Gabriel Mitchell

The smaller noisy one.

Gabriel is 5

Another October - another Birthday

11th November 2012 - 22:08 - bob

It's Birthday time again, this time Gabriel is five - that means that he gets even more presents and has a party with new friends from his class.

This is him (and his brother Asa), peeking inside a giant box of presents. Asa seems a little shocked, but he's probably just yawning - but just look at the hunger for what's inside the box in Gabes eyes:

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Starting School

in which Gabriel starts school

17th September 2012 - 20:27 - claire

So it happened. Gabriel suddenly went all big and it was time for him to start school. It's sad in a way when your children start school and you suddenly realise that no matter how much hard work they are at home all day you're going to miss them, and you really want to look after them yourself instead of leaving them with someone else all day. It's exciting too, of course, and it's lovely seeing them grow up and learn more and get excited themselves about starting school and making friends and, most importantly, being just like their big brother!!

Gabriel is nearly 5, so one of the oldest in his class, and yet it still seems like only yesterday this little bundle came into the world and turned our lives upside down- the antithesis of our chilled our firstborn, he certainly made his presence known!


Last Monday (10th September 2012) we were up bright and early, 2 uniforms laid out ready instead of just one. 2 pairs of school shoes polished and ready to wear. And one very excited little boy who really, really couldn't wait for his first day at school.



Forward facing

now he can see out of the front

19th August 2012 - 21:55 - bob

Gabriel is very excited right now because we have a new car! Not only do we have a new car but he has a new big-boy car seat to go in it, which means that his favourite thing to do at the moment is go out somewhere, anywhere, in the car

gabe 2012 forward facing - Click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge.

He's been in an extended rear-facing seat up until now (a Britax 2-way elite for anyone who is interested in that kind of thing) but as he is almost 5, and starting school soon, we figured he could go forward facing now, which he really likes. When you talk to people about rear-facing seats for older children the first question they ask is "but where do they put their legs?"... well, you can see that Gabriel sits with his legs crossed and turning the seat round doesn't seem to have changed that!



Riding his bike

20th May 2012 - 21:18 - bob

This is a little bit of a catchup - after being so useless for a couple of years we thought it might be a good idea to get back into updating these sites (the bribe from my Mum and Dad helps).

It seems that Gabriel can mostly ride his bike - he has a lovely blue one - just like the one Linus has (only his is red). And when he remembers not to brake or take his feet off the pedals, it goes just fine.

gabe 2012 may riding his bike - Click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge.

He's bypassed the stabilisers stage after scooting around on his balance-bike for a long time (this now belongs to Asa).


Gabriel turns 4

In which Gabriel has a birthday

9th November 2011 - 20:44 - claire


So Gabriel is 4! It hardly seems like yesterday that I was cuddling the screaming little ball of fury that turned into Gabriel, and now here I am with a great big, grown-up, lump of a 4 year old (a very nice lump at that!).

He gets more grown-up every day it seems, a proper little boy now. His school application has been sent off ready for next September, and we (slightly) anxiously await news of his place, hoping that he will be in Discovery with Linus. Gabriel is rather looking forward to going to school... so he can "play with that farm".