On Monday while I was cleaning up the chaotic mess we had from a weekend of hard work (almost exclusively from Michael) in Gabby's play room (which is so close to completion), Gabby colored in my room. All of the sudden I heard shrill excited screeching, "Mom! Mom! Mom!" Gabby ran in the play room and said look what I did! I drew a ball! I looked closely at her picture, and that this exactly what she had done. She looked at a green whiffle ball and drew it independently and very close to scale. Gabby learned how to do a still life with no instruction. I was truly impressed! I think she has some the artistic ability of her Nanny, Daddy, Grandpa, and Great Grandma Lorraine. She never fails at surprising me!