You didn't think I'd leave out a whole post on my baby girl, now did you? She is so loving. So sweet. so obsessed.... with ME!
Gabbi Girl must yell "maaaamaaaa" 100x a day. When in this big ol' house, and she's not in the same room as me, she'll have to find my whereabouts just about every 5 minutes or so. I am NOT exaggerating! I'll say, "I'm still in the kitchen, Gabs".
But, she is also the kid who RUNS to the door when I get home, yelling, "Maaaamaaaa's hoooome" as soon as she hears the door open. She does NOTHING before running to greet me when she gets home! I'm not sure she'll ever move out. But since we are going to be "older" parents, we'll need her to push us around in our wheelchairs, so maybe that's a good thing.
So, here's the deal with Gabs... I STILL don't know what I will do with her about kindergarten. I would love to just hold her back, but I actually worry that she'll need to repeat first grade (I know, I know... I shouldn't say that.. I'm sort of claiming it. And I KNOW better! Claim to good!) But, IF she had to repeat, she'd then be two years older than her peers. So, enough of that. I am doing what I CAN do this summer.
I have a kindergarten teacher with 30+ years of experience who has agreed to work with her twice a week. We're doing our PT, OT, and Speech 2 days a week, and JinJin has agreed to take a day too. Gabbi, thankfully, loves to be worked with. She really WANTS to learn!
Like her sister, she is beginning to show a little interest in fashion. Mostly, she LOVES to wear makeup, namely lipstick! She has to take a tube with her every time we walk out the door. And she DID get a new tube at Ulta this weekend when Ellie "didn't get ANYthing!".
She is starting to want to pick her own outfits. She is not really "strong", let's just say, in this area yet. But, I struggle to let her sense pride in her independence and letting her look absolutely ridiculous in public. I split the difference. If we're not going anywhere "important", she wins. If we are, I have to insist on a change.
Ok, another question. How old should a kid be when she can wipe herself. Backside.
These are some sweet little pics on my Gabbi Girl on the beach. Above, she is posing with Jessi's nephew, Gage. They hit it off swimmingly. Typically, Gabbi likes to play with 3 year olds. That is just who she seems to connect best with.
And the child is a sensory SEEKER!! She could dig in sand for hours!
Trust me, the bathtub proved it! And I was worried about infections... internally...if ya know what I mean!
But when she is playing in a sandpile, she is a happy, happy girl!!
She's also started sleeping with me and Todd every night. In fact, I think she's just as determined as Ellie to be in out bed.
So, you added correctly. There are now me, Todd, Ellie, Gabbi, Lizzie, and our new Miss Twilight Sparkles! (And Gabbi L.O.V.E.S. this cat!!)
SIX in our bed! Yessirreee.
But, they're only little once, right?!
Love that little Gabs!