My Sweet Family

My Sweet Family

Friday, January 30, 2009


Took these shots of the kids the other day.. They turned out too cute not to share!

Learning about his FIRST gun!

Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of Gavin and his new "REAL" gun! He loves it.. I was not so wild about buying him one.. I personally think he is too little for a "REAL" gun, but Jason insisted that he needs to start learning about gun safety now so I agreed! The first picture is of Jason giving him some "pointers" on how to use a "REAL" gun... Gavin looks like he is really taking it all in doesn't he... The second picture Jason is teaching him how to aim at the target... oh and the targets were the balloons from the birthday party-ha! The third picture is of Gavin giving me the "wink" that he's got it! He was soooo proud that he could hit a balloon... well I guess this is only the beginning.. I thought it was such a great father-son experience! =)

Adorable Picture

Just had to post this picture! Gavin is such a loving child.. he hugs and kisses on everyone, but Papaw oh Papaw is his absolute most favorite person in the whole wide world! Gavin thinks that Papaw is wonderful because:
  • Papaw can do magic tricks--"hocus pocus" the t.v. so he can watch Walker Texas Ranger--and other great tricks.
  • Papaw teaches him such wondeful songs: "The farmer in the dell, The farmer in the dell, the farmer had a mean wife with a rusty old tail" and "Ain't gonna bump no more with no big fat woman"... some great ones huh!
  • Papaw lets him do absolutely anything he wants... and wear whatever he wants! Boots and jogging pants... or stripe shirt with camo pants,etc... its so funny what they actually think matches.. :)
  • Papaw lets him "kick back" in the recliner and watch t.v. for hours and hours when mommy says "enough t.v. go play".... oh and lets him watch anything.. Walker Texas Ranger, CSI, Law and Order, Big Mama's House, and lots of others that I'm not so sure he really needs to be watching....
  • Papaw teaches him lots of educational thinks like what "dope" looks like, that bad people drink beer, don't smoke, and smooching on girls is a good thing! :) How wonderful right?!
  • Papaw takes him hunting, riding, to McDonalds, for ice cream, wherever he wants to go....

I'm so glad that Gavin has this wonderful relationship with his Papaw! I hope he stays this close to him for a long, long time!

Happy Birthday to Gavin!

I can't believe that Gavin is already 4 years old.. where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday that I had this sweet baby boy.. and now he's growing up so fast! This is a picture of Gavin on his actual birthday (Jan. 7). We had pizza and ice cream cake at our house. Jason, Laney, and I were there to celebrate with him along with Nanny Jen, Poppy Randy, Mamaw Frankie, Papaw Johnny, Dot Dot, Uncle Jesse, and "Aunt" Ashley. He had a great time! When we sang Happy Birthday--he watched to make sure everyone was singing to him and shouted at those not singing to "Sing to Me"... was so cute! He was the "man of the day"! Jason and I woke him up singing Happy Birthday with his favorite waffles in bed--I stuck a candle in them and let him blow it out.. of course we had to re-light it and sing to Laney and let her blow it out.. She didn't understand and argued that it was her birthday too! :)

Before heading off to school we gave him his "other" gifts from us that he didn't open at his birthday party.. He got a "REAL" bb gun and a new pair of ropers! He was soooo excited.. oh and Laney got a new baby doll for Gavin's birthday!

He is a boot loving fool! I'm telling you he has more pairs of boots than I have shoes! He loves them sooo much.. He WILL NOT wear anything else but boots! I have given up on even trying!

These are two of the many pics from his actually birthday party. We had his party at the gym of dreams again this year.. It's just so much easier than taking the chance of planning a party somewhere else and the weather being too cold.. and the kids all love the Gym of Dreams so much! (also easier on the whole setup and cleanup of things!) We invited lots of kids from church and had a great turn out! Thanks to all who came and helped him celebrate! Every year I ask Gavin what kind of cake he wants.... this year he wanted an "army cake"! I have always had Annie P. make the cake and in the past we have had a 3D bear cake, 3D Tow-mater (from CARS) cake, and last year a 3D horse/cowboy cake...she does a super-duper job! Well this year I ordered his 3D army cake from her and when I called to go get it he morning of the party.... found out that Annie P. had forgot :0 (she had been pretty sick the few days before and let it slip her mind).. Anyway of course I did a good bit of crying because I didn't know what we would do, but as you can see my WONDERFUL mom pulled through--calmed me down-- and took care of it. It was not the 3D cake that I had hoped for but it was absolutely perfect and Gavin was so thrilled over it! Thanks mom--you are the bestest!
Gavin had a wonderful birthday and I'm looking forward to many, many, many more to come.. just hate to see him grow up so fast! Happy Birthday Baby! Mommy love you bunches!

Panties and Pacifiers!

Well, I'm sure Uncle Jesse would just be thrilled to know that his picture is on the "panties and pacifiers" page! ha! This is the only picture I could find (and actually get to work) of Laney with her pacifier..... I hate to say it but my baby girl is a "Big Girl" now! She is officially wearing panties and has NO pacifier.. it was much easier taking hers than it was taking Gavin's. She whined for it and asked for it for about a week, mainly at bedtime--Gavin screamed non-stop for 1-2 hours when we took his away! I'll have to say that I miss her having it too because it was much easier to get her quiet and to sleep at night.. Now she just talks and talks and talks at bedtime! ha...gets that talking alot honest though! :)
I told Jason its now time for Baby #3--no I'm NOT pregnant.. but I do have the fever again!... so we'll see what the future holds for us in that respect... Jason says I'm nuts but I'm gonna keep trying to talk him into it! Guess we'll see who wins this battle soon!

Christmas-SO much fun!

This Christmas was so much fun! The kids were finally big enough to open all their gifts on their own without my help. They had a blast. Of course they got way too much and now our house looks even more cluttered than before, but oh well.... Gavin asked for a drum set, guitar, and microphone so he could be a rock star---not so sure about his rock star/cowboy combo these days, but it's cute! Of course he got all the things he asked for. Laney didn't ask for much besides baby dolls and the things Gavin said of course.. She got several dolls, cooking utensils, etc... and an adorable little vanity. She loves it and is so funny putting on her makeup "like mommy" she says. It was hectic but well worth every minute of the chaos! Jason and I enjoyed doing the "Santa thing" this year. We put a little bit of cotton ball on the bricks by the fireplace and Gavin discovered it on Christmas morning.. He was so excited to find some of "Santa's beard" that must have gotten snagged.. Ha! It was priceless to see his face! We had to put some tape on it and let him wear it for a while. He was tickled to wear part of Santa's real beard. I can't wait until next Christmas to come up with another little "trick" like this one. If you haven't tried one you should! It was so much fun for us to watch them find it. Anyway--here are a few pics from Christmas--Hope you enjoy them!