I have no pictures from our swimming today, but thought I'd share that Gabe is our little dare devil. I'll post a few pictures from Friday just so you can see how much fun the boys are having this summer! By the end of swimming today Gabe was literally jumping into the water and submerging his entire face. He would come up smiling and laughing and then do it all over again. This is so different than Drew's reaction to water. Drew has always had trouble holding his breath so he has a huge fear of getting his face wet. Gabe is so confident that you can't take your eyes off him for a second! I need to get to the pool store and find him a bathing suit with a flotation device inside - just for my own piece of mind. Our neighbors have one and their daughter just loves it. Gabe also had his 4 back m0lars come through this past week - all 4 at once! Now he can officially chew! He still has huge gaps in teeth though, 5 front teeth and 4 back molars.
Gabe is starting to have his personality set, he is so much fun to be around. Always signing, communicating, playing and flirting with us. He loves to have his own way and is learning to share with his older brother. He can go to time out and sit on command and isn't throwing himself into tantrums too much anymore - might have been that he threw himself backwards a few weeks ago and slammed his head into the tile! Gabe is such an easy little child, he observes life's business, unlike his brother who is too busy engaging life to stop and pay attention. Gabe loves to laugh, explore and have one on one time with people. He has such an easy going personality, he rarely cries when you leave him places and fits in just about anywhere - including our walk in closet where he has been sleeping for over 10 days now!
Drew is our explorer. He loves to engage life and run from one activity to the next. Saturday was wonderful for him, he had three birthday parties in a row - he also loves sugar so the three pieces of cake where a huge hit! Drew had a blast! Drew has been swimming and playing outside daily for the past 10 days - tonight I put him to bed at 6:00 and he was asleep by 6:30. He just goes and goes until he falls apart - once he is overly tired it is so hard to get him to calm down! Drew loves to swim too, but he hates to get his face wet. He loves chatting with others at the pool and doing monkey crawls across the span of the pool.
What a blessed mommy I am to have two wonderful children. Its been great the past few weeks, they have both mastered a lot of different things, they are loving life and are listening so well! I rarely need to discipline them (which I know will change, just give it another week) and they are learning character and obedience mainly through observations. Drew and I have been having a lot of conversations lately about life and God and death. It is so interesting to watch him put things together!