Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cute kids!

We asked our good friend Kristine to take pictures of our kids for my mom's birthday. I was SO happy with how they all turned out. Gavin was awesome and Kyson could have been better, but they still turned out. I have NEVER got a good picture of the two of them together, and I was so happy to finally get one of them together! Thanks Kristine!


Grandma and Grandpa got a train and the little Grandkids are having a blast with it. Gavin asks everyday if we can go ride the train.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Backyard swimming

We love to get out the pool and spend the afternoon getting wet! We had a little play date Krstine and Aria came and and Autumn, Bailey and Braxton came over to play with Gavin and Kyson.
here is little Bailey dipping her feet in the water. Usually isn't much of a fan, but today we actually got her to stay in for a little bit

Gavin Jay

hmmm...what to say about Gavin. What not to say about Gavin? This kid is really quite the character.

One thing I love about Gavin is that he puts his whole heart into everything. He doesn't just get a little excited over things, he gets VERY excited over things. Mostly trucks, but he also loves fish and trains and bugs and....I could go on and on.

He has the funniest facial expressions and I love seeing those big brown eyes sparkle.

He does have a fiesty side, and we do try to work on that.

He is going to have to work hard when it comes to learning at school. Things don't come naturally to him (he is just like his mom and dad), so he has to work hard to learn things. I am so impressed that in the last 2 weeks he has learned how to identify an A, make the sound "A" makes and write an A. We are now working on B, and he is doing good with that.

His middle name come from his dad and his Grandpa. What a perfect kid to have his dad and Grandpa's name, because he is just like them. He is the little engineer. He has to see how things work, and he likes to fix, or watch things get fixed. He loves watching machines and see them work.

We love our Gavin Jay and he sure keeps us busy!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kyson McKay

My friend Kristine was over the other day and snapped this picture of Kyson, and I loved it, I had to post it for all to see! It really shows what our sweet little Kyson is like. He has really grown up over the last few weeks. He isn't a baby anymore! Here is a little update about Kyson:

-loves to chase dad and say "roar!"
-says many words only Casey and I understand including-ball, mom, dad, again, more, bottle, uh-oh, stinky
-is very careful when he is in a new situation. It takes him a while to warm up to new things
-loves Gavin. He likes to chase Gavin or have Gavin chase him.
-he isn't a perfect baby, he does have his tantrums when you take something away he wants
-loves to be held and snuggled
-is a great sleeper, still takes two naps a day and sleeps 12 hours a night
-eats anything! We were at Tucanos the other day, and he didn't make a peep the whole time because he was too busy eating!
-this is gross, but he loves to have the dogs give him kisses. We are trying to stop that...yuck

We love this sweet little boy!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Splash Pad

We have been going to the Splash Pad a lot lately. Here are some pictures from the last couple of times we have been there. Gavin gets out there and runs and plays everywhere. Kyson usually just hangs out with me, but if it isn't very crowded, he will also get in. We went in the evening one day with Jess and Jared and Autumn and Doug, and it was so empty! We had a lot of fun, and I think we'll try to do that more often!

Gav loved following his cousin Kylie around
Gavin usually shows a lot of this...

Kyson and William
They stop the water every hour for a few minutes as a "bathroom break"...This is when Kyson has no problem running around...
Gavin with Brielle...we miss living next door to her!

Kyson and Asher

Cedar Hills Creek

We love spending our hot summer days here. The water was pretty cold, but that didn't matter to Gavin, he was in the water the whole time. Kyson is a little more cautious and I was impressed he got this close to the water.


The other day Gavin was laying with Casey drinking his drink, and Kyson saw them. He climbed up there with them, then saw Gavin had a drink and then he quickly got down, grabbed his drink and climbed back up there. They love their Dad! I just thought it was cute.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I pictured in my mind summer being a time I would be relaxing at the pool, playing in the yard, bike riding, etc. Summer is halfway over, and I still haven't been able to do all things I wanted to do, but things have finally calmed down a little bit, we are now able to start enjoying some of these things. Our new favorite place is the splash pad here in Highland. It is just a few minutes away, and it is free! Gavin loves to run and play in it, Kyson is a little more cautious, but will get out there if there aren't very many people around.
Our yard is finally coming together, so now we are able to get out and enjoy that too!


We miraculously got a picture with all of the little cousins on my side of the family and no one is crying! Left to right: Bailey Smith, William Jackman, Kyson Losee, Damon Jackman, Gavin Losee, Kylie Jackman, Braxton Smith.

Happy 4th!

We had a great 4th of July! It was a little cooler and windier this year, which was nice in some ways, and sad in others! At the balloon launch, only 3 balloons were able to blow up, and weren't even able to get in the air because it was too windy! We did have fun hanging out with family and enjoy our breakfast.

Later that evening we had a bbq at Casey's parent's and then headed over to the Jr. High to watch the fireworks.
Here is Gavin with Casey's cousin, aka, Gavin's favorite babysitter, Kaitlyn.