Here are pictures from Gabriel’s big day. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
L: Gabriel’s morning milk on his birthday, about an hour before he officially turned one. haha.
R: sitting on the table with presents!
L: I love his rosy cheeks. Oh, and the drool-soaked shirt too, since he was popping his fifth tooth on his birthday. 🙂
R: playing with a new toy from Grandpa and Grandma C – he loves it! He loves banging things with mallets, haha!
L: playing with one of those pop-up toys (I loved this when I was little, too) from Grandpapa and Grandmama. He can’t open them yet but he loves to close them.
R: playing with the beach ball from Daddy and Mommy.
L: posing with Grandpapa and the coolest handmade wooden contraption ever. You’ve gotta see this thing in person. 🙂
R: Gabriel got so sleepy with all the excitement! We made him stay awake for the party, presents, etc. but blankie was necessary. 🙂 Isn’t his balloon fun, too?
L: Colin and Noah, Mommy and Gabriel, Ashley and Hannah – hurray for cousins!
R: the twins, chilling out on a blanket.
L: Gabriel still won’t feed himself, which is fine with me. 🙂 Of course it makes for a much cleaner baby and easier clean-up! So I fed him his “bee” cupcake… he would’ve eaten the whole thing if I hadn’t shared it with him. 🙂
R: did I already post a close-up? Can’t remember. Well here it is again.
L: I think my boy likes chocolate!
R: poor Dilly, she’s been doing poorly since Thursday when apparently she got a slice on her tongue. She walks around with her tail down like this, unless my brother’s dogs are around or even my parents. She needs cheering up, poor girl. It’s hard to get food and water into her but we’re trying! Praying for her tongue to heal quickly too. Anyway… look at Gabriel walking with Grandpapa’s toy. It’s the perfect height and Gabriel will love to put things in his little push-cart to carry around. The three little balls (in front of Gabriel’s thighs, if you look closely) go up and down when you push the cart. Grandpapa even inscribed a Proverb (3:23? 10:9? I can’t remember, I will have to look!) on the bottom. So cool.
L: Gabriel walking around; trying to go uphill.
R: I decided Gabriel needed a ride in his push-cart. 😉
L: isn’t he precious?!!
R: me with my garden. I hope the squirrels stop digging around in it soon. But things are sprouting anyway, thank God! 🙂
below: while Gabriel napped and once the other guests had gone, we played croquet as a family. Mama and I took turns holding Hannah (gotta get some girl time!) while playing… needless to say I may have held her a little too much, and definitely came in waaaaaaay last in the game, lol.