Saturday, February 21, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

Picture of the Temple through the window of our bus

Grandma Sue and Liam

Gavin, Jim, Jen

Liam and Trevan

Melissa HATES being in pictures


This morning Grandpa Rick, Grandma Sue, Andrea, Chris, Melissa, Trevan, Jim, Liam, Gavin, and I went to the Draper Temple Open House. It was beautiful and a little different than the other temples I've been in. Thank goodness it was very organized (no line issues or waiting) and we got through easily. Afterwards we went to The Pie and got the gigantic pizza again. I love it!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 Year Old's Photo Shoot


My sister Jackie is always so nice to take my kids pictures for their birthdays. Since Gavin is a February baby taking outdoor pictures is a bit of a challenge. He was SO EXCITED to take pictures, but quickly realized that it was cold and wanted to go home. He cried and cried, but we got a few shots that will work. I feel for photographers that have to take toddler pictures. It isn't easy!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Gavin Turns 2 Years Old!!

This is birthday party #2 for Gavin and was on his actual birthday. We celebrated with Jim's family the Saturday before because 2 of his nieces have February birthdays too. Unfortunately my camera's battery died and I didn't get any pictures at that party. I'm hoping to get some from his sister.

Gavin LOVES blowing out candles. We actually got him to wait until the end of the song.

Gavin loves the frosting, but could do without the cake.

Jim got to try to get the toys out of the packages.


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Gavin loves the new plane

Gavin's new wagon with blocks in it.

Showing his toys around

Grandpa Andy even stopped by for a minute.

Everyone hanging out and eating soup. Here's our one shot of Liam. He spent most of the party in the basement playing. So did Asher, I didn't even get a picture of him (but we did get some video of him screaming, funny).


Gavin and Trevan reading a new book. Gavin thinks Trevan is very funny.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Gavin's 1st Hair Cut

Gavin has cute curly hair in the back, but it was getting just a little too long. There was even a "rat tail" going in the back. Plus, it would get so frizzy. So, we finally gave in and decided to attempt to get his hair cut.

Wow, Gavin did NOT want to do this. It was a complete freak out from start to finish (actually from before we started until after we finished). Nothing could entertain him or comfort him.
Kristina did a good job for the situation she was given. I told her this would work for now. At least some of the length is gone in the back and sides. This is just before bed and he got it a little messy. Our camera died during the cut so I had to wait until it was charged to do the "after" picture.

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We each took a turn at trying to calm him down.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Liam's story about his family

OK, we went to parent teacher conference last night. Liam is doing great - good grades, tests very high on standardized tests, etc, etc. But, what we really enjoyed was Liam story and picture hanging in the hall for everyone to see. Each kid in the class drew a picture of their family and then wrote a story called "My Family". Liam drew beautiful stick figures of his family (yes he's in 5th grade - not really into art). And, in his story he told how old his parents and brother were (thank you Liam) and then explained that his mom likes to WATCH TV and his dad likes to PLAY WORLD OF WARCRAFT and his brother likes to WATCH TV and he likes to PLAY WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Wow, we don't sound like a lazy family do we. Brilliant!