Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gavin really likes his bottle

My parenting books say that when a baby turns 1 you should take his bottle away and make him drink from a cup. Gavin has not yet mastered a real cup, and he hates drinking his formula from a sippy cup. He cries and refuses to take more than a few sips. He really likes his bottle. Tonight I made Gavin's bottle and set it down on the end table for a few seconds while I got out some books to read before bedtime. This is what I found when I turned around from the bookshelf:

Somehow I don't think we're going to be getting rid of the bottle in 1 week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Today Gavin attempted to play peak-a-boo with Tyler. He hid behind our big footstool with Tyler lying on the other side. Then, he slowly raised his head up over the footstool until Tyler saw him. When Tyler looked at him he laughed and laughed. He did this several times, peaking over and to the side of the footstool.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January 19-25

This past week my mom came to visit and spend time with Gavin. He enjoyed spending time with her, and Jake and I enjoyed going out to lunch by ourselves a couple times. Gavin had a big week overall. By the end of the week Gavin had gotten over his cold, had grown enough to wear his big boy cowboy pajamas: Had kicked back after devouring a turkey dinner:

Had gotten his second haircut:

And had attempted to skip his morning nap, but fell asleep while eating lunch:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Colds are no fun

We've all been sick with bad colds this week. At times Gavin sneezed out so much mucus he made me think of Slimer from Ghostbusters. He hasn't felt like playing much, so Gavin and I have spent a lot if time cuddling on the couch, reading and watching cartoons. I think Curious George is his favorite. I discovered that as an adult Sesame Street is incredibly boring. It makes me sleepy. A friend of mine gave Gavin this cool book this week:

Today we all stayed home from church to recuperate. Gavin seems to be feeling better but is still coughing and sneezing some, and is sleeping longer than usual. This morning he enjoyed playing with the cold glass in our back door:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Starting to stand

Today Gavin stood unsupported 3 times for about 2 seconds each.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This week

This week Gavin...
-could use another haircut
-keeps scaring me by standing up in the bathtub
-said "dada" for the first time
- started taking off his pocket bib when he is done eating:

- is big enough for 18 month pajamas:
- laughed hysterically when Jake let Curious George drink from Gavin's sippy cup:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Walking! (with assistive device)

As of today Gavin can walk holding onto his push toy without falling down. He can't aim it too well yet - he tends to walk it into walls and furniture.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New Suit

It's hard to get Gavin to stand still for a picture nowadays! He reminds me of the cartoon character Richie Rich in this suit.