Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Lot of Catch Up

Well, just when you think life can't get any busier, it does. I come home from work and am completley amazed at all the things that need to be done, but that fall to the wayside because all I want to do is hang out with my boys. Here, if you can handle a picture overload, is a quick and dirty, (ok, not really dirty) lowdown on what we have been up to the last 6 weeks or so.

We have been working on keeping the bink-bink in. We love finding him holding them in himself. We have also lost plenty of them (how does that happen?) We have been through 3 different kinds, as one day Gavin will just decide he doesn't like that kind anymore. He loves the bink-bink and we don't mind that he already has an opinion.

Grandma came and stayed with us for a week! What a blessing it was to have her here. She LOVES bathing Gavin and slathering him in Baby Magic lotion. One day I came home and his hair looked like it was greasy because Grandma got a little carried away with the lotion. She also did all the night feedings and let Taylor and I sleep through the night. I cherish those night! Thanks Mom!
Gavin had his first plane ride. I was a nervous wreck. I was afraid he would scream the ENTIRE time. He slept the whole time and charmed everyone around him.I was also nervous about how we were going to travel with a newborn and me still in a wheelchair. The nice lady at the airport wheeled me down to the plane and Taylor carried all the other stuff. The stewardess fell in love with him and gave him his first set of wings, a coloring book, and a certificate documenting his first flight. I'm sure there are many more flights to come!

We got to go home to Boise for Robbie's farewell and Gavin's blessing. It was a crazy weekend. We flew there, but because of some unforseen circumstances ended up driving home with my aunts and cousins. We loved the drive and Gavin did great! It was fun to be with my dad's family and Taylor's family for the weekend!
Our little trooper slept the whole 6 hour car ride back to Utah from my parents house. Why won't he sleep like that at night. He LOVES driving in the car and he is happy as a clam when we put him in his car long as we don't stop. When the car stops he instantly starts fussing and crying. When we start again, he's back to his happy self. We try to take the freeway as often as possible!

We have been fishing with Taylor. Despite the heat, and the lack of fish actually caught, we had fun just being together and exploring our new little town. Daddy did break his pole on the second fishing trip of the season, so I think the fishing is on hold for a while.
Gavin wasn't too sure about the whole fishing experience.

We have been taking lots of naps...that is when Gavin will sleep. Gman loves to sleep on his belly or on our chests. Call us bad parents, but he will sleep for HOURS on his stomach.

All ready for church. Just missing my matching hat!

We are making a Boise State fan out of our little man, and by the looks of it, he's not quite sure how he feels about it. It could have been because he was slowing sliding out of the recliner as we took this picture. Deep down he knows his roots, and he's proud to cheer on the orange and blue!
The day of the big game we all wore our Boise State gear. We even made a trip to Babies R Us in our matching shirts and jersey. We got plenty of stares and only two or three disapproving head shakes. We just like to think that they were jealous!

The game wore him out. Actually I'm pretty sure he fell asleep before the game even started. We will work on that next time.
The best part is just hanging out. We love our little Gman. The best part of the day is when I get home from work and we all get to be together for a few hours before all three of us go to bed...usually at nine. Call us old, or just call us the parents of an 8 week old!