On August 18th, Gabriel turned one year old!
We had a small "party" for him at our house with our family, my parents, and Jon's Dad and Gran.
We had a great dinner of Spaghetti Casserole (one of Gabe's favorites) and Sesame Street cake (which was a big hit by all of the boys).
He was also a pro at opening his gifts!
At this age, even a small party is enough to wear a little guy out...
... and perhaps a big guy too!
Continuing his trend of being a real trooper, Gabe is completely off of a bottle and “pas-pas” (pacifier). He loves giving HIMSELF whole milk from his sippy cup – just like his big brothers. He also will not allow us to feed him, but would rather do it himself.
His vocabulary is much more advanced than the twins were at his age, however with think a lot of that has to do with him being exposed to me working with the twins are their speech due to their mild delay (which is much improved, by the way). He is quite a social butterfly, waving and saying "bye-bye" to everyone we pass. He also shocks us by repeating a lot of words we say - ALREADY!
Gabe had his one year check up appointment on August 19th, and is wonderfully healthy! He is still on the smaller end of the growth chart, but is consistent with his previous trends (so we are not at all worried).
He was 29 1/4 inches, which puts him around the 30th percent for height; and 20 pounds, 11 ounces, which puts him around the 20th percent for weight.
He eats like crazy, especially Italian food and Hummus! When he really likes something, he will get a big grin and say "mmmmm..."
This last picture of Gabe is of him in his Daddy's first rocking chair.