Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gavin Reid You Are 11 Months Old!

What have you been up to?
You are eating 4x per day (every 4ish hours). You started formula this month and we are finished nursing... d.o.n.e. I really wanted to try to make it a full year but I think we were both ready :)  The formula seems to help you hold out better between feedings which results in you sleeping even longer-usually about 12 hours. (7:30-7:30). You are also eating table foods and prefer to feed yourself! You like grilled cheese sandwiches, spaghetti and LOVE yogurt!  You weigh 22.4lbs and are 29 3/4" long. You are wearing mostly 12 month clothing 

side note: There are a lot of video's in this post. :) *get excited!*

You are still saying "dada" and "uh oh" as well as all kinds of nonsense sounds. You also started saying "ba" for ball and are consistently signing "eat" when you want another bite of food. You occasionally sign for "milk" but you usually just use the eat sign for everything you want :) You are also saying "yum, yum" when you eat your food.

This is from the first day you started signing. You signed both "eat" and "milk" in this video. 
You also started drinking some of your milk from your sippy cup. Easy transition for you!

When we ask you to give us a kiss you lean close and give us such a sweet little peck! You will also kiss Stella and she kisses you back.  Who wouldn't want a kiss from this face?

You went swimming for the first time Memorial weekend. You were very serious and unsure about it at first but you seemed to enjoy it and splashed around  a bit.

You also started waving this month....

...and clapping. Although you don't clap very often.

Things you LOVE:

Playing the swing game with daddy. He pretends that you hit him and this cracks you up!

You like to make yourself comfortable with your leg up when eating. You also do this in your stroller and in the shopping cart sometimes!

You are finally not scared of your remote-control car!  The picture on the left is the face you used to make when we tried to play with it a few months ago which was quickly followed by tears. Now you can't get enough of it!

You love climbing to the top of the stairs. You learned so quickly and you and Stella will race to the top. We have to use a gate now to keep you confined to the downstairs!

Okay, I love this video because it not only shows your all time favorite thing to do right now-opening/closing the cabinets but it shows how much you love to grunt. Every time I say your name or tell you "no" when you are being naughty, you grunt! It makes me laugh!

You still love music and toys that sing songs-especially your walker and activity table.

Lastly, you love, love, LOVE pushing... whether it's your walker, a chair, Stella's house, basically whatever you can move on your own! You are also standing, transferring and walking while just holding one of our hands. 
Take. your. time. I repeat, Take. your. time! I am SO not ready for you to be walking....that would mean you are a big boy!  

This is still your preferred method of traveling :)

Things you don't love:
...getting your diaper changed. However, usually If we sing you will stop crying.

We had 11 month pictures taken for your birthday invitations. 
Here is one of my faves: 
I will have to do a whole post on the rest of them because there are too many I LOOOOVE!

We love you SO much!

Happy 11 months big boy!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Baby Nixon's "Little Mister" Shower!

School/Work shower's can be fun too ;)  
We did a "Little Mister" theme for Kirsten and baby Nixon. 

Invites.  Have you heard of the app Genius Scan? Well it has changed my life :)  I couldn't find scrapbook paper I wanted for the background so I used this app to take a picture of the fabric I was using for the shower and it converted the picture to a JPEG or PDF. Then I just printed it on cardstock and used it as the background for these invites. It's like a little pocket scanner!

Diaper Cake with bow-tie burp cloths ;)

This was the set up

Our Team

Can't wait for Mister Nixon to be here in a few months!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!!

What a fun relaxing day! We took these photos last week with Brooke and I think they turned out so cute! We surprised Ryan today with a little canvas of this cutie!  I had trouble deciding which expression to use for the canvas but I ended up choosing the last one because I just love it. 

Happy Father's day to Ryan, my daddy and father-in-law! So lucky to have such great guys in my life:)
 Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

1st birthday party planning has commenced!

Well.... my little man is 11 months today! We had his 1 year photo shoot with my fav photographer and best buddy, Brooke! Can't wait to see how they turned out!! Here is a
(iphone quality) glimpse of what is coming ;) 

stay tuned for more pics!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Welcome Baby Madden!

Our good friends from ACU, Brooke and Cade had their first baby boy, 
Madden Jack Ogilvie 
May 3rd, 2012 @ 6:10pm
7lbs, 2oz and 21 inches long
...He is perfect!!!

 It was so exciting to visit the hospital Gavin was born in and not be one of the patients! Gavin did not know what to think of that sweet little baby.

 I believe I'll have me another?  lol...just kidding ;)

 beautiful Brooke!! Good work mama!

 I can't even remember when Gavin was this small....thats why I blog his milestones. 
worst. memory. ever!

Future best friends and teammates I'm sure!

 I just love this sequence! Gavin really liked Cade...until after careful inspection he realized Cade was not his daddy!  They do kind of look alike, I guess!  haha

Congrats Brooke and Cade!
 Welcome to the wild adventure of parenting!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

What are you CRAVING?! gender reveal party

I have gotten so far behind on blogging! ugh, but school is OUT for the summer so I am going to do a little back tracking! At the end of March, my friend Kirsten found out she was having a BOY! Another one of Gavin's future BFF's :) A few of us girls threw this little shin-dig together after school one day to celebrate baby NIXON!  My goal was to spend as little money as possible and I think all we ended up buying was balloons, a little food, and everything else was free printables or I already had it :)

*ohh and I apologize for the picture quality...I was a bad horrible photographer that day!

 The theme was foods she was craving...which she had quite a few ;)
the spread

 Something sweet: mini powdered donuts!

 sugary: mini cereal boxes :)

fruity: fruit punch!

Crunchy: chips & salsa
The waffles were a last minute addition...and by far the most popular snack!
-thanks sister for making us a whole box of waffles!


LOVE these girls!!

 I'd say she enjoyed it :)