Today is my most favorite day of the year. Not Christmas, Thanksgiving, my birthday, a wedding anniversary or any of those...just today...November 10th.
On this day, three years ago, the stork literally showed up and dropped off our sweet angel Gabriel. Though we look nothing alike physcially, I seldom even think about the fact that we adopted Gabe. He is ours. He always has been and was always supposed to be our little boy. It is however, fun on this day to reflect back on the events of our first November 10th together and all that has since transpired. We always make it a point to celebrate this day by doing something special. Tonight we are going to take Gabe to his most favorite restaurant for dinner- Costa Vida and then go-carting at Boondocks.
Gabe is his daddy to a tee in a little tan body with awesome curly and crazy dark hair. But most importantly, he is the sweetest, smartest, spunkiest and most beautiful little boy in the world. Brad and I love this little guy more than we could ever express in words. I feel lucky every day (even if he is being rotten) that I get to be his Mummy. He thinks far beyond himself and his little 3 years and makes me laugh all day long with his crazy made up stories and the cute things he says. Just yesterday we were leaving the gym and he said:
Gabe- "Mamma I am so proud of you"
Me- "Oh Gabe, that is a nice thing to say...why are you proud of me?"
Gabe- "Because you workout at the gym so you can be healthy and strong"
I love that he wakes me up every morning by lying on-top of me, kissing me and rubbing my face. I love that he tells me that he will help Daddy protect me from the bad guys. I love how thoughtful he is and how he seems concerned about everyone in his life. I love how when he knows I'm sad he sits on my knee, gets right in my face less than an inch from me and says..."Mamma I'll draw you a pitchka" and then he hugs and kisses me till I promise him I'm ok.
Our Gabe is pretty darn incredible alright!
Look out bad guys...see how mean I am?!
Gabe was the brunette version of Dash from the Incredibles this year. This was his choice. I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said Dash. That was that. It is fun to have him put the costume on and then hear him say "Want to watch me run Mamma?" Then he proceeds to run around the room and of course I gush and tell him he can run faster than anyone I've ever seen.
We love you Gabe....everyone who knows you loves you!!