Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hope Turns 6 Months Old

Little Baby Hope is six months old already! She is growing so fast, and time is flying by.

Hope is always smiling, and very curious about everything. Gabriel is determined to teach her everything she'll need to know in life, including the names of construction vehicles and the words to all his favorite songs.

At six months, Hope is an expert roller, and is getting better at holding toys. She is learning to sit up, but still needs support. She is quite the sleeper. She sleeps 12 hours at night, and takes two naps and cat nap in the evening.

We love our sweet little girl so much, and she brings a lot of joy to our lives... and a bunch of squishy hugs, and slobbery kisses. Love them!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Berry Picking and Toddler Fireworks

We started celebrating Independence Day with berry picking.

It was a first for everyone except Richard.

Gabriel was a natural. As soon as he knew what color to look for, he was filling his basket up.

We picked seven baskets of raspberries and blackberries.

Hard work was rewarded in sweet, juicy berries.

And we made a friend along the way.

Our evening continued with what we called "Toddler Fireworks". Snakes, poppers and sparklers. Richard had never seen snakes before. I know, he was deprived. This was Gabriel's first sparkler.

We shared some watermelon with our buddies, too.

An eventful 4th of July, with family and friends.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Trip to the Fire Station

Most Monday's we get together with our playdate buddies. The fire station was a big hit.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Homemade Pizza

We love homemade pizza at our house. Usually it's a vegetarian pizza, with whatever veggies we have on hand that need to be eaten. This pizza is asparagus, green bell pepper and ham. It's a great way to get Gabriel involved. He can make most of it himself!