Monday, March 22, 2010

Ben's Birthday Party and More!

Here are some new pictures from Ben's birthday party, our fun birthday celebration at Chuck E' Cheese, and some other random pics of us outside enjoying the warm spring weather.

Look at all those presents! Thank you everyone!
Will and Ben are checking out the gifts.

MMMM cake!
Make A Wish

Aren't they adorable!
Yes it does happen sometimes.
Maggie is out of Mommy's arms and smiling at the same time.
Hooray for Grandma time!
Happy John Deere Birthday Ben.
Is it time for cake yet?

The tractor is in the field. I know that I should not have
put a hay bale in a hopper wagon, but my options were limited.

Look at all the tickets Ben won!

Having fun playing games.

Time for Pizza

It must be my birthday if I'm allowed to drink pop.

We finally got the double stroller out for several walks this week.

Hooray for sunny weather and wagon rides.
Maggie After Church
Happy Girl

All Smiles

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Third Birthday Ben!

Today is the third birthday of my favorite boy in the entire world! Three years ago I never could have comprehended how much I could love someone until I held my newborn baby in my arms. Ben, you are such a wonderful, creative, smart little boy. You bring me joy and laughter each and every day, and I am so glad that God blessed me with you in my life. You are so curious and have so many questions.
Daddy and I are amazed at how smart you are and what wonderful stories you tell. You are a fantastic big brother and the best son. We love how you like tractors and farming so much and how any object in your hand can become a car, train, tractor, or snowmobile. I have never met a little boy who loves to read as much as you, or who gets so many ideas from the books we read. We are really enjoying your artistic side and the pictures you are drawing and painting. We pray each and every day that you will continue to grow and learn and become the boy and man that God intended. Thank you for being such a joy in our lives. We Love you and hope that you have a very happy birthday today!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is on Its Way

The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and we are enjoying an early slice of spring! Although there is still a chance that winter weather might return in the next few months, we are trying to enjoy every second of this beautiful weather. The past week was full of more birthdays. Happy birthday to Bob (Daddy), Uncle Joe, and Grandma Keefer. We spent our weekend enjoying family time, and we have spent our days outside as much as possible. Ben is enjoying being back on his tractor, and Maggie has even taken a few rides in the wagon. Today Ben was excited to wear his rain boots outside and stomp in the puddles. He ended up with mud up to his knees and all over his hands. He didn't seem to mind that he had to take a bath in the middle of the day and delay his nap. We hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful weather as much as we are.

Tractor Ride
I finally got a picture of both kids smiling at the same time.

Grandma and Maggie

Celebrating Bob's Birthday at Grandpa and Grandma Gaerte's

All of the Gaerte Grandkids

Happy Birthday Uncle Joe, Grandma, and Daddy

Maggie, Katie, and Sara Playing

Maggie is Getting so Big

Celebrating Bob's 30th at Home

Ben is becoming quite the artist. He drew a picture of himself with
Bear and wanted a picture with his picture :).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Bob!

Happy 30th birthday Bob! I wanted to let you know how much we love and appreciate you. You are such a wonderful husband, daddy, and friend. Thank you for all that you do for our family. You are a hard worker, you always make us laugh, and it is so nice that you are so good at fixing things. We don't always let you know how much we love and appreciate you, but we definitely do! We hope you have a wonderful birthday!