Thursday, April 15, 2010


Easter fun was had this year, like always. We colored Easter eggs at Jenn and Don's house with Tommy and Auntie's help.

Trying to touch...
Let the messiness begin.

Jenn and Thomas

Kiera trying out the bag coloring

Gabriel nice and messy

Nothing like ending the day with some ring around the rosie

Pictures and cookies followed.
Easter Day was spent at my parents' house with my sisters. Here is a picture with all the kids (minus Colby who had fun on Easter, too)

The kids (Edward was working, so he was able to eat with us, but he missed out on most of the fun)

Kiera found her first egg!

Gabriel is getting pretty good at this by now!

"Look, Mommy"

to which Kiera replied right after with "Look, Mommy"

The kids checking out their loot!

Kiera and her Grandpa

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Training Game

Edward's Mom, Grandpa, and Auntie Linda came out for a visit a couple of weeks ago and we went to a spring training game. It was nice to go do something all together!

Go Angels!

Kiera was watching the game and behind us Gabriel was asking every question under the sun about baseball to the guy sitting next to us. I think the guy and his wife loved it!

Me, Grandpa, Gabriel, GrandmaAuntie Katie, Auntie Linda, and Great-Grandpa (Edward was our photographer)

This is how Kiera spent the last hour of the game. Good thing Great Grandpa brought his sweater cause Kiera was cold in the shade and the jacket helped her go right to sleep.

Angels won!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A letter to our son

From the moment we knew, our lives changed. But it wasn't until we saw you that we realized how much. You bring us so much joy, love, laughter, love, happiness, excitement, pride, love and so much more. We are so thankful to have you as our son. We promise to love you and cherish you for all the days of your life and ours. As we look back at how you have grown, we realize how much you have changed over the past 4 years and we can't wait to watch you continue to grow and make us proud each and every day. We love you, Gabriel.
Mommy and Daddy

Just minutes old, yoy already had a hold of our hearts.
One year old. Walking, talking, kisses, hugs and so much more.

Two was so fun! Growing more every day, talking more every day, becoming the best big brother Kiera could ask for.

Three was an equally amazing year for you. School, playing with Sister, becoming so independent, making us laugh every day.

We can hardly wait to see what being Four brings you and us!
Happy 4th Birthday, Gabriel!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

A Play Date on St. Patty's Day

Over spring break, we enjoyed a play date with Holly, Addisen, and Makayla. It has been a while since we have done that, so it was really fun for the kids (and Holly and I,too).

We started our day with lunch at Joe's Farm Grill. The food was delicious as always, it was really crowded, too, but we had a delicious lunch and even managed a picture with me and the kids.
After Joe's, we were supposed to meet some other friends to go to the park, but it didn't work out, so instead Holly and I took them to the "park" at the mall. Kiera and Makayla loved the slide the best.

Gabriel enjoyed climbing on everything in sight.
Addisen kept posing and asking me to take her picture. She is so funny. I could have done a whole post of her posing. Pretty cute!
And this is how Holly and I got to do some shopping. Gotta love Gymboree for providing free daycare while you shop! :)