Thursday, December 29, 2011

2 Big Things :) and lots of Pics!

(Check out Gavin's face, hah!)

Just a couple things I want to take note of....

Gavin David, last night, you slept without your diaper for the first time...and guess what?! No accidents! You have been potty trained for almost 2 months now, but we always put on diapers for nap and bedtime...not anymore though!!! Such a big boy! Mommy loves you...sooo much!

Giana Carson, you had your first real food on Dec. 27th at 4 months old, you had oatmeal! The first day you didn't get much in your mouth (completely expected), day two we went a bit thicker, and by day three you ate it all!!! You still push some of the cereal out with your tongue, but if I get it in there just right, you swallow and do well. baby is already eating from a spoon. But I have to say, I am excited to introduce new foods to you, I hope you love them all!

And a few pictures...since I couldn't get them to work on the last post...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early Christmas

I'm taking advantage of this quick chance to blog, because Gavin is currently ripping all things Tupperware out of my cabinet and Giana is in dreamland :).

We had our Christmas with our family today. Nelson has to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so Gavin and Giana, you sweeties received a visit from Santa a little early...isn't he a sweetheart for doing that for us?! Nelson wanted to be able to enjoy watching Gavin and Gia open their Santa gifts and relax with them all day, so that's just what we did.

The night before Santa came, Gavin and I wrote Santa a letter and baked Christmas cookies. It was pretty special...I must say! We sat out the cookies and letter, cleaned up the toys in the floor so Santa wouldn't trip, and watched a Christmas movie (Rudolph) before slipping in to dreamland.

"Christmas" morning, we all walked in to the family room together, where Christmas music was playing, the tree was lit, and to our surprise we had a visit from Santa himself!!!!

Gavin, you got a Mack truck (all that you've talked about for months!), a new bike, Cars 2 DVD, Shark Tales, Bambi, Monster's Inc., a Cars 2 puzzle mat for your room, and some new cars. You were beyond happy with everything and have played your heart out all day. However, you just walked up to me a few minutes ago and said "I want more toys". Ahh, kids these days...never happy! for long!

Giana, it's your very first Christmas, princess! You got a new dolly, a glow worm, and a little toy car thingy ;). You obviously didn't understand what was going on...but we couldn't leave out our little bitty. But, you are happy to chew on your new things!

We had an excellent breakfast, thanks to Nana, and a super dinner thanks to Nels and myself. And to top it off...I made the BOMB cake...Tres Leche Cake (it's Spanish) and AMAZING!!!!!!!! The diet was out the door today!

I didn't take many pictures, because I didn't really have any free hands, but I DID get a few and we videoed everything, unfortunately after trying to upload them 2 different times without any luck, I'm posting with no photos :(

And one more very special thing to take note of today...GIANA, you are 4 months old baby girl! You haven't changed as far as what's going on, since my last post, except that get MORE BEAUTIFUL everyday...and I love you MORE everyday! You did your first laugh out loud cackle last night...I missed it :(. It was when you were with Daddy, Nana, and Gavin. Papaw and I were out shopping. But I hear it was the most precious thing ever. You have your 4 month check up January 10th, so I'll be sure to update all your stats then.

Oh, how blessed and thankful and grateful and humbled and in love and content and happy and at peace I am with my beautiful babies, husband, family in general.

A quick share, we went to our church Christmas program on Sunday night. It was amazing. Probably the best program I've been to, I guess...Ever? And besides the fantastic music, short skits, and reading of the Christmas story, what made it so special...I truly felt the most amazing Peace, it was 100% spiritual, and only something you can feel from God. If only we could feel that way all the time, we might just explode with happiness and contentment. I am so thankful to know God, to love God, and most importantly to be Loved BY God, even when I'm undeserving. May we all feel His presence this Christmas Season, it's the most precious gift of all.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Until I have more time...

Okay...just a quick, brief update on the going on's around here lately---( and if I have several typo's I blame it on my phone, I'm blogging from my phone).

Gavin you are 3 months shy of 3 years old! I seriously can't believe that I am a mommy to an almost 3 year old. You are stubborn, demanding, clever, smart, impatient, active, handsome, beautiful, the most precious little boy in mommy and daddy's entire world---and we wouldn't change a thing about you!! Even in your more difficult moments :) . You say the sweetest things and the smartest things daily. I wake up to "I wuv jew mommy" and I go to sleep to "I wuv jew mommy" those are the sweetest words I could ever hear! You are such a blessing, one I thank God for every single day! So some stats really quick: you weigh a little over 32lbs. You wear a size 3T, an 8 shoe, and you have THE MOST adorable tush in your boxer briefs, hah! You still eat the same foods and you love chocolate (that's what you always say). You're so playful and you don't miss a thing. Life would be very dull and boring without my sweet boy!

And little bitty-Giana. You're not so bitty anymore, 13lbs at 16 weeks! You are such.a.sweetheart. Just the most angelic demeanor, just like your brother at this age. I swear the two of you are like twins a few years apart! You coo, jabber, drool, smile (a lot!), suck on your hands, drool some more and adore being talked too or sung too. In fact, if no one is near you or talking to you, you are quick to let us know that you're not happy about it! And you still adore your brother and the feeling is mutual.

You wear some 0-3 months still, but you're mainly a 3-6 month now. We just switched you to a size 2 diaper, mainly because we bought s super size box and didn't want to chance you growing out of the 1, that you actually could still wear. You drink 5oz. Every 3 hours, and you sleep through the night! Woohoo! You take 2 long naps a day, one in the morning, and one in The afternoon. You take catnaps in between. You are so beautiful and perfect and everything and more that I could have dreamed of. I also thank God every single day for blessing me with you! I am so thankful that God chose me to be your and Gavins mommy!

I'm going to try to upload pictures, not sure how that will turn out though.
I'll try