This photo is from Riley's tenth birthday party in February of 2016. The picture was taken just two months before our sweet boy passed away. The adorable friend beside him is one of his "besties" and "sweet-tart". They were super close and often played Star Wars together, met up at the pool and he even told me several times that he was going to marry her!
Little did we know at the time that this would be the last birthday party we would ever be able to throw for him. Birthdays for him were a big deal in our house and this was a special one because he was in the double digits! I remember when we were talking to him about turning ten he asked Rob and I if his voice would change now!
I will never forget that night. He had all of his friends there, pizzas (his favorite), two cookie cakes and carte blanche of video games at his favorite local video game store. There were enough big screens and video platforms (Xbox, Wii, PS3, etc.) plus different individual games there that no one was bored or even had to wait to play a game. They all nicely switched around so that everyone had a chance to play the game they wanted to play.
After the party was over, we had cleaned up and all of the kids were exhausted and coming down from their sugar high from the cookie cakes, we started on our way home. In the car on the way home we were asking him about the party and if he enjoyed it. He told us it was the best birthday party he had ever had. I am so glad that we threw him that special party that he enjoyed so much with all of his friend attending. Even though it was his last, it was our favorite party too. #rileysrainbows #rememberingriley
Hello, and welcome! My name is Sonya. I am forever Mom to Riley, our sweet angel in heaven, a photography lover and Founder of Riley's Rainbows Foundation.