Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Devin's 4th Birthday

Here's Devin's awesome Bob the Builder cake.

The kids all gathered in a circle to look at pictures of Devin growing up.
Everyone got to make a crown.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Devin Turns 4 Years Old

Devin celebrated his fourth birthday this week. He was so excited about his birthday. I had to travel out of town for work, so I got him up early so he could open a few presents before school. He smiled so big when I woke him up and said, “Do you want a present?” It was a fun moment for us. And then his grandparents (Valdez’s) took him to school to celebrate his special day. He brought some fish for the classroom (we took a frog last year) as well as fruit and graham crackers for snack. I so wish I could have been there, but feel so lucky that his grandparents were there to experience it all. He loves his grandparents so it was very fun for him.

To top off his day, Rich’s sister made him a special cake for his birthday. He is one very loved child. I really appreciate how everyone went that extra mile to make sure he felt special on his special day.

Here's some pictures from Devin's 4th birthday photo shoot. He is very handsome if I do say so myself. :-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gavin – 16 Months

Gavin also turned 16 months old this week. He is sure growing up. He still isn’t talking other than saying mama or dada. But he is very expressive in every other way. I forgot to mention earlier how he LOVES his bath. And he signs as soon as I say, “bath.” His comprehension is very good and whenever I say “bath” he perks right up. It is very cute. He also likes to stick his face in the water. I think he’s figured out how to hold his breath and put his nose and mouth in the water. Maybe he’ll be a swimmer like his dad.

Gavin also got his fourth molar. He really takes the teething like a champ and still sleeps all night.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Patch and Round Up

I took Gavin over to the pumpkin patch last weekend with some good friends. Gavin loved seeing all the animals and the go carts they had for the kids to ride around the property. He also enjoyed picking up all the pumpkins and watching the other kids. He and his friend Max were so cute together. Here’s a few pics.

That same weekend, Rich also took Devin up to some friend’s property for a round-up. Rich rode a horse to move the cattle in (boy I would have paid some serious money to see that). And Devin took to Loren’s mom really well and went with her on a nature walk. She was Devin’s favorite after she made him Mickey Mouse pancakes for breakfast. I am so happy when people love my kid as much as I do. Devin also did some fishing, threw lots of rocks into the river, rode in Loren’s lap while driving the truck around the property, rode a horse, and camped in the cabins. It sounded like a really good time. Next year, I want to go.

Friday, October 01, 2010


We went to Disneyland for the first time last weekend. Auntie Deseri and Uncle Jim left with Devin on Wednesday. It was an early birthday celebration for Devin. He is one lucky kid! Then Rich, Gavin and I flew down on Friday. I hadn’t been to Disneyland in years, so it was super fun. Devin really warmed up to all the characters and had a blast on the rides. He clearly is my thrill seeker because he likes the roller coasters and fast rides the most. It was incredibly hot in the afternoons, so we would spend the middle of the day in the pool at the hotel. Gavin loved it too. Staying on property made it easy to go back and forth. Definitely want to go back and play some more. And a special thanks to Auntie Des. You are the best!