Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blowing Raspberries

Gabriel likes to blow raspberries on us. You have to be careful if you bend over and any skin is exposed. He'll run over and blow on your backside!

Friday, November 27, 2009

What We Have Been Doing....

I guess he's basically a full blown toddler now! The days of dirty tops of socks and crawling is over and he is a WALKER now! Though many parents say walking is not something to look forward to, I have been and I LOVE it. He sort of waddles when he walks and it's so fun to watch.
(video isn't working...Gabe will have to work on it...)

We went to the BYU vs. Airforce game. It was freezing, with a little wind, which = TOO COLD TO BE OUTSIDE! So needless to say we didn't stay for the whole game. We actaully didn't even stay for half of the game. But it was still fun.

Little bit of fast food after and watching the game on tv

I love his sleepy, puffy eyes look in this one... This is his new little pony that sings from Abuelita. She spoiled him for his birthday.

At Toys R' Us. Maybe someday....

With his cousins Jack and Sadie. Sadie was blessed this day.

Playing outside with Dad

He loves the sink....

He borrowed this t shirt from our 12 year old friend, Annie. It says "I traded my boyfriend for a puppy." He got wet and needed something to go home in.

Exploring all the nooks and crannies in the house is a daily activity of choice.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

hAppY hAllOwEEn

We had such a fun Halloween. This is an important day to me because it is my FAVORITE holiday. I don't exactly know why, but I LOVE Halloween. I think I have since I was really little. So of course I wanted Gabriel to be a part of everything that Halloween is even though he gets none of it:) And of course Gabe and I had to dress up. You decide what we are... Some people thought we were dogs and some thought we were bears...

We started the night out by trick-or-treating upstairs at our landlord's. We love them. They are so good to us. They took our family picture for us.

Then we headed down to Becca's house. Here she is with Gabriel. He loves her.

Me and my little man. I can't get enough of him.

Becca took us to a friend's house so we could play with their 7 little, adorable puppies. He was squealing with delight the whole time!

Gabriel with his cousins and aunt

With Abuelito

He really loved this pencil. He's just chillin' on the couch.

We had a great night, topped off with 50 cent corndogs at Sonic! Happy Halloween! Hope yours was fun too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Fall Pictures

I love Fall! These were taken right before his birthday party at the park just down the street from our house. It's a great park and it looks beautiful right now with all the fall leaves. He LOVES playing outside and we like going down to the park to explore. He's just so fun to spend the day with!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Gabriel

Happy Birthday to our little boy. He has grown so much, and everyday shows us something new. He was born October 21st 2008. We now share our anniversary with him and will forever. We are thankful for his love and spirit, and are grateful to have him with us.

Thanks to our friends Becca and Gordon for letting us use their home to get together and
celebrate. Also thanks to everyone else for your love and support of Gabriel.

The morning began with breakfast. Chocolate chip pancakes and milk to celebrate. After some running around and a bit of playing, we were ready to keep on going.

But not before a well needed nap!

After our nap, we were off to Gabriel's favorite restaurant Cafe Rio.

He loves it, and so do we.
After that we were off to the grocery store where Gabriel practiced his driving skills.

After our adventure at the store, we decided to go to the park and hang out and take some pictures. It was a little cold, but Gabriel did not mind it.

Once Gabriel was done with the park it was time to go to Becca's and celebrate with the family and have some cake.

Here is where the fun started!

He opened presents right before cake time!!!

And then we got ready to get messy

We had a great time together. Gabriel ate more cake then he should, but oh well.

Happy 1st birthday Gabriel and Happy 3 year Anniversary Erin!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Words

We love this video! When I first heard him say this I was a proud mama. A couple months ago I showed him a picture of Jesus and from then on he beams when he sees Him. It's so sweet and he even grabbed a picture I showed him at the Distribution Center and kissed it! It's so fun to hear him really say words.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Catching up 2nd post


The regular bed time routine with Gabriel is dinner, bath time and then getting him ready for bed. Gabriel enjoyed some spaghettios this particular night.

Then bath time!

Last Wednesday we went to Timpview High Schools' football game. It was painful to watch since the opposing team lost terribly. We love this picture because Gabriel almost never cuddles with us, he is always on the run and ready to play, so once he did this we had to take a snap shot.

Gabriel again working on his musical skills. Since he thinks he already mastered the keyboard with his hands; he is using now his feet. Very clever.

Since September is now known as Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to have Gabriel get in touch with his inner Mexican.

Among Gabriel's very busy day, he always finds time for what is important. One of his regular routines is to go to bathroom and take everything out of the drawers. This happens every single day.
The stairs have become one of Gabriel's most important ways to stay in shape. Once he gets started going up the stairs he never stops. He goes up and down and up again. At least he gets to burn some calories. His favorite stairs are at our good friend Becca's. He gets a break before the second flight of stairs.
And finally! One day we came home and we found a huge spider! I have never seen anything like this in real life. I have seen plenty on TV and the Zoo, but never at my doorstep. HUGE!!!