So, this whole blog may have been a flop...but I'll give it another shot!
For those of you who haven't seen Gabriel's new skills, here is one that we have a love-hate relationship with. It testifies to the strength of his lungs, and he screams out of delight a lot. However, he's also managed to work this scream into his cries, which makes for a very distressing experience. I won't post his unhappy scream; you'll have to experience it for yourself.
A couple of days ago, a visitor imposed on our hospitality. This picture was take on a bookshelf very close to our front door, and we haven't seen any more mantises or other creepy bugs in the house since, so we're breathing easy. We've taken precautions to prevent further invasions, but at least we have a cool picture and example of just how exotic our neighborhood is.