Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What We've Been Up To

We've been keeping very busy around here.  

Gabe loves, loves, loves being outside.  He likes to try out the tricycles and Jake's balance bike.  I'm guessing by the end of summer he'll be able to peddle himself.

Jake has been teaching Gabe the finer points of Sesame Street and Signing Time. 

My mom and step-dad came to visit and meet Gabe.  He loved them so much!  He had to try on Grandma's  glasses, of course.

Grandma brought headlamps for all the kids.  They were a huge hit!  Gabe started reciting his little "poems" he makes up and loved running around the house with the other kids.  Now we read his books before bed each night by the light of his headlamp :-)

Having fun eating a snack.
Napping.  He sleeps just like Jake, with his arms behind his head.

We took Gabe to the first part of church last Sunday.  Do you think his siblings were proud to show him off?!  He did great, too.  

Daddy and his son, just hanging out.
Eating dessert after dinner on Sunday evening with some good friends of ours.  
"Fixing" our kitchen table with Jake.  Don't you love his camera smile?

Getting an x-ray of his tummy.  The poor guy has been having tummy troubles and we're trying to get to the bottom of it.  Test results will come back this week.  He is such a champ at the doctor's office.  He lays right back and lifts his shirt for the doctor.  Each doctor we visited gave him a new pair of exam gloves because he loves them so much.  He still has upcoming appointments with the heart doctor (he had open heart surgery when he was an infant), Ear, nose & throat doctor to check his hearing and tonsils/adenoids, and eye doctor.  His pediatrician has a social worker on staff who has been helping coordinate all his appointments, which has been so nice!  I just love our pediatrician. 
We've had some really nice days lately and taken the kids for  walks around the neighborhood.  He really liked riding around in the wagon and then pulling Leah himself or just the empty wagon. 

Jake loves to steal Brian's phone and take a gazillion photos on it,  this one being one of the better one's he caught :-)


  1. This is too cute. I love how happy he looks just living the good life :)

  2. This makes my heart so happy and break at the same time for those left behind. This is exactly how it should be! He looks like he has always been with you guys. Thank you for sharing. We love the Preece Family!

  3. What GREAT pics! I love the smiles!!! Much love from Utah!