Friday, October 31, 2008


...."Happy Halloween".... From Gavin!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Years Ago... was my original due date and since I didn't post a sentimental 2nd birthday post, I thought it would be appropriate to share a video I created for Gavin. It includes some of the bible verses that really pulled me through during our times of struggle...

“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Little Pumpkin...

Past and Present...
...Our Little Pumpkin has come a long way!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Gavin's 2nd Birthday Celebration...

Sunday evening, the night before Gavin's birthday, our church honored Gavin and threw him a birthday party! Several of our dear friends came up with the idea to help raise money for Gavin's third surgery, which will be out of state. We are so humbled by their actions and their support. It was a great opportunity for Adam and I to get up and read a letter to them, a letter I have wanted to share for a long time. Thanking them all for their wonderful and gracious love they all have shown.

Here is a video montage of the wonderful evening... I chose the song "Mighty to Save" by Laura Story. It is one of my favorite songs. The song reminds me of how Mighty our Savior is and how he has moved so many big mountains in Gavin's little life.

"How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?" 1 Thessalonians 3:9

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sick Season is Here...

RSV season brings much disappointment at our house. We are stuck in the house with a 2 year old who likes to be on the go! We are constantly cleaning and washing hands!!
Gavin has officially caught a bug... vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, no sleep and congestion... When Gavin gets sick, especially with upper respiratory issues, he is almost always put on oxygen. He hates the nose cannula (you can barely see it on Gavin because he is so pale right now : ( you can tell he doesn't feel good at all), so Grandpa and Daddy decided to make him feel better by putting the tubing on their noses too! I had to take a picture, too funny! Daddy and Grandpa definitely made Gavin feel better!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Gavin!!!

Today the birthday boy and I went, for the first time, to Build-A-Bear!! We had a blast, he really enjoyed "making" the bear. Can't wait to go back! Gavin is holding his new motorcycle "cool" in all of the pictures... he is obsessed, he sleeps with it every night!!
Getting ready to put his foot on the pedal to "stuff" the bear.
Holding "half" of the bears heart...
They cut the bears heart in half to make the bear just like Gavin!
Hugging the bear
Holding the other half of the bears heart
Giving the bear a bath
All done
I am outta here!

This weekend was full of parties for Gavin. We had a great time and we enjoyed having family and friends from out-of-town... we already miss all of you!! Stay tuned for pictures and posts from the parties!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Almost TWO!

I realized I never posted a "23 months" post. I thought I should because Gavin has really picked up his vocabulary. He was actually dismissed from Speech Therapy last month, which really, really makes us proud!!

*New words/phrases:

Phrases I hear in the car, every time!
"Mama, da cool bus" -Mama the school bus.
"Mama, da truk" -Mama the truck.
"Mama, da pane, da sky" -Mama, the plane in the sky.
"Mama, cream" -Mama, ice cream. (Every time we pass an ice cream store)
"Mama, booooo"... starts crying -Mama, moo. (When we pass Chick-Fil-A, he is very scared of the cow that stands out there and waves)

"Owange" -Orange
"Boo" -Blue
"Wed" -Red
"Geen" -Green

*Gavin's Great Aunt Patti brought him an early birthday present last week... it's really a rocket, but Gavin calls it a "pane"! You press the button and it says "Blast Off"- Gavin screams "OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF". He rides that thing around every where. Definitely a favorite toy! Thanks Auntie P!!

*Gavin loves to say his prayers. When we sit down for dinner he has his hands together, ready for prayer time. I know you all are thinking, "what a sweet little boy"... well we discovered the other night that once we close our eyes, he throws his food on the floor for the dog to eat! We caught him... and for awhile we were so impressed with his wanting to pray at such a young age! Ha! Ha! Don't worry he is still a sweetie and says his prayers at bedtime... Our night time routine is bath time, read a book and say our prayers together. We each take a turn... Gavin says "Daddy pay... Mama pay". Then he pretty much repeats what we prayed for. Most of the time this is how his pray goes, "MamaDadaNanaPaMimiPaPaKikiBubbaCarCar(his cousin Carson)...AMEN" no pauses, no breaths, just straight through! These are the names that he has down pretty solid. The other night he threw in "Rye-A-Knee"(Uncle Ryan)"TaTa"(Aunt Tara)"Yawn"(Jon)"Baby"(Cousin Paxton). We are working on Cousin Camryn and Aunt Erin, a little hard for him to say!!... but don't worry you and every one else are in Mama and Dadas prayers!!

*Monday, Gavin will be TWO!!! I can't believe it!!! Stay tuned for a birthday post and pictures!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Favorite Poses...

Hands behind the back...
Hands behind the head (this pose means "I am tired")....

This picture was taken on our way home from his heart cath, his neck was a little sore, so he could only put one hand up.