Friday, September 19, 2008

Gavin's Getting Bigger and Virtual School

Here are a couple of cute pics of Gavin to show how he's grown lately. He is almost 8lbs which is amazing as it means he has gained roughly 2 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. He came home four weeks ago and weighed 5lbs 5oz, at his 3 wk appt he was 5lb 7oz and today at 6wks he is 8ish lbs. Way to suck it down Gavin!!


Raven, our niece turned 13 and so Phillip and Avery made her an ice cream cake for her birthday. Yummy!!

We joined the Idaho Virtual Academy and here is a picture of Phillip "going" to an online virtual class. He talks to his classmates through a microphone, and watches the lecture online. It is awesome and he received his computer today in the mail and was so excited!! Phillip is the only one virtually schooling, but Avery has decided she wants her own computer too!! In the words of Chip "I love technology".This is a video of Gavin moments after birth, and I thought you might want to see how far he's come!! God is so amazing! That weird sound is him breathing and literally heaving for breath.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A couple of cute pics for no reason.

Just thought this was so cute.
Wow, Phillip looks so big compared to Gavin. According to the online height predictor Phillip is in the ball park of expected height being 6ft 2in(Supposedly 90% accurate). Going to be a tall boy.

Cousin Raven gets to see baby for the first time.
Just thought this was cute. Thanks Aunt Jay for the swing from Bennett. It still works!!

Our Daily Crowd

This is Sophia and Molly, her best friend. Molly lives 2 doors down from us and spends many hours with Sophia every day. They are sooo similar in personality. They are great for each other.

Here is the usual crowd at our house. We generally have about 7-12 kids at our house at any given time. Here are some of the regulars: Andrea is in red (short blond hair), Michaela is in the green (also short blond hair), and Molly is also pictured above. Missing are: Desiree, Gunner, Clayton, Amy Marie and Junior. All of these kids live within 4 houses on either side of ours and are between 4 and 6 years old.
And the tree house, although not in a tree, totally surrounded by them. I'm so glad the kids love to play at our house.

The First Day of School !!!

Monday was our official first day of school. It was a good day! Exhausting? YES!! But good none the less. Here they are sitting around our kitchen table ready for the day.

Joey was quite diligent with his work.
Here is Phillip doing Math at the computer.
Here is Avery, also doing math.

Sophia has a weird fascination with taking photos with her mouth wide open.
Even Bennett is part of the school group.
Gavin, amazingly is able to sleep through it all. Literally in the middle of the chaos.

Gavin's First Bath

Well, here is Gavin's first bath. It was a week and a half ago, but I just got time to post it!
And here he is all wrapped up.
And now he is all tuckered out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bennett's First Big Boy Haircut

Well here he is; Bennett is 2 yrs old and so I decided to give him a big boy haircut, after which I cried, because he well.... looks like a big boy! Sob, sob.