Friday, April 26, 2013


Zander turned FOUR last week - our little 'sport' had a ball celebrating... first at school:
Then out to dinner:
Listening to the staff sing 'Happy Birthday' before enjoying a yummy sundae:
Me too!
Zander was thrilled to receive several T-Ball related gifts... his season starts next week!
On Saturday, Zander whipped up one of his specialties - guacamole - for our family celebration:
Our family party was hockey-themed, celebrating both Zander's 4th and Cousin Luke's 7th birthdays:
Cousin Luke helping with ribbon:
Luke's turn!
Yay! A T-Ball helmet!!
...and hockey shin guards, what could be better!? Luke and Brady's Nana and Papa were so generous in also remembering Kiana's January birthday - you can see her opening a large box in the background here:
A Bubble Mower!!  Yay! And she's off... loving it!
Time for party hats and cake!
Go birthday boys!!
Spring has been VERY slow to arrive this year, so everyone was eager to get outside to enjoy some fresh air... despite the hefty base of snow. Luke was a quick study on his new Ripstik:
Cousin Brady pogo-ing:
Hi Mom!
Sunday was Zander's 'All-Star' sports party - here he is waiting for his guests to arrive:
It was so fun to watch the preschoolers bowl!
Mommy and Nana Pat managing the food order:
 Where did that ball go?
Cousin Brady!
So fun!
Next we fed the hungry bowlers:
 A sporty cake:
 Zander's friends sang Happy Birthday:
 Finally, everyone had the opportunity to try out a few games in the arcade area:
 Nice Eagles jersey Daddy!
 The kids enjoyed trying out a fun motorcycle ride:
Zander was very thankful to receive so many thoughtful gifts, he can't wait to try them all out. Fortunately Kiana was happy to help with the unwrapping. Thank you friends!!
 Zander, we had a wonderful time celebrating your 4th birthday, we love you pumpkin!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kiana Day!

We shared a wonderful Sunday together as a family today in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Kiana joining our family. We spent much of our 'Forever Family,' or 'Gotcha Day,' reflecting on what a blessing Kiana has been and how much love and joy she has brought into our lives. Today we celebrate you Kiana!