Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gabriel: month 4

My little guy is getting so big! He always wants to sit up so he can see the world around him and he started to roll over.  Where does the time go?

So big!!

 Selfies on the floor with my baby boy

Since little love was always so hungry we started adding cereal to his nighttime bottles and then to all of them.  A few days after his birthday he started on solids.  He just can't be filled up.  Maybe because he throws up so much, but either way he eats like a champ.  

First time eating solids!  Keeping those hands out of his mouth during meals is a struggle!  

The BIG 5!

FIVE!  FIVE!  I can't even handle the face that my Landon man is five.  FIVE!  He loves to tell people he's five now. I think he thinks he's grown up being a whole hand of fingers old.  He's still a smart alleck and too big for his britches.  He loves his new baby brother and loves to torture his little brother.  We gave him our gifts on his actual birthday and then had a small party with family that weekend with cake and ice cream.

 Presents from Mom and Dad. New headphones and books!

 This is how Will felt about it not being his birthday.  He had a complete meltdown because he didn't have presents too.  Hard life lessons for a two year old.
 Second birthday!

 MaMa and Gabriel watching the festivities 

 Not opening the gifts was still hard the second time around, but he managed.

Mo thought this shirt was wonderful too.

Above: his face the first time he saw the Hexbug move.
Below: The boys playing with it.  They loved it!

Hey! These two guys were there too.

The birthday boy with his buddy, Jacob.

This year he chose Captain America as his cake decor.  Mommy made it again and he loved it,flaws and all.

Happy Birthday, big guy!  Mommy and Daddy love you more than you know and are so proud of you.  You are so smart and amaze us every day with all the things you know.  Here's to another year of firsts and fun!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Turkey Day

We had two Thanksgiving's this year.  My family had theirs a week before Thanksgiving and John's the day after the holiday.  Did I remember to take pictures of anything other than my children?  Nope. Landon and Will had new sweaters that they insisted on wearing and then I of course insisted on pictures.  You can't blame me...they are so handsome.  

Gabriel wore a cute sweater too.

 My big boys. I can't get over how big and good looking these two are.

Prepare yourself for the onslaught of pictures of my cuter than cute baby in his turkey onesie.  I made this shirt for Will's first Thanksgiving. He was 6 months old at that point, it was a little tight, but Gabriel is rocking it at 3 months.  

 So happy!
 This is his "I'm precious" face
 Daddy was being very silly.
 This is his smile when he just can't contain himself anymore.  I love it!
 What is that silly Daddy doing now?
Gabe passed out on his Uncle Adam.  Uncle Adam has a way of putting babies to sleep very soundly.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday!  We made out like bandits with two, count them, TWO turkey carcasses.  Woot!  No one else wanted them, crazies.  This week we will have wonderful soup from those babies. Gobble Gobble!

Digger Dan

If you recall many many posts ago I was romanticizing my old elementary school.  I do love that place.  It had it's 100th birthday before it had to meet its end, at least it was able to celebrate that.  My mom has been keeping me in the loop about the progress of its demolition.  They started tearing it down and so the boys and I went over to see all the big construction equipment doing their job.  A very exciting trip for them! (you'll notice I accidentally put this out of order.  The snow came after this lovely day)

 The front of the building.  The oldest section of the school is that pile of rubble. 
And yes, I snuck in the gated portion to get this.  I wanted to get further,but I thought they might catch me.

The boys loved watching this big "digger" working

I love this picture of Will

He was so meticulous with this huge thing.  He was able to grab small pipes out of the ceiling or wires.  It was amazing to watch.

 Gabriel was less enthused.
 Enjoying watching together and with MaMa

Goodbye Marion Elementary School.  

Snow day!!!

The boys were thrilled that we got snow and the fact that they had new boots and gloves made it even more exciting.  If they could live outside in the freezing cold they would do it to be in the fluffy white stuff. Last year Will screamed and cried about it, but not this time around!

Will kept falling over because his snow pants are too small.  Both of them have outgrown their snow pants, it was a bit comical.  

Digging in the snow was the favorite activity.  I'm not sure what they were digging to find.

 My snow boys!

 They both needed to show me chunks of snow.