Monday, July 26, 2010

Another July

With trying to finish of my medical transcriptionist  course I've been a bit busy and don't have a lot of time to blog so here's the long overdue update.

We had a great 4th of July with Ty and Cristi my bro. and sis-in-laws and their three kids along with a couple of their friends. We barbecued, played games, and ate lots of not so good things! Gabe had fun running around with his cousins and getting into good clean trouble! I just can't believe how big he is now. He's running all over the place and getting into everything! I wouldn't have it any other way.

He says "dada, mama, kitty" and other stuff too, but we have no idea what those are! Lots of just 'goo-ga-ga'! We love it.

He's still not a big eater, but he still loves his fruit, bread and peanut butter, oh and yogurt. He also loves eating whole apples too. I peel off the skin and he just dives on in! He's also going crazy with the utensils; he loves feeding himself yogurt and apple sauce. He's also pretty good with the fork and getting watermelon on it or his waffle pieces.

It's crazy cuz sometimes I think he'll have a really hard time with something and then he just proves me wrong and dives on in! Like I wasn't sure how he'd do with using utensils (obviously 18-month-olds aren't going to be able to use them all that efficiently), but I thought he'd be mad that I wasn't feeding him anymore. Nope! He loves it! Which is great for me since I don't need to sit there and feed him anymore!

Another funny thing...Gabe's hair. I just can't do a thing with it! I still think he's too young to sit down for a professional cut so I just trim what I can while he's in the he looks like Little Lord cute, but grows out of control! It's so pretty, though.

We've also spent a ton of time visiting with friends and family over the last month. Almost every weekend has been spent somewhere or us having others over. Gabe has loved it! Gabe got to experience his first outside pool with my friend Autumn and her kids! He loved it.

This last weekend we set up our own outdoor pool and just sat out and soaked in the sun! We even got some of the neighbor kids to come over and enjoy.

It's been a great month and it's always so amazing to watch Gabe learn and grow. He loves books, or at least having Archie and I read them to him! He's got a few favorites. He also enjoys watching The Wiggles and Blue's Clues.

Let's see...Archie is also heading to Singapore next month for his work. He'll be training employees there for two or three weeks. I wish we could all go...

Still plugging through my online course and enjoying life!


  1. So glad to see an update finally!!!! That little man is so dang adorable. He's at that stage of wanting more independence, it's good and sad at the same time. Good luck with finishing your course, good for you!!! And you'll do great with Archie gone, though it sucks. Jeremy may be leaving for 3 weeks of training in Dec and I'll be stuck with the 2 girls...I'm scared. Happy Summertime!

  2. Yeah for an update! We had such a blast with you guys. I'm going to steal some of the photos off Facebook too with my kiddos in them. We need to get together again before the end of summer!

  3. Sounds like summer fun to me!! So, do you enhance your son's gorgeous eyes in the pics, or what?!

    I've been very preoccupied with a Friends Reunion that happened 2 weeks ago there in Riverton, and you know what? -- I didn't even miss the whole blogging thing. Hmmm...imagine that. Good luck with your course work and being sane when your hubby is gone.

  4. Nice update! We need to hang out! We have a lot of updates to tell you too!


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