Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wall vs Gabe - Wall Wins

Gabe was spinning around and around. Then, dizzy, he fell into the corner of the wall and clonked his head good.

He's still feeling well enough to ham it up for the camera though, so I'm not too worried. Still, he's going to have an impressive bruise to show off at day-care tomorrow.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Recent Videos of Gabe's Activities

Gabe's been learning new stuff all the time.

Important stuff like how to climb ladders

How to play the cymbals

How to ask for more water when he's thirsty

How to order up diaper time comic relief

How to answer the phone and hang up

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fun with Words

Gabe's vocabulary is continuing to expand! He's doing a good job of trying words and using signs at the same time where applicable. Still many are pretty mangled, though adorable.

Hi Lao Loo - "I love you"
Nae Nae - "Night Night"
Dow - "Down"
Oh No!
Buh Bye
Mo Ma - "More" He uses this while using the sign for more
Doa - "Door"
Dat - "That"
Emma (Name of friend at daycare)
Hurray - Said while raising arms up
Hah tch - "Hot" Said while reaching towards something and then pulling hand away

New Signs:
Thirsty - Running finger down throat
Itsy Bitsy Spider - He puts his hands together at face level and raises them up while singing "aye ya aye ye"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Okay, now he's walking IN the snow.

. . .in shallow snow, at least.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Salad Dressing Selection. . .


And some more romping outdoors. . . notice we're not IN the snow yet. . .

Gabe's First Snow

Gabe doesn't like snow yet. I think he puts it in the same category as bubble-bath.

In the Cupboard

Another playground outing!

This time, our little monkey went down the slide all by himself!

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We took advantage of one of the oddly warm November weekends by going to the playground. Gabe loves the slides!

November Photos

For a few days the best toy in the house was a "pushpush": an empty 5-gallon water bottle. Gabe pushed it around the house at high speeds. It was a fun object to stuff blocks into, and he particularly liked setting toys on top of it while both of his hands were in socks.

Yup, he loved wearing socks on his hands for a while there.

We've been slacking. . .

These photos were taken in October. Cripes, we're running behind with our Gabe photos!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Blog's Not Dead Yet. . .

We'll post more photos just as soon as Chris's hard drive is replaced. . . again. In the mean time, here is a lovely article that my dad sent me: all hail the Onion!

We had an awesome, fantastic, restful; vacation with Chris's family up in Michigan. Gabe got tons of leggo-type blocks for Christmas, among other goodies. He was a trooper on the drive up and back again. New words include "hello", "hooray", "oh no", "snow" (minus the "s"), "more", and "door". Cheese sticks and raisins are the new food of choice. Shoes are still in, but jackets are now out. There was one wheasy-baby emergency-room visit in Michigan, but Gabe stayed cheerful even through that, and he recovered nicely. We didn't get to take him out in the snow on doctor's orders, but there was enough indoors to keep us all quite happy on our visit. It was a great trip.