On this day two years ago our precious Gabriel Alexander was born! These past couple years have absolutely flown by, yet it feels like Gabriel has been a part of our lives forever. I can barely remember not being a mother but I wouldn't have it any other way - because raising our child(ren) has blessed us in countless ways.
When I think back to one year ago it's mind-boggling how much our little man has grown. Just last night at dinner he formulated his first seven word sentence when he handed me one of his pretzels and instructed, "now you eat one pretzel next, Mama."
Truly I could go on and on about how much he has changed since this day last year. After all, our boy was just beginning to walk when he turned one and now he is running, jumping, climbing, and he has even accidentally done a flip on his own (not a somersault - a flip[!]). He's talking up a storm, creating his own playful games (that often mirror things or involve characters from his beloved Blue's Clues), and has the absolute best facial expressions I've ever seen a toddler make as he sings(!) the prayer we conclude our family prayer sessions with each night.
But enough talk. Just see for yourself how much he's grown!
Happy happy birthday, Gabriel. We love you more than you can imagine!
"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen."