XYZ turns 6!

Xavier Yuriah Zwolinski- quickly shortened to “Riah” by big bro Adin…pronounced RYE-UH….not REE-UH, or RAH. (I know Dad, he should have just been Billy Ray to make it easier on folks.)

Six years ago today our little Riah boy came into this world, and without a doubt, it was completely brightened!!

Of my four births stories, Riah’s is the funniest.  From me vacuuming our entire house while having major contractions (I would pause and breathe, and then resume), to waiting too long to head to the hospital and having a policeman ask me if I wanted to get out of the car in stopped traffic to “squat”….I kid you not… arriving at the hospital and having him within 10 minutes.  He had a black mohawk of hair, and he won me over from the first second.

We went bowling to celebrate his birthday, which he has done since he turned three.

I am working on allowing my kids the freedom of dressing themselves (this a a HUGE step for me).  Therefore, I take NO credit for this awesome ensemble he is sporting.  He was killing me with the buttoned down white shirt…Oh well.

Silly band mania!!!!

Gabe tried bowling for the first time. :)

Then we came back home for some cookie cake.

Last week Brett was testing his  lighting and Riah and I sat in.  I loved these.  I love my boy. :)

Your smile and energy are contagious, and we are so blessed to have you.

Happy birthday sweetheart!!

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July 29, 2010 - 12:11 pm

Donna - Love those last pictures of you and your boy! They grow up sooo fast!!! Happy Birthday!

July 29, 2010 - 2:37 pm

Gail - Okay, the silly bands..they are EVERYWHERE aren’t they? My nieces and nephews’ collections could fill a truck!!!

Happy birthday to Riah…. he just has such a sweet little look about him.

Those photos of Gabe? TOO TOO TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!

PS – Brett and Nick could swap closets, I swear ….

July 29, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Sherah - Happy birthday Riah! You were born on my wedding day. Yom Huledet Sameach!

July 29, 2010 - 9:46 pm

Jess W. - Happy Birthday to Riah!!! I happen to dig his get-up. ;)

July 31, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Betsy - OMG, I love this post. First of all, Happy Late birthday to your XYZ!! (Coolest monogram EVER!) I LOVE those light testing photos of you two.

Oh and Gabe bowling? LOVE!!! We need to go do that! Gabe is so dang cute.

July 31, 2010 - 10:26 pm

Kylee - Your family is precious! :) Just reading your blog I can see how much you love bein a mama — it makes me look forward to it someday!

August 1, 2010 - 2:06 pm

Maya Laurent - Happy birthday to Riah! And those last three photos of you two…oh my goodness!

August 2, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Caitlin - those last three shots of you and your boy gave me goosebumps! so sweet :)

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