I'm very late posting these, but I am finally posting them. It's our annual tradition to do these little interviews. Here we go:
Name: Adell Marie Gardiner
Birthday:September 3, 2005
Present age: 8
Favorite color: Pink or red
Favorite food: Baked ravioli (loves pasta)
Favorite beverage: Rootbeer or cream soda
Favorite treat: Mamba
Favorite animal: Wild cats (cheetahs, tigers, lions, etc.)
Best friend: Conner
Future occupation: Hair dresser, photographer, writer, or zookeeper
Greatest fear: Anything sharp (like needles)
Favorite movie: Frozen
Favorite television show: Word Girl or Wild Kratts
Favorite game: Tiger (a game she plays with Hannah and Mia)
Loves/Favorite things: Frozen dolls, Nintendo DS, pink monkey blanket
Favorite subject in school: Science
Hobbies/Talents: Swimming, singing, reading, art, writing
Dislikes: Eating fish
Greatest challenge: Gymnastics
Words that describe personality: Independent, fun, positive, brave, silly, kind, strong
Biggest accomplishment of 2013: Baptism
Name: Hannah Claire Gardiner
Birthday: September 17, 2008
Present age: 5
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite food: Grapes
Favorite beverage: Rootbeer or chocolate milk
Favorite treat: Suckers
Favorite animal: Elephant or tiger
Best friend: Ellie
Future occupation: Dancer (performer)
Greatest fear: Monsters
Favorite movie: Frozen
Favorite television show: Bubble Guppies or Team Umizoomi
Favorite game: Hide and Seek
Loves/Favorite things: Zig-Zag (toy zebra), Muffin (toy cat), Frozen dolls
Favorite subject in school: Art
Hobbies/Talents: Dancing, singing, violin, coloring (art)
Dislikes: Mia taking her toys, broken stuff
Greatest challenge: cleaning up, learning not to pout and whine
Words that describe personality: Sweet, smart, chatty, timid (sometimes), kind, pouty (very), loving, beautiful
Biggest accomplishment of 2013: Beginning violin lessons
Name: Mia Lynn Gardiner
Birthday: June 3, 2011
Present age: 2
Favorite color: Pink or blue
Favorite food: Lunchables
Favorite beverage: Rootbeer or milk
Favorite treat: Suckers
Favorite animal: Cow
Best friend: Babies (her words)
Future occupation: "In dance class" (her words)
Greatest fear: Spiders
Favorite movie: Despicable Me
Favorite television show: Team Umizoomi or Dora
Favorite game: Faces (a game at Grandma's house)
Loves/Favorite things: Corky (toy pig), Pinkie (toy elephant), Barbie house, blanket, Baa-baa(s) (bottles)
Favorite subject in school: Doesn't attend school yet, but wishes she did!
Hobbies/Talents: Play, dance (loves to have "dance parties" with Dad), singing, helping out
Dislikes: Spiders, gross stuff
Greatest challenge: Learning to share with others
Words that describe personality: Playful, happy, free spirit, independent, outgoing, fearless, sweet
Biggest accomplishment of 2013: Potty training!!!
Name: Richard Cael Gardiner
Birthday: October 17, 2013
Present age: 4 months
Favorite color: Camouflage?
Favorite food: Mommy milk
Favorite beverage: Mommy milk
Favorite treat: Mommy milk
Favorite animal: Lynzee
Best friend: Mom
Future occupation: Professional athlete
Greatest fear: Mom being out of sight
Favorite movie: Huh?
Favorite television show: What?
Favorite game: Peek-a-boo
Loves/Favorite things: Mom, Dad, sisters, Grandma
Favorite subject in school: School?
Hobbies/Talents: Looking cute, smiling, "talking"
Dislikes: Being hungry, being cold
Greatest challenge: Becoming mobile
Words that describe personality: Mommy's little potato bug
Biggest accomplishment of 2013: Being born
Because I'm such an awesome mom, I decided to let Hannah have a little Valentine's Day party with all her little friends. She was SO EXCITED!!! It's all she talked about for weeks! She helped me make invitations and took the task of passing them out to all her friends very seriously. She would wake up in the mornings and would immediately ask me if today was party day. Finally, the day arrived and she ran around the house like a crazy person.
Hannah helped to decorate the house and prepare the games, Mia was equally involved and also very excited! It made my heart swell with pride as I watch them work together to make things just right. I love it when they have quality sister moments.
When party time came, the girls were all ready. Adell has shorter school days on Friday, so she got to attend the party also. Hannah was very sweet and made sure both Mia and Adell received invitations to the party. I was very happy to have Adell around since she proved to be vital in assisting me manage the girls. She's going to be an awesome babysitter in a couple years!
Altogether we had nine little girls running around the house, enjoying the party. It was just about the cutest thing ever to watch these little girls decorate cookies, play games and dance to "Frozen" songs. We kept the party very simple - just a couple little games and yummy cookies. They all go to preschool together, so they all get along really well. My sweet little niece, Erica, was invited also and was VERY happy to have a party that only she was invited to and not her big sister, Emma (who would have been invited too if she wasn't at school).
It was maybe a little crazy with so many excited little girls running around, but they all seemed to have a lot of fun, so that's all I care about. Hannah was beaming the whole time - she really loves all her little friends.
We may have to make this a new tradition.
My life as a Mom: It's wild, it's crazy, it's full of fun and adventure. It's absolutely "learn as you go" for me. I'm blessed with a loving husband willing to take this journey with me. I want each step I take to be with determination and love. We love being a family, and we hope you enjoy hearing about our journey together.