Here is a collage of photos that Shannon took of Gabrielle.
And some things to share about Gabby at age 2 1/2.
*She loves animals. She adores Chester, but she also loves her babysitter's dog, rabbits and lizards. She loves to show me the lizards when I pick her up and she has woried about Chewy, the babysitter's dog because he hurt his foot a week ago.
*All she really wanted for Christmas was a pink zhu-zhu pet. She was lucky enough to get a pink one, a green one, a brown one and a zhu-zhu pet Wii game...not to mention another car and a princess carriage from various friends and family.
*She is a talker. Strangers sometimes comment about how much she talks for her age. She knows what she wants and she lets you know too. She is so expressive too. She uses her hands as she talks and has so many facial expressions. I love to watch her face as she talks. As I type, she is listening to the music and dancing on the computer desk with her hands waving in the air.
*She thinks she is a big girl and wants to do (almost) everything her sisters do.
One example is that each Sunday the Primary kids go and tell the Bishop what they learned in church and they get a candy. She goes right along with them and doesn't even need me to go with her. She walks up and tells the Bishop that she learned about "Jesus" (her answer every week, no matter what they talked about...but hey, it's a good one) and gets her candy (which she thinks hard about before selecting...). Too cute.
*Aside from her sisters, she has a best friend named Sofie. She adores Sofie, and misses Sofie when they don't get to play.
We all adore her and are so glad she's part of our family.