Monday, June 30, 2008

Hail....King Gavin!

Long Live the King!
Gavin has really gotten into the Sword in the Stone lately. (It seems sad to me that all of Gavin's interests revolve around movies - oh well) A few Sundays ago, I decided to help Gavin kind of create his own sword in the stone. It's really quite ghetto but he enjoyed it and felt pretty cool pulling the sword out of his homemade stone.

Beautiful Day

Every morning I wake up to my Gavin alarm clock. (Him bursting into the room) That always triggers the morning ritual of him then climbing up on the bed and snuggling under the sheets with Justin and I. We talk and laugh and spend some one on one time with him before we all get up and get breakfast. This morning was no different. However, Gavin must have known I needed a pick me up this morning because after I drug myself out of bed I stopped to look in the mirror and pull my hair back. As I stood there messing with my bed head, Gavin looks up and me and says, "Are you looking at you? Your beautiful mom!" Tears start welling up in my eyes and I bent down and gave him a big's moments like those that make this whole motherhood seem a whole lot easier. It is shaping up to be a beautiful day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'll stick to talk radio please!

Whenever I am in the car with Kristen she likes to play the "Name That Tune" game. I know hardly any of the songs that are being played on the radio stations and therefore she always kicks my fanny. As she's flipping through stations and naming tunes by herself, she's proclaiming, "Are you serious?! I can't believe you have never heard that song!"I just shrug my shoulders and let her continue her game!
Why don't I know the songs? Because ever since I got married to Justin, I have found myslef listening to more and more talk radio. And, if it's not talk radio, it's a c.d. (usually Wicked). Not only that, in my opinion, there just isn't anything good on the radio anymore. I was able to prove my case the other day.
I was driving home from another fun swimming excursion at Rachel's parents house when I decided, just for the fun of it, to turn the radio to FM. The first song that comes on have the following lyrics as the chorus,

I kissed a girl and I liked it The taste of her cherry chapstick I kissed a girl just to try it I hope my boyfriend don't mind it It felt so wrong It felt so right Don't mean I'm in love tonight I kissed a girl and I liked it I liked it
(If you are so inclined, although I don't know why you would be, the rest of the lyrics are just as horrible and can be viewed at

I was astonished and immediately called Kristen proclaiming that this song is a prime example of why I don't listen to the radio. I was appalled to hear such lyrics being spouted out on the radio that our hsubands, children and family are listening to. I vowed to myslef that day that I will stick to my good, clean, talk radio!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hayden's First Time

We went swimming alst Saturday and Hayden got in for the forst time! I think it was a little cold for him, but he had fun. It was fun to see him splash around and play with Daddy! We'll hopefully go again real soon!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Give Me Some of your Tots!!!

You can always tell your kids aren't eating the way they should when you can pull into a fast food place and they immediately recognize where they are. It's especially bad when they can then request what it is they want from said restaurant. Well, it just so happens that this happened the other day. After we went swimming over at the Deaton's yesterday, we pulled through Sonic to get something to eat since we hadn't had lunch yet that day. Immediately Gavin requests tater tots, which he knows he can only get at Sonic. We tell him he can have some, but that he would need to be patient since the line was especially long. After waiting for a few minutes, (we still haven't ordered yet) Gavin starts whining for his tater tots. We then explain to him that we have to wait for the cars ahead of us to place their orders and get their food and then we can ask for tater tots, give them our money and then they would give us our food. He sits there listening intently and then plaintively asks, " there no other way?" What a ham!

It's a Grub...

Gavin has really gotten into The Lion King lately. The other day, I fixed him some Ramen Noodles for lunch. As he was eating he slurped one into his mouth and then looked up at me and said...."MMM, slimy yet sassifying!" Love it!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


It never ceases to amaze me how quickly children heal. It hasn't even been a week since the tragic Drano incedent and look how much better Hayden's little legs are!

I am so greatful that we have the kind of knowledge in medicine that we have today and that what could have left horrible scarring, almost looks like it didn't happen at all! We are so blessed and I am greatful to my Father in Heaven for blessing Hayden with a quick recovery!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I loved this book! I cannot get over the imagination that Stephenie Meyer has. As I sat reading this book, I was a little jealous that I had not the mental abilities, nor the wherewithal to write something like this.
I will admit, it took me maybe the first 100 or so pages to really start getting into it, but once I was in....I didn't want to come back out. I feel sorry for my neglected kids and the mess that was my house and in retrospect, I probably should have had enough self control to put it down, but you do what you gotta do and yesterday....I HAD to read this book!

Just Keep Swimming....

Gavin had his first Swim lesson on Monday. It was a little rough as he didn't want to follow instructions very well and we did end up having to get out about 1/2 way through. But, he has gotten better and we only had to leave about 10 minutes early today.
His main teacher is super cute with the kids and she is extremely patient with Gavin. I think by the end of this week, he will be able to stay the entire time.

New Bed!!!

So, I decided that I was really sick of my old dingy bedspread and that it was time for an upgrade! I found this at Bed Bath and Beyond. It came with the the dust ruffle, two king shams, sheets and pillowcases.And the best part of it all was that it was on SALE!!! I found the three pillows in front at Walmart and I was pretty excited since they match perfectly with the everything else and were a lot cheaper then the ones that you could buy at BB&B. I love it and it changes the whole look of my room. Now, I just have to find some new curtains.....