Ezra and Noah’s 5th Birthday

The boys turned 5 last month. I still can’t believe they are 5. Where did my babies go? On their actual birthday they had their special donut breakfast and mommy went to school with them. We also opened presents in the morning.

Then on Saturday they had a little party. Noah wanted a firetruck cake and Ezra wanted an ambulance cake. They are also super into legos now, so we decided on the easy route and topped their cakes with legos. There was also a firetruck piñata and games.

Waiting to open presents.
Waiting to open presents.
A real phone! (okay just walkie talkies)
A real phone! (okay just walkie talkies)
Noah's Cake
Noah’s Cake
Ezra's Cake
Ezra’s Cake
Playing with Abby
Playing with Abby
Demonstrating the fire pole, look mom one hand!
Demonstrating the fire pole, look mom one hand!
Singing to Noah
Singing to Noah


Singing to Ezra
Singing to Ezra



Bear time

For the kids upcoming birthdays Gamma and Papa took them to build a bear. It was a wild good time. They each had a lot of fun watching their bears get made. Noah’s bear is Firman Sam, Ezra’s bear is Fireman in a truck, and Abby’s is Abigail.

Watching abby’s bear get made

Ezra’s face crack me up

Warming up the heart

Noah testing his bear’s softness

Making a wish

Ezra was the last to go and was mostly patient

Getting to fill his bear

Making a wish

Washing his bear

Noah and Abby washing their bears

Them and the bears

The even got to ride the train at the mall with papa

Stephanie’s Birthday

We celebrated my birthday over a month ago, but never got around to posting. I wanted to do something new and decided on kayaking at Tempe Town Lake. It was amazing and we happened to time it just right and saw the sunset on the lake. Gamma and Papa watched the boys and made me a cake. We had to come home between kayaking and dinner because our butts were soaking wet. Did NOT think that through. We also went out for yummy Ethiopian food where I ate way too much and couldn’t eat any cake afterwards.

Matt and me ready to go


Fun times

Noah doing the happy dance

More happy dance

Birthday – 11.14.2012

On the boys actual birthday we celebrated with ballons, donuts, a tea party, and pizza for dinner. They also had their school friends over for some PB&J’s at lunch. They had a lot of fun turning 4, but ask every day if they are 5 yet. Stop trying to grow up so fast boys!

Balloon avalanche for the birthday boys

Happy Boy
(let’s just say Noah wasn’t dressed blog appropriate)

Birthday Donuts with candles!

Tea out of a real tea cup!

Tea party
After we had our tea party, they had their own.

Birthday Celebration

We celebrated the boys’ 4th birthday yesterday! We had lots of fun and no shortage of fire trucks.

Noah is serious about his play.

My goofy boy.

Swinging with Abby.

Three little turkeys.


A fire station! An ambulance, a fire truck!

Happy boy.

Fire truck book!

Abby 🙂

A truck! (Noah asked to learn how to drive the car for his birthday)

Happy Ez

All ready to drive.

Noah taking a swing at the piñata

Abby was serious!

Fire truck cake.

Oh daddy, you’re making fire trucks! Yippy skippy! – Ezra

My little firefighters.

Blowing out the candles.

Noah blowing out his candles

Papas birthday

This weekend we celebrated papa inskeeps birthday and fathersday. Complete with a slide, dinosaur egg hunt, pinata, and cake. Can’t forget the cake.

Happy Birthday Gamma!

This post is better late then never. (Gamma’s b-day is in March!)

There was a bounce house, piñata, and yummy food!

Noah & Ezra turn 3

It’s hard to believe, but our wonderful boys are 3!. They are getting so big and so smart. They count to 30 with little issues, say please and thank you very well. If anyone sneezes or coughs within 20 feet of them they immediately say bless you. They know their ABC’s like the back of their hand, and even draw some letters and numbers when coloring. I love how quickly they are figuring stuff out. They still love thomas the train and lightening mcqueen. They spend a lot of time playing fiarly well together, trains, cars, mud in the back yard, riding bikes, and jumping off of stuff. They are still brothers and toddlers so they do have their moments, but all in all they are wonderful little boys.

We spread their birthday out a bit over the weekend. Train themed birthday party on sunday, complete with a kid sized track and wall tunnel. They boys loved it.

Then on to the cake! All week they kept wanting their fire. Not just candles, they wanted their very own fire to blow out. It was funny.

Monday (their actual birthday) We went to the zoo. They had a great time seeing some of their favorite animals. As always we took a few pictures to share!

Happy Birthday Nama

We celebrated Nama’s birthday on Sunday night with some Famous Dave’s Bbq, cake and ice cream, and three crazy toddlers!

You can see more pictures here.

Abby’s B-day

Abby turned two December 31 and had her b-day party at Chuck E. Cheese this year. All the kids had a lot of fun and all the adults were thoroughly wiped out.

Happy Birthday Abby!

2nd Birthday Party

Running around in circles while dancing and screaming

We had the boys’ birthday party yesterday and it was a beautiful day. We had a lot of fun and the boys were WILD. I think they were super excited to have so many of their favorite people all together.

My wild but happy Noah

Ez was super wild the whole party

Abby all tangled with the balloons

Ez reading a card, he really loves cards.

The boys received trikes from Nama and Papa (my parents) and it is one of those moments I wished we had the video camera rolling. They were beyond excited when they saw them.

Ez on Noah's trike

Noah on Ez's trike

Ez driving Noah around

Abby driving Noah around, yea I am noticing a theme here.

Ez blew out all the candles this year, Noah just stared and occasionally tried to touch them.

Mr. Potato Head Cakes

Ez blowing out his candles

Noah checking out the candles

Ez came over and blew them out for Noah

Silly String Time

Noah shooting Ez

Abby apparently thought we gave her spray deodorant

Abby and Jason

We were all exhausted by time nap-time! You can see more photos here.

Happy 30th!

Happy Birthday Jason! I personally think the 30s are great and hope you enjoy them just as much!

Just so you know you are my favorite little brother. 😉

Happy Birthday Matt!!!

Happy Birthday to the most amazing husband and daddy ever! Ezra, Noah, and I are so blessed to have you in our lives. We are looking forward to celebrate many more with you!