Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas 2018

Christmas this year was subdued.  Kaiden came over not feeling well and spent the afternoon in bed.  Gavin started feeling bad after we ate and slept the rest of the day.  Barbara and Gary left early as Barbara was having shoulder replacement in 2 days and did not want to get sick. 

We did have a nice meal and exchanged gifts.  Kaiden perked up enough to open his gifts.  

Monday, December 24, 2018


 A few weeks ago the word tradition came up in a conversation and Trevin didn't know what it meant.  I explained it to him and he said that's like when we get together every year and decorate cookies for Christmas and then eat one when we go look at Christmas lights and we haven't done that yet this year.

So yesterday we decorated cookies and then went to look at the Christmas lights.

They get pretty creative with what they can find - pretzels, peanuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, marshmallows along with sprinkles - plenty of sprinkles.

This was the first year Gavin took part in the tradition.  He was very excited.
Mostly about eating the decorations.

He was very excited about looking at the Christmas lights.  I hope we get to do this tradition for many more years.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gavin is 2!

 I tried all day to get a good smiling picture of Gavin, but couldn't.  It is hard to believe he is 2!  He is such a happy little boy and very active.  He loves to be outside especially when we walk to the park and he can swing and slide and climb everywhere.  He loves books and takes me to get them to read over and over again.  He likes to drag out all the blankies he can find and have the spread all over the floor.  He really likes bunnies and I made the mistake of showing him pictures on my phone.  So every time I see him he wants bunnies and if I am slow he gets the phone out of my purse.  The bunnies have to go to sleep quite often!  Unlike his brothers he said Gram before Tito so I told him he was definitely in the will.  Tito and I adore him and think he is so smart and special. (But we think his brothers are too)
 Here are the brothers holding up how old they are - Gavin says 2 but doesn't always hold up 2 fingers - we said he used 2 hands here.
Happy Birthday to you dear Gavin.  Gram and Tito love you very much!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rock Hound

Kaiden loves rocks.  He is always picking them up when we go for a walk or whenever he is outside.  Showing us quartz, petrified wood, etc.  He knows everyone's birthstone (and agrees that us lucky people born in February have the best one)!  He was in 7th heaven when we stopped at this rock shop in Estes Park.  Both of his brothers were asleep so he and I got the chance to browse on our own for a few minutes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

4th of July Cupcakes

We made and decorated 4th of July cupcakes.  The boys decided to use the batter as face paint.  Gavin just enjoyed licking the spoon.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

My New Favorite Picture

After running around with the boys one day doing errands we stopped for an ice cream on the way home.  I snapped this picture right after Gavin said please for another bite.

Friday, July 20, 2018


The boys love to throw rocks into the lake and stream.  Gavin became hooked as he watched his brothers.

He studied them for a bit and then set off to find his own rock.

He didn't often get the rock all the way to the water, but that didn't seem to bother him.

Whenever a rock would hit the water, he would crouch down and then stand up and yell splash!

After that it was hard to keep him away from the water - he kept yelling splash.

The simple things are often the most fun.  I remember loving to throw rocks into the rivers and my Dad telling me I would fill them up.  Nathan loved doing this also and now all 3 boys.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hikes and Picnics

We went to Rocky Mountain Park and hiked around a lake and had a picnic.  

The boys love climbing the rocks and running up the hills.  This rock was low so I lifted Gavin up.  He was not too happy that Trevin was holding onto him.

This rock was much higher and try as hard as he could, he couldn't make it up.

I didn't feel like wading out into the cold creek to take Gavin out, so it was just these two.

A fact this one was not too happy about!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Library Summer Program

Every summer we try to go to as many of the library's summer program events.  We made it to a presentation on dinosaurs complete with large blow ups.

Gavin was with us but was not going anywhere near these things.

Friday, July 13, 2018

When You Are Tired

We go for walks when the weather cooperates.  When it is just Gavin and me, it is a short walk without the stroller.

But sometimes you get tired and you just have to lay down, no matter where you are!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Field Day

It seems like it always gets chilly and rainy on Field Day.  Kaiden's was in the morning and jackets were welcome.

Waiting his turn in a relay race.

In the gym for a game of Hungry Hungry Hippo.

Trevin's was in the afternoon and it had warmed up, but it still looked like rain.  He was very good in the bouncing ball race.

In the gym for his turn at Hungry Hungry Hippo.

We made it through before the rain started.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Gavin loves being outside.  One mention of outside, bye-bye or shoes he heads for the door.  One day before the boys were out of school, we headed out to sweep out the garage.  Gavin took Trevin's broom and helped.

He found the stash of water guns and found that even if you can't squeeze the trigger you can shake it and get the water out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kindergarten Graduation

 Trevin graduated from Kindergarten at the end of May.  He said he wanted to grow up to be a Cooker because he likes to make food.
In his cap and gown with his diploma

Monday, July 9, 2018


Trevin turned 6 on May 11th.  

Sunday, July 8, 2018


Three handsome boys on Easter

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Taken on Kaiden's birthday.  We are so proud of these boys!

Friday, March 16, 2018


He loves going to the playground, swinging on the swings and loves the slide.  I lift him up and let him slide down on his stomach, but he tries to climb up the slide like his brothers do.  The last time we were there, he through a fit when it was time to leave.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Tito and I had him one day when we were running errands and stopped at McDonalds.  We got an ice cream cone to share.  Trevin was not happy with getting spoonfuls, he wanted the entire cone.  Guess who won?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Static Electricity

Static electricity plays havoc with his fine hair.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Me and Santa

Another day of catch-up.  Gavin snuggled up to Santa in December.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Christmas 2017

Another catch-up - I didn't get many pictures from Christmas, but these were from the annual cookie decorating day.  After we are done with the decorating and supper, we take a cookie with us in the car and go look at Christmas lights.  It won't be long before there will be 3 boys with us.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Halloween 2017

Still playing catch-up.  Halloween pictures - Kaiden was some character from a video game I never heard of (I don't remember the name).  Trevin was Sonic the Hedgehog and Gavin was a mailman just like his Daddy.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Funny Face

He makes the cutest, sweetest, funny faces!