August 24, 2012

A Gilbert Birthday post

Three years ago (about) we were doing this sort of thing.

 

A squalling new baby Gilbert


The girls didn't get to meet him until the next day, in the NICU. Glad we didn't have to go through that again.


Baby Gilbert snuggles


Admiring him



Gilbert meeting Papa Mick




Hanging out with cousins


Cuddling Grandpa

Three years later, we are doing this sort of thing. 


Chocolate frosting face



Licking the beater with Aunt Tori



A daddy and Elsie


Making sure everyone noticed the burning candles on HIS cake


Singing


Blowing


Hooray! We can eat it now!



We didn't go fast enough for him--he had to get some frosting with his hand.


Presents


A tool set from Livie and Tori. Joy!


A bouncing bull. Teaches balance, coordination, and essential bull-riding skills. 


And we saved this one for last because this is the essence of Gilbert. Do something silly and then find it hugely hilarious. 

I am a lucky mommy to have such a boy!







7 comments:

laura said...

So cute! Yay for Gilbert!

Verity Earl said...

That is wonderful! What a sweet little heart.

Olivia Vaughan said...

I love that little boy!

Connie said...

Aww. . .He was and is one of the cutest little boys in existence. Loved the pictures! It is crazy the many emotions kids bring out in us- everything from tears of joy to seeing red.

Virginia said...

What a sweetums! I love the joy that kid expresses so easily!

Cecil and Amy said...

Great post! I love it...and him...and you!

Lisa said...

LOVE that last pic, what a fun kid!