Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gabriel's First Birthday

July 18th was Gabriel's first birthday. Time has gone by so quickly and he is just the neatest little guy ever. We love him so much!

Nana, Dah and the boys and I went to meet Hector for lunch for Gabriel's birthday. We went to his office and got to meet his coworkers and then had a nice lunch together.

That evening, Hector had grad school so Nana, Dah and I took the boys to Chuck E Cheese for dinner and games. Both boys had a blast!

After Hector came home from school, we enjoyed cupcakes together as a family. Gabriel was a little nervous about his candle being lit but he LOVED eating his cupcake.

After one little finger poke, he decided to just stick his face in it to eat it! It was hilarious!

Happy birthday Gabriel Michael!

Here's what he is up to at 12 months:
-Wears size 4 diaper, some 18 month clothes but mostly 24 months, and 6 or 6.5 shoe
-weighs 26.4 pounds and is 30.5 inches tall. 90th percentile
-is happy the majority of the time
-loves to eat and eats more than his big brother alot of times. He loves broccoli, squash, lettuce, tomatoes and all MEAT.
-doesn't drink from a bottle anymore
- lactose intolerant so he drinks Lactaid whole milk - about 4-5 glasses a day!
- says mama, dada, Dah,nah (nana) maa (Matt), mil (milk), ball, dah(dog), buh (book), nana (banana)
- animal noises: moo, bah ( bock) for chicken. He will say bah anytime you mention chicken like if you say we are having chicken for dinner he says bah!
-total climber
-loves to wrestle
-loves to make a mess with everything - trash bags, Tupperware, etc.
-goes right to sleep at nap times and night when you lay him in the crib and give him his paci and blue blanket.
-brings a book to you and turns around to plop on your lap to be read to
-if you are sitting on the floor he will come up to hug you or tackle you
- gives kisses when you ask for one
-knows how to hold a crayon properly and scribble
-mimics you
-loves fruit
-understands everything you say or ask him to do. He will lead you to the bath tub if you say it's time for a bath

He does many many things that make us smile and know that he is really smart. He's growing into a sweet, smart and handsome little boy!

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