Monday, April 10, 2006

There's no place like home....(and Gabe's 8 months old!)


Well another month birthday for Gabe has gone by. On Friday he turned 8 months old! It was fun that for that day we got to spend it with family. We had gone up to a home show that Cory was helping his dad with at UVSC campus and so we got to see lots of loved ones.

In the afternoon we went up to Grandma Marilyn's first. She gave Gabe an adorable homemade Pound Puppy that she had and he fell in love with it. He also started waving when he was at her house. I've been working with him on waving hello and goodbye for weeks - and nothing. Then out of the blue he starts waving like crazy while we were at her house. SO FUN! I was happy that she got to be there for the first waves.

Then we went over to Grandma and Grandpa Whisler's house. It was great to spend the rest of the afternoon with them. Gabe loved playing with Grandpa on the floor and liked Grandma's "Here comes a little mouse...." (Which I remember from being a little kid!) Grandpa really seemed to be doing better, and we were so grateful for the time we got to spend with them. It was fun hearing from them how adorable Gabe is (I know he's aorable - but I love hearing other people say it too!)

Last stop for the day was out at Aunt Ashley's house to see Ashley, Gabe's cousins, Uncle Coby, Grandma Tammy and Grandpa Kim. The cousins were all more than willing to take pictures with Gabe, and always wanted to hold him and be close to him. They gave him loves, sat with him, read to him, and had a great time. They were really disappointed that he couldn't come out with them to roast marshmellows. We promised that this summer we'll try to make that work. I wish I had gotten more pictures - with Grandma and Grandpa, Aunt Ashley and Uncle Coby!

On Saturday Gabe spent most of the afternoon with cousins and Grandma while I got to go to lunch with my good friend Jessica. I always have a great time with her, and wish that we lived closer. And she introduced me to the BEST store in Lehi - with fabulous home decor items. We will definetly be going back there!

Then Gabe and I hit the University Mall. WOW! I can't believe how different all of Utah Valley is since I grew up there - but the mall is always a big reminder of that to me. And it was so crowded, I was relieved that I don't live in such a crazy area anymore. Nice to visit.....but that's about it for me. Gabe did pretty good on the drive home but since he'd slept so much in the car on our way home, he wasn't too excited to go to bed, so we were up into the night.

As always, it's good to be home. Dorothy really knew what she was talking about when she said, "There's no place like home......"


Anonymous said...

Hey Julia, Thanks for the update on your SLC trip and for the pix of my folks. I'm at work, so I can't send you a personal email (don't have your address), but I'd love a message from you in email about how they seem to you. THanks, and thanks for keeping up the blog. And boy, I love seeing the latest of that adorable Gabe. . . Love, Sandra

MaryRuth said...

The good ol' University Mall... MANY hours spent there in my youth! And its so crazy how huge Orem has gotten.

Cute pictures of your little guy!