Gabriela was still 6+ years old the last time I updated the blog, and she is now 8. I cant even believe I have an 8 years old daughter!!! She is very innocent but also very rebel. She's still my drama queen. She is doing a lot of things by herself, even showering and getting ready for school in the mornings without hassle. She is a little geeky and she is crazy with Wii and computer in general. She is interested in Facebooking, talking to her friends on the phone, and it is dying for a Blackberry. She actually uses mine to chat with with some of my friends, and she does it very good and fast.
As Gaby was also supposed to go to Ecuador for a few months, last school year she missed some classes from Second Grade. Then, I placed her on a very small school to finish the 2nd Grade, however the experience wasnt very good and I got the impression that she didnt learn a lot. When I registered her for this school year, I discussed this situation with the Principal and Psychologist and we all agree that she should be placed in 2nd Grade again. I agreed mostly because I didnt want her to be behind on 3rd Grade compared to the other kids, but also because she is so innocent and doesnt have the same "street smart" as the kids her age. Most of the kids her age already cross street by themselves, and can buy stuff and handle money perfectly good, and are thinking about boyfriends. Anyway, she started 2nd Grade and by the end of the first week she was promoted to 3rd Grade because she was too advanced for that grade. So far she is doing very good in her classes and she gets along with all the kids. I picked up her grades for the second period already and she has all A's and B's (Between 80 and 95).
She has always been the one of my three girls less interested in eating, however she has been eating non-stop in the past few months. She gained A LOT of pounds, and now I have her watching more the amount she eats, because she is too chubby for her height. She is 80 pounds and 51.5 inches tall (4' 3 1/2""). According to the chart for her age she is in 94th percentile for weight and 66th percentile for height.
She is still very much in love with animals, especially dogs, and she loves watching Animal Planet. She also likes to watch the History Channel and mostly all the channels from Discovery pack. She would learn the most amazing things and loves to tell them to everybody. She loves drawing and coloring, as well as toys were she can built or make stuff (like puzzles, legos, jewelry makers toys). She still adores purple, and likes to match it with turquoise and pink.
Not many pictures of Gaby because the camera hates her. She doesnt have the photogenic vein that Camila has. But here some some. Here she is modeling for Baby Time, then just smiling for the camera, and then at Ariel's Pirate Birthday party:
Here she is on the airport after her sisters left to Ecuador (that was one of the last pictures of her with her normal weight), then with Camila at home in a pool day, and then by herself on the same day:
Here she is with her sisters after getting some make up on, then on Father's Day with a lollipop and then on her first day of this school year:
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