Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Boys

Gabe is the sweetest tough guy you'll find around. He loves rough-n-tumble play, but whenever he sees Andrew, he'll rush over to give him a gentle hug and kiss, and then he's off again!

He loves to build things, line up blocks and toys, etc. While Naomi is at preschool and Andrew naps, Gabe and I get out the blocks and figure out what we can make. This is a tower we constructed using every single block we own.

Another of Gabe's main interests is puzzles. The one pictured above has been done countless times (literally! One morning I counted 14 times that we did it!). I finally got a new set of puzzles since he had memorized that one and we figured he (and we!) would enjoy some variety.

And Andrew.

He continues to be our sweet, mellow little guy. I wish he would vocalize more, but it's fun when he does! He grins and laughs, especially for Naomi and Gabe. He loves toys and standing in the exersaucer. He has some super ticklish spots, and he also has two teeth coming in. I'm pretty sure he puts out his body weight in drool daily. And he loves watching our fish!

Let the festivities begin!

Here come the celebrations for Naomi's 5th birthday!

Yesterday was the celebration at preschool, complete with songs about blowing out candles followed by cupcake time. Gabe got to sit at the table, too, which he loved.

Naomi's preschool teachers, Miss Kathy and Miss Maffin.
Naomi was beyond thrilled with her "5" necklace.

Today, her actual birthday, started off with cards from the grandparents
and a birthday call from Uncle Edward.

We had some fun at the park with friends, where she lost her SECOND tooth. Such exciting events for a little girl. The festivities will continue tonight with presents and root beer floats, and then she'll have a small party with friends and cake on Saturday.

Happy birthday to our princess Naomi!

(dancing lessons with Daddy)