Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our recent happenings.....

Let's see, where to start.
My sister had her baby (hence last two posts) and I have a beautiful new niece named Hannah. I have been busy painting cabinets (which I am so sick of now) and have most of the top ones done and need to start on the bottom ones, arggggh. But, the kitchen does look sooooo much better, so I guess it is worth it.
Gavin has had a reoccuring ear infection for the last 2 1/2 months and we just saw the ENT and the verdict is in: TUBES. I am actually happy because I just want him to have some relief and be OFF antibotics. So he will have them put in next month. Kaden and Gavin both came down with the flu on Wed. and Thursday of last week and then I got the joy in partaking in on the fun on Saturday. Thankfully, that is done!!!
Kaden has decided he is really in to dinosaurs and so we will be looking for a dinosaur costume for him for Halloween. Let's see... oh yeah, Gavin is starting talk! Uh Oh, Thank you, and Dog are his favorites right now. And no, he is still not walking...maybe by Christmas!!
And finally, my 10 year reunion is coming up in 3 weeks and I cannot believe it. I am excited to se so many people but so wish I knew what to wear!
ok, I'm done now :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Welcome to our Blog world!

Please make my sister Robyn feel welcome as she joins our blog world. She was a little hesitant and told me she didn't think she was computer savvy enough to do it, but I assured her it was not that complicated. Now you can check in on her as she deciphers her way through being a new mom and sleepless days and nights, all the while watching my beautiful niece grow!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's a Girl!!!!!

After much of anticipation of wondering whether it was a he or a she, Hannah Patricia Lavin was born 9-16 at 4:22 am. She weighed in at 8 lbs 8oz and measured 19 inches long.

My sister is such a trooper and went through a loooooooong labor to get this little girl out. She first went to the hospital Sunday morning, then again Sunday night, when they finally admitted her it was early Monday morning and they didn't give the poor thing an epidural until about 7:30 am. Even then, little Hannah was stubborn. She was on a Pitosin drip for almost 24 hours before she was born! Apparently my sister and I have issues with dilating (I was on pitosin with both boys!). Regardless, she is here now and looks just like Daddy, and has a full head of beautiful dark hair. I can't wait to spoil her with lots and lots of pink and purple!!

Congratulations Jim and Robyn, we are so happy for you!

taking a rest, waiting for baby to arrive
still resting, these dad's have it so easy!
(Jim was really so great, and never left my sister's side, but I have to give him a hard time!)
I brought my sister a well deserved treat after a very long labor:)

Isn't Hannah adorable! Look at those cheeks :) Jim has a lot of sisters, but I told Hannah that I am going to be her FAVORITE Aunt. And since I don't have a little girl, there will be lots of spoiling going on!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Gavin's new trick....

So he can't walk yet. Most days he doesn't even want to attempt it. But he loves to pull himself up to things, cruise a little bit, and most of all try to climb on top of things. He loves to climb on the couch, but even more than that he loves to climb from the couch to the side table and give me a heart attack. He's crazy, and I love it.

Lately when we go to the park I have been letting him crawl around. Gross, I know but I am so sick of holding him. He loves to climb up the steps or the bottom of the slide. The other day I left him at the bottom of the slide and turned around to give Kaden a push on the swing and when I turned back I found that little monkey half way up the slide!! I couldn't believe it! So he has been practicing and here is proof of his new trick:

Can you believe it! He made it all the way up. He may not walk yet but he sure is a climbing monkey :)

He was so proud of himself

Kade was excited too :)

I just love this pic of Kade getting a drink. Do you think he got any in his mouth?

Don't worry all you germ-a-phobes out there, I gave them a bath wehn we got home! :)