picture of Daddy saying hello to her for the first time. She patted and hugged pictures of herself, it was adorable. I told her about the special lights she had to lay on for a few days when she was tiny. I told her how much she loved to take a bath.
I told her about her first Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I told her how hair used to make her laugh and laugh. I told her about when she met her best friend. I told her about learning to walk and her first birthday party.
When she'd had her fill of stories about herself I hugged her and told her how much I love my big girl. I think next time she wants baby Riley stories I'll just scroll through blog posts. She's such a good audience. I'm glad I took so many pictures.