Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Last night after his bath Gavin asked for cereal, and he made it known to me that he wanted to eat it sitting on the kitchen floor. He was so excited that I let him - he said thank you 3 or 4 times.
Gavin really likes taking pictures and then previewing them. That's what we were doing here. They're kinda blurry but you can tell we were having fun.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Yesterday Gavin followed me into the bathroom, clmbed onto his stool, turned on the water, got his hands wet, got soap from the dispenser, washed his hands, and turned off the water. We didn't know he could do that on his own, so I was impressed. This morning when he washed his hands before breakfast he required a little verbal prompting but still did everything by himself.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
August 14, 2000
We didn't set any 10 year goals when we got married, but if we had we would have exceeded them by now. Our life is better than I could have dreamed of 10 years ago.
Dance from Kelly C on Vimeo.
Monday morning before we left for home we ate hamburgers and fries from Whataburger for breakfast. I even splurged and added cheese to my usual #7 combo. The perfect ending to the perfect weekend.
Monday, August 9, 2010
A whole bunch of my friends are (or have been) pregnant this summer. This type of thing tends to happen in cycles, with the last time being the summer before we got Gavin. So maybe it's a good sign. Anyway, this summer my friend Aleita and I have taught ourselves to make diaper cakes to give as baby shower presents. We have made 3 so far, one girl and two boys. I finally remembered to bring my camera for the one we made last week for our friend Nataliya:
Friday, August 6, 2010
This afternoon after I got off work we went to Sam's Club. They're having an open house type deal this weekend where you can shop there without a membership and not have to pay any upcharge. Gavin quickly caught on to the free sample thing. He had pizza and yogurt and toaster strudel and a little cookie and a piece of rice krispie treat. And he was happy. It seemed like the free samples were healthier there when I was a kid, but maybe I'm just remembering the "health bars" my mom bought after sampling and tried to get us to eat. Anyway, today when we first got there Gavin and I went walking through the housewares section while Jake was in electronics. As we rounded a corner into another aisle he pulled loose of my hand, put both his arms up in the air and said "weeee!" He had seen the big wooden jungle gym display. Ever since he got his climber/slide for the backyard he uses this same gesture to indicate any time he sees a playground or wants to go play on his climber. As for Sam's Club, we didn't get lured into buying a membership. There were a few items there that are a little cheaper than I can find elsewhere, like children's gummy vitamins and frozen fruit, but for the most part everything cost way more than I'm used to paying after coupon. But I do think a lot of their stuff is priced reasonably, especially the meat and bagged lettuce, and if a person were not willing to follow the sales at grocery stores or use coupons a membership would probably be a worthy investment. And if they ever build one that's actually in our town I may reconsider.