Thursday, June 26, 2008

Updated Prayer List...

Please note that I have added two babies to the prayer list, Baby Brecken and Baby Bailey.

I came across Baby Brecken's site from some of my fellow blogger friend's. Baby Brecken has not made her arrival yet. She was diagnosed in-utero. This was a post from Brecken's site:

The doctor said:

1. That her kidneys are weird looking and always will be but they will function just fine.
2. That something is wrong with them and they will start to fail. Not sure what, but for sure wrong.
3. That she has polycystic kidney disease (yea, try to say that fast). He talked a lot about this one and I feel sure this is what he feels it is.

Baby Brecken's family has been through a lot in the past 2 years. They had another child, Baby Janey who passed away shortly after birth. Even though we have never met this family, I feel connected to them in a certain way. I know the up's and down's of finding out your un-born child has a fatal disease. Please keep them in your prayers!

Baby Bailey is in our Mended Little Hearts support group. Her mother and I have become very good friends. Yesterday, we were going to have lunch together when I received a phone call from Jenny (Bailey's mom) letting me know that they were headed to the hospital for Bailey's open heart surgery on Friday. They have made it safely to their destination and they are preparing for surgery tomorrow. Please keep Bailey, Jenny and Brandon in your prayers. Also keep their family in your prayers as they travel back and forth.

Thank you for being such great prayer warriors!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Fun...

We just got back from our annual Family Florida Vacation!!! I will post a blog about what we did and lots of pictures soon!

I wanted to share a little video montage of what Gavin has been up to this summer, so far... Gavin has enjoyed spending some quality time with his cousins, go to the zoo, paint pictures, play in the sprinkler, take a tour of the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory and a trip to the Safari Sanctuary.... ENJOY!

Monday, June 09, 2008

BUSY equals Lack of Posting....

So after numerous phone calls/emails, I have decided I better update before I get threats...

I feel like we have been going non-stop around here...

LOTS to catch up on! Gavin turned 19 months on May 13th... which means he is almost 20 months!!! I can't believe it!!!

Gavin's favorite foods at 19 months:

*Black Olives
*Turkey, Cheese, Pickle Sandwich with WHEAT bread!
*CHEESE, any kinds!!
*Chicken Nuggets
*Grilled Chicken
*Any kinds of pasta w/ marinara and stuffed cheese (ie, lasagna, manicotti, ravioli), however, he does NOT like Mac N Cheese, strange I know
*Any kinds of cereal
*Every kind of dried fruit
*PICKLES and more PICKLES!!!

He goes back and fourth on foods, but for the most part when he is hungry, he will eat!

Favorite words:

*Der or Der go (There you go)
*Dinkkk (drink)
*Doooce (Juice)
*Credit Card (he was playing in Adam's wallet and we were telling him what everything was, so he started saying Credit Card, I know not good!)
*No duh

Slowly, he is starting to put two words together...

Favorite animal sounds:

*Monkey along w/ the facial expressions

Favorite things to do:

*Swim, play in the sprinkler
*Play w/ bubbles
*Be outside!
*Go to the park
*Read books
*Play w/ his cousins!
*Scream in public places, especially if he hears another child doing it, which has resulted in leaving full grocery carts and restaurants
*Pick his nose w/ both fingers, we laugh at him so he thinks he should keep doing it, he just walks around w/ both fingers up his nose
*Flex his muscles and grunt
*Give kisses, hugs and squeezes (squeezes are very tight hugs around the neck)


We can't believe what a BIG boy you are becoming. You are FULL of personality!!! We love you very much and enjoy each and every day with you!!


Mama and Dada

(Picture taken by Betsy G. our favorite photographer! Gavin in his heart walk shirt...)

Almost a month ago, Gavin was taken by ambulance to the hospital, a long story, and very scary but he is doing GREAT now... so let's just focus on that.... I wanted to post some pictures of him while he was admitted, because they are too cute! The kid has had the stethoscope used on him many times that he knows how to do it himself!

Even though he is stuck in the "cage", he is one happy boy!

MORE pictures to come soon, I PROMISE!!!