Saturday, November 20, 2010


From Utah, we drove up to Wyoming to meet Aunt Carolyn. Gavin's favorite part of the drive were the cows. Getting through these definitely added a chunk to the drive.
 Here's a group shot of us with Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Ed. This is in their backyard. Such a beautiful yard with the river running through.
 Here's a group shot with Diane, our cousin.
 Gavin sure grew attached to them.
 Gavin's favorite activity: Tickling toes. He can even do it through shoes.

 Gavin also loved riding through town on the ATV. Here he is driving.

Thank you for such a great visit Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Ed! We are so happy to add such great people to our family. Now we just have to get my dad to meet them!

Trip to Utah

 In early September, Jordan and Gavin spent their first Daddy Son time alone. They left a few days before me to go to Utah to see Uncle Tanner while he was there. They had so much fun fishing with Tanner, Charee, and Coco.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


About a month ago, we drove out to Long  Beach with some friends to go to the aquarium. Not the best aquarium I've ever been to, but pretty good for the little guys. This was the first tank as you walk in. This pretty much sums up Gavin's experience.

There was some pretty cool sea life

Lots of crazy jelly fish. They are so pretty in the tank. Too bad they sting
These crabs are seriously huge!
I loved all the star fish

It's hard to smile and try to get Gavin to smile at the same time.
Good picture of Daddy and Gavin

Jack and Gavin

Gavin really likes to cuddle "babies" in pictures.

Shark Tank

Who's driving this boat?

The mamas and the boys.
Family picture. I look frumpy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

5 years, 19.5 weeks, 2nd haircut, & more

Friday, Jordan and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. I know everyone says it, but it's hard to believe that it has been five years since that ridiculously hot/humid day in DC. Trust me, if you were there, you remember the heat. Jordan and I took turns wiping sweat off of each other in between pictures. Sounds romantic huh? We decided to stick with our pretty classic celebration. I was sick during the night, the night before, so Jordan stayed home from school to let me sleep in. Then he went out to pick something up and surprised me with these gorgeous flowers.

We had never been to an Imax, so we decided to go see Inception at the Imax. It was really good, but I think I'll save the extra money next time. One thing it did not lack was loud surround sound. I would never bring a kid. In the middle of the movie, the picture stopped working, while the sound continued. They had it back up and running in about ten minutes, but we were compensated with some free passes (with restrictions). After the movie, we headed over to Macaroni Grill. Jordan took me there for our first dinner date. We haven't been there in a long time and it was really good. I forgot to have our server take a picture, so this is what we got of ourselves at home.

Contrasted with 5 years ago...

Upon arriving home, (our next door neighbor, Liz watched Gavin) we saw this.

That's right, she did our dishes, which I happen to know she really dislikes doing. She also brought over her bin of maternity clothes for me to look through (she is ridiculous right? i owe her big). Have I mentioned I'm pregnant? Well the two of you who read our blog already knew that. Here I am at 19.5 weeks.

And no post would be complete without Gavin; in fact, this is probably the least about Gavin of any post. Tonight we (Jordan) decided it was time to give Gavin another hair cut. Ok he has been telling me to for weeks and I finally agreed. His hair was kind of a mess. Looks like we forgot to get an after picture. Maybe tomorrow (that means I'll post in two months).

Also, some just for fun. He took all the stickers off of his nursery project and put them on his forehead.

He loves Bongo and Cookie Monster.

And we can't forget our visit from CC which seemed to last 10 minutes. We are so glad she made it out here and grateful for everything she gave us. Gavin likes to sit on his new potty, but hasn't discovered the real purpose yet - he just thinks he gets to sit down naked, which he likes. We're not pushing anything, just want him to start getting used to the idea. Wouldn't it be nice if he were potty trained before the new baby came? And gave up the binky? Wishful thinking, I think.