Monday, November 21, 2011

Jaws Attacks Gabriel

Thought I would reenact the movie from 1975 with Gabriel.  I'm the big fish.  He seems to think it's funny and not so scary.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gabriel's trip to the Apple store

Some of you may not know (because she hasn't blogged about it) that Sarah upgraded her Droid to an iPhone two weeks ago.  Most of you do know however that the iPhone has had some 'software' issues since its release.  Well, all was not fixed on Sarah's iPhone with the iOS 5.0.1 update so off the family went to the Apple store at the Manhattan Beach mall.

Upon arriving at the Apple store, Gabriel was surprised to see a very long line leading into the store.  He knew his nap was in an hour and this was his first cause for concern.

"Could so many iPhones be broken?", he thought.  If the iPhone is having issues, what about my phone?

Outrage immediately set in when Gabriel pulled out his phone and discovered the rattle only made noise when shaken!  This is much bigger issue than mom's Siri problems.

Outrage turned to sadness, and Gabriel wondered if there was a software fix for his phone.  Facetime wouldn't be bad either, as long as there was a WiFi connection available.

Just as Apple was able to fix Sarah's iPhone (with a wipe and reload of the iOS), Daddy was able to shake Gabriel's phone enough to make him laugh.  Neither Android nor Apple can bring joy to a father like his son's smile.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yogurt Covered Apples

I have no idea why, but for some reason I have been craving yogurt lately. We have whole fat yogurt on hand for Gabriel, and I started eating it too. Between Gabriel and I, we go through at least one 32oz yogurt container each week.

Here's my go-to yogurt recipe. I made it up myself :)

Start with an apple.

Cut apple into chunks.

Pile a bunch of yogurt of the apple.

Drizzle with honey.
Pile on a bunch of granola.

Enjoy your delicious treat!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Caught on Baby Cam

Gabriel is up to his old tricks... ok, it's only been a week or so since he's been standing, but "up to his new tricks" doesn't have the same punch.  I took a couple pictures and a video via the baby monitor to show what he does when we're not in the room.  Now if he could just learn to lay back down.  Enjoy.

In the Pack 'N Play

In his crib

Friday, November 11, 2011

Quick Learner

A few days ago we lowered Gabriel's crib to the middle setting because he was grabbing the mobile. Well, it didn't take him long to figure out how to pull himself up on the side of the crib and grab it. This time he broke it. We caught him red-handed.

On top of that, I put him in his playpen today, and when I came back to get him, he was standing up! He's a quick learner. And what a ham!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DIY Jewelry Frame

Supplies needed:
1 frame
1 roll "floral wrap" (mesh of some sort)
spray paint
floral wire
staple gun

Richard was throwing away some old work shirts, and I originally thought I would use one as a backdrop for the frame. I may still do this later on, but for now I'm liking it without any backdrop.

Step 1. Bend floral wire into "hooks"
Step 2. Spray paint mesh and floral wire and leave to dry
Step 3. Remove backing from frame
Step 4. Staple mesh to back of frame (not the very back, but the inside where the picture goes)
Step 5. Bend floral wire to fit snug against the frame and staple in the back of the frame. Cut any excess wire before stapling.
Step 6. Hang frame and put jewelry on frame.

Step 7. Put more jewelry on frame.
So pretty!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lowering the Crib

Now that Gabriel can get on his hands and knees. I caught him doing this.

Yes, he can now grab the mobile above his crib. Not only that, but he has tried to pull himself up on the side of the crib. Fortunately for us, he's not really able to pull himself up yet. It's just so sad to have to lower the crib. My baby is growing up, and now I have to bend over further to pick him up. Ha!

So here he is all happy with his lowered crib. This is just the middle setting. We'll lower it one more setting at some point. Until then, I'll save my back.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Scrub Day

Today is scrub day. What is scrub day, you ask? Scrub day is when I am wearing my "scrubs". Today that consists of warm-up pants, slippers, an over-sized Celine Dion t-shirt and my high school basketball sweatshirt with a hole burned in it from sitting too close to a campfire. No makeup, hair is not done and glasses instead of contacts.

Scrub day happens when your baby is sick. When his nose is so runny that he can't breath, and has a hard time nursing and eating. When he's getting a tooth and his gums hurt.

Scrub day happens when you haven't gotten hardly any sleep for the last two nights, because you're baby is up crying, and all you can do is hold him and sing to him.

On scrub day, you go to the store and pray no one you will ever see again in your life sees you. You ask the pharmacist if there's anything you can possible give your baby to help him sleep and breath, to which the answer is "no, just wait it out".

On scrub day, you wear the snot your baby rubbed on your shoulder, and the slobber that dripped on you and everything else in the house.

On scrub day, you don't make any food and tell your husband he gets a PBJ for dinner.

Yes, today is scrub day. I predict tomorrow will be a scrub day too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gabriel pulls himself up!

For those of you who subscribe to my YouTube channel (Sanx23tube), I uploaded this video tonight from my phone.  I am thankful that Gabriel likes to show daddy his new skills and is willing to do it on camera.  Enjoyment for everyone!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Turtle Baby Costume

Each year our church hosts a Harvest Party, where hundreds of kids come to play games, dress up and get candy. Last year, we dressed up with the bun in the oven costume. This year, we didn't dress up, but Gabriel did. He was a turtle. And, might I say, the cutest turtle I've ever seen!


The Harvest Party had a life-size version of the Angry Birds game! It was amazing! There was a giant sling for kids to launch bouncy balls (painted like Angry Birds) at the targets (pigs). Loved it!