Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gabriel's Fourth Birthday

My little man. He's growing up so fast. He now will rarely let me kiss him on the lips. When I do he wipes it off, but at least he'll let me kiss his head. He likes to do things by himself: Make a cup of tea, set the table, etc. It's actually quite nice! We encourage the independence. But I'm so grateful that he still enjoys to snuggle. I love snuggling up on the couch and reading together. I hope he'll do that for many more years to come!

For Gabriel's fourth birthday, we took the family bowling. Unfortunately the bowling alley said our kids were too little and weren't allowed to play (say what?!). So we stayed in the arcade area and played games. I think it actually turned out better that way, because everyone had a blast! Gabriel was so excited he couldn't contain himself. The second he got done with one game, he started another. Oh to be a kid again!

Clark Kent glasses and superman poster

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hope's Second Birthday

My baby is two years old. She doesn't sit still long enough for me to cuddle and she's too heavy to hold for a long time. She's just getting so big! Seeing her grow is bitter-sweet. I want to keep her a baby forever, but I also want to see her grow and learn.

For Hope's second birthday, we had a simple celebration while the grandparents were here with cake and presents. Her favorite part must have been blowing out the candle on her cake, because she won't stop talking about it. "I bwode out da fire!"

Happy birthday sweet girl. We love you!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Instagram Pictures

Since not everyone who follows our blog uses Instagram, I thought it would be fun to post my Instagram pictures at the end of each month. I won't bother with the descriptions, so if you have a question let me know. You can also view my Instagram profile by clicking here, or putting the app on your phone and following me (mommysanders). Here's January!