Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy birthday, Grandpa!

Recently, we spent a snowy Saturday evening celebrating Grandpa's 65th birthday.
Here's a priceless picture of Grandpa with all seven of his Pennsylvania grandchildren . . . priceless because all of them are looking at the camera and no one's crying!
We love these times to spend together . . .  
 . . . with cousin Carrie,
 cousin Hanna,

 cousin Abby,

 and now cousin Anderson! 
We met him for the first time at Grandpa's birthday party.
 Of course, with seven grandkids in the house, there's tons of activity!  But one thing all the grandchildren enjoy is playing instruments while Grandpa (or Uncle Brent) play the guitar.

 And of course, we had to get in some snuggle times with Anderson! 
(I think Lael and Jaden would have brought him home with them if they could!)
 Noah didn't hold Anderson - but he was pretty fascinated with his cool socks!

We are so thankful for our wonderful extended family and treasure every moment we have to spend together!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Busy days in the life of our two-year-old

Noah is growing up so very quickly . . .
it's hard to believe that in less than three months, he'll be 3!
He loves being read to - and he'll "read" his favorite stories to us sometimes!
 In our homeschool co-op, he is in a class for toddlers . . . he's had so much fun playing with the other boys, reading stories, and making crafts!
 He also loves playing games . . . even if he doesn't know the rules!
 At home, he mixes play . . .
 . . . with tot school, which is "so cool" - in his words.
 We are loving the terrific two's with Noah - every day is so much fun!