Enjoying the nice weather on Wednesday:
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Santa Clause was nice enought o visit our house a day early (Friday night) so that we could spend all day Saturday playing with toys and then go to church on Sunday.
Thank you Wake and Leslie for the awesome digger!
This is a toy phone you take apart and fix by assembling all the pieces with a screwdriver. Once you fix it it rings and various characters call asking for help fixing things. One of the characters is named Kelly, which freaked Gavin out the first time he heard her name. He looked at me with a suspicious, quizzical look. What's funny is that Kelly calls and says she needs help because her shelves are falling down. Every single time Gavin thinks she says her shoulders are falling down and points to his shoulders (or sometimes he gets confused and points to his elbows).
Later in the day my good friend Robyn stopped by with a present for Gavin - lincoln logs. I didn't realize Gavin was ready for them yet but once he figured out how they work he was on a roll building all kinds of huge structures:
Gavin is lucky enough to have a 3rd set of grandparents in his life - from his birthmother's family. In my sickened state I forgot to check the mail on Saturday so their present was waiting for Gavin when I remembered to check the mail yesterday afternoon. A cars pez dispenser and a glow in the dark bumblebee shirt. Here Gavin is wearing the shirt over his pajamas because he demands to wear it nonstop. He also carried the car from the pez dispensor with him all day today.
What I find most remarkable about this Christmas is that every single item Gavin got was a winner. Nothing was too frusterating or hard for him to play with, and he has played with everything he received. I think he's growing up.
This year Gavin was able to better understand the nativity story and could name the key players. His favorite are the 3 kings.
Gavin even occasionally arranged the nativity scene appropriately. He did, however, like to pretend to make the angels eat the bale of hay no matter how often I reminded him it was for the animals.
Mee maw and Pop pop came to visit for Christmas bringing gifts of transformers. Mee maw was able to find a type that Gavin was actually able to transform all by himself.
Ready for Santa with new batman pajamas with cape courtesy of Jake's parents (he also got a spiderman set of pajamas):
Gavin is also starting to make good use of the motorcycle Uncle Tom bought him a couple years ago - he can steer it pretty well on his own now:
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
First of all, here's Gavin's impression of an ant using baby carrots:
Here he is as a stormtrooper. He usually makes a gun out of blocks to go along with the mask, but this day he used a lightsaber (the feather duster). Gavin often times pretends to be Darth Vader in the mask and cape too, and he sings the darth vader song while doing so "bah-bah-bah-bah buh bah-bah buh bah" Sometimes he's Darth Vader without the mask, and puts a scowl on his face and does the breathing sound effects.
Also, Gavin has not been happy with the angel on our tree. He has noticed that every other Christmas tree or picture of a Christmas tree that we see has a star on top, and he wants one on the top our tree too. It seems to really bug him. So I put the star he made at school on top of our tree. He wanted me to remove the angel completely. I did, but he wasn't happy with how I was putting the star on the top of the tree. He kept saying he wanted me to "hitch" it on the tree. He even showed me his toy truck trailer with the hitch on it to try to illustrate. I wasn't sure what he wanted, and couldn't make him happy, so I just put the angel back on. In retrospect maybe he wanted me to use one of the ornament hooks to "hitch" it on the tree. But he hasn't fussed about the star since the night I put it around the angel's neck so I'll let sleeping dogs lie.