Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Today, Gavin is officially 6 months old. I can hardly believe how fast this time has gone. He is getting bigger and bigger every day. He really loves observing the world around him and is busy trying to discover it.
We have started giving him baby food. So far, he has had sweet potatoes, carrots and bananas. There have been no complaints, thus far, and I love to see how excited he gets when I put him in the high chair and he sees his bowl of food.
Gavin has been rolling over for several weeks. He uses this mode of tranportation to get all around our living room. He is trying to scoot, but just can't quite get himself up to his knees. I have to admit that I am doing absolutely nothing to help him learn how to increase his mobility.
Gavin is such a sweet little boy. He is so content to be held be you and he will entertain himself on his activity mat for quite along time. He is so laid back and easy going. This is a definite change for his go-go-go big sister.
Speaking of his big sister, I have really enjoyed witnessing the sweet interaction between these two siblings. Mikayla is so tender and playful with him. Gavin is genuinely happy and excited to see Mikayla each morning. I love seeing the two of them together.
Gavin has his 6 month checkup next week. I will be sure to post the official report for everyone to see.

To do List

While I was feeding Gavin yesterday, Mikayla went out to the backyard to play. When I went to check on her, I found her digging in the red Georgia clay. It was the middle of the day and I had to throw her in the shower before I put her down for a nap.
After seeing this, I decided to move purchasing a sandbox, to the top of our to do list this weekend.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring is in the Air!

We have had some beautiful weather in Georgia this past week. We have ended up in the 70s nearly every day this week. We have really enjoyed getting to spend some time outside again. We have gotten in the habit of going out there about every afternoon after Mikayla's nap before I have to start dinner. Gavin also seems to really enjoy the outdoors.

We put Gavin in the swing for the first time - he absolutely loved it! He just giggled and smiled the whole time. Mikayla was happy to share her swing with her little brother and swing on the big girl swing.
That night after we had dinner, Mikayla and I went up stairs for a shower. While I was getting ready, Mikayla was playing quietly in her room. This is what I saw when I went in to get her for her bath. She told me she was having a picnic with all of her friends. She has quite an imagination!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Check it out

Since I haven't had time to blog much the past couple of days, I will direct you to my sister Emily's blog. She has some cute photos of the kids and also a video of Gavin playing. It is so cute!! (I may be a little biased, though)

Friday, April 11, 2008

He likes it!!

I decided to start Gavin on some "real" food last night! I started him on sweet potatoes. I have always been told to start them out on veggies, but I decided to start with on of the sweeter veggies. As you can see, they were a hit. I didn't get any of those funny sour puss faces that Mikayla used to give us when she tried a new food. I think this boy is going to really enjoy his food!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My new favorite snack

Well, one of my goals for 2008 was to lose the rest of my baby weight that I had gained from BOTH of my babies. I am hoping to get back down to what I weighed when Jeremy and I got married. I was having a harder time after this pregnancy than I did with Mikayla, so I decided to join Weight Watchers to help me out a little. They have a great program for nursing moms, so I know that I am doing something for myself without sacrificing my little guy's food. I have had a little bit of a hard time missing out on my sweets, so I am always on the lookout for yummy, low cal snacks. This snack is one of my new faves. It is a Quaker Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Cake with 1 T. marshmallow creme, 1/2 tsp. mini chocolate chips, and 1/2 tsp. Peanut butter chips. The recipe actually called for peanuts instead of the PB chips, but I am not much of a peanut fan. It is very yummy and completely saves me when I am craving a Reese's cup.