Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We had alot of fun sledding with Madeline and her family on New Years Eve Day, Gavin wasn't scared, I think he enjoyed it.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez gave Gavin a "Thomas the Train" tricycle! This is his "I am trying not to smile" look.
Uncle Sergio gave Gavin a Tonka Dump truck thats was so huge he could sit in it!

Its not too often that we get a pic with both of us in it!

Here is proof that he DOES smile sometimes! So Cheesey!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

First P**P** on the toilet!

So, Gavin went for the first time on the toilet today! I was so excited that I had to grab the camera and get a couple pics! Some may think thats weird but my parents took pics of me on the toilet at about this age so it felt natural for me to do it to my son:) He was pretty happy when i gave him a gummy worm for doing what he did on the totally made my day!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hes not a little baby anymore:(

Munching on chips at Madeline's parents house.
He thinks hes so cool.

I can't get over how "little boyish" he looks here...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Aunt T

This was taken when my Aunt Terri was here for my wedding in August. Terri is one of the most important people in my life, she is a bestfriend, a second mom, and a sister all rolled into one. She has always been there for me for as long as i can remember and the bond that we have can never be broken. I love and miss her tremendously!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Look at that smile!

It doesn't get much cuter than this...(i know i am his mom,I am suppossed to think that!)

The Swinging Monkey

This is Gavin's newest trick...swinging from the counter! Believe me, I did not teach him this one...he actually swings back and forth while hanging there holding his feet off the ground-scares the crap out of me!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Counting Candy

This was taken on Halloween night...its pretty cute. Notice how he gets stuck on the number 2...he says "two,two,two,two,two." I think thats the easiest number for him to say.

Monday, November 17, 2008

As far as my creativity goes...

I am not a "crafty" or super creative person so when i made this sign with my vinyl lettering,I have to admit that i was pretty proud of myself! I love it hanging on my front door:)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My little three horned monster taking a bath.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Is it a dragon or a dinosaur...I don't know but it's CUTE!

His bucket was getting heavy but he insisted on carrying it around.
Chubby little dragon butt.

Is that not the CUTEST dragon you've EVER seen?!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gavin and Elmo

He has a little obsession for Elmo if you couldn't tell!
His new winter coat that he loves wearing!

Nacho and the Gypsy

Here is Javier and I as Nacho Libre and a Gypsy! Our friends had a costume party the other night and this is what we ended up as, we had alot of fun. My eyebrows are really freaky...I know!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Leann Rimes came to Idaho Falls and put on a concert at the Civic Auditorium...Javier was able to get us tickets and backstage passes through his work so thats what we did lastnight. I am not a HUGE Leann Rimes fan...I guess i liked a couple of the songs she did when i was in highschool, like "How do I live" but i think most people would agree that she has a very awesome voice! So, we were able to meet Leann,get a cd autographed and have a picture taken with her, it was really neat. I have great respect and admiration for anyone who can sing better than I can(thats pretty much everybody) and it was awesome for Javier and I to have a "date night" and get to hear such a beautiful performance that gave us goosebumps!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I never new how much my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Baby's First Haircut

So, Gavin is a year and a half old now and has beautiful blonde slightly curly hair...well had beautiful blonde slightly curly hair...we gave him his first haircut on Sunday. As you can see from the picture he wasn't too happy about it. Javier's mom started the haircut, then i did a few snips and then Javier finished it up...I tried not to cry as i watched those little curls fall to the ground. I don't know why the first haircut is such an emotional thing for me...i guess its because its taking the baby look away and he looks like such a little boy now instead. I am ok with that, he is a beautiful little boy. He was pretty defiant to start but he soon figured out it wasn't that bad.
He was repeating "Noooooo Nooooooo Noooooo, it was so funny.
Thats Grandpa holding his head still
Big Boy now!
He was happy when he saw his new do!

Friday, September 12, 2008

So...We're Married!

August 30th 2008...Javier and I finally got married! The wedding was awesome, it really turned out just the way we were hoping it would. The food was great,our closest friends and family were there with us and the weather was nice too! My Aunt Terri and my best girlfriend Madeline were my two bridesmaids, I couldn't have asked for two better people to stand next to me as i said my vows and they both looked so beautiful! It really made me feel at ease knowing that they were there standing with me. My Dad was able to come down from Oregon for the wedding, he walked me down the isle which meant the world to me. I didn't think that anything was going to feel "different" after we got married because we have been together for so long and already have our son but I was pleasantly surprised when i woke up on Sunday morning and realized that it did feel different. I am so glad that we made a commitment to each other and to our little family to love each other and to stay a family through thick and thin...till death do us part. I couldn't have chosen a better man to be married to, he has a wonderful heart and is my best friend. I look forward to being able to share the rest of our lives together and to raise our beautiful little boy together as The Hernandez Family!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Being a mom...

Being a mom...I can't say enough about it. There aren't enough words to explain the feelings that I have experienced during this journey of motherhood and i have only been on it for the last 17 months. The day Gavin was born was the most incredible day of my life and i don't think another day could ever compare to it...when i think back on that day I can't believe that it was almost a year and a half ago...seems like just yesterday. My pregnancy was perfect, no trouble at all and i really do think it was the fastest 9 months of my life. I hear people say that their pregnancy took forever or felt like a lifetime but not mine, it was easy and enjoyable. I enjoyed bonding with my unborn baby and only another mom can understand that feeling of knowing your child and loving your child before they are even born. The moment your eyes meet with your baby's eyes when you hold that baby for the first time is just the icing on the cake...the feeling of relief,joy and wonder are so overwhelming and causes you to sob uncontrollably for the next fifteen minutes(i can tell you that from experience:) Everyday since Gavin's birth has been a joy to me, that's not to say that there aren't days of sleep deprivation,exhaustion,and days when you feel like your brain jumped out of your head and is just gone. No matter how frustrated i might feel at times dealing with a little boy that I am thinking has already hit his "terrible twos" a few months early, it all disappears when he smiles or laughs. Its like forgetting the pain of labor when you hold the baby for the first time...all of that pain and discomfort is gone in that one moment. Today was a hard day...Gavin was very cranky and clingy...ALL DAY LONG. We went grocery shopping this morning and he screamed and cried and tried to jump out of the cart every time i came to a stop. He thought it was really hilarious when he through yogurt out of the cart and it exploded all over the grocery store floor...i will just say that i was not laughing by the time that happened. Javier took Gavin on a walk by himself to give me a break,so I have a few minutes to myself and a few minutes to think about whatever i want to think about but my thoughts go back to Gavin and the truth is I can't wait till they get back. Some days i feel so relieved when i finally lay him to down to sleep for the night or when he takes his nap,like i can finally breath...but five minutes later I am thinking him and about the next morning when i walk into his room to get him up for the day and he is bouncing up and down just smiling from ear to ear,so happy to see his mommy. Those smiles make being a mom all worth it...I wouldn't trade it for the world and I feel privileged to be his mother. Its my responsibility to be the best mom i can be and to raise him in a way that will prepare him to face the world on his own one day as a kind and gentle man. I don't like thinking about that day but i know it will be here sooner than i think, letting him go to kindergarten is going to be hard enough:) I will just deal with that when it comes...for now i will enjoy everyday that i am given to be with my son as he is definitley a gift from God.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

What am I doing?

Not sure what i am doing setting up this blog...Madeline is coming to help me on Monday since she is the one that finally talked me into doing this:) I guess i am really bored tonight...just watching Saturday night live and watching Javier sleep on the living room floor. I guess you just write whatever you feel like writing and that is a blog? Thats cool i guess because i have always loved writing but it has always been in my journal,handwritten pages, but this is kind of neat to type my thoughts. I am having a hard time with the idea of other people wanting to look at my blog and read what i have written,can't really imagine anyone being too interested but maybe i am wrong? This will be a way for me to express myself anyway i want to and i can post all of the pictures that i take of my gorgeous little boy:) I guess thats enough for now-Goodnight...