Monday, December 28, 2009


We had a great Christmas this year. It was so much fun to see Gavin's excitement as he discovered that Santa had left presents under the tree for him. He loved all of his gifts and i appreciated it very much too. We went to Christmas party at Javier's Uncles house on Christmas Eve, then to his parent's house Christmas morning and then my family came to our house for lunch and to open gifts. It was nice to spend time with family and play with all of the new toys. I just now feel like i am catching up on my sleep and getting Gavin back on schedule after staying up so late those days and missing out on naps. I am looking forward to 2010 now and hope its a great year for all of my friends and family too! I didn't get very many good pictures because there was so much going on but here are a few...

Gavin with his wooden semi-truck from Grandma Colleen

The baseball players from Grandma Karen

It was a long day for all

Gavin loved the Elmo Resturaunt from Grandma Karen and Grandma Colleen

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Playtime at the Museum

Here is Gavin and his friend Jake, from Playgroup , playing together in the awesome room for kids at the Museum of Idaho. There was a Christmas exhibit that we went to see then we let the kids play for awhile, they had a blast. It made me appreciate the fact that i don't have to use a water pump or a washboard to do laundry:)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Startin' to feel like Christmas...

New Christmas Monkey PJs from Grandma Connie

Daddy's little Christmas elf helping to put final touch on the tree

He didn't really "talk" to Santa this year but i was just proud that he sat on his lap and didn't cry.

I love the look of amazement on his face here as he saw the "tube of Dinosaurs" that Santa gave him

You would think that we force him to smile or something:)

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Kid's Day" at the Art Museum

Here is Gavin with his first ever painting...he was pretty proud of it, as was I.

He was having a blast for all five minutes that he painted...then he ran off to the toy room.

A pic similar to this one was captured by a photographer from the local newspaper, he came up and asked his name and age and told me he wanted to put it in the Sunday was very cute.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving came and went...

Wow, I can't believe that Thanksgiving came and went so fast this year. We had a great Thanksgiving, dinner was actually at my house this year! I am not taking credit for much though, just Greenbean Casserole and a cheesecake, my Mom and Grandma did everything else. They both cooked a turkey and Grandma did a ham also...there was so much food that we could have fed another 20 people! Everything was delicious and i think we were all about to pop by the time we were done, but we had a nice time visiting and watching the kids play.

I am very thankful for all that we have been blessed with and not just "things", but for the people in my life and the relationships i have with them. The relationship that i have with Jesus is the MOST important thing of all...the fact that he died on the cross for me is just amazing...all i have to do is accept that gift, nothing more and nothing less. The knowledge and belief in Jesus' love and his death and ressurection would be number one on the list of things i am thankful for and next would be my wonderful husband and son...they make my life awesome. Then of course my friends and family who all hold a special place in my heart. I have much so much to be thankful for:)

I only took a couple pictures today, here are the cute ones.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Much needed Date Night...and it was a surprise:)

Javier surprised me lastnight with dinner at our favorite Sushi place, Blue Hashi, it was so delicious! I need to learn to make California Rolls really soon because we can't afford to eat there whenever feel like it, it was worth the money though and sooooo nice to be able to sit down and eat dinner with Javier, just the two of us.

I had read this book and loved it...i would recommend it to anyone. Really entertaining and just a good love story with twists.

I had never really read a book and then watched the motion picture, the movie was good but kinda annoying since they leave so much of the detail out from the book. Javier actually really liked the movie and we had a great evening together, thankyou honey for the wonderful night!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I thought this was hilarious! I love Paula Deen and the Food Network:)

Two Cute Boys

Calvary Chapel Harvest Party

The Harvest Party at Church was awesome this year...Gavin really enjoyed it and understood it much more this year than last. Each classroom had one or two games for the kids and after each game you got to grab a handful of candy from a he walked out of there with a ton of candy and a big smile on his face:)

I don't remember what this game was called but he had fun pounding a nail into a log...thank goodness he has great injuries!

Gavin with a golfclub in hand is dangerous...i was worried he was going to hit that lady!

He wouldn't give up on this one untill he landed a ring on one of those bottles...his prize was a can of rootbeer:)

He did awesome at bowling...

This was my favorite game of all...i guess the point was to see if you could hit Goliath in the head.


This was taken at Melaleuca...Javier's mom invited us to come trick or treating where she works. Gavin had a blast walking around the building collecting candy and seeing the sights...each department was decorated in a different theme and he loved everyone else in their costumes.

It doesn't get any cuter than this...he had so much fun in his costume this year.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

An Afternoon with Great Grandma

Javier has been sick all weekend so we have been cooped up in the was hard trying to keep Gavin away from Javier and occupied at the same time. Grandma Colleen offered to take Gavin for a few hours this afternoon which was a nice little break for me! She walked Gavin down to Kate Curley Park to play and baked cookies with him. He had alot of fun and she said he behaved really well so it was a good time for all!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Grilled ham and cheese for lunch...


If you can't understand him at the end of the video, he says "thats good cheese mom", he is funny.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I finally go to have a "Girls Night" with my two best friends from Highschool, Angie and Sherri. We hung out at Angie's house, had dinner and played a couple board games. It was alot of fun talking about the old times and how much fun we had when we were younger and how different our lives are now! We need to have "girls night" ALOT more often.

Gavin finally had his hair cut lastnight and looked adorable before church this morning, i just had to take a picture!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Javier painted our front door Green...we love it. Its kinda different and brightens up our beige house.

To entertain Gavin sometimes i let him put the dog on the leash in the backyard, today he hooked up to his bike and had a blast.

The Poor dog.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Maybe its our weird sense of humor but Javier and I thought this was hilarious! Yes, I got blamed for teaching him to do this, the truth is he started doing it himself and i laughed so he continued to do it. I think Javier's reaction is just as funny.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

We went to Freeman Park today to play for a bit, i figured that some of the leaves may have changed and that it would be gorgeous and it was! I brought my camera and put a cute sweater on Gavin and these are some of the pics we came home with, i think they are adorable.

Lastnight, i had to bribe Gavin by telling him that i would take him to run the bases if he slept in his bed all night, without coming into mommy and daddy's bed. It worked! He stayed in his bed all night so we have to go to the baseball field today. Here is him practicing his sliding skills lastnight, in his footy pajamas:)

Monday, September 28, 2009