Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas is HERE!

Wow, we have so many pictures and fun stories to share. Here are a few highlights from the day. Once we figure out how to work iMovie on our new computer we'll post a video of Gavin opening presents (yes he actually opened them himself).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve and Gavin needed to visit Santa to share his Christmas Wish List. In Arizona Santa is outside, come rain or shine. This Santa was at the San Tan Mall and in the shade it was quite chilly. Jason stood in the Santa line, Grandma Patti took Gavin to Build-A-Bear where she and he made "Snowy" his furry, frosty Snowman friend, and Barb was just trying to find some sun to stay warm. 2 HOURS LATER, we finally made it to the front of the line. Jason was holding Gavin and literally 1 minute before it was our turn, G-man fell asleep. Not just dozing off - out cold, couldn't wake up! It was so stinking cute, and what do you do, right? So we said take the picture anyway (which by the way, Santa pictures are a expensive these days). We did end up shaking Santa's jingle bells and got him to wake up, but the sleeping pose was just too cute - and a far better memory.
Gavin was a really good boy this year; pretty sure Santa will be good to him.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Spokane Visit

On another airplane. We went to Spokane and lucky us, it snowed. We flew back with G&G Thew and they babysat me while mom went to work at the Spokane office.
Grandma's bathtub is too deep, but I'm almost too big for the kitchen sink. I did love sitting up like a big boy all by myself though.
Uncle Russell kept me happy when I was starting to get fussy at Sawtooth Grill, the restaurant he is the kitchen manager at. He made a delicious, messy bison burger for mom and she ate the whole thing. Uncle Andy was there also, he was a server that night.

My first visit with Santa, he's got a big soft lap. We went to the Spokane Carousel for grandma's union night. We took some canned food and got to ride the carousel. Mom & I rode the tiger because it was stationary...a little safer for my first merry go round.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Xmas Decorating...finally

Last night we finally got the house decorated for Christmas. The tree looks beautiful. Grandma Patti, Grandma Beth, Jason, Barb all decorated while Grandpa Ed and Gavin supervised. Gavin was actually watching the back of his eyelids. He sure makes a cute Santa though.

Tucson 1/2 Marathon

This weekend we headed back to Tucson to our favorite JW Marriott Starr Pass resort. We brought Grandma & Grandpa Thew with us (they're visiting from Spokane). Jason and David ran in the 1/2 marathon and had a very successful race. The rest of us cheered them on! Great job guys, we're so proud of you both!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Our growing boy Gavin has upgraded from milk to food. We started with cereal on Thanksgiving, as you can see he wasn't loving it. Jason thinks it gave him gas so we waited a while to try again. After he mastered rice cereal Barb decided to try carrots and spinach. Again you can see that didn't go over too well. He was eating like a champ, and then all of a sudden it all came back up again. Pretty sure it was the spinach. He tried carrots again today and did great. Tomorrow - butternut squash.

We are attempting to make our own baby food, so far it's been really easy and the best part is we know for sure what's going inside that little guys' body.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Family Photos

Thanks to our wonderful friend & photographer Sam we were able to get some great family photos taken today. We'll use one of them for our Christmas cards. The most exciting thing about the pictures was how we were able to edit them...on our NEW MAC! Yep, we did it - broke down and crossed over to the Mac side. Out with the crappy if we could only get our company to switch to Mac. This thing is awesome and we can't wait to learn all about all the wonderful things it can do.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

No pictures - well we have 1 picture of Gavin, but I'll have to dig it out. More like - no time to blog! We started our day with a 10K Turkey Trot...Grandma Patti stayed home with Gavin because he was still sleeping. Jason & Barb ran and had a good time. We got home and started cooking for the day. Barb felt crappy and just figured it was from the run. As the day went on she felt worse and worse...ended up with a fever & everything. Jason had to take care of Gavin because Barb pretty much quarantined herself from the baby...didn't want him getting sick. Fun Thanksgiving huh?

Gaving tried rice ceral for the first time, that is the picture we have - we'll add it to the blog later. The little guy is eating so much we'll soon be on baby food. We are attempting to make our own baby food and we've tried carrots, squash, spinach, and apples so far. They are in the freezer ready for him when he's ready.

Monday, November 23, 2009

U of A College Game Day

What a fun, fun day! The Hendricks family had tickets to the Arizona/Oregon football game. Little did we know that ESPN's College Game Day would be in town. So after arriving back to Phoenix from a busy, out-of-town work week. We all got up at 4:30 am to drive down to Tucson and try to get on TV.

A sea of red & blue. Gavin took in the crowd for a while, then...
Got a little sleepy....
And yes, in a crow of screaming, cheering fans - he slept. For almost the entire Game Day.
The Hendricks in their U of A garb, ready to cheer on the team!
We were upgraded to a suite at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. Gavin stayed with Grandma Patti while Barb & Jason went to the game.
The bed just swallowed him up it was so big.
Jason and Gavin watching football a the Sports Bar.
Gavin expressing himself with sign language...this is his opinion of the Oregon Ducks. (no we didn't pose him for this photo...silly kid just did it).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cronkite News 3 Day Story

Reporter Liz Rohe did a story in October about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Race. She found out about the 3 Day (60 mile) Breast Cancer walk and contact Barb to do a follow up story. Great job Liz, you're in the right profession!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Breast Cancer 3 Day - Day #3

Day #3, sore feet, tight calves, a few blisters...but the sun is out! We only have 20 miles left and for some reason all the pain seems to go away on the third day. We had a great time this year and look forward to doing it again in years to come.

Old Town Scottsdale.

Couldn't resist a photo was so cold in the morning!

Barb & the Disco Dude.

Our little champ waiting for us at the end. A woman saw him and insisted that he hold the "Mother" flag - he's so dang cute! We missed him for the 3 days, but knew he was in good hands with Grandma Patti.

Success! We finished all 60 miles, it wasn't easy - but worth every step!! Thank you to all who supported us - we love and appreciate you all.
(Time to go ice our entire bodies now!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Breast Cancer 3 Day - Day #2

Day #2 - RAIN?!?! In Arizona? We could have gone to the Seattle 3 Day for this. All and all it was another successful day. Just glad we had Gavin as an excuse to go home to our nice, warm, dry bed this year - a rainy tent really isn't much fun.

Cold & wet to start our morning at 6:30.

#1 Fan out to support us again. Then came the rain so he had to go home.

Yes it rained hard enough we needed panchos.

Took this one for dad, old fire truck - pretty cool.

Day #2, the sun is out - you'd never know it was pouring down rain. Time to go ice our feet!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Breast Cancer 3 Day - Day #1

We started out in Gilbert, AZ for a little 20 mile walk. It was overcast, a little chilly, but great walking weather. Once again Opening Ceremonies were inspiring, motivating, emotional, and the great way to start this amazing event.

Our favorite cheering section came to see us at Cheer Station #1. Gavin & Grandma Patti came to cheer us on (and so mom could take care of the pumping issue)

Jason always charming the ladies. This time they were dressed as the 3 little pigs, and as always they love Jason.

Day #1 complete, time to go home to a bath we can soak in and a good night sleep.

Monday, November 9, 2009

2009 Family Vacation

Finally getting around to posting vacation pictures. We had a great time in Newport Beach and getting to visit most of Jason's family.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tummy Time

Gavin really worked his neck muscles today. Mom & Dad were laughing so hard we could barely stand it. Jason would try to take pictures and Gavin would roll over before he could get the camera out. So Jason put it on sport mode and took several shots of the little bugger.