Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cell phone pics

Gavin's school music program Dec 13:
 Party Playgrounds with Carleigh over Christmas break:

 Kite flying at the end of December:

 Playing in unusually warm February rain:

 Lots of warm day in Feb this year:

 Spent the day off school today at Amerson Waterworks park in Macon with Carleigh:

 Our saucer magnolia out front as of today:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Funday

Gavin is 9!

Gavin had a low-key 9th birthday last weekend. Friday evening he got his new bike with hand brakes, gears, and without training wheels, and then spent all day Saturday learning to ride it. Jake helped him for a couple hours, but the rest of the time Gavin persistently practiced riding. And now he does a great job! We are so proud of the effort he put into this endeavor, and the resilience he has shown in trying over and over after multiple failures without giving up. Sunday after church we continued the birthday celebration by watching Finding Dory, eating good food, watching the Super Bowl and having ice cream sundaes. I was going to make Gavin an ice cream cake but he and I had a stomach bug the prior week I was still recovering from. Nine is going to be a great year for Gavin. He is doing well in school, no behavioral issues and all A's and B's. Recess is his favorite subject. He earned his wolf badge in cub scouts and has moved on to the bear pack. His favorite color is green, favorite foods are pizza and popcorn, favorite tv show is AFV (America's Funniest Home Videos), favorite toy is legos, and favorite thing to play is Army. His favorite thing to do is ride his new bike.   

 Amelia is doing well on her bike too:

 She plays in her tent just about every day:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Amelia is 3!

Amelia turned 3 two weeks ago. She wanted a "pink cake" for her birthday. Meemaw and PopPop came over for lunch and cake and ice cream:

 Since we're still overloaded with Christmas presents, Amelia got just one from us for her birthday: a red tricycle passed down from Gavin that was waiting in the attic. Gavin never really used it much, but Amelia zooms around the house like crazy:

 Also, at the beginning of this month I bought a new light teal loveseat for our living room:
 Ready for church in her fancy pink dress:
 Not ready for more pictures:

 The night before Amelia's birthday I told her 3 yr old's don't wear diapers. She started wearing underwear the next day and after just a couple accidents the first 2 days has not had accidents since. I put her in a pull up when we leave the house but she hasn't needed it, only using a diaper overnight. When she needs to go to the bathroom at home she takes herself, wipes, flushes, and washes her hands without my help.

 Sucker for going poop on the potty:

Amelia is a joy at 3 yrs old. Her tantrums have gotten less frequent lately and she seems to have matured. She is my shadow, always wanting to help in what I am doing. She gave up naps a month or so ago and sleeps well at night, usually about 12 hrs falling asleep between 7 and 7:30pm. She loves to play outside, ride her bike (Gavin's old tiny 2-wheel bike with training wheels), play with Gavin and the neighbor boys, play with little people and her baby doll, play on her tablet, read books, play with toy money,watch Frozen (she calls it "Frosty") and Dora, and eat snacks. Cheese sticks, cheese slices, bananas, and goldfish are among her favorite. Her favorite meals are french toast, which Pop Pop makes her frequently, and cheese ravioli, garlic toast, and caesar salad, which we had for her birthday meal. She loves anything pink, and asks for pink versions of everything. The other day Gavin said "I love Arby's." Amelia replied, "I love pink Arby's." She gives me lots of hugs every day and tells me "I love you" frequently. At her 3 yr old checkup she weighed 29 lbs (31%) and was 37" tall (49%).