Welcome to Gabriel and SarahAnne's very own blog! I hope to be able to keep everyone up to date on all the going ons of our two gorgeous little birds...and hope this will be a good place to do so!
As of today, Gabe is three years and two days shy of seven months old! SarahAnne is five months, three weeks, and five days old! Where did the time go!?
Gabe currently has a stomach virus-yuck-AND an ear infection. The poor little guy has spent more time in bed the last three days than he has in a week. The antibiotics seem to be doing their job for the ear infection, but the stomach virus is just kicking his little butt. He is barely eating-though drinking plenty-and is just so miserable. We took him out for a walk last night so that he could get some much needed fresh air. Tonight when Geo gets home, we'll take him out again and walk for a bit. Last night we walked for about twenty minutes and he fell asleep about twenty minutes after getting home...
I bought Scrabble at a barn sale yesterday and Gabe took every single tile out and put them in the squares on the board. The little goof ball. Gabe is ALL about playing games now. His favorite is UNO right now. He doesn't quite understand the whole game, but he does understand the colors and numbers part of it. We just don't use the skip or wild cards when we play with him.
He is such a good big brother. A few weeks ago, Gabe and SarahAnne's carseats had to be scooted next to each other out of necessity and now Gabe does NOT want them to be apart. The other night we had a rough night, we went to the cemetary to take flowers to Joey and had a flat tire out in the cemetary-of ALL the places to have a flat tire-then on the way home, SarahAnne decided she was sick of the car and she started to cry. Gabe was holding her hand the entire way home and was whispering to her "it's ok baby bella, i'm here. big brother is here. i love you. don't cry" then he sang to her...over and over he sang to her. He sang her "itsy bitsy" and "twinkle twinkle" his two favorites. We finally had to pull over so I could calm SarahAnne down and Gabe started to cry and said "i tried momma, i tried to be a good jobber and make her happy" George then had to take Gabe out of the car and comfort him (he was not feeling good at this point either)
SarahAnne...what a character. She is going to give me more grey hair than Gabe ever did. The child is simply a wonder. Last night she got up onto her hands and knees (!!!) and went forward a bit. Right before that she scooted backward and ended up UNDER the couch. All that was sticking out was her head and she had an "oh no, now what??" look on her face when Geo went to pull her out ha ha.
Sarebear-as she's known around here-has started to say "da da" much to George's delight. She was swinging earlier, looking around saying "oh da da. oh da da" I am guessing she was looking for her daddy so she could pull on his goatee or something fun like that.
Alrighty, this is long enough for today...more tomorrow after SarahAnne's SIX month check up!