Friday, February 18, 2011


I can hardly believe that our baby boy is 18 months old today. This past year-and-a-half has simply flown by. Gabriel is in one word; remarkable. Matt and I would have never believed that one little boy could change our world so completely.

Gabriel Matthew,
You are the light of our life. Your happy spirit, determination and tenacity amaze us everyday. Not a day goes by that you don't make us laugh, make us wonder and make us marvel. You are our little moosh-moosh and we love you so much.

This is your life, Gabe, at 18 months.
  • Every morning you wake up with a smile. The most cherub-ly cute smile.
  • You eat anything and everything! You love fruit, veggies, pasta, chicken, turkey, taco's, meatballs, yogurt, cheese, waffles, oatmeal... you haven't met a food you didn't like.
  • Bottles are a thing of the past (and have been since before Christmas) and gave them up all on your own. You love to drink milk and water from a sippy cup and have absolutely no interest in juice.
  • Balls, cars and blocks are your favorite toys, although causing the rocking chair to rock is one of your favorite activities.
  • You go to physical therapy and occupational therapy each week and you finally love it! You get so excited when I ask if you want to go see Ms KC or Ms Danielle and work so hard while you're there.
  • While your still a mama's boy, you're a daddy's boy anytime he's around. You pretty much think your daddy is the bees-knees; just how it's supposed to be.
  • Nonny and Sam are 2 of your favorite people! You practically leap out of my arms when we pick Sam up at school on Thursdays :) And Nonny and Popo are the only people you'll stay with for any extended amount of time.
  • You've started doing a modified army crawl which is super cute. Rolling is still your fastest way to get from point A to point B.
  • Lefty is no longer your enemy and you're starting to use it a little bit more each day. We are so proud of you!
  • You love to talk and while you only say a few words intentionally (mama, dada, ball), you are never quiet. I can't wait to hear what you have to say once it's in English.
  • Books are one of your favorite things. But not only do you like when being read to, you also enjoy paging through books by yourself. I love coming upon you hearing you babble as you read aloud.

We love, cherish and adore you sweet boy and can't wait t see where this big world takes you!

And Gabe today!


Carrie said...

Ahh! Someday I hope I can meet Gabe and you guys! Maybe in Ethiopia. :)

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Heather and Chad said...

What an amazing, adorable, handsome little man!!!!!