Sunday, October 21, 2007

Such a Big Boy!

Gavin had a primary program today. And he did such a good job! He said his part all by himself without any help. We are so proud of him!


Yesterday when it started raining Gavin asked me if he could play in the rain. So we put the raincoat and rain boots on and he ran out to play. A few minutes later he ran in and said, "Mom it's snowing!" I couldn't believe it, SNOW! Are you kidding me? Come on, I feel like Fall just started. I'm not ready for this. :-( I haven't even bought Gavin a new snowsuit or snow boots yet. I think I'm in denial, but Gavin loved it. He and his friends played out there for a good hour before I had to make him come in. And then we woke up this morning with a sheet of snow on the ground. That's it, I'm moving to Arizona!

Friday, October 19, 2007

What Were We Thinking????

As most of you know we are finishing our basement. It has turned into a love-hate relationship. We have tried to do most of it our selves. And when I say we I mean Steve. He has worked so hard and done an amazing job. And Gavin has been such a trooper. He's been so patient with us. But lately I'm just ready to wash my hands of it and hire the rest out. Our latest tasks have been finish work and painting and I thought no big deal, right? Wrong, I say again, what were we thinking? If I never have to spackle, caulk, sand, or tape again, it will be too soon. And Painting, YUCK! We have a deadline of the 22nd of OCTOBER (yes 2 days away). To be finished painting and ready for carpet! I hope we make it! Wish us luck!!! And yes I see the irony of my shirt.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pumpkin Picking With Grandma Lynda.

We had lots of fun picking pumpkins, except when it came time to take the picture with Grandma. That mean look on his face wasn't because he didn't want a picture with Grandma. If you look in the left hand corner of the picture you can see a yellow squash looking thing with wort like things all over it (I have no idea what it really is). Well Gavin didn't want anything to do with that squash, let alone stand right next to it. It was totally grossing him out. Gavin OCD? nah :-)

Baby In The House

Julee and Ayden came to stay with us last week. Quickly it became evident that we don't have a baby friendly home. He's crawling all over the place and getting into everything. Cords, electronics, home decor, plastic bags, dog tails, you name it. As long as it's not any sort of a toy, Ayden will want to play with it. Luckily he had Julee, Grandma, Gavin, and me to monitor him. I don't know for sure how Julee keeps up with him at home. Gavin loved having him here and was very protective of him. Ayden loved playing with Gavin and watching him run around.

I going to give a little update on him since Julee is so terrible about it. (We love her anyway.) Ayden is almost 8 months old. He weights 23 pounds and is 29 inches long. He started crawling at about 6 1/2 months . His first words were hi, mom, and then Arah. Sorry Zeb. I know a lot of you probably don't believe me, but I heard it and I'm sticking to it.

Ayden is such a loving, cuddly boy. His mom has given him enough squeezes (we all know how Julee loves to squeeze) in his first 8 months that he has learned how to squeeze back. He'll sit and cuddle with anyone who wants for as long as they want. I love it!!

Zeb and Julee are great parents and they have a wonderful baby boy. We are so blessed to have that precious boy in our lives. We can't wait for then to come back and hopefully Zeb can Stay next time.