Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Gabe!

It was Gabe's birthday last Saturday. Okay it was really on Sunday, but we told him it was on Saturday. We've learned it's just easier this way. When Emma turned four she had a party and then a few days later had her real birthday. It took so much conversation to convince her that she wasn't five now.

I can't believe my boy is Four!!! We decided to have a family party day. It started out with pancakes with whipped cream, and after Gabe wanted a bowl of Trix. Lisa, Todd and family came over and we opened presents. Whenever we asked Gabe wanted for his birthday, he always said, "a leash for Joe." Joe is his stuffed dog. Lisa also got him a dog house for Joe. We also got him a nerf gun. It was probably the cheapest birthday ever, but he was so excited, and loved his presents as much as he would have if we got him a pony.

My kids have been begging to go to the Wildlife museum, so I thought this would be a good day for it. Mark had a meeting, so I took the kids and Brenton and Dane. The kids had fun, but after an hour Gabe wanted to go. So we headed over to McDonalds to play for as long as Gabe wanted. Sooner than I thought, Gabe wanted to go home, so we picked up his cake and went home to put Abigail down for a nap. I wanted it to be Gabe's special day and do anything he wanted, but whenver we asked him what he wanted to do. We would say "Eat Cake!". We made cookies he's been wanting for a while, and actually everyone took naps (including Mark and I) -- amazing.

When we woke up, we decided to skip dinner and just have cake. After we watched Bolt and ate treats. We had a lot of sugar today. But considering that is Gabe's favorite thing that's okay.

Gabe is such a sweet boy. He is very quick to say, "I'm sorry mommy, or I love you mommy." He can lift my spirits so easially. He loves to play anything. A game of hide-and-go-seek and the boy is on top of the world. I love his enthusiam.

Happy Birthday Gabe!



So cute!! You're such a good mom--no dinner, just cake. Good for you!! Happy Birthday, Gabe!

Nate and Jacque Holt

happy birthday gabe, I am so glad I found your blog, didn't know you were a blogger!! We should get together, why is it so hard to hang out with friends when kids take all our time?? haha.


What a handsome guy. I feel like I haven't seen that many pictures of him before.

I love the 2 ideas I've garnered from this post for my future reference: don't tell them it's not really their birthday, and give them a day to do whatever they want. Thanks. (: