The sleepless nights, fits of despair, and weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth are finally over: Riley’s here! If you are not a Curtis, this post may have little interest for you, but it’s big news in the Smith household (and blogging about it gives me an excuse to show off my cute kids.) The girls are having a ball and savoring every minute with their still-best-friend-in-the-world. So far, I think the visit has lived up to expectations:

We started the first day right with Meg’s belated birthday party at “Monkey Dooz,” the most ridiculously overpriced but worth-every-penny little girls’ beauty salon.
They began by dressing up…

Then a careful selection of nail color was agonized over…(do not be fooled by this cheery photo; it took awhile)

Next was the pedicure. (Meg was a little too comfortable in this getup.)

Hair came next. Somehow I think Riley was pleased with hers.

You just don’t see coiffs like this anymore!

Paris and Nicole got nothin’ on us!

Final results. Move over, JonBenet! The girls partying by the pool, which is how they’ve spent most of their week (thank you Shannons!) Here they are by the gool ‘ole mushroom pool while Meg was in lessons.

Megan won the goofiest costume contest the girls held on the trampoline that night. Riley was her costume designer. We think the puffy undies are what secured the title. Thank you, Heather and Randy, for sharing your cutie with us. We’re having such fun! More photos to come soon…

8 thoughts on “Operation Riley

  1. Jamie-
    So great to hear from you! How’s Boise? We’ve been gone so I’m completely out of the loop–I didn’t even know you were going. We need to catch up! I miss you already and hope you’re surviving the chaos. 🙂

    Of COURSE I remember you–how could I forget one of my favorite Visiting Teachees? I am so happy to hear from you. I had no idea you guys were at BYU-I; how exciting! Your boys are so handsome. We need to catch up, too–hooray for blogging and old friends!

  2. So glad that I found your blog – looks like the girls had a great time. Love all the pics


  3. OK, Rachael totally looks like Shirley Temple with her hair in those ringlets. I love it.

    Alexandra and Lorelai have sure enjoyed playing with Riley and Rachael down at the mushroom pool. What sweet girls they are to play with my little ones 🙂

  4. Melissa–
    Thanks! We’ll definitely have to take Hattie and the girls there next time you’re in town! It IS insane, but you said it right–such fun for the girls (for us, however, a valium beforehand might be in order…)

    We have just loved having Riley and its been a piece of cake. We’re finishing off our week here with a trip to the Roller-Rena today, which should be entertaining. Thanks to you for letting us steal her!:)

  5. Oh my!!! My life just fast forwarded a few years when those girls are 18-19-20 years olds in college somewhere. Incredibly cute pictures of those girls. I know that Riley is having the time of her life. Thanks for allowing her to be a part of your family for two weeks. I’m sure not the easiest thing in the world. Look forward to more pics!!!

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