Friday, July 6, 2012

fifteen and a half months - balls balls and more balls


Another Fourth of July has come and gone.  Gavin enjoyed spending time with his buddy Dylan watching the Parade in the morning.  We were lucky not to get wet!!!  Dylan lent Gavin his snazzy head gear to celebrate :)  Later that evening we cooked out and put Gavin to bed before the fireworks got going.  Lucky for us he didn't wake up once...whew!

Over the past two weeks Gavin has been gaining more new language.  He is beginning to label objects in the house and pointing to indicate he wants to know what something is.  His new favorite word is "ball".  We cannot go anywhere without him finding, seeking, grabbing balls.  Balls can be anything round at this point.  A peach in the supermarket that he managed to get, grapes he eats for lunch, round rocks he finds in nature, amongst many others.  He has become quiet fond of a golf ball that was given to him by my Aunt and Uncle.  I think it is his new favorite!!  Even on the tire swing he wouldn't put it down and yes it did manage to make it into the tubby too LOL.

These past couple weeks have also been beautiful!  Gavin has spent many days outside playing in his water table, testing out a new bike from a close friend, and enjoying swings.  We even spent one morning watching a bunny hop around the yard!  I love this time of year :) 

Playing with Music

Gavin's New Bike
In addition to enjoying new balls and the outdoors Gavin has been helping me sort through my collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls and other 80's toys to sell.  He seems to have found a girlfriend in the process of the sorting and decided rocking a NKOTB hat was the thing to do...snickers :)

This week we also had our first Big Boy sleepover with Ridge!  It was so much fun to have both the boys to play with for two whole days.  We managed to go swimming, have a picnic snack, and of course make funny faces in the window!  I got some fantastic photos and got a feel for life with two.   I am going to be a busy lady...but it is so exciting....I can't wait :)

Our weeks ended with a quick trip to visit some family.  Though I didn't manage to get hardly any photos we did enjoy fun egg decorating, observing birds, playing outdoors on the swings of course, and exploring new balls LOL like a basketball, tangerine, tennis ball, and the most revered golf ball.  Overall he has had a fantastic time exploring and watching nature.

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