Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 365...Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Day 365 Baby Boy...welcome to the world of 1. Wow, our handsome baby has been bringing us so much joy and laughter for an entire year now. The best year of our have just trumped EvErYtHiNg, period. You are most definitely the best of both your mommy and daddy! Everytime I look at you, I see your daddy's eyes, lips, and laid back nature. And you give me high-fives with hands that look just like your mama's...and yes we do get a glimpse of my impatient temper tantrums from time to time as well ;0p ! But, what can I say...we know what we want...and...WHEN we want it!

All about you as you say goodbye to 11 months and approach 1 year:

* You aren't officially walking, but you have taken up to 10 steps a couple times!
* You can crawl almost as fast as I can run.
* You consistently try to snap your fingers (it's the cutest thing!)
* We have retired your bottles and moved on to the sippy cup! (this was a challenge)
* Your favorite foods are chicken nuggets and pasta.
* You are becoming a fan of fruit, slowly, but surely. (you enjoy peaches, banana's pineapple, and strawberries, to date.)
* You love to head bang against the's quite funny!
* We refer to you as "one sock" or "one shoe" from time to time, because you're always sporting only one of the two. Both feet are never in socks/shoes.
* You ejoy standing during most of your bathtime, especially when I rinse your hair.
* You love being outside.
* You're a people person, you never see a stranger, and smile at everyone coming and going.
* Sometimes you grab my face and press your mouth to mine to give me kisses...melts my heart everytime.
* You're a cuddler and you sleep best in your mommy's arms.
* You usually wake up every morning between 5 and 6...and your loving mother get's out of bed and takes you to the couch to hold you while you sleep.
* You greet daddy everyday after work with a big smile and hug.
* You cry when he leaves.
* You love to chat with nana and papa on the webcam (hopefully we'll throw that webcam in the garbage...someday.)
* You love music, you bop up and down to it everytime a song comes on.
* You wear anywhere from 12 to 18 months in clothes, size 4 diaper.

* You...are....the most...beautiful...little person...that I have ever and will ever lay my eyes on.
* Every night when mommy and daddy lay down for bed...we always talk about you and how much you amaze us. I don't think we ever understood just how BIG love could be, until YOU.

Gavin, you have shined a whole new light on life, on love, on being better people. You are our greatest accomplishment, you are the image of what our love for eachother is and can do...and in my eyes, it's a miracle. And we will always be here to give you an infinite amount of love, hugs, and kisses...Happy Birthday to YOU.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I Love You a Bushel and a Peck

A Bushel and a Peck and a Kiss upon the Neck (this is one of the sweet lullabies my mommy STILL sings to me! and is one of my faves!)

Me and my sweet fam had a Valentines Day Breakfast at the country club where we live, which was the perfect way to start our day. Gavin had yummy pancakes, a bite or two of a cinnamon roll, and strawberries...mmmmm.. After breakfast we took a morning drive, it was yet another cool day in the sunshine state, so we opted to drive around rather than walk. Mind you, Gavin napped the entire time, but Nelson and I enjoyed ourselves ;-).

Here is my sweet family enjoying our very first Valentines Day with Mr. Gavin. And let it be known, it has been our very best Valentines Day yet! Both of these guys are the absolute best blessings, they are above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined for myself and I must thank God for that...he had a plan, & it was the perfect plan for me! I love my boys more than words could ever express. And as I've said a million times, my sweet Gavin, he has made my life. He is my heart. And I couldn't have asked for a better day than just what I got...a day full of love with my best friend and our beautiful baby boy.

Happy Valentines Day Gavin, mommy and daddy adore you!!! We love you to the moon and back...more than all the stars in the sky! XOXOXOXO

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sleepy Time...Well, not really...

Had to share! Here is my strong willed, strong minded little peanut who didn't want to take his morning nap. Looks like sleep got the best of him in the long run! The most disappointing part to mama...he was FINALLY eating his PEAS! AAAHHHH...the life of a mommy ;-))).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

11 Months TODAY!

Can't believe my once infant is just 1 month shy of being a 1 year old Toddler! I was just telling Nelson last night that atleast once a day I look at Gavin with complete amazement that he is mine...even after 11 months I am still in awe of him. I'm so in love with this little guy and especially this new smile he has. He smiles with his entire face and the nose scrunch just makes me itch with happiness.

Gavin still isn't walking, but we know it will happen soon and in his own GOOD time. He now has 6 teeth and he really enjoys brushing them...he seriously puts the toothbrush in his mouth the correct way and brushes! He wears a size 4 diaper and can wear anywhere from 12-24 months in clothes depending on the brand. He can give a mean "high five", moo with the best of cows when asked to, he gives his daddy kisses on demand, loves to push his train around, dances to and loves all music, and is currently napping like the most precious angel.

Although Gav is home with me all day, everyday...he is a big daddy's boy. Nelson is greeted with a huge hug and kiss every morning and every afternoon when he get's home from work. It's the cutest thing, he stops whatever he is doing and crawls as quick as he can to his daddy when he walks in the door.

I tried to get some cute photos of my 11 month old, but his mobility and speed hindered me somewhat. But these completely captured his personality...check out that huge smile, nose scrunch, and those teeth!