Since this is an odd-age year, Gabe didn't get a friend party. He was a little bummed he wouldn't have a huge Ninja party with all his friends. (Namely, David T.) Instead, we planned a "family" party down at the pool with pizza, Root Beer floats and a Ninja cake.
But it just so happened we had visitors staying with us for the big day: my cousin Kim was in town with her husband and son, and our good friend Robert W. was in town from Japan for a dental convention. Add to that some neighbors, and we had a pretty fun "friend" swim party for him after all.
A word about Gabey. Sometimes Gabey seems too good to be true. Sure, he has his whiny and naughty moments...that sometimes last all freaking day long. But over all, he's a very very sweet kid. He's the kind of kid people want to have at their house because he plays nicely. He has a tender heart. He loves and protects his little brother Gray. Plus he has really cute pouty lips and gives great hugs and kisses. A few more things...
|Cuddle with Grandma Fae|
Twinkle Little Star
Give, Said the Little Stream
Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam
Other favorites are "The Pie Song", "Tell Me Why", "I am a Child of God" and "You Are My Sunshine".
Gabe loves to learn. He is the first boy to request that I teach him to read and he likes to do "Home School" with me. (It should be noted that I have NOT taught him to read. But I did buy the Bob books!)
|On the "Day of the Bunny"|
|Adorable (slightly jaundiced) baby!|
|Learning to swim|
|"Player of the WEEK!!!"|