It’s a Pirate Party!!

I’ve finally gotten around to uploading some pictures from my birthday that was on Tuesday.  I complained this year that my mom always bought boring birthday plates–solid colors or just balloons–so my sister told me to pick out some plates at Target.  I picked some pirate plates just for the fun of it!

Opening presents first thing in the morning.  My wonderful and smart friend, Sarah, sent a dog toy along with the presents she sent me…it kept Riley occupied while I opened the rest of my presents!  No wonder Sarah has her PhD!

I got a dog book from my parents that I had been wanting–“How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves!”

My sister got some cardboard pirate hats from Dollar Tree that we all wore!

My sister also got the decorations to put on the cake at Dollar Tree.

Arrrrgh!  These plates were on sale at Target!  Yay!

My mom and dad (Riley’s grandma and grandpa).

The only thing about having black icing on your cake is that it turns your tongue and teeth black.  Jimmy (my brother-in-law) also says that it turns something else black as well, but I haven’t experienced that.

 Opening presents!
Riley wants in on the pirate fun too!

Sneak Peek!

I can’t find our camera right now to post birthday pictures…but I’ll look for it again later and do a birthday post!  I had a great birthday and was treated like royalty!

The photographer I took Riley to on Monday posted a “sneak peek” picture on her Facebook page.  The finished product won’t have the big logo across the top, but for now it does.  Anyway, without further ado…here it is!

Birthday Trip and Professional Pictures!

My mom (Riley’s Grandma), sister (Riley’s Aunt Baddy), and I had a fun overnight trip to Virginia Beach on Friday night.  We ate (too much), shopped, and swam.  Here are some of our pics:

We stayed at the Westin (don’t worry, Aunt Baddy–the coupon queen–got a killer deal on it!  Normally, we would NOT be staying somewhere as expensive as the Westin!).
We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory…yum!  I’m sure we each consumed about 5,000 calories there, but hey, we never go!
Trying to tame “The Poof!”  The two birthday girls.
They had a salt water pool at the hotel on the 5th floor.
I was into being silly on the trip for some reason!  (Aunt Baddy on the left with bunny ears, and me on the right).

Darn the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel making all traffic stop!  Luckily, it was only for about 2 minutes.
Riley and I just got back from having her pictures taken.  She did really well, but is passed out on the couch right now!  The photographer was great and–best of all–quick!  We were able to keep Riley’s attention for about 25 minutes.  Pretty good considering Riley has doggy ADD, I’m sure!  🙂  I was able to get some shots with Riley, shots of Riley in her therapy gear, shots of her in her different bandannas and costumes, and shots of her doing her tricks.  We should get the pictures back sometime next week, but the photographer may post some sneak peeks on Facebook before then, so I’ll be sure to share them if she does.