Thursday, June 18, 2009

I love rock and roll...

That pretty pink guitar in the video is a goodwill find. When Gavin saw it in the store last week he got all excited and kept saying, "Dada Dada Dada..." Now Dada and Gavin can both play Guitar Hero.

Sprinkler time

Jake dethatched part of our lawn a couple weeks ago, leaving several bare spots. We're trying to grow grass from seed to fill them in, and if that works he'll dethatch the rest of the yard. We figured we better do a test run before we ruin the whole thing. Yesterday it was time to water the little grass seedlings again, and we figured we might as well let Gavin have some fun in the sprinkler while we were at it. He of course loved the sprinkler, and even enjoyed sticking his face in the stream. I didn't realize how skinny he is until I saw his ribs poking out as I was taking these pictures. He must have a good metabolism because he usually eats as much as I do - sometimes more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Before I forget...

One day this week I had the tv on turned to the news. I went into the kitchen to get something and when I returned to the living room Gavin was sitting on the couch with remote in hand watching the Young and the Restless.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gavin the builder

This past week Gavin has been busy building towers with his set of nesting blocks. He builds them over and over again. I think he does a really great job for his age:

Gavin also got the hang of using a fork this week. He only got frusterated and threw the fork on the floor a few times. Notice the intense concentration involved:
This week and last week we also took mommy and me swim classes. Which would have been great if our teacher had ever taught before. And if it hadn't rained 4 days out of 8. Anyway, Gavin did enjoy the days we got to go. He mostly just liked watching all the other kids swimming, and the birds, and the lifeguard, and the trees, and the black line on the bottom of the pool, etc. There really wasn't any instruction, so I just tried to get Gavin to lay on his tummy with me holding him and kick his legs, which he will do on command occasionally now. He does not like lying on his back in the water. He is doing a better job of not drinking the pool water. I can tell when he's ready to get out of the pool when he starts trying to climb on me to get out of the water.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009