Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We Belong Together

We have this sweet little book called "We Belong Together" by Joyce Wan. We bought it for Josie, but of course we read it to Gavin occasionally, too.

**Note: I do not own these images, I just wanted you to be familiar with them to get a context for this blog post. Please don't be a jerk and copy or print any of these images.**

During General Conference I was relaxing on the couch and Gavin joined me. Rob took a picture because he thought it was sweet.
Out of the blue Gavin gave me a rough-house toddler boy hug and said, "We belong together." We haven't read this book in days (weeks?). I'm pretty sure this is the sweetest thing Gavin has ever said to me and I think he'll have a hard time topping it for the rest of my life.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gavin is talking up a storm

I don't know what changed, but suddenly Gavin is trying to say everything. The list I posted a month ago of his two-syllable words is totally outdated. Here are some of my favorite things he's currently saying:

-Look out! (when his trains are going to crash)
-train wreck
-snowman
-movie (the way he imploringly says it in his sweet little voice is too cute)
-Toby, Gordon, Percy, Henry, Diesel, Diesel 10, Salty, Duck (It's a relief for him to name his trains so you know which one he's talking about. He still won't say Thomas, though!)
-Gavin
-Josie (this one is VERY new--makes me so happy!)

More firsts for Josie!

1. On January 4th I was feeding Josie some oatmeal when I thought I felt a scraping on the spoon. I checked later and sure enough, she had a tooth! (Bottom left in the middle.) Within about a week she had her next one in, too.

2. On January 12th my mom watched our kids while we went to clean the church in the morning. My mom told me how Josie had been trying to pull herself up to our ottoman. That night I was sitting at the computer and turned around to see this:
!!!
Pardon the runny nose, but that's not something you really worry about when your child has just pulled herself up for the first time! I'm glad I took the picture when I did; she fell right after I snapped it.

3. My sister found this online for five bucks:
Twinkle toes
Josie LOVES jumping in it, mostly on her toes as pictured above.

4. Yesterday we were at Costco and Josie was in her car seat inside the cart and she suddenly got really REALLY mad. I couldn't figure out what was going on, so I got her out and she calmed down pretty quickly. I realized that I had never seated her in the cart before and thought she might enjoy it. She went crazy with excitement!
Sweet brother
She was seriously squealing and kicking her legs and just so, so happy! Gavin had a lot of fun with her next to him, too. Thank goodness for those double-wide Costco carts!