Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Decorating Pumpkin

The Masterpiece! It's a clown.
All Gavin wanted to do was pull all the pieces off, like he does with his Mr. Potato Head.

I hate to carve pumpkins. All the mess and hassel, so I found this at Target. It is a Mr. Potato Head pumpkin decorating kit. It was easy and fun. Gavin really liked all the pieces.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

My two boys! What a lucky boy Gavin is to have such an awesome Dad; who is so involved and excited about everything Gavin is excited about. We are so blessed (Gavin and I)!
So excited!

Pony Ride! He only liked it when the horse was moving. When his horse stopped to go poop, Gavin freaked out. Yes, that is a baby in my gut!

It took him a while, but then he got the hang of it. He pet every animal and even gave kisses to a few, particularly the sheep.

He did not want to stay still for this picture. He wanted to play with all the animals...hence his facial expression.

On a ride. He really liked it.

Which pumpkin?

We told Gavin to pick his pumpkin. He grabbed the first one in sight, and it definitely was not the prettiest. As you can see he tried desperately to pick it up.

Gavin with his pumpkin. He will not let it leave his sight, or you can see.
Even at home it is right by his toys. He calls it a "vettable" (vegetable). I was cooking one night, stir fry, and I told him the word vegetable. He loves it and uses it to describe his pumpkin and all the squash and gourds out for decoration. He is so smart!
We had so much fun at the pumpkin patch. We went to Bates Nut Farm, where we also took Gavin last year; it was much more fun this year. :) We went on Columbus Day, Kyle had it off. The farm was empty, it was perfect. Gavin really had a great time. I do not know who had a better time, Gavin or us. It was so fun for Kyle and I to watch Gavin's enjoyment about everything we saw and did. I love having a toddler.

Gavin Being Gavin

Brothers and their boys. Little Finn looks way too big to only be 6 weeks old. We are so glad they are close by, and get to have family dinners together. Gavin and Finn will be little buddies when they get older.
Grinding the rail. So focused. He concentrates so hard when he is skateboarding. After all he is our investment for the future. That is why we have the ramp...Pro Skateboarder.

He likes to ride the "boar" (skateboard) with his hands. He normally rides it with his knee, like a dog. But now stands up and cross steps. Aerobics anyone.

I am happiest outside with Daddy on the ramp.

Gavin is obsessed with being outside and playing in the dirt. He also loves leaves!

Gavin loves to skateboard with Daddy. When it is all over, he cries and cries! His new thing now is standing up like Daddy. He goes all the way up to the coping. That's my boy.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Why Didn't Anyone Warn Me?

OK fellow moms, what is up with the one year check-up at the doctors office....5 shots and blood work??!!! My poor little Gavin, and all 18lb. 13 oz. of him too. I could not believe it when the nurse told me 5 shots, and blood work. When the doctor came in I questioned the whole 5 shot thing like any nervous mother would. I did the whole MMR=Autism thing. He like any other doctor told me that was nonsense, but is it really? Didn't you see Jenny McCarthy on Oprah last week? Her little son, Evan, and his autism. It is so devastating. But then Kyle tells me that people can die from Measles, and all that. Yeah, so what? Is 5 shots really necessary? I am so scared I made the wrong decision. I mean are doctors always right? Ahhhhh. Can Gavin handle all 5 immunizations. That is A LOT for his little body. Kyle went with me and held Gavin during all of his trauma. I scooped him up, like his little savior right after. He cried and cried, and even trembled a little. Now he is literally knocked out (exhausted) in his crib. I hope he is okay. My poor baby.
So also Gavin had another traumatic experience on Monday night. He woke up at 9:45pm screaming and shaking with his eyes open and closed. We could not do anything to calm him. He was arching his back and truly looked terrified. Kyle and I tried everything to calm him, and finally 15 minutes later, back to sleep like nothing happened. I am afraid it was a night terror. I thought he was too young to get them, but I do not know how else to explain it. It was so scary. Gavin has has a hard week.
So on a lighter note. I am beginning to feel little flutters in my belly. The baby is now getting big enough for me to feel. I only feel it every now and then, but it helps me to feel more connected to the baby. It is beginning to feel very exciting. I am almost 17 weeks, it is going fast! And yes right now I am wearing maternity jeans. I gave in! With Gavin I refused, but hey it is way more comfortable! Ahh...