Thursday, March 22, 2012

fifty two weeks old = one year old!

Gavin's big day!  
A special chair from Busia and Pop,
decorations from Auntie Elissa,
hat designed by momma mae :)
So this past Tuesday Gavin turned a whole year old!  I am still in awe of this moment and those moments that led to it.  I love that I can go back and watch as he grew throughout this year.  I am on the fence about staying with a weekly blog or moving towards a monthly model.  I will have to think about it :)  As Gavin continues to gain more and more control walking and climbing onto objects he has started to squat and pick objects up to bring with him.  Its so wonderful to watch him grow and explore the world around him.  He especially enjoys climbing on his new chair from Busia and Pop.  He even has perfected the art of lounging! 

This week we celebrated Saint Patrick's Day and Gavin sported his special jammies from his Auntie Rene!  He looked super cute in they and Alan enjoyed them!

He has also discovered some new toys that he enjoys.  One being those foam blocks above from Ruth, Adin and Ty.  He is also enjoying a cardboard roll I had left over from wrapping his birthday gifts.  I think he is ready to battle with someone lol!

Also Busia bought Gavin a little chicken called Henrietta who lays eggs around the house when he pulls her.  He is fascinated by the eggs and where they go in the chicken LOL.  I love to watch his expression when Henrietta lays the eggs and clucks :)

On Sunday we had a big celebration for Gavin's birthday.  A group of close friends and family came by for some yummy chowder and cake.  Gavin was dressed in a special outfit for Auntie Elissa....just a hint of pink!  Here are some photos of the event and a video that just sums up the experience.

Auntie Elissa & Gavin 
The Birthday Boy! 
His balloons from Miss Phoebe!
Gavin & Pop
The Birthday Chair!
Gavin's Smash Cake - created by Busia
Momma Mae helping Gavin blow his candle out.
Busia helping him taste the cake.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Videos to Brighten Your Day!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Singing the Song

Goodbye Cake

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

fifty one weeks old - new toys and first kisses

Gavin's bathroom mat!
It amazes me that we are one week from Gavin's first year birthday!  Where has the time gone... :)  Gavin continues to walk around that house.  He hardly holds on for support and is now preferring to walk over crawl.  I have even spotted him attempt to run.  Watch out world!

Most often you can find Gavin playing with balls that go with a variety of toys.  He loves blowing raspberries on them and carrying them from room to room.  He is also enjoying the Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See book and can look at it multiple times in one sitting.  He appears to enjoy the black sheep and the teacher the most.  

This week we spent some time playing with Ridge.  I love to watch these tow together.  They are slowly learning to play cooperatively though sometimes they get protective of their toys.  They really enjoyed playing with some new blocks we got from a friend this week.

Also this week we got to spend some time with Addie and Phoebe.  Gavin even planted his first kiss on her, though it looked more like a hickey.  Either way it was super cute.  We also saw Phoebe, Addie, Auntie Elissa, and Patrick on Thursday and took a nice walk outside.  It was beautiful out!  Gavin also met some new friends Aaron and Robyn.  Hopefully we will take some photos next time.  Here is a cute photo of Phoebe, Addie, and Gavin :)

Over the weekend Gavin spent some time with Busia and Pop while Alan and I had a date night.  On Sunday Auntie Elissa took a trip to The Gap with us for some sales and we snapped this fun shot of Gavin demonstrating some headwear for the holidays. 

That evening we had an early dinner with Busia and Pop.  Gavin enjoyed some chicken Busia cooked and cleaning the screen door window.  Silly Boy! 

 It was a fast week.  Also we changed the time on Sunday and for the first time in a while Gavin slept through the night.  Let's hope it will become a trend!  Here is a cute photo Alan took of my boy and I.  It is so crazy to me that he will be one year old this Tuesday....sighs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

fifty weeks old - random moments in time

Gavin with his new favorite toy, his comb, and stylish beach towel!
Well this week has appeared to wandered by with hardly any photos....very unlike this momma.  I must been getting behind lol.  This week Gavin continues to walk around the house taking more risks.  He is very good about falling on his tush or knees which makes me not as nervous.  Though most times he doesn't need any support walking from one end of the house to the other!

This week he is loving a new toy from an old friend that has ball you push through a boat.  He has figured out how it works and loves that he can manipulate it.

He is also continuing to clap all the time and give high fives which are super awesome!  Here is a cute shot of the two of us practicing our clapping motions lol!

This week we had a play date with Auntie Elissa, Patrick, Phoebe, and Addie.  Gavin spent most of his time playing with Auntie Elissa's balloon though he did wander over and check out the little babies from time to time.  Unfortunately, we did not snap a photo.  We must remember that next time we get together.  

This week Gavin also started to teeth really hard.  His drooling has been excessive and his hands cannot stay out of his mouth.  Alan and I see a tooth on the move on the bottom right.  It seems to have also given him a stuffy nose.  The weekend we spent a lot of time holding him.  He did not sleep well at all and we look forward to him feeling better and getting that tooth out of there LOL.  

Since I was not the best photo taker this week I do have some snapshots from my phone of various activities this week.  Here are some to share...

Loving tubby time! 
Sporting Busia's homemade jammies.

Enjoying some pasta!

Resting with Alan :)
I love these boys!