Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Casting Call

Yesterday Gabe got his cast off! He has gained six degrees of movement, which is completely normal. His PT wants to do another cast but is going to wait another week or so to put it on him. He has two blisters from the cast and we are going out of town, so we'll see how he measures next week, hopefully he hasn't lost more motion!

Mr Gabriel is a *bit* sassy as of late. Today he was outside and his ball rolled under the porch door. He said "Hey, girl [meaning me] please get that ball. YOU girl! open that door!" He also refers to George as "my husband" even when talking about something he and Geo have done together, before it was just to me about something Geo and I had done. :O What a goofy kid.

The kids have been enjoying the sun the last few days. Yesterday we went to the "rocket" park (it's a park with a huge rocket ship slide) and when we walked in there was a pretty boxer puppy sitting by a bench with his owner. SarahAnne immediately fell in love and started to walk toward the dog, pointing at her, saying "mine mine mine" We pet the dog together, her name was Rosie, the dog gave her a kiss and SarahAnne turned around and walked back to see Gabe. It was very cute. Tomorrow we are meeting up with some friends at another park to hopefully wear our children out enough that they'll nap tomorrow afternoon ha ha.

George and I are both hoping this weather holds on thru the's just been glorious. Gabe and I planted some sweet peas and morning glories...I've been rotating them to get good sun and one batch has bloomed already...however, I'm not sure if they are the peas or glories...the other side didn't do ANYTHING .I am hoping they are the morning glories, I am pretty sure they are actually, based on the leaves. I love morning glories and plan on putting them into a planter that will allow them to grow all the way around my porch so they are the first thing I see when I look out in the morning. We are also going to attempt some patio tomatoes as well, we'll see how THAT goes.

Have a lovely evening everyone :D

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend Update :D

Our weekend was pretty darn good, if I do say so myself :D It was absolutely gorgeous out all weekend, so the kids were able to be outside most of the weekend. Yesterday Grandma and Grandpa (Dad and Caren) came out to our place for a bbq. Miss SarahAnne called Grandpa "grandpa" not once but TWICE!! What a big girl. She also gave him a hug AND a kiss, unsolicited, which if you know SarahAnne is a big deal :D She rarely hugs or kisses people, unless you ask for it, even then you don't always get it. She's learned to blow kisses as well, which is about the cutest thing ever.
Gabe gets his cast off tomorrow, thankfully. His foot is starting to REALLY smell ha ha. He has a funny new habit of calling George "your husband" when he talks to me about him. If he gets up in the morning to find that Geo isn't home he'll say, "hey mom, where's your husband at?" it's hysterical.
This weekend we are taking a little road trip to Tennesse for Geo's sister Faith's baby shower. Gabe is beyond excited. It should be a nice little trip; the weather is supposed to be nice and warm which will make it even MORE enjoyable. When we get back, Geo's grandparents will be here from New York-yay! We haven't seen them since last fall :D Boy are they in for a shock with Bitsy...the last time they were here she was just crawling and not making a whole lot of noise...she's a walking, talking, eating, climbing, running machine now :D

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sibling Love

Tonight, while Geo and I were getting dinner ready, Gabe and SarahAnne were doing the sweetest thing. They were both "reading" a book while sitting back to back. It was stinkin' cute, you would have had to have seen it to believe it :D The two of them have such a wonderful relationship. The first person she wants in the morning is Gabe, she sits up in her bed and says "oh bruh bruh, gaabuh!" and grins as soon as she sees him. He usually goes over to her bed and gives her a smooch and says "it's a beautiful day SarahAnne, get out of bed" and they start to play. It's so wonderful to watch them interact, to think I was so nervous about having two kiddos!

As an aside, if you read this blog, would you mind leaving me a comment to let me know? Just trying to see who actually reads this thing :D

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Time Fun

Gabe and SarahAnne have discovered something fun to do on these windy April afternoons...pinwheels! We picked some up at the dollar store (of all places) and they have been having a blast with them. I wish *I* were that easily amused ha ha.

Gabe had his new cast put on Tuesday. He keeps asking for us to "take off my green boot" (it's a green cast-NEON green-what was Geo thinking?!) He's been a pretty good sport about the whole thing, but pants are a big issue-he only has a few pair that fit over the cast. Thankfully it's warm enough for shorts during the day.

SarahAnne is a complete and utter dare devil. She was out on the patio this afternoon with Gabe...and decided it would be a great idea to stand on a was like slow motion watching her fall off-I could see her falling but couldn't do a darn thing about it. She has a fat lip and I have a blood stained t shirt. *sigh* She was fine after about two minutes of nursing and cuddling...and went right back outside :O Crazy little monkey!

Hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous spring weather...

Monday, April 14, 2008

An All SarahAnne Update :D

Our little Bitsy...she's just the sweetest little thing. She is talking up a storm and doing all sorts of things that her big brother only DREAMT of doing at her age :D

Words she says:
Bruh bruh (brother)
wa wa (water for the fish, of course!)
bye (a new one this weekend!)

She loves music and dancing. She loves "Baby Mozart" a Baby Einstein dvd, she loves to play cars with her bruh bruh. She loves bubble baths and grilled cheese sandwiches. She loves the fish tank and the gerbil. She will eat ANYTHING that doesn't eat her first, and even then will give it the ole' college try ;)
She does NOT like strangers, she does not like anyone approaching her. She does not care for dogs and only likes cats if they can't reach her, ha ha. She does not like beef, unless it's filet mignon (good taste!) She does NOT like it when she doesn't get her way ha ha

She walks all over and is starting to finally get the hang of running-a little bit. She likes to try to jump on the trampoline. She climbs on things now and her favorite thing to give us grey hair is to STAND on her brother's rocking chair and rock it. She gets on Gabe's bathroom stool to try and get into the bathroom sink. She stands in the bathtub, she likes to put her face underwater. She tries to turn the water on in the bathroom-thank God she can't. Her favorite thing to do is try and flush things down the toilet when we aren't looking :O

She's just the sweetest little thing; we're so happy to have her in our lives

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Another Weekend Gone

Our wonderful weekend is drawing to a close. Both George and I were off all weekend; "Uncle" Joel came to visit for the weekend! The weather was gorgeous so we were able to be outside most of the time. Saturday we went to the Cosley Zoo, a wonderful little children's zoo in Wheaton. We spent time looking at ducks, petting a cow, and checking out a new little ewe. Today we were able to spend an hour or so at the park. Both kiddos were able to run around (well, as best as they can!) and use the playground equipment. SarahAnne's favorite piece of equipment was the swings. As we pushed her she giggled and clapped her hands. Gabriel just wanted to "excercise his muscles" as he said over and over. He climbed all sorts of ladders and even managed to climb up the rock climbing wall!

Gabe is going to a new physical therapist. His new PT, Brian, is a certified water therapist! Gabe goes in the pool once a week and leaves exhausted. He is going to be getting new casts-thank you growth spurt! in a week or so. We'll know more on Tuesday when we see Brian. Fun stuff :D

I will be updating this blog more frequently now, I actually forgot we had this blog set up for them. You can count on an update once to twice a week--maybe even more!


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