Gabby is working hard to learn a new skill, it's one that I learned in utero. Michael and I have worked really hard to prevent her from being like her mom, but she is one determined little girl! She is getting pretty good at finding her thumb and placing it in her mouth. It has taken her 10 weeks to consistently get her thumb into her mouth, but she has succeeded! A little over a month ago was the first time she ever got her thumb in her mouth, and I must say it was the most coordinated time. The moment she stuck her thumb in her mouth and sucked once, Michael was swiftly pulling her thumb from her mouth because he was afraid she might realize she liked sucking her thumb. Ever since that triumphant day she has been working extremely hard to repeat this action. She enjoys sucking her thumb, but only works at it whenever her pacifier falls out. It helps on car rides when she starts crying because her pacifier falls out of her mouth. After a minute she usually remembers that she can try to suck her thumb and it is adorable hearing all of the loud smacking noised she makes while sucking her hand and looking for her thumb. I hope that Gabby continues being so persistent to succeed the things she desires, this is a great skill to learn in life. "If at first you don't succeed try, try again!"
Gabby's party was everything she imagined it. The 22 girls enjoyed getting their hair and make up done. Then they all put on their head set microphone and then headed onto stage and enjoyed performing their favorite songs. The girls seemed to really like the party that Gabby planned. After cake and gifts the girls went back to the stage for an encore (or 5). A few of the moms at the party even attempted to escape from one of our escape rooms. Gabby seemed to love having the run of Escape Artist and showing off the rooms to all of her friends. It is amazing how many people love and care for Gabby. We are so grateful for all of the friends and fun that was had at her party!