Wednesday, July 28, 2010

One Year Check Up

Gavin had his one year check up today. He weighed in at 27 pounds, 13 ounces (90th percentile) and was 33 inches tall (95th percentile). His head continues to be in the 45th percentile. He got two shots and took them like a champ. He made it through his one year checkup with glowing remarks.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Little Gardener

Gavin has started walking well enough to make his way over to the garden area. He loves to do whatever his older brother does. So the first thing he did was grab the shovel and start digging. He is thrilled because he can also go over to the cherry tomato plants and pick his own snacks. He is very excited and proud of himself. So cute.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gavin Is Walking Everywhere

Today Gavin stepped up his walking big time. He was all over the place tonight. We went to Angela and Bryan's for dinner (thank you!) and Gavin cruised his way all around their house. He had a great time and crashed as soon as we got home. All it took was some pj's, milk, and he was out. So sweet!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Really Starting To Walk

Gavin started walking last weekend, but then he pretty much went back to crawling and furniture surfing for the most part. Today was officially the first day he really tried walking on all surfaces and in all locations. He was extremely well balanced and would even walk while holding his brother's shoes. My guess is that he'll make it all the way across the house without falling by the end of this week. He seems to be really interested in it now. In many ways, I can't wait for him to walk because he is so heavy to carry. Haha

Gavin has also starting signing. We haven't been as diligent in using signs with him. But he will yell so loud if you don't get him what he wants or put him down when he is done. So, I started signing much more and he took to it right away. It is so cute to see him sign...reminds me so much of Devin at that age. And Gavin smiles so big when we have officially "communicated" in a positive way.

This weekend was really fun with the boys. I took Devin to Jolie's birthday party at the Folsom Acquatic Center. Devin had so much fun that we were officially the last people to leave the event (even behind the birthday girl). He has already decided that is where he wants to have his birthday party. Not sure October will be ideal weather, but you know...a kid can dream. :-) Gavin took stellar naps today. Two of them of at least 2 hours each. What a good boy!

We are back to our normal routine tomorrow - work for me, school for Devin, and daycare at Grandma Casaday's for Gavin. Rich is guiding a group through Yosemite right now so we are winging it this week for the most part.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Gavin's First Steps

Gavin took his first steps today. He is so proud. :-)

Friday, July 02, 2010


My sweet weimaraner passed away today after being together for ten wonderful years. We were told in October of last year that she had a congenital heart defect and would likely go into congestive heart failure within three months. We were so happy that she lived nine more quality months. She was such a cornerstone of our family. She kept a close watch on Devin and Gavin every single day. And she slept at my feet every night when I gave Gavin his last bottle before bed. My heart aches from missing her so much. May you rest in peace Piper dog. Words can't express how much we love you!!!
Here's some pics of Piper as a puppy.

And here's a picture of Piper taken two weeks ago.