Tuesday, October 7, 2008

to do: finish 100 piece puzzle...

A boy after Daddy's own heart...
On Saturday, we were blessed with some visitors: Grandma and Grandpa Rollmann, who brought Great-Grandma Schoenicke. That's not all they brought: Gramps came bearing a gift for Gabe and Daddy. Inside the newspaper wrapping was a "Space Jam" PUZZLE sporting Daddy's favorite sports figure (Michael Jordan). Grandpa and Gabe spent the afternoon putting the 100-piece puzzle together. Mommy also spent one evening putting the puzzle together with Gabe--he told me his philosophy on putting together small bits, the "frame" of the outside, and how to use the picture on the box to figure out where "tweetle beetle" goes. (I must laugh here, because this is what he calls tweetie bird). This morning, after four days of practice, Gabe completed the entire 100-piece Space Jam puzzle all by himself! We did a little dance together, and I took his picture next to his big accomplishment:

You may notice that Gabe's shirt is on backwards? He has been learning the responsibility of getting himself dressed in the morning. When I tell him that I will help him turn his shirt/pants around, he declines and says "he likes it that way." And yes, we have left the house with him sporting backwards clothing. Yesterday was the first day of preschool story time at our local library, and Gabe, Quinn, and Mommy were THERE (Gabe in his backwards pants)! There were songs, puppets, crafts, and of course....stories! I still can't believe that it was FREE! Afterwards, I asked Gabe what he thought of story time. Gabe thought for a moment and then said, "I thought...I thought everyone was a genious." There you have it.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gabe shares ALL of his toys

(photo taken frantically October 1st, 2008)