Today, Gabe, is the long anticipated day. Today you are 3! This is the first birthday you've been able to anticipate. You've been counting down the days for weeks and I'm so thrilled that this day is finally here and we can celebrate! You picked a special breakfast and are looking forward to our Mommy Date for lunch. I believe How To Train Your Dragon is planned for this evenings Movie Night!
Gabe, you are such a joy and I count it a privilege to be your mommy. From the first day I held you in my arm I knew you would be a delight to raise. Your two's just flew by and though we had a few months of temper tantrums and "No's", the majority of your life you have been so easy to shepherd! I can't believe how quickly you catch on to things. At 2 1/2 you practically potty trained yourself. In our mornings together you've already learned all your colors and numbers to 12. It wasn't intentional learning, you just spent a lot of time watching and listening and caught on all by yourself. Then you insisted on doing "School" just like brother. Your cutest phrase right now is, " Mommy, that makes me frust r ated!" or "Mommy, I TiToed (tiptoed)." You weren't much of a talker until August of this year, then you started talking in full sentences and haven't stopped - unless your interrupted by Drew which happens fairly frequently! Gabe, you love to learn new things, you follow Drew's every move and want to be just like him. You love sharing a big boy room with your brother and your train track building skills are incredible. I love to watch those wheels turn as you design a train track or build a castle out of blocks.
If I had to pick one quality I appreciate the most about you it would be your sense of humor. I love how often you make me giggle! You love to tell me, "I will mommy... I will... I will!" and it always makes me laugh out loud! You are always smiling and giggling - capturing the attention of others and bringing them into your joyful boyhood.You love to tell me little jokes and tease me when I'm not expecting it.
I am truly blessed!
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, Luke 1:14 NIV