It's true, we are expecting baby number three to join our family some time around April 18th.  I don't rely on due dates too much, so that's why I say some time around then.  When we told the kids that mommy has a baby in her belly they were both excited about the idea.  Hannah demands a baby sister, and Gabe is convinced that not only is the baby in my belly a boy, but that his name is Nicholas.  I believe the first time he told us this was when we were shopping at the outlets in Park City and he was telling his Grandma M that we needed to buy various items in the store for his baby brother Nicholas.  Until about two minutes ago I couldn't for the life of me figure out where he'd ever even heard the name.  Just now I remembered that when we first told the kids about the baby, we asked Gabe what a good name would be if the baby is a boy.  After thinking for a moment he said, "How about Harry Potter?"   I told him that although that is a boy's name it's not a great one for our baby.  Then he said, "How about Voldemort?"  After laughing a bit, we told him to think of a boy's name that's not from any Harry Potter movie.  He thought about it again and said, "Um, Santa Clause?"  At which point Jasen and I laughed quite a bit, and then I said something to the effect that we could call him Nicholas instead.  Until now, I had completely forgotten about that suggestion, but apparently Gabe did not forget...not surprising, that kid remembers everything.  My kids provide me with a lot of entertainment.  Today Gabe and I had a conversation that went something like this:

Me: Gabe, do you want a peanut butter and honey sandwich 
Gabe: Uh, sort of. 
Me: Who taught you to say sort of?
Gabe: Daddy Jasen did. 
Me:  oh ok. 
Gabe: Did he died? 
Me: no. 
Gabe: oh, I thought he did. 
Me: Where do you think he is right now? 
Gabe: At the graves I guess.
Me: He didn't die, he's just at work.
Gabe: oh, I wanted him to be died so I can have all his cards.
I relayed this conversation to Jasen, and he had a pretty good laugh at work today.  Apparently a few nights ago Jasen was going through his basketball cards to sell a bunch on Ebay and he told Gabe that when he dies he's going to give his whole card collection to Gabe.


Aubrey Smith said...

Gabe is so stinking adorable!

Amy Turner said...

That is soo funny!! Gabe is hilarious!

Greg, Linds, and Avery said...

That made me laugh really hard. Good ole Gabe...at least he has his priorities straight. I wouldn't doubt for a minute he remembers that conversation with Jasen for the rest of his life.