· Gabe said, "I'm tired. I'll just sit on your lap and take a nap when we get to the theater" (We were going to a movie.) I said, "I'm tired too – can I take a nap?" He replied, "Yeah – but you're going to have to sit in your own lap".
· We passed a couple school buses when we were running errands and he pointed them out and counted that there were two. Then we passed the school bus yard, where all the buses are parked for the weekend and he said, "Look at all the buses! I said, "How many are there Gabe?" He looked really concerned and said, "Oh mom, there's just too many!"
· We were going on a "date" to the movies – just Mom and Gabe. But when we got to the show it was sold out and so we had to buy tickets for the later show. When we were going back to the car Gabe just fell apart – SO sad because he couldn't go on our date. He called Cory to tell him that the movie was broken. It took quite a bit of bribing to convince him to settle down and that our date was still on.
· When we got back to the later showing of the movie the line for concessions was SO long. I asked Gabe if we could skip the popcorn (what I had bribed him with previously) since the line was so long. He said, "No mom, I want popcorn. I'll just have to wait and get it myself."
· Our older next door neighbor Lois recently had a stroke and just returned home this week after being in a rehabilitation center. We went over to their house while Cory helped build a wheel-chair ramp for her with one of our neighbors and we were eating some hamburgers that her husband made for all of us. Gabe looked across the table at Lois and scrunched his face up and said, "Lois – are you still not feeling very good?" I wish I could have understood what her response was (her speech has been really impaired by the stroke). I am glad that Gabe was excited to make her a sticker picture this afternoon, and that he's been so concerned about her. He's made sure to bless her in his prayers, and it's so sweet. When I've told him that Lois hasn't been at home his answer is almost always the same, "Yeah, Lois is feeling sick".
· He kept telling all of us to eat up our hot-dogs because they were "Re-wee YUMMY!" (really yummy)
· We were playing toys and Gabe didn't like something I did. He said, "Mom – STOP! Stop being….stop being a…..a GIRL!"
· Gabe's latest phrase is, "Mom, I need some-fing…" – referring to wanting more to eat, wanting something at the store, wanting me to help him with something – it doesn't matter – he just "needs some-fing". Tonight we were leaving Wendy's and as we were going out the door Gabe said, "Wait mom- you need some-fing!" I asked him what I needed and he said, "Some-fing…." And then yelled (so the rest of the restaurant could hear) "You need to go to the potty Mom!"
· The last few days when someone asks Gabe a question he says, "Mom, you tell me". Like someone asked him what movie he was going to and he looked at me and said, "Mom, you tell me". Or I asked him what he wanted to eat for lunch and he said, "Mom, you tell me" – which meant – give me a list of my options.
· Gabe has told several people lately, "That's my brother Hunter. We bought him at Mom's doctors". So true….(and he wasn't cheap to buy either!)
· Gabe asked me to do something for him and I didn't immediately respond and kind of looked at him like 'wait a minute'. He looked at me and said, "Mom, just hold down your horses"
· We're getting ready to take a trip to
· I had a sweet moment with Gabe today at the St. George temple visitor's center today. When we walked in he was so excited to see the Christus statue (smaller than SLC). And turned to me and said in awe, "Mommy - that's Jesus". Then we sat down and listened to the little presentation. He wanted to get out of the stroller and sit by me. So he did and as soon as it started he looked at me like, "woah", and then folded his arms - like he could just tell how special it was. (He NEVER folds his arms anymore....even for prayers lately!) It was really sweet. We talked about temples, Jesus, Easter, missions – and it was a neat teaching moment. I don't know how much he got of it - but it was super sweet.