Saturday, August 7, 2010

11 Months


You have made leaps and bounds in this past month Bubs! I mean, look at you climb the stairs. You are faster now and it takes both your Dad and I most of the time to contain you. You are always on the go and trying to explore new things. Most recently, the stairs. We try hard not to let you play on the stairs because they are dangerous but the more we try to keep you away, the more you love them.

You love unrolling the toilet paper in the bathroom. You love putting things in Freya's dog dish. You love taking books off the bookshelf. You love anything that makes noise...LOTS OF NOISE! Pots, bowls, toys, your own voice. If it is loud, you are allk about it.

You clap and wave. You say Dada, Mama, Bubba, and we think you also say No. And you think it is so funny when you shake your head no. You blow raspberries when I ask for kisses or when you don't want to eat something.

Speaking of eating, you have really started to enjoy real food. Now that you have 4 teeth-yes 4!- you want to be eating whatever the rest of us are eating. Bread, noodles, veggies, cheese, and fruit. You love fruit! It is not a surprise that you like fruit but it is fun to watch you try new food. You new favorite is cantelope.

You are such a happy baby Gabe. You enjoy being outside in the sunshine. And you really like it when the wind blows in your face. Your Dad and I will take you with us when we go Disc Golfing and you sit in your stroller and smile, laugh, and kick your legs. Very rarely will you fuss when you are outside. The grass and leaves are some of your favorite things and when you pull some off a tree or out of the ground you smile like you just won a gold medal.

You get bigger and bigger each day Gabe. You are devolping and I am still sure that we are on the verge of you taking your first steps. You can pick things up and throw them to us. You cruise around the furniture like it is what you were born to do. And music...Gabe you love music. It doesn't matter what type it is, you like it. And we love sitting around the table as a family and playing games while you sit in your high chair and we listen to music.

I am shocked when I look at you and see a little boy who is almost one. At times I still only see the same little face I brought home from the hospital. You have the same big blue eyes that strangers constantly comment on. You have the same big round head with almost no hair. And you have the same sweet smile that is infectious.

I love you so much Gabe. Your Dad, Sera, and I cannot imagine what life would be like without you. You make all of us so happy. And with this next month already started and your 1st birthday approaching, we are all trying to take in these precious moments where you still like being our baby boy. Happy 11 Month Birthday Bubs!