Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gavin is Four!

My middle man is four years old!  Four is a perfect age for Gavin.  He is still "little" in my eyes, but definitely hanging with the big kids now.  David took him for his 4 year old check-up and the doctor was highly impressed with his agility and coordination...and that he should be between 6'2 and 6'6!  I know their predictions aren't completely accurate, but it's crazy to imagine my little middle man as a grown big man!

Gavin still goes a million miles a minute.  He loves to cuddle, has an extensive vocabulary, and loves both his brothers.  He enjoys doing similar things that Noah is into (baseball, Legos, dress-up), and also loves Go Fish, playing with figurines, drawing, and sitting still...just kidding.  Let's face it, the kid loves to wrestle, fight, and do anything physical.  Gavin is ready for preschool in the fall and has really starting writing his first and last name well.

Just to make life easier, I had said Gavin couldn't have bubble gum until he was 4.  So, a Bubble Gum Birthday Party was a perfect theme his party.  God gave us a perfect Spring day to celebrate the big guy!
 Pin the Bubble on Gavin
 Not quite sure about the smile...
 Jump House Fun
 Tire Swing Fun
 Pin the bubble on Gavin
 The Birthday Crew
We love you Gavin!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Easter 2013

I'm not sure how April 28th is here.  Our winter/spring has been filled with ups and downs, projects and hospitals.  Here's a recap...

January: We began the process of finishing our unfinished basement.  My house was filled with sawdust, loud tools, lots of man chatter and long lists for the hardware store.  The month ended with a beautiful playroom and bedroom...and Gavin swallowing a gold token.

February:  Gavin had a few x-rays that confirmed his token was staying put.  After a consult with the pediatric surgeon, Gavin went under so the token could be retrieved.  

March:  Gavin celebrated his fourth birthday, we visited with the Boyles in Nashville, and I decided my foot needed some more help. I've had chronic pain in my right foot and ankle for 7 plus years.  The surgery I underwent a few years ago made things a bit worse, so after chatting with a new doctor, another surgery was scheduled.  I had a cast on for three weeks and now I'm in a boot for 3 weeks.  No driving, walking, showering...the knee scooter is my friend!

April: We've celebrated birthdays galore, enjoyed the company of all the grandparents, been blessed with many meals from friends and started our first season of t-ball.  And May, June and July look to be just as busy! 

 Here's some Easter pics for your enjoyment.

Easter egg dying time!  He's the hottest egg dyer there is!

 Traditional Easter Family Pics
Gavin was so funny hunting eggs.  He opened each egg to see what was inside.  There was no rush in his step.  He picked up 10 and Noah picked up the rest.  Noah found money in one of his! 
A picture that captures the boys as they are at this age!

Playing Catch-Up: Christmas 2012

I look back at the pictures I took at Christmas and I am a bit disappointed.  We have been taking less pictures and more videos at these times, which is good and not so good.  I love having tons of videos capturing the boys at each age, and I know I will cherish these memories when I can't seem to recall how Gavin says "bicycble"or Levi squishes his nose.  So, here are some random shots from Christmas.

The boys on Christmas morning
 The goofy Odom crew
 Lauren loves Levi and is so helpful!
 Mamaw and Papaw
 The Odom girls
 The Odom crew
I love Christmas time, but don't want Christmas 2013 to come too quickly.  God is overwhelming me with the idea to enjoy the here and now.  So, I'm looking forward to April 29, 2013!