Monday, October 17, 2005
My little man
Oh my goodness! They said that I needed to enjoy Gabe's baby days because he'd grow up faster than I could think. I though, "yeah, yeah, whatever - it will be exciting to see him get big and be able to do more". Now that's partially true. I do get a sense of excitement when he discovers something new, and I am excited to teach him more about his world. However, he's getting so big!!!! It just tears at my heart to see him grow up each and every day. He looks like a little man to me, and before I can even blink he will be a little man.
Speaking of learning new things - today he discovered that when he touched the little toys on his bouncy seat they would make noise, and make the lights flash. I don't know if he got the connection, or if he just realized that getting really excited, and making spastic movements (hands, arms, and feet flying all over) would produce sound. It was so funny to watch him and to see the excitement on his face.
He has also discovered sticking out his tounge. It started when we would smile at him, and he'd give us a great big gummy smile back. Then we started making faces at him, and started sticking our tounge out. Now he'll imitate us and stick his little tounge out at us. So cute!
What an exciting, colorful, amazing world it will be for Gabe to discover - and I am so grateful to be right along his side as he does it!
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