Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend

We love Easter around here!

Coloring Eggs:

Easter Egg Hunt #1 (At the Discovery Park)

Easter Egg Hunt #2 (At Casey's Aunt's house)

Easter Egg Hunt #3 (At Autumn and Doug's house with my family)
At this point, Gavin is quite the pro. He was running and getting eggs as fast as he could. He probably got more than his older cousins!
Cute Will with his basket full of eggs
Bailey was happy with her one egg
Easter morning. The Easter Bunny hid the baskets and Kyson found his right away and could care less about the toy and book and went straight for the eggs with candy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Gavin

Gavin turned 4 on Sunday! But, we got to celebrate it all weekend.

On Saturday we fed the ducks at Highland Glen Park. I love having this beautiful pond only minutes away from home!

**The BIG day!!**
I loved seeing his cute little face light up whenever I said "Happy Birthday Gav!" He has been waiting for this day for a long time.

Whenever I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he always said "Train track, the one that goes wooop!" He has been eyeing this train track that is on a Thomas movie he watches. It has a little zipline, so that is where the "wooop!" comes from. Here he is with Bash, one of the trains from the movie.

He and Kyson have a little system set up. Gavin sits at one end and puts the log through the logger, and then send the train on to Kyson who put more logs into the train.
I didn't know if he'd like this present, because everytime I asked him if he wanted a big bike, he'd say "No, I too scared". But he loved it and rides it really good!
We had Casey's family over for dinner and cake and ice cream. Here are most of them out in the sandbox. Gavin loves his cousins!

He is so cute when it is time to blow out the candles, he sings right along with us.
We continued our celebrating on Monday with my family. He got some fun games and puzzles from both sets of Grandparents, so it has been fun to play those with him.
Happy Birthday Gavin! We love you!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Midway Vacation

We took a much needed vacation to Midway this past week. My parent's got the condo for Spring Break, but they had their own trips to take, so us kids got to use it! We spent it relaxing, swimming, eating and enjoying each other's company.

The first night and following day the boys spent it like this:

Doug, Aaron, Logan and Casey snuggling while watching Star Wars

We went swimming every day.

Kyson learned to sleep without a crib. We brought our pack and play just in case, but he ended up doing really good on the floor. He is a mover though! I'd find him in the craziest positions!
While we were eating out one night, a lady thought these two were twins. They are a year apart, and one has brown eyes, the other has blue, so I don't see it, but they sure are cute. Bailey came to sit on Kyson's lap.
We played at the park

Snuggling with their blankies. These two are obsessed with their blankets.

Little snacker

Kyson is such a funny boy. He has turned into such a snacker. I have found him many times getting his own snacks. Here he is today getting some chex mix. I love how he got out his own bowl to put his chex mix in.
Here he is a few days ago dumping out his cereal, and only picking out the marshmallow pieces. With a smile like that, how can I be mad?

Best Husband in the World

I have the best husband in the world. This is what I came home to one day....
This was a few days after I came home to him making cranberry-orange bread, and that was a few days after he made cinnamon raisin bread.

No more weeding!!

I have my own little helper, so no more weeding for me!! I am looking foreword to the day when my kids are old enough to go out and help me in the yard, or help me in the house. Today I found Gavin out with his little spade digging up the dirt in the garden. I told him to get all the green stuff, so he started going around and getting all my weeds out. Thanks Gav!

Monday, April 04, 2011


Meet Taco. Gavin LOVES Taco. He knows that anytime we go to Grandma Deana's and Grandpa Bill's, he gets to see Taco. If it was up to him, he'd take Taco home...good thing it isn't up to him! He loves to have him sit on his shoulder, and would do it all day. Kyson loves Taco too. "Gaco" as he says it.