Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Black and White Wednesday ~ Gabe

Oh how I love this little boy. I simply cannot imagine my live without him. He is a true blessing from above. Gabe will head off to Kindergarten this year and this momma is going to be very sad. Granted he will only go for half a day, I am not sure what I am going to do with out him.

He is a hoot! He has no sense of humor, AT. All. In fact, he is about as serious as serious can get. That is what makes him so funny. He has absolutely no idea how hilarious he is. He is the topic of many discussions. I honestly don't know where he gets it from. I am hoping it is something he will outgrow for his sake. Despite his lack in the humor department, he is a delightful little boy.

Gabe is probably the most persistent, determined 5 year old I know. He never gives up. In fact, if he wants something, he will ask over and over and over. Now, I know most kids do this, but Gabe literally never gives up. No matter how many times you tell him something, he will continue to ask, and ask, and ask. The whole "broken record" method does not work with him. Someday his persistence will hopefully work to his benefit. Right now it is just driving me crazy.

If you ask Gabe how old he is he will proudly answer "5" (pause for a few seconds) "oh, and a half." Heaven forbid we forget the half. We were at the doctor's office today for his Kindergarten physical and when the nurse asked him how old he was he said the usual, "5...and a half." When he noticed she was writing it down, he quickly had to ask her to make sure she wrote down the half as well. She didn't, but she did after he asked.

Of all my kids, Gabe is the most loving, affectionate, and caring. He gives the best hugs. I talking big, tight, both arms around the neck hugs. He puckers his little lips like a fish for a kiss. I can always count on a hug and kiss from Gabe several times a day. He is the cuddliest as well. He will take any opportunity to sit next to me (or on top of me). He is learning that he has to share mom's lap with Drew now, which he does not like one bit. He simply is the sweetest little boy.

There is never a dull moment when Gabe is around. Recently he has taken it upon himself to "police" everything and everyone. If you are anywhere near him and are not doing the right thing, he will be quick to point it out. He is not mean at all about it, just very blunt, and to the point.

Gabe is absolutely, positively in no way shape or form a "thrill seeker." He is petrified of heights, only like to swim in the lake if he can touch, and you better not even think about going fast in the speed boat. Unlike the other kids, he will NOT go tubing, swim in the sandbar, or jump off the pier. He will however sit patiently waiting for a fish to bit his hook and then proudly let everyone know he caught a fish.

Gabe is my baby, no matter what he says, or how old he gets, he will always be my baby.

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Mom2Isabel said...

What a sweet tribute to your son.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

My son is off to K to but full day... I am so filled with fear about sending him on the bus... but I am going to be sad.... very

living4him5 said...

Sweet sweet post. Love the pictures, he's so adorable! My Linzhi is very serious too and like Gabe, she's 5... and a half. Can't forget the half. LOL...


Wanda said...

What a delightful account of your sweet son! I laughed at how persistant he is.

Amy said...

Hey, I was trying to figure out the best way to email you. I think we "chatted" right before your trip to China. My teenager was working at New Day? Well now we have a son waiting at Wuxi ( how is that for ironic) I was just searching the internet for photos of him and I came across this one with your boy in it http://image.baidu.com/i?ct=503316480&z=0&tn=baiduimagedetail&word=%CE%DE%CE%FD%CA%D0%C9%E7%BB%E1%B8%A3%C0%FB%D6%D0%D0%C4&in=30351&cl=2&cm=1&sc=0&lm=-1&pn=100&rn=1&di=30307668780&ln=544&fr=&ic=0&s=0&se=1#pn6.. there may be more but I'm not sure. I found a discussion on RQ about how to search for the photos. I sure hope you have to moderate your comments so my crazy comment isn't posted for everyone. So sorry if it is.
I love following along with your beautiful family.
Many Blessings,

Brendan and Melissa said...

Ha! I wish I had known that before my little comment about the Bears game..... Oh boy.

Chris said...

What a sweetie!

Love the pics!!!