Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gavin 6 Months

We recently had Gavin’s 6 month check up (where in the world has the time gone!!!????).  As most of you know, our older two were always on the skinny side.  However, our Gavin is not quite so small, not big, but definitely bigger than the other 2 were!  Perhaps that is the survival of the fittest.  He needs that extra umph to protect himself against his older sister and brother. 

Well, our baby is up to 16.5 lbs!!! (By the way, Nyla is 22 lbs.) He is in the 35th Percentile for weight and 70th or so for height. 

He is officially mobile as well!  He can roll from point A to point B as he chooses. We love watching him grow.  He can put his knees under him and can get up on his arms, but not yet at the same time.  Once he does, he is off. 

Summer Vacation

We had a good summer vacation.  It started is the lovely town of Grand Island, Nebraska!  We had a family reunion with my Mom’s side of the family.  We got to see some family and spend time with them.  It was great.  As we were getting ready to depart GI to head towards Wisconsin Dells, my parents van died.  So, us and my brother’s family continued toward the Dells.  We ended up meeting up with Mom & Dad in the Dells a day late (and they had a rental as the van didn’t get fixed in time). 

Then we spent almost a week at the Wilderness Territory resort in the Dells.  They have 6 water parks and tons of stuff for the kiddos to do.  We missed my Sister all week, and missed Mom & Dad for the first day and a half.  We had a great condo and were able to get some great time with my brother’s family and his parents-in-law.  Ethan loved swimming and Nyla loved running around.  Gavin chilled and did love swimming as well. 

We have our limited pictures posted here: Picasa July Album

We were too busy having a good time to take pictures. 

We also went to the Douglas County Fair with my sister and enjoyed checking out the animals.

Then had a couple great camping trips.  Of note was our trip to Red Feather Lakes to visit our good friends’ parents (Adam’s parents, Alice & Bob).  Although we had some rain the first night, Saturday was beautiful and Alice & Bob had us over for breakfast. Then Bob took us fishing and Ethan got to fish for the first time.  Although we didn’t catch anything, a good time was had by all. 

Ethan had his first week of school before our last camping trip.  Photos from this are here: August Album

We had a wonderful summer with our family and friends and are looking forward to more good times!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Kids are Growing up!

In the interest of time, I will update without photos for now...Still gotta download vacation pics then I will talk about that.

Well, Gavin is officially mobile! He rolls from his back to his front and back to his back again! How can that be?!?! Isn't he still my infant! He is growing his personality so much each day. It is fun to watch. He is also REALLY into his big brother and sister. If one is crying all he will do is look for him/her. It is cute!

Nyla is talking more and more. She is a rough and tumble girly girl. She loves her purses and pretty stuff, but also wants to run and get dirty with the older kids! She has a strong independent personality that is flourishing. I can't believe she will be 2 soon!

Ethan starts his second and last year of preschool in 2 weeks! He loves riding his bicycle and entertaining his younger siblings. He has had a couple special days with his Aunt Theresa they went to see Cars2, and then with his Gramma & Papa he got to see Winnie the Pooh! I think he enjoyed those special days!

We had a great time on vacation and I will post more about that later. Just wanted to get something up! In case anyone is actually reading this!