What better way to make one of your children feel special on their birthday than to spend quality time with them?
Steph and Ayesha Curry decided to do that for their eldest child, Riley, who turned 7 on July 19. Soon after, they took her to Paris for a birthday getaway where the child did everything from consuming Parisian treats (including croissants) to doing cartwheels around the Eiffel Tower and watching the sun rise with her mom.
Taking a trip, just Steph, Ayesha and Riley, is a great move considering that the 7-year-old is big sis to 4-year-old Ryan and 1-year-old brother Canon. It’s likely that with a new baby in the house who is getting most of the attention, and all of the kids having birthdays in July, they wanted to ensure that they could give Riley their undivided attention on her special day, as well as experiences she’ll remember over material things she might forget. Say what you want about Steph and Ayesha, but they’ve got this parenting thing down.
When she’s not taking her kids around the world, Ayesha told Parents in February that she likes to spend quality time with her girls in much simpler ways, like cooking with them in the kitchen.
“I try to make vegetables fun for the kids by getting them involved with cooking,” she said. “Ninety-nine percent of the time, the girls are willing to try whatever it is they helped me make, whether it’s salads, curries, or a kale smoothie. That said, Riley doesn’t like mashed potatoes! I don’t know why; maybe it’s a texture thing. Ryan will eat anything. She’ll sit there and down oysters.”
“I hope that when my kids are adults, they remember that cooking is fun and they aren’t intimidated by their kitchen,” she added. “Food is a love language for me, and I hope it is for them too.”