Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 45

Dear Daddy,
So today after I had gone down to bed I got to talk to you and see you on the computer! I'm sorry I was so sleepy and I didn't want to talk but I had a long day! I played too much and ate alot all of today. I'm sure Mommy told you everything we did today! 
Mommy also set up the Mickey train set you got for my birthday and I loved it. I took it off the track and was chasing after it. 
Love you,
Gabriel

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 44

Dear Daddy,
Today I had a day full of boo-boos. I was playing by the kitchen, I know, I know, Mommy told me not to but I did it anyway, and I smashed my finger on the glass door. I cried and Mommy put some ice on it. Later I wanted to open the cabinets and I accidentally closed it on my finger. I cried again and got more ice. I also had to get blood drawn...that was NOT fun. But I tried to be a big boy and not cry so much. 
After we went to the hospital, Mommy and I went to the post office to see if they had boxes but they didn't have the ones we needed so we went home. After that, Adrienne and Brandon came over and Brandon and I played and continued our plan to take over the world. We went for a walk later because we were both being poops and not taking naps and I did take a nap. When I woke up Mommy was alone and she was cooking some food for me. 
We decided to go for a walk in my wagon and ended up going to see Grandma and Grandpa. I loved my wagon! 
Miss you so much Daddy and I cant wait for you to come home and play with me and all my toys. I know Mommy can't wait either!
Love,
Gabriel

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Day 43

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy and I got to sleep in...well, at least until 8:15, it's better than 6 am! When I woke up Mommy changed my diaper and then put me in my crib. She put a Baby Einstein Video in for me and then went back to bed. Eventually, she went and got me out of my crib and attacked me with kisses and hugs. I love playing with Mommy! After that I had some breakfast and then Mommy and I played with my toys some more. We played with my ball popper and my farm for awhile and then Mommy ate breakfast while I saw a video. When she was done she dressed me and I got to wear my new 49ers jersey. I looked very cute and Mommy snapped some cute pictures of me, here's her favorite one:
After Mommy and everyone got ready, we had to go to Target because I didn't have any diapers. Mommy was hoping that I would make it until Friday with the diapers I had because she doesn't get paid until then but she decided to not take any risks. After Target Mommy stopped to pick up some lunch because she had to got to work and she knew she was in for a long day. After that we went to drop her off. 

Grandma took me to see Grandma Adela and Grandpa Toño and we stayed there for awhile until it was time to go to church around 5. I squaked like a bird at church and Grandma was getting mad because I wouldn't be quiet. 
I started getting really tired so Grandma got me ready for bed and put a movie on, hoping that I would stay awake until Mommy got home. I actually fell asleep in my chair while my movie was playing and when I woke up Mommy was home! She got out late and wasn't happy about it but she said that it didn't matter because she was finally able to see me. I hadn't seen her in almost nine hours so I was so excited to see her that I kissed her whole face and wouldn't stop saying Mamá. It actually brought tears to her eyes, but then again, you know how sappy she is!
Miss you Daddy,
Gabriel

Day 42

Dear Daddy,
I'm writing a day late about Day 42 because Mommy got distracted and forgot about it...silly Mommy! She was too busy talking to you online and she forgot! Well today we went to Jeffrey's and ate some hamburgers. Actually, I didn't really eat burgers, I had some pieces of meat but what I really munched on were on PICKLES! I loved them. Mommy said that when she was pregnant she would cover her burgers in pickles so it's no surprise that I liked them!
I was very happy and was screaming and laughing all the time we were there! All the guys that work there said I was a funny kid.


The rest of the day was boring, and then I had to say bye to Tia Yola because she would be leaving. I am going to miss her, it seems like she just got here and then she had to leave all of a sudden. Mommy put me to bed and then she said that she got to talk to you and then she took Tia Yola to the Airport. As soon as Mommy got back she went into the room to change and then I smelled her and decided it was time for my midnight snack!
Love,
Gabriel


Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 41

Dear Daddy,
Today was yet another boring day. This being sick and not being to go out is really getting on my nerves. The only time I went out was to go pick Mommy up and that was because I clung onto Grandma's leg and cried. 
Mommy was so tired, she had a bad day at work and was feeling very icky so she wanted to take a nap but I was giving her a hard time and didn't want to nap. When I saw how mad she was getting I decided that it would be in my best interest to take a nap...
After we woke up, we had some dinner and then we played for awhile until it was time to get ready for my bath and then bed time. 
See, boring day!
Love you,
Gabriel

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 40

Dear Daddy,
Today was a very boring day but it was cool because Mommy and I got to talk to you and see you on the computer! Mommy was so happy she couldn't stop smiling and I was happy too. I hadn't seen Mommy smile that big since you left. Well, except for when she sees me of course! She was very frustrated because she couldn't get you to see us but she's hoping she can fix that.
I'm feeling much better now, and I'm trying to climb onto furniture now but I think I'm too fat! I'll keep trying and hopefully I will be able to climb onto everything!
I love you Daddy, and I cant wait for you to be home so I can hold your hand and play with you. Mommy says sorry that she hasn't uploaded pictures lately but she can't find the cord for her camera. Then again, it's probably because there is a huge mess in the room! Mommy has been wanting to fix the room but today she had to do lots and lots of my laundry and make me some food so she had no time. 
Love,
Gabriel

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 39

Dear Daddy,
Mommy and I are still sick. I woke her up every two hours and would eat a little then go back to bed so it was no surprise when Mommy woke up very exhausted in the morning. She really wasn't feeling well at all. I felt bad so I stayed in bed until 8:30 and eventually she got up to take a shower, hoping that would make her feel better. After getting ready she let me go into the living room while she got my breakfast ready. Julia saw how sick Mommy looked so she told her to go back to bed for a little and she fed me. She felt very weak and when I wanted boob and wanted to take a nap she was happy because she would be able to nap too. After our little nap Mommy had some breakfast while I watched a movie. She took some medicine and just relaxed in bed while I played in my crib. After about forty five minutes or so, Mommy felt a little better so she did her make up and changed and then got me dressed and we all went out to the mall. Mommy got some plates that she wanted at this one store and then we headed off to the doctor because I had my one year appointment.
I weigh 26 lbs and 3 oz, I lost a few ounces since I'm sick and haven't been eating as much but the doctor isn't concerned. I measured 31 inches, which means I grew 10 inches in one year! Can you belive that Daddy? If I go at this rate I'm going to be bigger than you in no time! Dr Madanant said that I have a virus, that's why Mommy got sick too, and that there is no need for medicine other than Tylenol or Motrin to relive discomfort. I was hoping that I was going to get away with it since I was sick but I ended up getting FOUR shots! I was angy when they poked me with the needle but I was a big boy and didn't cry alot.
 Turns out I have to get blood drawn too but Mommy said she wont take me to get that done for a few days. Good, maybe she will forget. When I got home I had some chicken soup that Mommy made for the two of us this morning and it was so yummy that I ate an entire bowl of it. I need to get my weight back up!
Love you,
Gabriel

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 38

Dear Daddy,
I'm sick! And so is Mommy! We have felt icky all day long. I'm going to the doctors tomorrow so Mommy is hoping I will get some medicine. Mommy is very tired and feels weak and thankfully she can stay home and rest tomorrow. 
We love you and miss you so much and we wish you were here to cuddle with us and make us feel better.
Love,
Gabriel

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 37

Dear Daddy,
Today was my birthday! Mommy woke me up singing "Happy Birthday" to me and kissed me until I was just about ready to puke! I woke up feeling icky, all boogery and not too happy. Mommy was sad that I am getting sick, and I honestly think she might be getting sick too.
We had a lazy morning and didn't get dressed till around 10:30 and after that I wanted boob and took a nap. When it was 11:47, the time I was born, Mommy went and cuddled with me and sang happy birthday to me. She's such a sap! She cried too! Oh well, I guess it's understandable, I am the coolest kid ever. 
Later we went to take my exersaucer and other things to the storage unit to make room for all of my new toys at home. After that we all went to Stanford to shop around. I had some chicken noodle soup while Mommy stuffed her face with your favorite portabello mushroom raviollis with the garlic cream sauce at CPK. Finally we went home and relaxed a little. 
Around 6:30 the grandparents, tia Brenda and Abuela Nena came because I was going to eat my smash cake but I wasn't feeling well enough. I had some but I didn't dig in like yesterday. I was just tired and feeling icky. 
Mommy hopes I get better before Wednesday so I can get my shots...I think not! I dont want shots so maybe I can get away with them...buahahahahah!
Love,
Gabriel

PS: I loved talking to you today. It was the best gift ever!

Day 36

Dear Daddy,
I'm writing two entires today, Day 36 (September 20th) was my party and Mommy and I were so exhausted we couldn't write yesterday. So I know you're dying to know
 how the party went and see pictures.
I started off the day bright and early, seriously, Mommy said I was up before the buttcrack of dawn...at 3 am. Mommy tried to get me back to sleep but I would just trick her and play in my crib. Mommy had to go set up the park with the Grandmas and Granpa and everyone else so she left me with Julia and Tia Yola and Tia Dani. When they came back, Mommy got me dressed and she got ready and after awhile we left to the park. When we got there I couldn't belive my eyes!!! Mickey was everywhere! Mickey balloons, table cloths, piñatas, centerpieces, my mickey banner EVERYWHERE!  Mommy did a great job setting my party up, I'm sure you are gonna think so too right?



I had to check eveything out since it was my party so I supervised while other things were being set up. Mommy wanted to share a picture of my outfit too. 
She got me a custom made Mickey shirt with my name on it and a Mickey ears hat. We saved the Cake top hat you sent for the cake cutting. I went on the swings until people started showing up. They all couldn't get over how adorable I looked. DUH! They should've gotten used to my cuteness by now, after all, I've been cute since I've been born. Right?Anyway, we missed you alot, here's a picture of your two favie poops ever! Don't we look adorable!? 

My best buddy Brandon was there too and so were most of my cousins and little friends too! Here I am with Brandon.



It was finally time to break the piñata. I wasn't too happy that people were hitting my Mickey. Then again, I was pretty tired.





After the piñata, Mommy handed out the goody bags but she forgot to take a picture of them. I will let her take a picture of mine so you can see what they had inside. For the kids 5 and under she got some blue gift bags and personalized each one and put a sticker on them too. Inside there was a Mickey cup, coloring book, crayons, Mickey gummies, candies and other stuff like that. Everyone loved the cups! Mommy is just cool like that! I must get my coolness from her!
Finally it was cake time! Here is the picture of the big cake! Mommy was going to give me my smash cake but people were getting annoying and didn't let her give it to me. I thought Mommy was going to throw the cake in people's faces. She was frustrated, tired and emotional to have to deal with people giving her crap. Anyway, the cake.




I did want cake though so Mommy gave me a piece and I had my way with it! I love chocolate cake and it was delicious!!!

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Here I am giving people the evil eye when they wanted to take my cake! Everyone that has seen this picture say that I am just like Mommy, very protective of my cake! LOL!

Next we opened presents. I was getting really fussy and I didn't really want to open them but Mommy helped. I got tons of cool toys including the rocking horse I wanted from when we went to Costco!!! I also  got a talking dump truck, Mommy got me a wagon, and I got other stuff too. Brandon and Adrienne got me a dumbo, a ball and a FOURTY NINERS JERSEY! Tia Ely got me some really cool FOURTY NINER LIGHT UP SNEAKERS! I also got a Captain Hook halloween costume from Grandpa. Grandma Adela got me a tricycle! I am gonna have all the ladies now! I have a wagon,a trike, a car...man, I don't know how I'm going to keep all the ladies off me! Here is a picture with the Toy you got me! Thank you Daddy, I love it! 




Overall, the party went great. Mommy says it was worth it even though she was so stressed out and people ruined some of the centerpieces that she worked so hard on and that she wished that you were there. I told her that next year you will be here with us, and we can all shove cake in eachother's faces and be the happiest poops ever!
Love,
Gabriel

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 35

Dear Daddy,
Tomorrow is my birthday party so Mommy is stressing, you should see her, she's running around like a chicken with its head cut off. The house is invaded with boxes of goody bags, plates, cups, sodas, gifts, and a bajillion other things. Mommy says she is starting to feel sick to her stomach, I tell her she's stressing too much and to stop before she gets sick. 
Today we went to Quetzali's birthday party for a little bit and I got to see everyone and hit the piñata. It was fun and after the party we came home and Mommy ran around like a chicken with her head cut off again getting all my clothes and her clothes ready and packed the diaper bag. Eventually I took my bath and went to bed, all her running around was getting me dizzy!
Love you and we will miss you so much tomorrow but next year (and the years after that!) we will be together for my birthday parties...hopefully you will be able to make Mom take a chill pill next year.
Gabriel

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day 34

Dear Daddy
Today Tia Yola came! We went to pick her up at the airport in the afternoon. I was so happy to see her! I remembered her right away and kissed her and told her how much I missed her. She was happy to see me too and she says that Mommy didn't give birth to me, that she cloned you and thats how I came here! She's too funny!
I got a boo-boo but no one knows how. When grandma saw some blood on my foot she realized that I didn't even cry, it's because I'm a big boy.
We also went to Burlingame Avenue so Mommy and Tia Dani could get their eyebrows done and then we had to go to Gymboree to buy Quetzali and Alicia a present. Mommy loved buying little girl outfits for a change. I think it's because she wants a little princess. I think it's a good idea too. And no, Mommy didn't make me say that, I really want a little sister.
Love you,
Gabriel

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 33

Dear Daddy,
Today was another boring day, I had to stay with Grandma and Julia while Mommy went to work  but we had so many errands to run that we were really not home much. Finally when we picked Mommy up we went to go pick some things up at the storage unit and then came home and ate lunch. I played with Mommy after lunch and then watched a movie. Eventually I started getting fussy so I took a nap with Mommy. 
Mommy and Tia Dani needed to get their eyebrows done and remove the furriness from their faces but Grandma took Mommy's purse so they couldnt go. Since we were both tired, we fell asleep again and by the time we woke up, it was dinner time. I ate alot and then when Mommy ate I had some of her pasta. I also tried strawberries for the first time and I loved them! I made a big mess though! 
Love,
Gabriel

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 32

Dear Daddy,
Lately we've been having too many busy days, I think it's because of my party. Mommy is being a poop because she's stressing over everything lately! We had to go to the store...again...to get things for my party. We had to go to Micheals so Mommy  could buy some things for a really cool banner she made for me. It has a bunch of Mickey ears she cut out and a picture in each one of me for each month of my first year. She finished it today and it looks awesome! I loved it so much and both Grandmas and Tia Dani gave Mommy a whole bunch of compliments on it, I gave her a bunch of kisses.
We also had to go pick up the pictures for the banner and Mommy bought a memory card for her camera so she could take even more pictures at my party.
We went home and ate lunch and then we had to go get my hair cut. The lady said I look like a big boy now and I was really good while she cut my hair. Mommy and I had some frozen yogurt because I did so good during my haircut and after that we went to the park. We played on the swings and there were a whole bunch of kids my age there and I played with them. I also started kissing a little girl, she was so cute! And she gave me cherrios so I liked her.
When we got back home I watched a movie and since I was tired I fell asleep while Mommy finished my banner. After that I woke up and ate dinner and then went for my walk with Grandpa. 
Love you,
Gabriel

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 31

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy worked and when I saw her again I was so happy! I really missed her today and I gave her a big toothy grin as soon as I saw her. She says I melt her heart...she's silly!
We took a small nap when we got home but I kept hearing the train and I decided to wake Mommy up but she was pretending to be asleep so I poked her eyeballs and peeled her eyelids back to let her know that the train was passing. She started getting annoyed when I did that eight times in a row and so she put me in the crib and put a Baby Einstein video so she could sleep for another half an hour. After she woke up she went to take a shower and then Mommy fed me dinner. 
Mommy has decided that I can't be in the exersaucer anymore because I rock it back and forth and today I tipped it over, if Mommy hadn't been there I would've gone face first and maybe even hurt myself. I really am going to miss the exersaucer but Mommy says that she's saving it for my little brother and sister. Then again, she's saving EVERYTHING for them! And Mommy says that we need to make room for all of the new toys that I will be getting for my birthday, so I guess I would rather have the big boy toys than the baby toys.
Speaking of my birthday, we got a package from that says it's from you! But Mommy said I can't open it until Sunday. She also showed me the hat you got for me. It was cool, just pretty big though. I kept wanting to take it off so Mommy didn't get a picture of me in it. 
Love you,
Gabriel

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 30

Dear Daddy,
Today we had our WIC appointment and I was weighed and measured. I weighed 27 lbs and 8 oz but Mommy said it could not be accurate because I was weighed with clothes and my diaper. Still, I'm a beast! A few more pounds and I can go play for the Niners! 
I had a playdate with Brandon and we had lots of fun today. The Moms had lunch and we played and talked about the 49ers victory and other stuff. 
I also had a massive poo blowout today and it took both Mommy and Adrienne to clean me up. We're talking poop up to my neck! I had to take a bath and Mommy kept saying that she didn't understand how someone so small could make such a mess. I wish they would've gotten a picture of me so I could've showed you but they were too busy freaking out and using a bajillion wipes to clean me up and carefully remove my shirt so poo wouldn't get in my hair. 
Eventually I was squeaky clean and we played some more and then we took a nap since we were exhausted. After we woke up we played some more and then it was time for Brandon to go home. 
We still had some errands to run so Mommy and I walked to Burlingame Avenue and got some things we needed. We also go some ice cream and Mommy shared some with me. On the walk back I got to see two trains go by! I love trains so much and I can say "trén" now. When we go home Grandma Adela was there waiting for me and there were a ton of boxes in the house too. Grandma took me for a walk and when I came back I saw those boxes wrapped in colorful paper, I think they are my birthday presents! I counted six gifts! I'm not sure what they are or who they are from but I know if I try to figure it out and rip the paper Mommy will turn into dragon lady so I guess I have to wait until Sunday to find out what's in the boxes. 
Miss you so much Daddy, wish you were here, but every day is one day closer to seeing you again and being by your side.
Love,
Gabriel

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 29

Dear Daddy,
Today I woke up and I was with Mommy since she had to close today. I woke up around 7:30 but she put Baby Motzart on and I fell asleep in my crib until 8:40. After that we woke up and I ate breakfast and then played for awhile while Mommy had breakfast. I started getting fussy so I ate boob and then took a nap and so did Mommy. The kid next door started screaming and since the window was open he woke me up. I thought I was loud but this kid sounded like he had a microphone attatached to his mouth. I was still tired but I couldn't go back to sleep after that. Grandma fed me my lunch so Mommy could get ready for work. We eventually had to take Mommy to work and after that we went to Home Depot and Toys R Us because Julia wanted to buy my birthday present and also needed to buy some flowers for the garden.
It was a very boring day because Grandpa didn't take me out for my walk and then it started to rain! I dont like the rain because you can't go outside!
I was getting tired but I really wanted the boob. I don't get why Mommy has to work, especially since I want the boob! I almost hate it as much as she does.
Finally Grandma went to go get Mommy and as soon as I saw her I wanted to go to the room and eat and go to bed. I was so tired I fell asleep right away!
Love,
Gabriel

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 28

Dear Daddy,

The weather was so crazy today! There was lightning and thunder and rain! And later the sun came out! 

Mommy was off early again today and we went to the mall when she was off because she wanted to buy some pots and pans at Macys since there was a sale. We had to stand in line for such a long time! But finally, they helped us and Grandma went to take the box to the car while Mommy and I waited for her at the Disney Store. I loved the Disney store! The big display of stuffed animals was so cool! I cried when Mommy took me away from there because I wanted to climb in and play with all the Mickeys and other stuffed animals. Since Halloween is just around the corner the costumes are out for sale and Mommy put a Captain Hook pirate hat on me and I really liked it! I looked so handsome! Mommy wishes she got a picture of me with it but Grandma took her camera and phone.  I cried when Mommy took the hat off! I need it. Mommy says I'm throwing too many fits lately. I think she's being silly and unreasonable.
We shopped around a little longer but Mommy and I both started to get tired so we went home we took a nap. We actually slept right through swim class! Mommy told Grandma to wake us up if we fell asleep and she didn't because we were so tired. After we woke up we had dinner and played for awhile and then Grandma and Grandpa came so Grandpa and I went for our walk and to watch the train. When we came back we played and watched a movie and soon it was time for my bath. Mommy put some new pjs on me. They are very cool, like a race car driver outfit!

Love, 
Gabriel

Friday, September 11, 2009

Day 27

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy was off work early and we had to run a whole bunch or errands! First we went to the Verizon store so Mommy could pay the bill and suspend your line. After that we had to go to Costco to buy things for my party. When we passed by the toy section I saw so many things I wanted but one thing in particular caught my eye, a rocking horse! I kept pointing at it and saying "thisss..." to Mommy so she eventually took me where the horsey was. I wanted to get out of the shopping cart to play with it and Mommy took me out and sat me on it. It made noise and would move it's head. I loved it! It was so soft and I loved touching its mane. I told Mommy that I need it but she said no. I really loved it Daddy! It's not fair! I threw a fit when we had to leave the horsey there but that didn't change her mind.
When we got home, I ate lunch while Mommy showered and then we took a nap. When I woke up Mommy put me in my stroller because we had to go to the post office and she wanted to stop at the bakery to pay for my birthday cake. We went to the post office and by the time we got to the window they practically closed them in our face. There were no boxes big enough to mail the package we needed to send and none of the flate rate boxes for military people to take home so we could get your package ready. Mommy was angry but she decided to go the UPS. Grandma called us and asked Mommy is she wanted her to pick us up and Mommy said yes because it was really hot. So we didn't go to the bakery but Mommy says we are going on Monday. 
When we went back home it was time for dinner so I ate and so did Mommy and Grandma and after that I played with my toys and destroyed the living room.
 Mommy put a video on and I decided to sing along to "Old Macdonald Had a Farm" when the cow came on, I kept saying "Moo"
 
After nearly destroying the living room
, Mommy decided it was time for my bath so 
she started getting my things ready. 
I wanted to help so I knocked down the gate. Mommy isn't too happy because she says her baby-proofing (what baby? I'm a big boy!) was all for nothing. I broke the wooden kitchen gate that she bought and I am starting to know how to knock the other sturdy gates down. I also can almost reach the door knobs! She just shakes her head and mumbles "I dont know what I'm going to do with this kid" to herself. She's such a pie! 
I splashed around in the tub and played with all my bath toys until Mommy said it was time to get out.
video I got dressed and we read a few books and then it was time for bed. Mommy was happy because I was in bed, asleep before 8pm. 
Love you,
Gabriel

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 26

Dear Daddy,
Today we got to talk to you! I was so happy to hear your voice (even though I didn't say much) and so was Mommy. We're happy to know that you're doing good and we miss you sooooo much.
Mommy worked today so I stayed with Grandma and was such a good boy. But when Mommy got home I started acting up and trying to eat the candles and throw the decorations all over the place. I was just happy to see her! 
I also got a package in the mail from my friends on the What to Expect website. Since everyone's birthday is in September we did a gift exchange and I got mine today. I got a stacking toy and I loved it! I also loved ripping the paper off!








We took a nap and when we woke up Tia Dani was home with her friend and she bought some popsicles from the paletero man. Mommy was eating a popsicle and I wanted some so I started attacking her until she gave me some. But then I had some dinner and after that it was time to play until Grandpa came to take me for my walk. 
Love you so much and miss you like crazy,
Gabriel

PS: Mommy has been trying to update every day with pictures but the  photo uploading tool isn't working very well for some reason

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 25

Dear Daddy,
Today nothing really happened. Mommy had to go to work so I stayed with Grandma until she came home. When Mommy came home she told me my Nino Evito's daughter was born today at 10:50 am. Her name is Alicia and I guess she really wanted to come out because she wasn't due until next month! 
Mommy and I napped and then when I woke up we played with my toys. Mommy hasn't been doing well though, she's been really tired and hasn't been able to sleep lately, I think its because she hasn't talked to you in a long time. I tell her not to worry but you know how stubborn she is. She misses you too much. So do I. Everytime I go into the living room I point to the picture of the three of us and talk to your picture. 
Love,
Gabriel

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 24

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy was off again but we had some errands to do so when we woke up we started getting ready to go and get our things done. We went to the storage unit to take some stuff like the piñata and some other junk Mommy had laying around the house, I don't really remember because I was half asleep. After that we stopped at some other store where Mommy bought some more things we needed and then we headed over to Tanforan because Grandma had to go pay some credit card. I fell asleep though so I wasn't sure what else they did. When I woke up they were at BJ's and I started getting hungry. Mommy gave me some of her tomato soup and I loved it! I actually was getting mad because she wasn't feeding me fast enough. I also ate some baked potato and some of Grandma's pasta. After, lunch we went home and napped. It did take me a long time to fall asleep so Mommy put me in the crib and watched a movie and eventually I was ready to nap so we both fell asleep for awhile. 
When I woke up I played and then Grandpa showed up so I hurried and ate my dinner and then I went out for our walk. On the way back, we found Julia! I hadn't seen her since Friday so I was so excited to see her! I kept blowing kisses at her and wanted hugs! Mommy got my bath ready and I splashed around and then went to bed. 
Love,
Gabriel

Day 23

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy didn't have to work so when I woke up this morning I got so excited I started squaking like a bird. She wasn't happy because it was 6 in the morning. She put me in my crib and put a movie on and I watched it but I got bored and made her wake up and take me out. She had said we had a lot to do today so I thought she wanted me to be her wake up call, guess not!
After breakfast, we all started getting ready but I started getting fussy so Mommy fed me boob and I fell asleep. About an hour later Mommy woke me up because Grandma and Grandpa were here to visit and although I wasn't too happy that Mommy woke me up, I forgot all about it when I saw Grandpa because I knew that meant we could go for our walk! After our walk, I ate lunch and then Grandma and Grandpa left so we could go on our errands. 
We went so many places Daddy! We had to go to buy stuff for my party, diapers, and groceries. That took up the whole afternoon! I don't even remember how many stores we went to but it was alot! By the time we were done Grandma, Mommy and Tia Dani were hungry so they stopped at La Casita Chilanga and ate. Mommy was eating a torta so I told her to give me some...boy it sure was good!
"Hmm this looks interesting..."
"I think I'll have a bite...or two"



"Aw shucks! Who am I kidding? That was delicious! Wait a second...Did I really just eat that whole thing?"

Love,
Gabriel

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Day 22

Dear Daddy,
Today when I woke up Mommy was still in bed which meant that she had to close today. Since I woke up early Mommy put me back in the crib and put a Baby Einstein DVD in hopes that I would let her sleep for at least half an hour more but I didn't want her to sleep. I wanted to play! So I whined for half an hour until she got out of bed and fed me and then got me dressed. 
She put on the shoes that you bought for me a long time ago and wanted to share the pictures so you could see how handsome I am getting! 
(But you already know how handsome I am even without the pictures, right?) 


We went out for breakfast/lunch at Celias and I was having fun playing peek-a-boo and blowing kisses and Mimi and Jannet there while Mommy, Dani and Grandma Koko ate. But after I was tired and when we got home Mommy and I took a nap. I was still sleeping when we had to drop Mommy off but Grandma was going to take to see Tia Hayde so I went with Grandma to drop Mommy off then Grandma and I headed over to visit Tia Hayde. I played with some blocks over there and with other toys and ate while Grandma and Tia Hayde talked. Eventually we came home and I went on hurricane mode making a mess and taking down every toy in sight.  Mommy came home and I was so happy to see her I attacked her with kisses. I was so tired too because I didn't nap much so I started whining and Mommy gave me a bath and gave me boob and I was out like a light bulb in no time!
Love you and miss you a lot!
Gabriel

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 21

Dear Daddy,
Today I woke Grandma up really early, at 6 am! So we went to the living room and played for awhile and then I had breakfast. Around 9 we went to Grandma and Grandpa's to visit until we had to go pick Mommy up. I was so tired I fell asleep on the way to pick her up so her and Grandma decided to go to the store and I let them shop while I slept in my stroller. But eventually I woke up and wanted out of the store so we went back home. I was very hungry so I ate lunch and then played awhile. Grandma and Grandpa came over early today so I went out with Grandpa while the Grandmas, Tia Dani and Mommy ate lunch. 
Mommy wasn't feeling well so we didn't go to swimming today and instead we napped for almost three and a half hours. Mommy was worried that I wasn't going to go to sleep till really late. When I woke up she let me play and she got my dinner ready for me. After I ate Mommy cleaned the kitchen while I played some more. I wanted to watch Baby Lamb so mommy put it on for me while she cleaned up my toys. When she was done she went to get my bath ready and while she was doing that I decided to mess up the house. I took all of my toys out of my bin, took all the piyows off the couch and chairs, knocked over some picture frames, turned on the computer, and took the photo albums and magazines out of the coffee table. Mommy was very angry when she came to get me for my bath five minutes later. I just smiled at her and gave her my "you can't possibly be mad at someone this cute" look. But she was. She put me in my excersaucer while she cleaned up and mumbled things to herself that I know I'm not allowed to ever repeat. 
After my bath we read some books, ate boob and it was time to go in my crib. I didn't fuss at all and I fell asleep like the perfect little angel I am!
Love, 
Gabriel

Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 20

Dear Daddy,
Today I made Mommy very upset because I didn't nap again. She says she doesn't know how much more of my no-nap strike she can take. I thought it was funny until she left me in the room so she could go and take a shower. Then I got ANGY! I was so mad that I started crying and screaming at the top of my lungs and I made myself throw up. She was upset when she came in five minutes later and saw throw up on my shirt because she said I didn't need to throw a tantrum over her taking a shower.  But really, it wasn't fair that she just left me in there! 
After she took me out of my little prison cell, aka:crib, we went to the living room and I played with Mommy. Grandma got home early so we ate dinner early too. Mommy gave me avocado and I ate it all up! Grandma and Grandpa didn't come over today so I didn't go on my walk. I took my bath and I was in bed early because I was so tired, I didn't even put up a fight. As you can tell, my day was very boring. Tomorrow I have swimming but Mommy isn't feeling too well so I'm not sure if we are going to skip it or not. 
Love you,
Gabriel

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 19

Dear Daddy,
Today Mommy hit the snooze button and slept past it so I had to wake her up at 4:15. She jumped out of bed and looked like a crazy person trying to get out the door in 15 minutes. It was funny! But I was tired so I decided to go back to sleep.
The rest of the day was uneventful, same old, same old. And when we picked Mommy up, we went to Armadillo Willys for lunch and I ate some of Mommy's chickie wings. I was getting so angy because she wouldn't give me my own chickie wings! I accidentally grabbed some of the sauce on it and it was spicy so I wasn't happy! But I still wanted some! Then Mommy and I went to Toys R Us while Grandma went to Old Navy. Mommy was looking for something at Toys R Us but they didn't have it in stock so we left. Im not sure what it was but we were in the car and bike section so I'm sure it was something for my birthday! Now to figure out what it was...
I fell asleep in the car and I didn't wake up when Mommy put me in my crib but I woke up 10 minutes after and didn't want to go back to sleep. Mommy was really tired and couldnt sleep because I wouldn't take my nap. She wasn't happy at all! Eventually she took me to the living room and she cooked me my food and later fed me dinner. As soon as I was done with dinner Grandma and Grandpa came over. Guess what? Grandma went to the doctor today and he said she was doing much better and she could hold me with her other arm so she gave me a big hug and held me! I missed her holding me! Of course, as soon as I saw Grandpa I wanted to go with him. We went on our walk and when we came back we played for awhile and then it was time for bath and bedtime. I went down without a peep!
Love,
Gabriel

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 18

Dear Daddy, 
Today Mommy had to work so I stayed with Grandma and Julia until it was time to pick Mommy up. After we picked her up we had to go to Whole Foods so Mommy could buy me some chicken, turkey, beef and fruits and veggies. I was happy to go in because it was hot outside again and the store was nice and cool. Mommy bought me little juice boxes with Big Bird and Elmo on it and since I was so thirsty I drank one while Mommy paid. Mommy said I looked like such a big boy drinking my juice through a straw. But she also warned me that juice is a treat and I can't drink one every day. Boo!
When we got home I was fussy so after Mommy took a shower, she fed me boob and then we both took a nap while we cuddled. Mommy wished someone would've gotten a picture of us sleeping  cause I was hugging her so tightly and so was she. I miss her when she goes to work. I wish she didn't have to leave, I know Koko and Julia take good care of me and play with me but it's not the same, I miss my Mommy while she's gone. Just like I miss you. 
When I woke up from my nap Mommy went to go get my dinner ready. She bought me mini hamburger patties at the butcher shop from Whole Foods and she made me one. It was yummy. But it tasted better when I slathered it in mango puree. You know my weird food combination choices...
 
After dinner Grandma and Grandpa came over so we went for our walk while Mommy helped Grandma fill out some papers for her disability and made me some fruit purees. After our walk Grandpa and I played and were being our silly selves. 
Soon it was time for my bath and Mommy said I was filthy so she scrubbed me really hard until I was squeaky clean. I wasn't too happy with her for that.
Daddy, we miss you so much. Mommy and I can't wait for you to come home so we can go back to being our usual poop selves. 
Love,
Gabriel

PS:Lately I always look towards the picture frame and whine until someone hands me the picture frame with the picture of us three. I love looking at the picture of us and kissing you...I miss you alot

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 17


Dear Daddy,
Hi Daddy! Today I had a playdate with Brandon! When he got here I was taking a nap so Adrienne went and got some lunch for her and Mommy while Mommy stayed with Brandon and I slept. I woke up after they finished eating and that darn mother of mine didn't save me any frozen yogurt! She gave me some lunch and regular yogurt though, which wasn't the same as frozen yogurt but it got the job done.


Brandon and I played for awhile and he got slobber all over my toys but I didn't care, he's my best friend so his cooties are my cooties. 
Brandon started getting fussy so the Moms decided to take us for a walk so he would take a nap. We walked to Starbucks and they got something to drink while I played in my little car and Brandon slept. When we headed back home I played with my toys while Brandon slept for a little bit. After he woke up we got back to work on making a big mess and eating all the toys we could but since he had a short nap he was getting tired so they had to leave. Mommy and I took a nap too. 
By the time we woke up it was time for dinner so we did that, then Grandpa came by and we went on our walk. 
After our walk Mommy put me in the bathtub with tons and tons of bubbles! I liked the bubbles! I wanted to eat them! Which Mommy said didn't surprise her since I want to eat everything lately.
Love you and miss you Daddy,
Gabriel