It's hard to believe that exactly two years ago I was lying on the couch after a long day of activities. The kids went next door to Michelle's house because i felt terrible and Cody was at the laundry mat (he lived there while our basement was being finished and our washer/dryer was un-hooked). I was watching a show on PBS when I felt a "pop" and then a gush of warmth. I can't believe that it was two years ago that we raced to the hospital as a blizzard was blowing in. A few hours later we welcomed the last member of our family- Baby Gadianton as we had lovingly called him up to that point. He wasn't officially named Garrett Allan until we were being discharged from the hospital five days later!
This morning he slept extra late, not waking up until 9:30. Cody called from work to wish him a happy birthday and I had to go in and gently wake him up. I put the phone on speaker and Daddy's "amazing" singing voice is what made Garrett smile as he slowly awakened. Then I made waffles and eggs for breakfast and the kids ate outside on the deck. It's kind of nice that the kids are out of school because they got to spend the day enjoying birthday festivities. One thing we do right is birthdays. If you're in this family, you are treated like royalty on your birthday!!
|Rolling down hills|
|Teaching Garrett to be a "ninja"|
|Ethan got in big trouble for this move because when he dragged her, it ripped a giant hole in the back of her shirt. He had to pay me $10 of his own money when we got home.|