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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN!!!

Well, yesterday was Gavin's birthday and we did absolutely nothing. In fact, I didn't even get to see him until bed time. The reason being that we're re-doing our living room. He's been at the in-laws for the last couple days in an effort to keep him out of the paint and stuff. But, now we're done. I had a little breakdown though, yesterday morning. I realized that he's 1 and it made me cry. He has come so far in the last few months, let alone year.

At 1 year old, Gavin:

-walks completely unassisted but can't get up on his own, he still needs to pull himself up on something.
-is completely bottle free and only uses sippy cups
-says daddy, mama, doggie, ouch, uh-oh, and shakes his head no
-walks around with daddy's cell phone up to his ear, pretending to talk
-brushes his own hair
-loves to swim and play in any kind of water, especially the dog bowl
-has 8 teeth and uses them whenever I make him mad
-dances whenever there is any music playing
-gives kisses and hugs whenever we ask
-plays with his junk every diaper change (typical boy)
-walks around with his finger in his nose
-sleeps great-- 10-12 hours per night, plus 1-2 naps per day
-goes to sleep the instant his head hits his bed, no crying
-tackles the dog and
-refuses to be told no

It's amazing to see the little boy emerging from the baby that was once so little. He started out with colic, screaming for hours on end every night, to a sweet little boy who snuggles every night while I read to him. He is so alert and active and I'm just constantly amazed at how much he has changed. He is no longer a baby, but a toddler instead. That makes me weepy, to know that I'll never have that back again with him. I realize that I can have more children and relive the baby stage, but this is my first, and it will never be the same. He is such a little ham sometimes, scrunching his nose up at me while he walks on by. When he is getting into something he knows that he shouldn't, he looks back at me with the most mischievious look on his face, like 'alright mom, tell me no now.'

I'm so happy that we're done with the remodel, so that I can spend some time with my sweet little boy. I've missed him the past few days.

The past couple weeks have been a blur anyways. I was off on vacation from work, therefor, no internet access. When I came back, I was so swamped that there was no way that I could catch up AND update. Now my sister is nagging me about updating, so I am. Only because I'm neglecting reading the other blogs I normally read to update. There really isn't much else though. I need to get back to pretending to work. Have a great day everyone!!!

2 comment(s):

That is so cool! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN!

Mary invited me to his birthday party....and I seriously considered the thought...till I realized that at the moment I can't afford the gas to get to the grocery store, much less Michigan!

It's really scary when you realize how much they've grown up, isn't it? I just printed out all the pics from Taryn's first few months of life, and she's a totally different person now. Creepy, and a little sad! Of course, I get to do this all over again...but just one more time!

Oh, hey, can you email me your address, please?

By Blogger Christi, at 8/09/2006 11:54 AM  

Isn't right now just the best time with our little ones? Grace is so much fun. I was reading your list of the things Gavin can do and laughing, because if I made a list it would look almost just the same! Except she has 13 teeth to bite me with!

Have a great weekend!

By Blogger KatieJoeandGrace, at 8/11/2006 1:56 PM  

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