our angel gabriel turns two!

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on the 21st of april, we celebrated gabriel’s second birthday! we couldn’t gather with friends but we still had a great party, just the four of us, in and around our home. it was a very exciting, happy day. we love our angel gabriel soooooo much. he brings every member of our family an incredible amount of joy and he his sooo loved by his mama, dada and momo. gabes has been our sparkle in this crazy, isolating time. i don’t know what we would do without him!

i can’t believe it’s been two years since gabriel’s birth. the experience of bringing him into the world was the best experience of my life. i am so grateful for that day, and every day since that we have had to learn from and enjoy this marvelous little soul.

for weeks moses had been asking ian and i every morning, “is today gabey’s birthday??” big brother was sooooo excited to give gabriel his presents. so first thing in the morning at the crack of dawn we did present-giving. gabe was excited about receiving the gifts, but not quite as excited as moses was about giving them 🙂
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mo and i had decorated the wrapping paper together, and moses had picked out his own present to give to his little brother (that one was definitely opened first). grammie and grandfather sent some paints (g looooves to paint!) and mom and dad got the birthday boy his own scooter!!
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we biked to kensington gardens for our daily exercise and let the boys scoot around, climb on logs, tramp through the tall grass, etc. while gabriel napped, daddy and mo made him a birthday cake! i added the finishing touches with frosting, sprinkles, animals and candles, and we had a cake party in our garden.
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gabes wasn’t too enthused by our traditional birthday-kissing-on-the-cheek photo this year, haha.
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these self-timer photos turned out to be really overexposed, but i still love them so much. look at those sweet faces – i am so grateful for these three boys!
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moses helped protect the lit candles from the breeze and then gabriel blew them out!
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and proceeded to stuff his face with cakey goodness 🙂
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the finale of our day-long celebration (ian took the day off work!) was a swimming party in the birthing pool which we set up right in the spot it was when gabriel was born in it two years ago! we decided swimming is gabriel’s birthday tradition. last year we splashed in the birth pool, but this year we were planning to go to the big pool at the gym. since we couldn’t do that we got the birth pool down from storage again! and both the birthday boy and his brother had a blast!
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gabriel james wright, we love you so so so so so much! thanks for joining our family two years ago!

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