Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Pure delight

Last week Gabriel had Marshmallows for the first time, I think. We had a MOPS Christmas shopping/baby sitting exchange in which half the moms stayed behind and kept the kids while the other half went shopping and the next day we switched. It was all in an effort to get some Christmas shopping done or use your 2 and a half hours however you chose. My friend Rachel brought hot chocolate and marshmallows for the kids. So while we were waiting for the hot chocolate to cool down enough for them to drink we offered them some marshmallows. I asked Gabriel if he wanted some and he had this really perplexed look on his face like "What's that?" Then I realized he probably had never had them. Of course he loved them and ever since has been asking for "Marshmells." So, I bought some when I went grocery shopping.
Gabriel knows his name and will often speak in 3rd person (like, it's Gabriel's turn), but not always. Yesterday I was trying to determine who needed a diaper change. I said to him "Somebody stinks. Is it you?" to which he replied "No, I'm Gabriel!"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bedtime buddies

Gabriel has gotten accustomed to have lots of stuffed animals in his bed. It started out many months ago with just one and then three, and now there are about ten. I just think it's so cute how he has to have all those in the bed with him. We took the rails off his bed a couple of months ago and just have the guard up so that he doesn't roll off in the floor. So far, he stays in his bed really well. Most of the time our boys go to bed so well and I am very thankful for that.
He loves the little hotwheels and loves to line them up places, like the arm of the couch or the back of the couch. He really studies them and places them in the exact way he wants them. He's actually a little possessive of them and does not like for Micah to touch them. We are working on sharing. The picture of him with the cars was sometime in September and the last one was at the end of October. He is looking less like a toddler and more like a little boy these days.