Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gavin Reid you are 8 months old!

What have you been up to?
We are thinking you weigh somewhere around 19-20 lbs.  You are wearing 6-9 month clothing and some 12 month. You are still wearing size 3 diapers.

We finally got you a high chair...lets just say eating is a much easier task for everyone! You are eating 2 solid meals per day and are still nursing 3-4 times a day. You are starting to get pretty chunky...love me some baby rolls!

You are pretty open to new foods. However, this is the face you make every time you take your first bite of anything! Even if you love it! You just hate not knowing what's being put in your mouth!

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You went through a phase this month where you were smacking your food! It was pretty funny! You are over that phase now and just want to get the food into your tummy as quickly as possible. No more time to waste on playing with your food!


When you are tired you always turn your head to the side of your car seat as soon as we put you in it. You really enjoy napping in your car seat.


You were the cutest little Valentine in your leg warmers and Heartbreaker bulldog onesie. 

 You love to stay in your bed and play in the mornings and let mommy and daddy go back to sleep! We think this is great! Keep it up!! There is just nothing better than coming upstairs to this sweet little face in the morning mid-morning! :)

Speaking of playing...
These are your FAV toys this month...you love your Mega Blocks, stackable rings and the remote. Yes, the remote-can you BE any more like your daddy?!  (vocal intonation intended for you aunt steph!) And we just put together your walker so of course you love it because it's new!

You have also found the door stoppers and will flick them until they fall off. You feel pretty accomplished when this happens!

Oh my! this is the face you made a lot this month.  I guess with all of the new foods your body has had some adjusting to do. You had trouble getting it all out...poor little guy. For some reason, you felt most comfortable doing this at Mrs. Connie's. We were perfectly fine with this :)

You are talking, talking, talking all the time!  Lots of dadadada and mamamama and your babbling is starting to sound more like English-sorta! OH! and I got SO exited because I thought you used your first sign language (for eat) but it turns out you must have just been wiping your face because it hasn't happened again! It's okay though because you receptively understand almost all of the signs we use. You definitely know: eat, all done, bath, book and daddy. We think you are gonna be a pretty smart little guy!

You are army crawling EVERYWHERE and let me tell you. You. Are. FAST! You are very capable of getting where you want this way and have no desire to get up on your knees. However, you do use your knees to push up into a sitting position...over and over again.

This new mobility causes shenanigans...
I think know we have a trouble-maker on our hands...
Now that all you care about is crawling and sitting, you do not feel it necessary to lay back and relax every once in a while. All work, no play for this boy.  We found you asleep like this and decided it was time to put the swing away. Swings are for sissy's right Gavin? :)

3 weeks                                       31 weeks
Lastly, remember this face at bath time? Well, I do.  Unfortunately, It's back!! You have been getting so tired that once your bath is over you want to go straight to bed and do NOT want to lay back on the changing table and get dressed. 
This bites! <hehe! I know, I know>

Even though you sometimes make this face, you are a pretty special little guy!

We love you baby G!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shower for Baby Madden!


My good friends from college, Brooke and Cade are having a baby boy due at the end of April. I was so honored to host her baby shower this past weekend. Cade is super active and is into running marathons, cycling, and triathlons so we decided to make the baby shower theme be....

BIKES!!!

Baby Madden's nursery will also be bike themed so all the decorations will get put to good use after the shower is over!

We had the guests fill out a Wishes for Baby card. (found this idea on Pinterest of course) It was so neat to see everyone's different responses. I know Brooke & Cade enjoyed reading these and it is such a wonderful keepsake!


Brooke is making a book wall in the nursery so we asked the guests to bring books instead of cards and to write inside the books.  I found these adorable book-ends on Amazon and people dropped off their books here. No one keeps cards anyways. I love this idea!

dessert table





 We made coffee punch that is my FAVORITE!!! Never put me in charge of drinks people! This is what I will make and I will also drink half of it all by myself! 
Here is my weak attempt at a diaper BIKE! haha

Found this ADORABLE onesie on Pinterest and had to get it!

 more homemade burp cloths! :)

Beautiful Brooke!

My BOY!! He got to spend the afternoon with daddy but joined us at the end....had to show him off of course ;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The start of shower season...


This is the first of quite a few showers I have coming up this month. It is SUCH a busy time of year!

You may remember me posting a few months back that my BFF from college is having TWINS! Twin Blessing I was crossing my fingers hoping she would have a girl AND boy just because I think that would be so much fun! Well, I got my wish!! Luke and Landry Young will be joining us at the end of April most likely! Can't wait!!

Hollie's church shower was a few weeks ago in Houston and I was determined to make it. We were only able to make a day trip and literally got there right before the shower and left right after, but it was still so much fun! Hollie looks adorable of course and she got so many goodies for her little babes!

so blessed!!!
LOVE!

Gavin was SUCH a trooper the entire day. I was so impressed!

I have been a busy bee practicing my sewing skills on the twins gifts. Here is how the burp cloths turned out:


We also bought her this car seat and fancied it up with some reversible car seat straps and an arm pad. I have one of these pads on Gavin's car seat that I honestly just bought because I thought it was cute.  I never realized it helped that much until I took it off to try and make one. I didn't have it on his car seat for a few days and I couldn't wait to put it back on!

More showers coming soon!

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's like lookin in the mirror :)

I have been meaning to post these pics for a while now, but things have been CRAZY busy around here! Now its Spring Break! It couldn't have come soon enough :)

 Everyone always asks us who Gavin looks like. I never really knew how to answer except to say he is a pretty good combo of both of us. When he was a baby I thought he looked just like me as a baby. As he grew we realized he is starting to look more like Ryan. This was confirmed when his parents brought some baby pictures from when Ryan was around 7 months old. When I looked at this first picture I was shocked!
My boys look SO much alike!

Baby Ryan                                             Baby Gavin  

Baby Amie                                                 Baby Gavin

  Baby Ryan                      Gavin                       Baby Amie
I can't believe we made such a cutie :) 
Who do you think he looks like?