Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dear Gavin,

I'm so proud of you on your first day of kindergarten. My stomach was in knots as I walked you to school and could tell you were nervous too. But you put on a smile and got excited for this new step in your life. You looked so small with that giant backpack on and I couldn't believe my baby was going to school. Where did the time go? I wish I could have stayed with you a made sure you were okay, but I know your a big boy now and have to learn to do things on your own.

You are such a strong, brave boy and you're going to do great! As I watched you walk into your class I couldn't help but feel like everything is going to change. I kept a smile on my face till you walked through the door. I didn't want you to see how hard it was on me to let you go. As I walked home and the tears began to fall I wondered what you would be doing, where you would be sitting, will you make new friends your first day or take some time to warm up, would you want your mommy as much as she wants you?

Where did the time go? I feel like just yesterday I was holding you in my arms watching you sleep on our first night in the hospital. My world changed that day, I have never felt such love and joy! I'm at a loss for words to explain how happy you have made me. I don't know if you'll ever understand how much you mean to me. Maybe when you're grown and have kids of your own.

I can't wait to pick you up from school and hopefully see a smile on your face. While we walk home we can talk about your day and you can tell me all about the good and the bad. I hope you'll always feel like you can tell me anything and I'll be there to listen and understand. You're going to be an amazing man one day and I'm going to be there every step of the way. I am so proud of you!

Love you with all my heart,


1st day of school breakfast

My handsome Boy all ready for school!
Gavin & Hannah ready to go.
Walking to school
Playing while they wait for the bell
Lined up and ready to go into class.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swimming at Legacy

We bought a membership to the Lehi Legacy Center back in May and I think we've used it maybe 3 times. I decided we needed to get some use of it before school started so I took Gavin and his friend Brock for an afternoon of swimming and fun. Gavin and Brock are really funny together and we had tons of fun.

Getting ready to jump

and they're off

Brock catching some serious air

They were beating up the waterfall showing it who the boss was, but I think the waterfall got the best of them.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Little Fishing and Hiking

We spent a day up American Fork Canyon hiking and fishing. It was a perfect day, except for that fact that they didn't catch a single fish. The weather was awesome and the scenery was beautiful.

Gavin and Steve in search of a perfect fishing spot.
Me and my boy

Not even a nibble

Father and son balancing act

Gavin loved every second of the day. He loves being in the outdoors and spending time with mom and dad.