Gabe is 7

Even though we have an in-house photographer, I still think it is fun to get some school pictures. I always have a good laugh and sometimes cringe when I look through my old school pictures, so how could I deprive my kids of that same experience?

Gabe celebrated his golden birthday on October 7th. Man oh man, I just love this kid so much. He is at such a great stage right now. Here is what is happening with this little cutie pie!

  • Gabe played soccer in the fall and loved it. He is a quick little guy, and I was impressed with how hard he tried. I was expecting 1st grade soccer to be slower paced, but Gabe was sweating hard during every game.
  • I just had his parent teacher conference, and he is doing great at school. He loves to read, write, math, and playing soccer at recess. His teacher said that he is helping kids a lot, and he is a good friend.
  • One of the things that I find most endearing about Gabe right now is his love for little kids. He loves loves toddlers. Whenever we get together with friends who have toddlers, he spends a lot of time following them and being buddies with them. So much so that most of his little friends yell his name when they see him. He is just such a tender and sweet little guy, and it is so sweet to see how nurturing he can be. He sometimes forgets to be this loving with his little sister, but I would say that for the most part, he is pretty sweet with Miriam too.
  • Gabe loves legos and Ninjago. He can literally put together legos way faster than I would be able to.
  • Gabe loves to have dance parties. When we turn on good dance music, he dances his little heart out. Are you seeing what I’m talking about people? This kid really is so much fun. He is also a good little singer.
  • After a long day of school, there is nothing Gabe loves more than to run straight to the playground to get out some of his endless energy.
  • We got a trampoline at the end of the summer and though Gabe still loves to swing a lot, he REALLY loves to jump on the trampoline.
  • One hard thing about Gabe is his selective hearing. He is really good at ignoring you when he doesn’t want to hear what you have to tell him. Like when you tell him to turn off a show, clean his room, or come in from jumping on the trampoline.
  • Gabe still loves to be read to. He likes Calvin and Hobbes and other comic books and he is starting to read books like the Magic Tree House series.

That is all I can think of for now. I feel so lucky to be this kid’s mom. He is a keeper!

sharon - November 3, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Love that Gabe and that cute school picture.