Gabe has been learning his colors and how to count to 10. So far he can count to 3 and will tell you how old he, Drew and Abby are. Gabe loves to read books and do anything his older brother is doing. Seriously, if Drew does it then Gabe must too! Gabe has been showing such compassion and kindness to his brother and sister, he loves to give hugs and help mommy with whatever she is doing. Gabe has been learning how to stay in bed and obey what mommy and daddy say. He has reached that fun age where he is battling with willful defiance. Yesterday John had so much fun with him - John took both boys to gymnastics and then to run errands. Gabe was terrible! He is having a much better day today and we're working on some basics today!
John has been running his business since school let out. He is busy fixing faucets, laying floors, replacing lights, putting in garden lights, and replacing toilets. He is very busy, not just at other people's homes, but ours as well! John has also been researching going back to school for his masters, just in time since my mom just finished her Bachelors degree. He would like a masters that will help him accomplish becoming a principal someday. We found a great program through UTA which he will, Lord willing, start in January. We're planning on going slow and paying cash for this one. We learned our lesson about debt and we're committed to never going back into debt again - even for school. I figure if moneysavingmom can save 100% for a house, we can pay 100% of a Masters degree!
Finally, Abby was cleared by the pulminologist on Tuesday! She weighed in at 13.8 pounds and 22 1/4 inches at 5 months. She is busy talking and cooing to us all! She is very verbal, loves to be held and cuddled and loved on. She is rolling over both directions now and is sucking her own thumb. It is so cute! She is finally breast feeding! That is huge, no more pumping! She started at 4 1/2 months so we've been at it now for about 3 weeks and I love it!