Get a new one.

G was singing the “hush little baby” song that my mom sings to him when she was here. (I am bad about singing to my kids.) He said, ” Hush little baby don’t say a word. Gavin’s gonna buy you a Mocking Bird. And if that mocking bird don’t sing, throw it away and get a new one.”

On the same note. G was pretending to drive a boat and I asked where we were going. He said, “to the hospital!” I said, “why?” “Our baby is sick. We need to get a new one!”


Our immobile days are dwindling. Gav is going to have to give up his beloved “farm toy/people” table in a few days I’m afraid. This kid is up on all fours rocking around. He’s going to be a little terror. And adorable, deceptive little terror.

Hair Cut

We gave Gav a hair cut the other day. My camera happened to be near by, so I snapped these. We cut it shorter than I like…next time I will keep it longer, but he does pretty good throughout the whole process.

P.S. Have I mentioned that Gav is actually officially for real potty trained? I can’t believe he’s not going to go to college in diapers. It was like all of a sudden it all clicked and he decided to do it and we have had relatively few accidents since. Huurah!

First Day of PreSchool!

Gav started preschool. These were from his first day going solo. It was only for an hour, but he loved it. It felt weird to drive away and leave him there. That said I’m totally OK with it. Today, he went for the full class time (2.5 hours). He was in heaven. As we were walking out, he looked up at me and said, “Mom, I’m not ready to leave yet.” That made me happy. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hours spent at home in some solitude (Drew still naps during preschool time!!). My office is clean for the first time…since Drew was born probably. It’s so nice! He came home and started playing some games on his own. I think he is going to love it. I almost wish it was 3 days a week because I think he would love it so much. I couldn’t get much information from him about what they did today, and I forgot to look at the little chart of the things they did. But he is relaxing now. He is definitely excited about it!

They asked him some questions and posted it on a little flower outside the class. He said…

His Favorite Color – Red

Afraid of – Storms

Likes to Eat – Dinner

Favorite Toy – Cars

On his first day, I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said “Superman! So I can fight bad guys.”

We were reading from the Board Book scripture stories the other day. We were talking about how some of the guys were being bad and not listening to Heavenly Father and they were trying to fight. He interrupted the story and said, “When I grow up big, I am going to be Superman and fight the bad guys.” It was so cute and sweet. And now he’s sticking to that. So it’s fitting that he picked out a superman backpack.

On our “Meet the Teacher” day last week, they tried to take a picture of Gavin. Typically when you ask him to smile, he cups his hands around his glasses on the side of his face. In an effort to help the teachers out whenever they take pictures of him, I told him to just laugh if someone tells him to smile. So, he’s giving these really entertaining faces!

And last night, when we were putting him to bed (which has been less and less challenging now that we have a routine list for him to follow), Brandon was laying next to him. I came and kissed him and said, “I love you kiddo.” He replied, “I love you too kiddo.” Then he put his arms around me and Brandon and said, “You are my kiddos. I love you kiddos.” He makes up for all his sauce during the day by saying sweet things like that.