Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Gavin was dedicated on November 23 at Covina First Baptist Church. He did perfectly as he made the congregation laugh by making noise which the pastor took as an Amen! and he spit-up both while on stage. :-) Lots of support and love from friends and family. Also we were blessed by our good friends James and Kim who dedicated their daughter, Sophia, that same morning. These two kids will have the joy of growing up together and this was a perfect pairing for us. We just love them!
Also we had Thanksgiving, lots of yummy food, but I stepped away from the table to nurse Gavin mid-dinner and by the time I got back the table had been cleared. So here's my bone to pick with my family . . . we spend weeks and days preparing for holiday dinners, hours cooking and selecting the right dishes, so why can't we stop for a few minutes and enjoy the meal?!? Just because you have finished your turkey do we really have to start the dishes before it is even settled in your stomach? I want to stay at the table and enjoy the company of family. Have a conversation about what's been going on in our lives, the world, etc. For the life of me I wonder if this is just my family or does this happen in other houses too? So at my house, my tradition will be that dishes stay on the table long past the meal being over and we've enjoyed and relished in the holiday. Now I'm wishing I was having Christmas at my house. Next year for sure! :-)
Other than that we've been busy with work, taking care of household chores (which is much harder now that I'm not at home during the day and we want to spend time playing with Gavin on the weekends), partying with the normal holiday festivities (5 parties in one weekend - sigh!) and watching Gavin grow and chance before our eyes. He has recently found his feet - I love it when he grabs his toes!
We also had our first cold. Both Gavin and I got sick, but we're starting to feel better. Yet I have to say I hate using the nasal aspirator. He just screams and cries after I do it. The first time I did it he cried so hard I ended up crying too! (They never tell you when you become a parent that it really does hurt you more than it hurts them. I thought my mom was lying when she told us that.)
I'll try to be better about finding time to blog more often. I miss it!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Most of the day Gavin spent as a little tiger. I had a tail and a cat mask, so we made quite a pair.
Although he did have a costume change and with a swaddle blanket's help transformed into a FOOTBALL!
Of course to complete his football outfit he had a Dallas Cowboys onsie underneath. (Thanks to Misie who brought it all the way from Texas!)
Side Note: Karl is amazed that he has the ability to influence Gavin preferences. Karl's still grappling with whether or not he will let Gavin choose his own NFL team or be a Cowboys fan like his father. Based on the Cowboys performance this season I'm guessing Gavin may have his own team. Maybe next year with a new stadium Cowboys will be better and Gavin will be a fan. Here's hoping . . . at least for Karl!
Anyway we celebrated Halloween with James, Kim and Sophia . . . they understand why we get tired at 8:30. And the need to take pictures every 5 minutes. Plus their house has all the baby gear so we don't have to have to travel with so much stuff. Oh did I mention we think they're fabulous too! Even before we had the kiddies.
Sophia - one cute chick! Gavin - one cool little tiger!
Hope you had a great Halloween too!
Can you believe we all - two infant car seats and four adults - fit in one car?
I'm still amazed!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The last several years we've vertured over to Cal Poly around this time of year for their pumpkins. Often we've joined our friends there, most often it is with James and Kim. Well this past summer we both had a visit from the stork . . . so Gavin and Sophia join in on the fun this year.
The crazy thing is Karl reminded me that last year we said that it is probably more fun to come with kids. No that's not why we had kids, but I do have to admit it was a tad more fun now that we had them along.
A big thanks to Misie for coming along and carrying pumpkins! We loved having you with us! Next year we need Lucy and David. :-)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here's the pictures I caught of him turning over on his own. And yes he was a little fussy. :-)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday night we celebrated 40 wonderful years of marriage for Karl's folks. Family and friends gathered at the Pomona Valley Mining Co. in honor of the occasion. I was worried about having a small baby for a nice dinner (OK so he's not so small since he's weighting in at 10 lbs. 12 oz.). But he slept through the whole thing so once again I continue to believe he's almost perfect. :-)
Actually we've been quite adventurous, he's also allowed us to dine at the Cheesecake Factory (slept through that as well), Chipotle (did wake for a feeding here), plus several church attendances followed by lunches with friends. He seems to be doing quite well letting us have somewhat of a "life-after-baby".
Now if we could just sleep through the night . . .
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
So this past Sunday we attempted to take Gavin to his first church service. It was going fine until towards the end of the message (which was going longer and longer) . . . he woke up and of course wanted to nurse. This was expected and we sat in the back to be as discrete as possible.
Which wasn't a problem . . . I've got a "hooter hider" (aka cover-up for nursing moms). Well it wasn't a problem until he started having multiple explosive poops. Again this shouldn't have been a problem, except I was wearing white pants and his diaper leaked after the third explosion - oh no! So I finish nursing him and hand him to Karl who doesn't want to hear any sound from Gavin during church. So at the first peep from our baby he heads out the door.
Oh man - so there I am . . . lap full of yellow baby poop, car seat, diaper bag, Bible, purse and only two hands. So I wait until the extremely long sermon is finally over and somehow manage to grab all of our belongings. As I move ever so gracefully (Ha! Ha!) to the door I whisper to our friend Christine, "Don't know if we'll be back."
Once outside I see the huge yellow spot right in my lap, like I did it to myself (thanks son!). So we quickly change Gavin out of his very full and leaky diaper and head for our car. Glad the message was directed to College students because I'm not sure I got the complete message this last weekend but then again God definitely has a sense of humor.
Maybe next week we'll make it to lunch with friends . . . unless Gavin has other plans for his parents.