Saturday, March 19, 2011


I've been meaning to write a post all week. It's not a lack of material that kept me from posting, as I have several little projects keeping me busy. Yet, it wasn't a lack of time that kept me away either. I just had a really fun week with Gavin and Olivia. We didn't do anything spectacular, mostly just played and cuddled. They're both at really fun ages. Olivia started crawling on Wednesday. She pulled herself up to kneeling on Thursday. On Friday, she started babbling, "Mama!" It's not exactly an official "Mama". Her favorite phrase is, "yayayayaya!" If you say it back to her, she repeats it again, and gets really excited. I finally got her to mimic "mamamamama!" That's my girl! I'm just completely in love with her.

Gavin has changed so much in the last few months- he's a kid now. His language skills seem to advance daily, but it's his logic and how he interprets emotions that continue to surprise me. He offers opinions and is actually pretty helpful. The other day, I was trying to find something and was ranting about, all worked up. He stopped me and said, "Mom, I'm going to give you a hug now. It's okay; you'll find it. Just keep looking." It was so sweet. I felt sort of ridiculous that my three year old basically called me out for throwing a tantrum! He says things all day long that just crack me up. When I scolded Max for doing something, Gavin said, "Mom, that is not very nice. Max is very, really friendly to me. He's my beagle and my buddy." Age 3 has its unpleasant moments, but overall, Gav is becoming a very good friend of mine.

Anyhow, that's about all I have to say tonight. My kids are awesome and this post is for them.


Michele said...

Oh my GOSH!! This made me tear up!! As I listen to my children in the living room laughing at eachother and telling me about the Aliens they are seeing on the moon through the telescope! Kids have their moments... but it's moments like your's and mine that make it soo WORTH it! And Life would not be the same!!! yay for you!!!

Eileen said...

just love reading about those fantastic grandchildren! what smart cookies they are--just like their momma and daddy

jenny goodman said...

I love that you love your kids sooo much. I hope I can be as good of a mom as you are to Gavin and Olivia!

Emily said...

Gav is such a sweet heart - what a fun stage watching him turn into a boy. And Olivia is darling, she's growing so fast too! I love that you're enjoying your kids so much, you're a great mom!