Monday, May 24, 2010

Gabe, Monkey's and a Garage Sale

Another trip to the doctor but this time it was for a 'good' reason: Gabe's 9 month well visit!! Gabe now weighs 22lbs 1oz and 29.5 inches long! However, if he's 29.5 inches long he shrunk an inch from his neurology visit in April. So, I measured Gabe at home and he willingly stretched out for me and according to my measurements is 32 inches long. According to Dr. Miller, at 29.5 inches he's in the 85th percentile for height, so at 32 inches... well, we'll just say he's one long baby! In case you're wondering he's in the 70th percentile for weight... I knew he was losing some of his juiciness.

To be honest, it's a bit irritating that the nurse would input an incorrect measurement into the computer, although Gabe was being pretty difficult to stretch out - that silly boy! And while he didn't want to be stretched out he was quite the champ when it came to his shot. Gabe didn't even flinch, just kept smiling at his Mama!

Earlier this week Gabe and his two favorite ladies found a new game to play:

3 Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed!

London and Waverly jumped on their own while Daddy helped Gabe! Gabe loved the jumping but especially loved when one of the girls would fall down! Good times with some of the cutest kids ever!

And now about our garage sale: as Gabe's adoption is finalized (tomorrow) we are following our hearts and our Father and saying 'yes.' Yes to the call to adopt, yes to following our father's desire and care for the orphans and yes to adding to our family giving us more children to love and Gabe a sibling (or siblings) to grow up with! Last year before we knew Gabe was joining us we were planning a garage sale to raise money for our adoption process. Back then we were planning on adopting from Ethiopia and that is where our hearts still lay. So we're beginning again and staring with a garage sale!

So if you live in the area and have 'stuff' you'd like to donate, just let me know. And keep June 25 - 26 open to come to our garage sale. Because it's not going to just be our junk! As we grow in our faith and passions we've found that we have a lot of stuff we don't have a lot of use for or need. And we'd rather sell it and use the money to bring our family home then have lots of things.

Here's to hoping for a successful garage sale!


Dan Samms said...

This kid is fun! I'm so glad you all added him to your family. Even more excited to know you are planning to add more. We'll help any way we can.

Donna said...

Meredith, I have stuff to donate to your garage sale. Pictures that we will not be putting back on the wall (we had room repainted) and no use saving all this stuff. Love, Donna