Friday, January 18, 2008

Since Delinda asked...

In case you didn't see the comments, Delinda (one of my sisters) asked what Gabriel and Donavyn think of each other.

You know....it may sound strange, but it's almost like they've always known each other. As soon as they saw each other they just looked at each other and smiled like they were seeing a long lost friend. They like to look at each other and smile and they sometimes get excited and sometimes just look at each other.

Gabriel is surprisingly gentle with her. Well, most of the time anyway. He tries to play with her. He likes to clap his hands and then he decided to clap her head. She was fine with it, she just looked at him like he was crazy.

Yesterday at one of the nap times, Gabriel was sleeping on the bed (and you saw in the previous post about how fitful he is of a sleeper) and Donavyn was sleeping on my chest right next to him. Zach was asleep on the other side of the bed, so Donavyn and I were left with about 18 inches of space on a king size bed. Tell me how that's fair. Anyway...as Gabriel is trying to wake up, he starts sitting up, looking around and then falling head first into the bed - HARD! You guessed it, he fell right into Donavyn's head. She had a little bit of a bruise and a bump last night, but both seem to have gone away already. They both cried pretty hard. It may have been the first time it happened, but it certainly won't be the last. Zach and I had to fight off laughing at that realization. You can't laugh while your babies are hurt, ya know.

This morning, they both laid on the bed for a while and Gabriel kept gently touching Donavyn's hands and feet. Then he would try to jump head first off the bed, but momma and daddy are quick. This time. He did fall off the first day, but didn't quite hit very hard because Zach caught him by the leg right as he was hitting Zach's shoe. He cried, but he was more scared than anything.

We got some video of him in the bathtub last night. Zach was playing with the water, trying to get him to join in and it took a while, but he finally did. It was so fun to see him play in the tub. I think it was the first time he's done that because he couldn't quite figure out how this thing he couldn't really see could make a splash. It was rather funny to see his face. I'll post it when we get home. I've got to get video of Donavyn getting ready for bathtime too. She's a hoot. She loves the pre-bath routine. Seeing herself naked in front of the mirror and then dipping her foot in the water. You'll just have to see it.

I guess that's all for now. We are in the family play room right now and then we are going to go down the the pool after the morning nap. He's usually ready for his nap by now, but he's still going strong right now. He'll fall hard soon, I'm sure.

Ok, Love you all. I'm going to go play.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every time I read your post I get teary-eyed! I can just imagine the fun those two are going to have together! I can't wait to see the video of bathtime! We are all dying to see photos, so please post them as quick as you can when you get home. We love you! Delinda

Cirrus said...

I have been following this, and praying for you over the past few months, and I just want to tell you how happy I am for all four of you....maybe this delay of a few days is a good family bonding time/vacation for you! It's lovely to hear how well D and G are doing together, and even more lovely to know all four of you are together, and enjoying getting to know yourselves as a family of four. You must feel such love in your hearts at having a complete family finally. Congratulations, and much love to you! I can't wait to see pictures of you all. -Cirrus
(I post as blueberry on CC)

Anonymous said...

Well here I go again!! This is the third time that I have tried to post this remark.
Here, here, I agree w/Dee, I'm ready to see some pictures of the kids and of you all 4 together. Well, it will not be long now and you will be back to the cold country. So, enjoy the warmth and the time off together. "God is still in control" and He will and is giving you what you need, "time together". Will be glad when you all are back in the good Old USA. We love you, Mom and Dad

FoxFamilyFive said...

My heart just toally melted! Looking forward to many many more stories just like this. What pals they will be. =)

Love you 'guys'!!!

Dennise said...

I second your Mom & Dad I'm ready to see pictures now :D

So happy for your entire family
Give the kiddos butterfly kisses for me!! <3 nissa

said...

Awwww! The fun is only just beginning for you guys. What a great post and update on your family. I smiled the whole way through and my eyes got a tad wet (what's that all about?)!

meplus3 said...

beth and zach

mazal tov on completing your family

we are so happy for you

love amy

Cg99ar said...

I'm so happy that you all are enjoying each other. I can't wait to see the pics of them together.


KathyB-cg99ar

Anonymous said...

YAY Koehler Family of Four!!!! We are OVER the moon for you! Can't wait to see pictures of the family...enjoy your time together. I honestly believe that you must have been meant to have a few days without phones and visitors just to bond and love on one another!
Lots of prayers!
Dan and Angela Keane...
and Braeden, Morgan and Danica too!

Scott and Shana said...

Oh, just wait until they learn to throw things! and I will also jump on that wagon and ask for pictures. Pictures!!

And where exactly are you guys right now? What are the new travel plans?

-Scott

Coastieturtle said...

That's funny that he wasn't sure how he feels about the water in the bathtub. Can't wait to see pictures of the 4 of you....

S.

Amber said...

What a sweet post! I am so excited for your family! The Koehler crew together at last. <3

Anonymous said...

Just another CC that wanted to say congrats on your Family of 4!! God Bless you all and have a safe trip back home.
Manda