I think Gabey had a pretty great birthday. It was low key and just my style. A few presents and very sorry attempt at putting a superman emblem on his birthday cake was enough to make him very happy. We are so grateful for our beautiful little boy. I can't believe that he is 3. He brings humor and joy to all of our lives. Right now he is really into superheroes. I couldn't even pick his favorite, he loves them all. Thanks to his Uncle Jacob, he even knows the names of some of the not so popular superheroes. He still loves cars too. His favorite movie is Superman Returns. It's so weird because even I get bored in that movie, it's so long. The cutest is when he says, Lex Luthor, because he says, "Lex Lupor". Were still working on his f's, he makes a p sound. Our favorite word is fluffy, "pluppy", is what he says. Pretty darn cute. Anyway, happy birthday Gabers! We love ya so much buddy. I know now that the frosting has to be pretty thick to do something like that. Gabe liked it and that's all that matters, okay. What?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Whoops! I forgot to mention that my little Gaber's had a birthday, and... he's potty trained. What a good present, for me. We made it just in time for his 3rd birthday. Donny was the determined one, mainly because he didn't want to buy diapers anymore. I thought it would be such a nightmare, but it turned out great. I think he was just ready for it. We didn't use any fancy potty chairs or anything. Actually, we went to walmart and let him pick out a little toilet seat that goes on the potty. It had cars on it of course. Then, I went to the dollar store and picked out a bunch of little cheap things that I thought he would like. Everytime he went peepee, he was able to pick a treat out of the dollar store bag, and, he got a cookie. I don't believe in bribery by the way. After the first week we got him down to one cookie every time he went peepee and 2 cookies after you know what. It was really a breeze, knock on wood. He continues to do well and it's been 3 weeks so far. We still do the pull up thing at night, but they are always dry when he wakes up. I can count his accidents on one hand and they all happened in the first week. I am so proud of my little 3 year old monster. What a gem.
Posted by Carli at 3:34 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I can't believe it's already July 30th. This summer has flown by. We went to Utah for Brianne's wedding, Donny too. The kids and I ended up staying a few extra weeks, we just can't seem to stay less than a month once we get there. On the way back to Houston, my little brother Jacob was with us. Such a nice plane ride, thanks Jakey. Mary and James decided to come for the 4th of July. When we arrived in Houston, they were already there. Surprise!! What trickster's they are. Sarah flew in the the next day. The following few days were spent cramped into our little apartment having the time of our lives. We had a blast. My poor Mommy was so sad. She could hardly stand the thought of us all having fun together without her there. It wasn't the same without you Momma, you either Dad. Unfortunately they had to leave a few days later. They took Jacob with them and headed back to Midland. Sarah stayed with us in Houston. We are so glad that she was able to come and play with us for a few weeks. We miss her badly, especially Sophi and Gabe. "Where's Lala, I miss Lala." She is there play toy and it was so nice to have her here to help. We love ya La. Also this summer, we closed on the purchase of our first home, yeehaw!! We are thrilled to finally have a place of our own. No more sharing walls, no more calling the police at 2:00 am in the morning because it sounds like your upstairs neighbors are bowling, no more common areas filled with dog feces. Just us. We couldn't be happier. My mom and sister are coming to help with the move. I am so spoiled, I know. It is such a blessing to have so much family support. I'm glad that even though I live away from everyone, we still have the means to see each other so frequently. Also, i'm 7 months pregnant, and pretty much worthless. So thanks mommy and sis. Glad you guys love us so much. Here are a few highlight pics of our summer. There are so many so I really had to narrow it down. For all those looking at the pics, I want to remind you that I am pregnant and feelin crappy. I tried to be in as few pictures as possible, but alas I could not escape them all. More adventures to come, and still lots more hot summer left.
Posted by Carli at 8:51 PM
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