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A New Year & New Experiences

Michael and I went out New Year's Eve and left Gabby with Grandma and Papa. She didn't have to worry about fireworks, enjoyed bringing in the New Year with her grandparents, and Mommy and Daddy were lucky enough to have a date night!

The new year brought Gabrielle the desire to learn new things every week; I suppose that was her resolution (and so far she hasn't broken it).  She has learned to give high fives on demand, climb onto the couch, suck from a straw, crawl up stairs, take a step, stand while playing with objects, and how to listen on the phone.  She also has begun showing her sense of humor.  She is aware when we laugh or think something is funny and she will do it over again to make us laugh more. She also got her first tooth on her 10 month birthday!! Gabby also says "mama," "dada," and "cat."  I can't believe it's possible, but Gabby becomes more and more fun every day! 

Here are some pictures of my favorite past time: taking pictures of Gabby posing and candid.

Gabby NOT enjoying a bubble bath. She does not understand them, nor does she appreciate their flavor.


You know Gabby is really enjoying a toy when it is in her mouth!

Gabby hanging out with one of her best friends.

Gabby standing like a big girl and learning about her Cajun culture.

Gabby helping Nanny look for a wedding dress.  (Don't worry Nanny we are not giving away any surprises!)

Gabby thinks it is hilarious whenever she is on the opposite side of the baby gate as we are.
Along with so many new capabilities Gabby also has a new cousin! The FIRST boy!  Mr. Brody Lee Silva was born January 7th and we are all very excited to meet him in person!

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