Monday, August 13, 2012

Gavin turns three!

For the first time in over nine years, there is no crib set up in our home. No children in diapers. No more bottles. The baby toys are packed away. And my youngest is three! (Insert tears here.) As I always seem to proclaim, where does the time go?! 

Gavin turned three on July 31. We celebrated by taking him to Chuck E. Cheese and he had a blast! That boy is such a go-getter. So fiercely independent and ready to take on any adventure. He's very rarely still, seemingly in constant motion. So happy (almost) all the time. Such a charmer with those big baby blues and those long dark lashes. Gavin is known for starting up conversations with complete strangers on a regular basis. "Hi! What's your name? My name is Gavin. Where's your car?"...the exact conversation Gavin had with a random young lady at Target the other day. Gavin was the child we almost didn't have, as we had thought about stopping at three. But now I can't imagine life without him! 

Here's a list of Gavin's loves right now:
Songs "Jesus Loves Me" and "Kumbaya My Lord"
Looney Tunes
Mac & Cheese
Fruit Cups
His Radio Flyer trike, which he calls his motorcycle
Playing with his brothers and sister, trying to keep up with all the action
Trying to play Cooper's Nintendo Dsi
Being naked (something that needs to change, especially with starting preschool on the horizon!)
Learning to wrestle with his big brothers
His friends Nolan and Owenn
Still loves to rock in mama's arms while I sing 'You Are My Sunshine' and he pretends to sleep:)

And some funny things Gavin often says:
"You said a bad word" (If you tell him he's being naughty.)
"You be quiet" (If his brothers or sister are telling him to be quiet, ha! We're working on this one!!)
"I'm not a sweetie, I'm Gavin" (said with a big smile!)

Gavin is quite the little clown...

Happy birthday baby boy! May your path lead you on many exciting adventures over the next year!