Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Date Night

A rare occasion... all dressed up for the fundraising auction at Keira's school. Picture courtesy of our 6 year old.

Warm weather

 The snow is gone, gone, GONE! There are finally bits of green popping up places.... we have shed the winter jackets for spring hoodies and there is sun. Glorious sun. There was even some lawn mowing ( just to appease Israel as the grass was still 90% brown). We survived another winter!!
 4 1/2
  12 months

 Did I do a good job shaving his little head or what??? Its not at all crooked.
 Notice the knife tucked into the gun holster. You know just in case you need a knife while you are mowing the dead  lawn.

Just getting home from school..... On one of the first really warm days Keira got off the bus with socks rolled down, pants rolled up and she practically danced off the bus. " Its SUMMER out!!!! " she says... " I needed this!!!! " Amen sister. Me too. I needed Spring way back in January, because I am a wimp.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Birthday Videos

Nairi's 3rd Birthday

Samuel's 1st Birthday

Birthday Celebration Samuel and Nairi

 When your birthdays are 8 days apart you get a combo party. :) Fact #45 of family life. Samuel's birthday is March 24th and Nairi's is April 1st. We celebrated early because the kids also have 3 cousins with birthdays the end of March and first few days of April so the next few weekends are taken already.

 Keira and Israel have their own photo books we made with the help of Snapfish. Nairi has wanted her own for a long time so we finally made her one of her first 3 years. She loves it. Kids love looking at pictures of themselves.

 Mikes vanilla cupcakes with Oreo cream cheese frosting.

Trying to keep the baby from burning his hands is a challenge. He wanted to grab that candle SO. BAD.

Nairi first 3 years

  Birth 4/1/2011
 Keira holds her sister
 Mike and Nairi
 2012 first birthday

 2013 2nd birthday
 2nd birthday
2014 3rd birthday.
Nairi you are growing up! You are the most fiercely independent child in this family. You insist on doing everything yourself. You go potty by yourself, get dressed, put on your shoes and even zip your jacket  (something Israel can't even do yet!) and a million other things. You have a very passionate personality and definitely are the most challenging child we have had so far and you can be difficult to deal with at times but we can't stay mad at you long with that cute face and those curls!!  You are Samuel's favorite as he knows you are always gentle with him and never hurt him by accident as Keira and Israel sometimes do.  You love to pat his head and kiss him. You love love love baby dolls, Squinkies, Barbies and dress up. You will sometimes color with the kids but you don't have the patience to color the way they do. You are still a great eater and your favorite things are sausage and chicken and green beans and pasta and sweets of course.  You are very particular about your clothes and never let me pick them out. It amuses me because I remember Keira being super picky about her clothes at this age too but she would only wear dresses and tights and you refuse to wear tights and will only wear dresses on Sundays. You instead insist on wearing only 1 or 2 outfits. You love playing outside, riding your bike and jumping on the trampoline all things we are hoping to be able to do again soon if winter ever goes away! Right now your current obsession is the game Memory and puzzles.  Happy 3rd Birthday Nairi! We love you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

12 months of Samuel

 Birth 3/242013

We have been privileged to have 12 months of  smiles and love from the happiest boy ever! Samuel everyone loves you so much. We are so happy you have been born into our family. I can't believe your first year is done already! You don't walk yet but you can cruise, yesterday you started letting go while standing so we assume you will walk in the next few months. You can say Mama, Dada, Ball, Car and Attttt-Ohhhhhhh. You have 2 bottom teeth and I think you are working on some more as you have been a bit cranky and not eating the past few days which is unusual for you. You are so distracted by your siblings and life in general that its very hard to get you to nurse ANYWHERE besides your bedroom which is challenging when we go anywhere!
You love yogurt, cereal bars, apples, cheese and most things we eat.  Your favorite toys are Israels cars and trucks and Nairi's Squinkies. You love it when Daddy wrestles with Israel and you always try to get in on the action.