Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We love the fire! 
Trying to get a picture...
Don't burn your feet Gavin!
Making 9:00 in the morning! Healthy breakfast!
Getting it golden brown! Turn it, turn it, turn it!
Finished product! Yummy! Smores are the best!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas full of family, presents and food! Perfect.We hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed spending our Savior's Birthday with the ones you love!

Loving the warm his birthday usual!
Playing catch with Papa! Everyone came over to our house for breakfast and presents.
Riding his new truck from Auntie Jen and Uncle Will! He loves it, thanks!
Opening up his stocking! Happy as a clam.
Gavin opened each present so slowly. He looked at it, played with it then finally moved on to the next one. It took almost an hour and a half to finish opening all the gifts!
Every kid needs Candyland!
Parker enjoying his jump thing!
So cute!
Chutes and Ladders too!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies!

I found this super cool gingerbread cookie kit at Target. It is by Crayola and it includes: cookie mix, frosting, candy eyes, paintbrushes and edible paint. The boys loved it! It was really cute. They could paint their cookies however they wanted to.
The beginning!
Grandma Viv came over to play (help)!
Nice job Gavin. (We did not wait long enough for the frosting to completely harden, so they had to be super gentle)
Alright Cheese! Not so photogenic!

Parker, seriously the cutest!

Is he not the cutest thing ever?! He is my EXTREMELY happy baby. He is so content and joyful...crazy really! The minute you say his name he opens up his mouth with a HUGE grin! That is why in every picture he looks the same. So photogenic!
He is getting so big! (almost 9 months)

Two new chompers! He now has 4, 2 on  top and 2 on the bottom! He is breaking 2 more teeth now!
So as you can see, he is chewing on everything! Oh, I love him!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ava Noel Bond

Welcome Ava Noel! My sister Jennifer and her husband, Will welcomed their daughter into the world on Friday, December 12th! Her big brother Addison loves sissy! We are so excited to have a girl offspring! She is beautiful! I love my new niece!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Visit!

Gavin LOVED Santa! He gave him a hug and told him he wanted candy for Christmas...perfect! Parker, not so much! He was in a bad mood...hungry, sleepy and teething! Poor guy! It was fun to do the annual visit. Thanks Grandma and Papa Olynger.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread House!

Christmas at the Prado

We went to the "Christmas at the Prado" (or whatever the new politically correct name is)with Kyle's family. It was so fun! The museums were free and there was A LOT to see. 
Kyle trying to look good!
and again....This boy can not smile! Not photogenic at all!
Gavin means of transportation.
The train museum! Gavin's favorite!
My little blue eyed boy, happy as can be!
Half of the family....
...the other half! (except me and Brenna)
Gavin with Mr. Robot! Gavin doing his scary face. This is his favorite face to do when I am telling him not to do something. Little Monster.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Elf Dance Country!

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Elf Dance!

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Friday, December 5, 2008


3 months later...Gavin finally realized going potty was way better than having a yucky, wet diaper! We have been wearing underwear instead of diapers when we are at home for quite a while now...with plenty of accidents! I was on the verge of giving up, until yesterday! I always take his diaper off and put his underwear on when he wakes up. So we did that and he said, "I HAVE TO GO POTTY!" So I said (while I was getting breakfast ready), "Ok go, I will be right there." Then I heard, "Mommy I went poop!" I was thinking, sure you did. Then I went into the bathroom and HE DID! After that he went pee, and he even went to the movie with my mom and stayed dry! Today he went poop and pee when he got up all be himself! Could this be really happening? Is Gavin really potty trained?! I am so excited. Every time he goes on the potty, I start shouting with excitement, and he looks at me like, what is the big deal? Oh, if he only knew!
I wanted to give him something for doing such a good job on the potty, so I rummaged through the Christmas gift box and found these Spiderman sippys I was going to put i n his stocking. So there you have it!
It came with 2, so Gavin said Parker needed one too! Good sharing!

(Very distracted, as usual...he loves his new sippy cup!)