Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas!

We have had so much fun getting ready for Christmas! We celebrated at Grandma Betty's last Saturday - which is always so much fun. Then on Sunday we had everyone over to our house for a cookie exchange. We baked and baked and baked all day - it was a blast! Lauren, Ellie and Allison decorated a gingerbread house - which is now my holiday centerpiece - it turned out sooooooo cute! Gavin had a blast playing with his cousins all day long - what a treat that they all were there! We got the best laughs out of Owen, next year he'll be just as crazy as Gav is now! I'm almost done with my shopping, which is a big relief. I can't wait to see everyone over the holidays!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey everyone - our camera's battery was dead, so I don't have any thanksgiving pics to share - sorry! I do have a little update though. We had Gav's 15 month appointment last week. He's up to 24lbs and 32 1/4 in! He's still really tall for his age! Everything looked good, except for his sinuses - they are full and infected, so that means 20 days of antibiotics! yuck!! He loves to take his medicine though, so it's not a problem for him. He's running all over the place and loves to get into everything - literally!! He says a few words, and has really been into giving hugs lately - I like that part a lot! We're still trying to get settled in the new house - hopefully we can get some furniture soon - that will help. We put up the Christmas tree, which surprisingly G has left alone! We'll see how long that lasts! We're looking forward to seeing a lot of people over the holidays. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our first family vacation to Disney World!

G had soooooo much fun playing in the water fountain! Good thing we had a change of clothes!

Standing in line for his first ride - Winnie the Pooh!
He was so tired he fell asleep sitting up - poor guy - it's tough keeping up with Grandma and Grandpa!
Gavin came back so spoiled after spending a few hours with Grandma and Grandpa - but he finally looked like a "real tourist!"

We're back from our trip, and it went way too fast! We had so much fun and Gavin just loved it! He wasn't scared of the characters - he loved going up and meeting them, he even got a kiss from Pocahontas - I think daddy was a little jealous! He was just so intrigued by everything - he stared at all the lights, took in everything his little eyes could see on the rides, and reached for more fireworks when they were over. He got to be a pretty good dancer too - especially jammin to chubby checker one night at EPCOT - he can really groove for a one year old! I think we all had more fun watching Gavin take everything in than actually looking at things ourselves! We're both going through a little post-vacation depression - and counting down the days until we can go again - December anyone? Although, I don't think he'll need anymore souvenirs for a good five years - he was spoiled rotten! We got a lot of good pictures, so we need to set up a scrappin date - I have so much to work on!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Our little pumpkin!

Isn't he getting so big!?!

Wow - what a crazy month October was! We finally moved into our house - it's just so fun having a place to call home again! We all love it - although, Rigley isn't quite sure what to think yet, but I think he likes all the space to run. Gavin quickly mastered going up and down the stairs - and he's loving all the fun places to hide his toys! He had a super fun halloween, isn't he a pretty cute pumpkin? Tuesday night we took him to a halloween party at the church where he goes to daycare. He played some fun games, and we got to eat pizza. I had to work Wednesday night, so Bryan took Gavin trick-or-treating in Renville with Lauren and Ellie. I love that they get to spend time together, he adores those girls - how couldn't you - look how cute they are! I was so jealous that I didn't get to go with, but Bryan said it was so much fun. I was so sad to hear the next morning that someone had smashed my pumpkin. I worked so hard to carve it and make it perfect - and I didn't even get a picture of it! Grandpa will have to grow another one for Gavin next year. I better go and try and get some sleep, I've been up all night playing with tiny babies! Plus I need to get up early to finish packing for our trip! Hope you guys enjoy the pictures!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

So silly!

A couple of G's favorite things to do are dance on his Mickey plane - and climb all over his couch!


Hey everyone, just thought I would give a quick update. I've been trying to post pics but for some reason it's not working - there must be a problem with the server. I'll keep trying. We're getting excited to move - less than two weeks now! Gavin is walking everywhere - it didn't take him long to master that skill. We are seeing more of his personality everyday - he just gets goofier and goofier - and a little testy with this new found independance! We might have issues as he gets older - he doesn't seem to understand what the word "no" means - actually he thinks it's funny - not so funny for mom and dad! His new favorite past time is dancing - even if there's no music. Also, I'm pretty sure he inherited his father's appetite - how am I going to keep up?! We've had a busy month, getting ready to move with a toddler is not the most fun I've ever had, but it will be worth it once we are in our own home. Like I said, I'll keep trying to get those pics uploaded!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Watch out... he's on the move!

G is walking all over the place now! It's so funny to watch him take those clumbsy steps. He's not very good at it yet, but he trys! We went to home depot the other night, and he was walking between two posts they had set up, back and forth, back and forth, and then he would look up at us like he was so proud of himself - he's such a funny kid!

I love my pumpkin papa!

Grandpa grew pumpkins for Gavin and Owen this year - I can't wait to carve it with him!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We had a fun weekend spending time with our families. Gavin loved "driving" grandpa's boat! He was content forever playing in the boat - which was nice for us - we got a lot done without having to worry about him eating the rocks! We got to spend Sunday with Owen, what a treat, I can't believe how big he is getting! Gavin just wanted to touch him and give him kisses! We're currently battling the never ending ear infection, so hopefully he starts feeling better soon!

Rigley before and after!

Poor little Rigley - after weeks of trying to get him into the groomer, we finally were able to make an appointment! He was been so playful since he got his haircut - he must feel so much better!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Finally a new house!!!!

Bryan and I finally found a house that we love... so we bought it! We close the end of October. We're pretty excited to have something of our own again - although moving is never fun - I promised our families we won't do it again for a long time!!
Here's Gavin helping dad mow the lawn! What a big boy!! He LOVES to "drive things"!!

We had Gavin's one year check up last wednesday. He weighs 22 lbs 9oz and is 31.5 in tall! He did pretty well with his shots - which is never fun - but at least he foregets pretty quickly. Besides another ear infection, everything looks great! I can hardly believe that he's one already!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Gavin!!!

Gavin didn't care that all the balloons I had ordered fell before his party - he still loved them!!!

We had such a fun weekend, celebrating Gavin's birthday at the lake! It was a little windy for his party, but we still went swimming and played outside, it turned out so nice! He was spoiled of course, and is having so much fun playing with all of his new toys! It has taken a little while to get back in a routine, but he had so much fun, it made it all worth it! Thank you to everyone that was there and made his first birthday so special!!!