Sep 23, 2009


We had SUCH a good time with our dear friends, the Deavers, last night.  The food was good, the kids were cute and the time was short.

The more time I spend being Gabe's mom, the more I love it.  He gets cuter and more fun every day.  He laughs so much!  He is pulling up on everything, cruising a bit.  Yesterday, he let go of what he was holding on to and just stood there for a few seconds on his own.  He is such a big boy.

Gabe talks a LOT and says "mama" "dada" "uh oh" "bye bye" "woof woof"  (that means dog) and "kitty".  Some words he says way more than others.

We are abundantly blessed.

Sep 15, 2009

Walk This Way

I got to Sub at Hope for the first time yesterday.  4th grade.  It was a great day, good to see everyone, got lots of hugs.  Strange how it was so familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.  I was araid I'd end the day wishing I hadn't left.  Instead, I was so glad to be home.

Gabe's gonna walk soon...I think.

Sep 11, 2009

Don't Wanna Miss a Thing

Gabe went from crawling to sitting today for the first time and I decided that I don't want to forget anything about these early days at home with him. So, we have a blog.

This time at home comes with joy and only a tiny bit of pain. It's a financial sacrifice, but relationally, we've hit the lotto. I love giving Gabe his bath and smelling him afterward, pushing him in the swing out back and trying to see if there is a new tooth in his mouth as his smile swings closer, and watching him light up when his dad gets home. And I love having Jacob home and relaxed and not scrambling to keep the house and the food in order after a long day at school. This is a good season.

Gabe was drumming on the djembe in the living room but now he's on his way in here to tell me about it. It's time for a nap. We're going to go have lunch with Daddy at school today.