Friday, July 26, 2013

First Birthday mini-Party!

When my mother heard that I didn't intend to give Gabriel a first birthday party, she called and asked if she could throw one.  Of course, I said yes, and offered the party supplies I'd purchased (before deciding not to throw a party).  So Gabriel had a mini-party after all... We grilled burgers and dogs and made homemade ice cream, along with cake.  The older kids had fun with a water balloon fight and water gun fight!  Gabriel enjoyed his presents too!  

Cake!

Cousins to celebrate with!


Presents!

Elijah wanted to see the presents too!

Cool baby!

Ready to eat!

So messy - but so good!

This is so fun!
Blue Baby!


Birthday present from Mommy and Daddy!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, Gabriel!

Where has the past year gone?  It seems just yesterday we were at the hospital meeting our brand new bundle of joy....
 
Elijah loves being a big brother to Gabriel.  You two have a special little bond.
Gabriel, you are such a daddy's boy.  You light up like the night sky when Daddy walks in the room.
 
You're so trusting... and loving... my little cuddle bug.
 

 
 

Your chubby legs, sweet cheeks, and pudgy little hands... 


Such innocence... such life... I have been so blessed...

Your pretty blue eyes and long lashes...

So proud of your accomplishment....

So curious... walking opened up a whole new world for you...

Precious baby... growing up so fast...
 
I love you little man!
 
 
I am so blessed to have you in my life. I'm so thankful God gave you to us.  You're our precious angel baby boy.  Mommy, Daddy, and Bub love you so much!
 
Happy Birthday Gabriel!