Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hannah is 6!

And once again I am playing catch up on the year! On March 20th Hannah turned 6! It's really hard to believe that she's grown that much already.  We had a great time at her "Flower Garden" party, and appreciate all who came and celebrated with us.  Even Grandma and Grandpa "attended" via iChat from Washington state!


All the fun decorations....

 The birthday banner....

We colored vases and planted petunias!

 Drew and Lydon....

 Gabe and Nonna....

 Birthday girl!

Art set from Nonna and Poppy

 Little House on the Prairie paper doll set from Aunt Essie & Uncle Jason


Little House on the Prairie book set from Grandma & Grandpa

New bike from Mama & Papa


Friday, December 2, 2011

Celebrating Jesus - Day 1

 The holidays are so much fun!  We had a great Thanksgiving and we are now ready for winter and Christmas and celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Each day of December we will have the anticipation of Advent:  Advent boxes, books, and devotions, along with a daily art project or craft for the kids when they get up from their naps. 

 Our Advent boxes hold a piece of the nativity scene - and by Dec 25 it will be complete.  Today's box held a camel :-)

I have wrapped Christmas books - stories of the birth of our Christ and labeled each one with a date.  Each morning the kids get to open that day's book. 

 Day 1 is "Room for a Little One" and we have already ready it 5 times! 

 Today's craft is making angels that are wrapped around a cardboard tube so that they stand up. Glitter pens, glue, crayons, etc make for some happy kids! While they were decorating them I read Luke 1:26, the story of the angel Gabriel coming to Mary.

My angels with their angels :-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gabriel turns 2!

Happy 2nd Birthday Gabriel!!

 On March 30 my Gabriel turned 2! He brings such joy to our family. He's a big talker,  loves tractors and construction vehicles, being outside, and reading books. 

I had a lot of fun making his cake!

being goofy :-)

Grandpa and Grandma joined us via facetime (love love love technology!)

Posing for all the cameras :-)

sweet Hannah


Talking to Grandpa and Grandma

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you......."

Digging in