when gabie was about 2 years old, he was a big fan of bob the builder. on his 2nd birthday, the theme was, you guessed it, bob the builder. but i kind of tweaked it a bit and made it gab the builder. that was a fun party for him.
now, almost 2 years later, thomas and friends has already replaced bob the builder in his heart. but, i think gab the builder still fits gabie very well. he simply loves building/making bigger things out of small things. i'm impressed with his imagination and creativity.
let me tell you something about gabie. you see, he started talking only around mid of this year. he is almost four now. no. actually, he started talking about 2 years ago. but, he talked german :D nobody could ever understand a word he was saying. not even me. and it's not that he doesn't talk much. because he did. he talked a lot. but in german. that's when my friend told me about an old wives tale that says kids who started talking quite late are intelligent, if not geniuses. my friend had a cousin who started talking only when he was about 3 or 4 years old, who grew up almost like a nerd. so she sort of believes that tale. well, for me, it is what it is: an old wives tale.
though sometimes, that tale sort of creeps into my mind whenever i see the things that gabie creates or builds out of assorted things or toys.
oh, and puzzles! he is very good with puzzles. i bought him a box of puzzles consisting of about 5 to 8 different puzzles for kids. each puzzle consists of about 8 to 10 parts. even if all the parts of all those puzzles are mixed together, gabie amazes me by solving all the puzzles without any help!
i'm not expecting to have a genius son, don't get me wrong on that. but like any mother, i just can't help but feel happy and proud whenever i see my gabie do these amazing things.