Friday, February 26, 2010
They are here! Gabe's 1 year pictures!
Our friend and neighbor took these pictures and she did an AMAZING job on them!
There were many others, but I didn't want to overwhelm you so I just chose my favorites.
I still can't get over the fact that my son is 1!
Posted by Dayna at 6:50 AM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday night I was able to have one of my dreams come true. I know many of you will laugh when you read what it is, but I was SO EXCITED!
I was able to go to the BILLY JOEL/ELTON JOHN CONCERT!!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!
I have to say that it was absolutely amazing! I am afraid I didn't get the best pictures because I wasn't sure if I could bring a camera in or not so these may not be the best, but hey, I WAS THERE!
I don't know if you remember but clear back in april of last year I won these tickets off of FM100 here in Utah. I was so excited to go but the concert was scheduled for Nov. 20th. But then Elton John got sick with the swine flu and so the concert was postponed, but luckily not canceled. So finally after almost a year of anxiety and anticipation, Nate and I were able to see one of the greatest shows ever!
I do have to admit though that Billy Joel (whom I like more then elton john) sounded like he was aging, but he still sounded AMAZING...and he was funny as well! So great! But elton john sounded exactly like he does on the radio. SO MUCH FUN!
They played almost every single song that I wanted them too from: Your Song, Rocketman, Moving out, We didn't start the fire, Allentown, crocodile rock, River of dreams, and of course Piano man! The concert went for 3 hours!
Thank you FM100 for making one of my dreams come true!
Posted by Dayna at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 12, 2010
I AM A NEW AUNTIE!
Jacob Thomas Gassin
He was born February 8th weighing 8lbs 1.oz
He is such a cutie! I can' t wait to meet the little guy in March!
(you see, my sister lives in Minnesota so we don't get to see her very often, but she is coming in march!)
Posted by Dayna at 8:44 AM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The other day I was sitting on our couch in the living room working on my computer while gabe was sleeping soundly in the other room during his nap. As I was sitting there I looked up randomly thinking "something feels different..." but I kept typing like nothing was up. Then a few minutes later I thought it again "what is different right now?" Then finally it hit me.
The room was SILENT.
Then I started thinking. Who is on the radio now? Would I even recognize any of the songs if I actually turned my radio on? When was the last time I opened my computer and put shuffle on my iTunes playlist?
WHERE HAS THE MUSIC GONE?????
It took me a couple minutes to figure out why. I love music, I love to sing to the songs (even if I am a little off key!) why don't I play it anymore?
Then it hit me.
My dear sweet little Gabriel came into this world. Some would say that is cause to bring more "pop" music into the home, I would say otherwise. I had heard some people say before I had gabriel that buying toys was a waste of money. Well, that may be so for them, but for me....
My son PLAYS WITH THEM!
I hear the alphabet, I hear spanish words, I hear london bridges, chop sticks, the banjo, music, music music and more music!
we get crashing blocks
Wagon wheels that need oiling
"farmer toad who plays his banjo to 'she'll be coming around the mountain"
and even though at this moment he is crawling UNDER the table, have no fear a song is playing as he does it!
-Then the song-
"hello, the phone is ringing so I say 'hello'
Goodbye when I'm done talking then I say bye bye"
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!
we have balls being thrown down the stairs, then giggles when he watches me go down to pick them up over and over
But don't worry, we have our quiet moments as well. This is gabe sitting down looking innocent before he decides to throw the ball down the stairs again...
Then when the house seems to be getting quiet and Gabe is NOT asleep...I start to get nervous as well. Here is gabe caught in the act trying to grab garbage bags out of the box and throw them all over the floor....
Also, when the house seems to get quiet, I see him sneaking away to his "hiding places" where he has stashed his binkeys because he knows mommy is trying to get him off of them.
But there is always joy in all of these moments. My favorite is just watching him play in whatever he decides to do. He is such a happy baby that he can play wherever he is. One of his new favorite things is to play by "himself". He thinks he is so funny!
So, despite the fact that as of right now I probably couldn't tell you who the latest crave is in the music industry or if we are in the same car together and you start singing all of the words to a new song and I just sit there pretending to..I wouldn't change it! Bring on the banjo and london bridges! It truly has become one of my favorite things in the world to sit back and watch my son become "Gabriel".
Who needs music anyway right?
Posted by Dayna at 8:40 PM
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