Sunday, September 12, 2010

Life with Gavin at 3 years old

The little man turned 3 on Wednesday. As the saying goes, time sure flies! Watching Gavin grow up has been the most amazing experience. While I have enjoyed all of his stages so far, age 3 is proving to be a lot of fun. He has reached the language explosion phase and that provides a lot of comic relief around here. I love hearing what he has to say- well, when it's not used for evil, aka whining! After all these years of listening to everyone else, he is now spouting off phrases and telling us how it is. The world according to Gavin is awesome to witness. He tells us what he likes and what he doesn't like. He notices the weather and tells us if it's raining or warm. He makes jokes and sings. His imagination is budding and he likes to pretend to cook us dinner and will ask us how we liked it. Sure, he's bossy and a bit of a dictator, but we're working through that and teaching him to be polite. I actually enjoy our negotiations, "One more cartoon, then bedtime, ok? (More like, OTAY!?)" Of course, my favorite phrase is, "Mom, I want to cuddle you." I am thoroughly enjoying Gavin's friendship right now. He is a good little buddy.

Here is a video of him being tickled by Adam. We call it- "No Tickle Me!" I don't think there is much better than hearing a little kid crack up. Enjoy!



laura said...

I just love that video. No tickle me! What a cutie!

Anonymous said...

can't wait for christmas!


Emily said...

He's such a cutie, I can't believe he's three already! Can't wait to see you guys again and hear what Gav has to say!

Missy said...

I love the updates on your kiddos! You should do a blog post with some of Gavin's wise words; that would be fun to read.

Eileen said...

what a great post!! love the picture and the video. glad gavin is such good company, especially with adam so busy this month in particular. i also can't wait for Christmas!!