Archive for October, 2011

Woman Power!

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Grandma Wendy was the first to hear Gabby talk about woman power. She’s been watching a lot of super hero stuff lately because Coleman is really into it, and I guess she just made up the notion of woman power. I told her to add in an extended arm with a fist to really emphasize power. When we were deciding on a Halloween costume, she vacillated between Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Woman Power (I would have chosen a Super Girl costume if this had been her choice). She promised that she wanted to be Belle, and I ordered the costume and all of the accessories. Guess what? Now she tells me she wants to be Woman Power. I knew that would happen! Check out this video.

Coleman loves Color Me Mine, a pottery painting store that Grandma Wendy has taken him to. Since he’d been several times, I thought it was only fair that I take Gabby. Her piece ended up looking pretty good (thanks, Dulce!), but she did not like following instructions about not watering down the paint. I can’t wait to see how she’s going to fare at the Meadows because she’ll have to do what the teachers say!

Can I just say one more time, thank goodness for Dulce? I actually painted my own piece and let Dulce deal with Gabby. Probably not going to win the parent of the year award!

Gabby enjoyed Jaime’s pool for the final swim of the summer.

I forget to take pictures of Gabby with her grandparents. Here’s a rare one with Gigi.

Gabby, show me “mad!”

Looking like an angel in the back yard.

Jenica met us at Coleman’s third soccer game and spent the majority of the time chasing down Gabby. It takes a village!

You can’t tell from this picture, but Gabby adores Matt Pynch, who will teach her how to ski this winter. Gabby often goes through the list of people she knows - Where’s Jillian? Where’s Ian? etc etc. Matt Pynch and Morgan always make it into the list.

Gabby takes a load off at Coleman’s fifth soccer game. She didn’t sit in this chair for long. Darn the bright sun on the iPad!

This picture (one of the best, in my opinion) was taken after we saw the Lion King and were waiting for our car. While we were in the show, I began to understand why Cirque requires their attendees to be 5 and older. Gabby made it through the 2 and 1/2 hour show, but it was difficult. She would have run up on stage if we’d let her!

Although Gabby hasn’t taken any formal dance lessons yet, she loves to dance. I am really looking forward to dance recitals.

Video: Gabby Makes Up a Song and Dance (For the record, Cole hates it when she sings her own songs. It hurts his ears.)

Video: Gabby Makes Up a Dance