Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gavin Turns One Year Old

Gavin just had his first birthday and I marvel and how smart, precise, and funny he is. He is our climber for sure. Just the other day, I turned my back for a minute and he used Devin’s small chairs to climb up onto the table. I turned around and he was standing on the kid table smacking his hands on the island counter. I couldn’t believe it. And he was SO proud of himself too.

Gavin is very close to walking. He will stand for extended periods of time on his own, so it is just a matter of time before he takes his first step. We got him a push toy so and he will push that, stop, pick up the toy, and turn it to go in a new direction.

He also is our star sleeper. He goes down at around 8 p.m. and sleeps until 8 a.m. the next day. He used to get up at 6:30 a.m. but this week he started sleeping in. When I am up late working, I can hear him stirring in his crib sometimes, but he goes right back to his sleep on his own. Yeah. He also doesn’t take a pacifier (never has really) so we don’t have to worry about helping him find one in the night.

Gavin is a stellar eater lately. He must be getting ready for a growth spurt. He must eat 3 meals plus lots of snacks in between. He doesn’t care much for rice or quinoa lately. But he’ll eat almost everything else. Pasta and cheese are his favorites right now.

I said earlier that Gavin is very smart because he only has to see something once and he can repeat it on his own. A good example is the electrical socket covers we have. He saw us take one off one day and now how knows how to do that. Silly goose.

Gavin is wearing 2T shirts already and fits 2T shorts too. The 2T pants are too long, so I am happy that we are heading into summer. Hopefully Gavin will slim down a little by fall so we can get pants on him the fit in length and width. Gavin is also wearing Robeez shoes that are 18-24 in size.

I took Gavin in for his one year birthday shots and he was so photogenic. He was smiling non-stop for the camera. Here’s a link to the pics. Also here’s some birthday pics and a video of his first birthday cake experience. So fun!