Posts Categorized: Kids

Pics from Gavin’s Epic Birthday

Due to having all of our family out of town, most of our Christmas and birthday gifts are mailed. So Gavin got a gift from Justin’s sister, Jen, and her family early in the week, so he opened it on the morning of his birthday along with a few small gifts from us (since Justin […]

Party Time

Saturday was Gavin’s birthday party, and despite our earlier discussions regarding birthday themes we went with a pirate theme, which was easier, and I think, a lot more fun than Batman or Wolverine. I mean, do either of those guys run around saying stuff like “arrgghhh!! where’s me booty?” Okay. Gavin wouldn’t say it either, […]

Happy 5th Birthday, Gavin!

Wow. Five years. It just seemed like last week you were just learning to sleep in your big-boy bed and coming into our room at odd hours of the night, barely as tall as our bed. Then I suddenly noticed Saturday when you came in and woke me up while I was napping, that you […]

Birthday Planning with an Almost Five Year Old

Me: Hey Gavin, it’s your birthday soon. What kind of birthday do you want? Gavin: I want a Batman birthday! Me: Okay. So you don’t want a Wolverine cake anymore? Gavin: Um…how ’bout you put Batman next to Wolverine and that will be my cake? Me: Well, you can’t really do that, buddy. Gavin: why? […]

Rummel Midwest Tour 2009 – Part 1

Last week Thursday we packed up the car and the kids and headed off to Chicago. After about six hours we stopped off at a hotel…for free, thanks to Justin’s hotel points from all his traveling. We ate dinner and went swimming, then I tried to bathe the kids. I say “tried” because when I […]