Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally a Fun Weekend

Saturday morning we FINALLY woke up feeling better!  Gavin and I that is...Grant woke up thinking he caught our cold but as the day progressed he started feeling better :) 

My parents to Gavin to Diamond Lake to walk around and check out the dinosaur museum while Grant and I ran errands.  The pics they took are so Beautiful I wish I would've tagged along LOL

Grandma & Gavin

Gavin & Grandpa playing in the dirt

Gavin catching some Air!!!

That evening Grant and I went to Kyle & Cindy's house to celebrate their Birthdays! Here is a group shot of the girls...we were playing poker!

This guy kept trying to get everyone to take shots. A few people took him up on his offer...he would fill up 10 shot glasses and go pass them around, he was giving them to the guys outside and walked right into the sliding glass was HILARIOUS

After Poker we decided to play pictionary

The girls got sick of drawing so the occasional drunk guy would stumble in and agree to draw for us LOL Sean got the word "Idaho" and decided to draw our friend Jeff! Next he picked the Eiffel Tower and kept drawing NY LOL

Tim is a Mountain Man growing out his beard LOL Rachel says it's okay because it keeps the girls away :)

Tim & Rachel

Singing Happy Birthday

Sean and Grant

Group Shot

Cindy thought it would be cute to take everyone's pictures on the staircase

Too bad My Hubby is Way at the Top

We let Gavin paint with his new easel!

Isn't his masterpiece beautiful? Good job buddy :)

In other news Sunday afternoon the Chargers Lost to the Jets in the playoffs....No superbowl for the Chargers. Apparently it's my fault because I took a shower at half time and put on my GREEN pajama shirt...OMG those are Jets colors. Sorry Honey but the kicker needs to get fired...either that or he's getting paid off from the other team to miss kicks in the playoffs since he does this EVERYTIME. Better Luck Next Year :)

It's raining and windy today and is expected to be bad weather all week. I hate when it's so cold but Grant is super excited because that means SNOW!!! I anticipate he will be heading up to Big Bear this week to try out the new bindings on his new snowboard :) Have a Great Week Everyone!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sick Again :(

Wow 2010 can you please let us feel better already? Friday morning Gavin woke up with a high fever and snot nose. I didn't take him to the Dr. since tylenol was keeping the fever down but I think he has roseolla. Once the fever broke a light rash was on his cheeks. Poor kid can't catch a break.

 Grant went to his Mom's for a garage sale Saturday morning and Amanda dropped off gifts from her and Jenn :)

Gavin enjoyed sitting on the present LOL

Thanks for the new golf clubs GoMacho Family

Hmmm I wonder what this is from Auntie Jenn?

A giant puzzle

Sick Little Guy and the Lion

Thanks for the Presents Amanda & Jenn :)

We had planned a Disneyland trip with the family for Sunday for Gavin's B-Day but he still wasn't feeling great so we decided to stay home and get some rest.

Grant bought some new bindings for his snowboard with the gift cards his Mom got him for Christmas. Gavin loved helping him change out his old bindings for the new shiny ones LOL

I'll help you Daddy

Happy they are finally on Yeah!!!

Sunday evening Gavin started to feel better and once again Mommy started to get his cold.  I can't wait for everyone to start feeling better so we can actually get out of the house and enjoy the nice weather!

Monday, January 11, 2010

All Grown Up

Gavin is growing up so fast. Time really does fly...I miss having a baby, but I Love having my little man....whose opinionated and affectionate :)

Daddy made me Mickey Mouse pancakes for my Birthday!!!!

Daddy set up my Thomas the Train set

Everyone Sang Happy Birthday To Me

I ate all the frosting

Daddy thought it would be funny to shove my face in my cupcake

Why? Dad, Why?

Time to open Presents!!!

Oohhh a easel!!! Magnet & White Board on One Side....

.....Chalk Board on the other side :)

My Parents bought Gavin the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Play Set that sings the hot dog song and does tons of cool things, he loves it :) Thanks Grandma & Grandpa! 

Happy Birthday Baby Boy I Hope You Had A Wonderful Day! We Love You XOXO

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Gavin

I can't believe my baby is TWO!!! OMG OMG OMG Hyperventilating over here LOL Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday we were in the ambulance on our way to have an emergency c-section, but at the same time your seem so grown up...much older than a 2 year old.
Here you are in Mommy's Belly a week before you wanted to meet us :)

My Sweet Little Miracle...All 2 lbs 4 oz of you

It makes me so sad to see you connected to all those cords and IV's but I am so Thankful that they saved you life :)

This is a preview of what you will look like a a wrinkly old man LOL

Our First Family Photo...We were so happy to finally have you home after 48 long days in the NICU at UCI and so Grateful you came home with no oxygen.

Our Family Photo at Your First Birthday!

Our Family Photo a few weeks ago...look how much you've grown!

Smashing your cake at your First Birthday Party...You better not smash the cake now...use your fork LOL

Such a big boy at your first B-Day standing with your buddy Dean!

Look how much you've grown...Such a Handsome Young Man!

We couldn't ask for a better Son! You are truly such a joy to be around and your smile lights up our life. Your laughter is contagious and tickling, chasing and playing with you are what bring's smiles to our face each and every day. We can't wait to see what this year will bring us! Thank You for choosing to be our Son :) Happy Birthday! We Love You XOXOXOXOXOX

You were also born on a special holiday to many below for more information on the Ephiphany!

The Epiphany, Three Kings Day and Little Christmas

 Everyone knows that Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, but 12 days later, on January 6th, many Christians around the world enjoy a second Christmas celebration. Known by many names, including the Epiphany, Three Kings' Day, Little Christmas or the 12th Day of Christmas, January 6th was first celebrated as a feast day in the 4th century to commemorate Jesus' introduction in human form. Religious scholars explain that for many devout Christians, Christmas is a season rather than a day -- with festivities beginning with the Advent and concluding with the Epiphany.

Among Orthodox or Eastern Christians, January 6th is known as the Epiphany, the day in which Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan. In Western Christianity, the day commemorates the visit by the Magi, or the Three Wisemen, to the baby Jesus. To learn more about how January 6th is celebrated around the world, read on.

Three King's Day
In Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and much of Latin America, January 6th is celebrated as Three King's Day, commemorating the visit by Melchor, Gaspar and Balthazar of the baby Jesus. In Northern Europe and Germany, Drie koningen features children caroling from door to door, dressed up as the Three Kings.

In Spain and Latin America, the day is known as El Dìa de los Reyes. Children leave out their shoes the night before, much like stockings are left out on Christmas Eve. Shoes are stuffed with straw or hay for the Kings' camels; in its place, the Kings leave little ones small gifts and sweets.

Also traditional is preparing Rosca bread with a little trinket -- sometimes a baby Jesus -- baked inside. Whoever finds the prize is believed to be blessed with a fortunate year.

La Befana
In Italy, January 6th honors the legend of La Befana, who was asked to join the Three Kings on their journey. She declined, but always regretted her decision. Much like Santa Klaus, La Befana is believed to visit children on the eve of January 6th, bringing sweets and gifts to the well-behaved children -- and a lump of coal for the naughty ones. Portrayed in popular mythology as an old woman riding a broomstick, La Befana enters a home just like Santa Kluas: through the chimney!

Little Christmas/Women's Christmas
Before the widespread use of the Gregorian calendar, Christmas was actually celebrated on January 6th. Many countries, including Ireland, honor this original date by celebrating Little Christmas, known in Irish as Nollaig Bheag, on the 6th. The Irish also refer to the day as Women's Christmas, a time when men traditionally take over the household duties, giving their wives a 'day off'.

Twelfth Day of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas are considered by many to be the days leading up to December 25th. Some religious historians, however, believe these days actually represent the time between December 25th and January 6th. The conclusion of those days is celebrated with a feast on the Eve of the Twelfth Night, as popularized in the Shakespeare play. In the U.K., the yule log is burned for all twelve nights following Christmas Eve, and then, on the 6th, the Christmas tree and other decorations are taken down. In fact, it is considered bad luck to leave up the tree past the Twelfth Day.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Daddy~Son Disney Day

Grant took Gavin to Disneyland a few days early to start celebrating his Birthday Week!!! I sadly had to work and didn't want to use my vacation time going to Disneyland since we go so often. 

My day didn't start off to shabby either.  I was pleasantly surprised when I got to Sweetest Stephanie kept telling me for weeks that she already ordered my Christmas present and she was so upset when it didn't arrive before Christmas because she had ordered it 6 weeks earlier.  I got it Monday morning and she had printed my blog ( I immediately freaked out because that's what Marsha bought me for Christmas) however it all worked out because Stephanie had printed all of 2008 and Marsha had ordered 2009!  They don't even know each other but somehow they communicated LOL The book is Beautiful and I couldn't ask for a better gift. I can't wait until Gavin is older and will appreciated looking at them. Honestly these are the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received and I love Marsha & Stephanie for getting them :) Thanks Ladies I appreciate it.  Okay back to Disneyland LOL

Gavin's favorite show is the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show at California Adventure :) He doesn't even mind waiting in line LOL

Waiting for Mickey Mouse & Gang to come out and play!

Eating his bean and cheese burritto with a view of the ducks :)

Daddy did my hair like the "Brandon Walsh" wave...please don't laugh at me

Rope Bridge in Brother Bear Country

Rock Climbing

He's getting so big :)

Going down the rock slides

The boys had a Wonderful Day at Disneyland, a Perfect way to start Birthday Week!

That evening we all met up at BJ's for Isaac's Birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the kids all loved running around. Sadly I didn't take many pictures. Just a few of the kiddos.
Elisa was such a good babysitter :)

Isaiah, Jacob, Elisa, Gavin & Matthew Causing Chao's

Yummmy Pazookie

Happy Birthday Isaac!