Friday, January 30, 2009

One More Month!

I wanted to take more pictures of my pregnant self with this pregnancy, but it really didn't happen. After looking at this picture, I can see gotta love the chunky cheeks! Here I am at 35 1/2 weeks...only 4 weeks to go! I am dialated to a 1, but I think that is normal, but it is still exciting to hear. I have been feeling pretty good. I have been able to sleep better at night and am getting more and more excited each day!

Winter Walk

I didn't think I'd ever say that 25 degrees is a nice day, but this morning it was so nice, Gavin and I took the dogs for a little walk. Gavin had fun pulling little Belle. She is such a good dog, she just followed him wherever he took her.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Whole Lot Of Nothing...

Nothing too exciting has gone on around here. I have been doing a lot of organizing and getting baby suff out. Only 6 weeks to go!! Gavin is doing funny things everyday, here are a couple of funny things I got on the camera...

After doing laundry one day I found Gavin trying to put all the dogs in the laundry basket. He then climbed in after he got them all in.
Casey kept putting Gavin in this little container and would make him "fly" all around the house in it. A little later, I found Gavin just sitting in it (watching the TV). He was probably waiting for his dad to make him "fly" again.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wish Us Luck!

I had no plans to potty train Gavin anytime soon. But the other day, he kept taking off his pants and diaper, so I put him on the toilet, and he went potty. So I thought we'd keep trying this out. He is pretty funny when he is done going. If Casey is home, he'll run to Casey excited, because he knows Daddy will give him candy if he goes. He's doing pretty good, but part of his problem is that he can't tell me he needs to go, so I taught him the sign for "toilet", so that eventually when he does need to go, he can sign it. Now, he just uses the sign to get out of doing things, like going down for naps or cleaning up his toys. This may totally flop, but wish us luck!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Our Late Christmas Present

Our downstairs has always been a little cold in the wintertime, and so when we put the tile and hardwood floors, it just made it worse. I have always wanted a fireplace to go downstairs for the warmth, and the look, so when I found out about the electric fireplaces they have that are cheaper, and easy to install (you just plug it in), we started looking into getting one. I found a lot that I liked, but we had to keep it a certain highth because of the TV it was to go under (to hide all the ugly cords). I finally found one I liked...based off of the picture.....
Looks great, right? Oh, but I forgot to measure it...and it was WAY too sure doesn't look like the above picture.

So, we sent it back and I ordered another one. It was suppose to be here a week before Christmas. We got the mantle, but the fireplace didn't show. After MANY phone calls, they finally got it shipped out and we got it this week. It has made such a difference in keeping our downstairs warm and I love the look.

On Daddy's Watch....

I came home from work yesterday, and found Gavin's beautiful artwork on the bathroom wall, bathroom door, toilet seat, doggy carrier, window and window sill. The kid won't color in his coloring book, but goes to town on the wall. Thank goodness for Magic Erasers!

He is "helping" us clean up the marks.

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Little Engineer

We call Gavin our little Engineer because he is so interested in fixing things. Braxton has a jeep that most kids want to sit in and drive. Not Gavin. He'd rather pop the hood and "fix" the inside. Yesterday, Casey was helping his dad install another satellite with Dish Network, Gavin was right there in the middle helping them with his little toy screwdriver. He is going to be just like his Dad and Grandpa

Big Helper

Gavin has this obsession for this little "puppy"...we don't exactly know what it is, but it kind of looks like it could be a dog, so we started calling it his puppy. Anyway, on New Years Day, we were at Casey's parent's house, and little Roxi was sad, so Gavin gave her his puppy, and it made her so happy. I was so impressed with my big boy, because he LOVES that puppy, and I thought it was sweet he gave it to her...only for a few seconds, but it was sweet anyway. He is going to be such a great big brother!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2008 was a good year, and I am excited for what 2009 will be like. We rang in the new year at Doug and Autumn's. We had fun playing games and eating. Gavin had so much fun playing with Braxton and Brielle, he probably had no idea it was WAY past his bedtime. I hope you all have a wonderful new year!
Check out how fat I am!
Gavin and Brielle ringing in the new year.
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