Saturday, April 21, 2012

13 months - spring has sprung

Sporting a 24 month onesie!  Gavin chilling on the couch :)

So much happens when you haven't blogged in two weeks!  Gavin is becoming very efficient at climbing onto and into objects.  He loves to use his new chair to climb to his father and is often found sitting in totes or boxes around the house.  Gavin can open the front door and make a break for it so we have to keep our eyes peeled.  This child has no fear!

Over Easter weekend we had an opportunity to go on a few egg hunts and take photos with a very special bunny.  Gavin also spent some time basking in a tote of eggs which he thought was the best thing ever.  I will have to acquire a tote of eggs next year.  

His first egg of the season, though he almost got trampled by the crowd!

Gavin and Ridge exploring the eggs.

Gavin and Addy :)
On Easter Day we went to Busia and Pop's for a yummy meal.  Gavin got a very fancy Easter basket and a couple new balloons.  Balloons make him so happy!!

Gavin also spent many days enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having.  He loves swings and  could be found many days enjoying them.  Last weekend we headed to the aquarium with Auntie Elissa and Uncle Tim.  Some of Gavin's highlights were the hotel pool and spending the day at the park.  We also managed to take a trip to the zoo on our adventure.  It was a busy week!

Our weeks ended with a great trip to the local zoo with a bunch of friends!  Gavin had a blast wandering around and exploring the farm animals.  I think he would like a cow of his very own!

Gavin and his friends Ridge, Trevor, and Gunnar! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

twelve and a half months - my fingers touch color

So I've decided to post updates every two weeks but take only monthly photos of Gavin in his onesie.  This way I can share the photos more frequently since my iphoto is super stocked with some great ones.  I look forward to continuing Gavin Alan's journey after one! 

On March 26th Gavin went in for his yearly check-up.  I must say he mustered through the shots like a champ and showed off his skills to the staff.  He weighed 23 pounds 2.5 ounces and was 30 3/4 inches long.  My little baby is not so little anymore!

Gavin and Zoe are enjoying spending time together.  I managed to catch some fantastic shots of them together.  We also brought out the water table and they loved splashing and laughing at the noises and squirting water.

Gavin also enjoyed his first painting experience.  I got a great recipe for edible paints, though not once did he attempt to eat them.  We have his artwork adorning our refrigerator.  Check out my friend Rebecca's blog for the recipe

Below I'm going to include some candid shots I've taken of Gavin over the past couple weeks.  It amazes me how I can continue to fall in love with this little boy over and over again each day.  He is a blessing!

Playing at the doctors office.  Gavin loved this clear plastic yellow-tinted space.  
My little piggy :)

Gavin managed to take his father's coffee while we were grocery shopping.  Luckily it was empty!

I love this photo of Gavin eating a teething biscuit.  His eyes melt my heart.