Monday, September 28, 2009

Picture Day

Gavin had his 1st official pictures at a picture studio. He was pretty tired so it was a challenge getting him to smile, but I think the pictures still turned out pretty good. We have lots of copies and actually got the copyrights to a CD of pictures. So if you want a copy let us know which picture and what size...we already have some set aside for family but will be happy to send more.

Monday, September 21, 2009

More Visitors

We have been so fortunate to have family come and visit all of us. This last weekend we had Gavin's Great Grandma Jane and cousin Grant from Washington.

I think he LOVES his Great Grandma!!

Grant, Barb, Gavin, Grandma Jane

Thanks guys for coming to visit, we loved having you here!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Football Sunday

Once again we enjoyed another football Sunday together as a family. Gavin is growing into his chair quickly (yikes!). We weighed him tonight and he now weighs 14 lbs...and yes he is only 7 weeks old. He is definitely healthy, and he loves his food!

He discovered his hand this week as well, sucks on it so hard I think his fingers are going to fall off sometimes. He sucks and sucks and then his finger and thumb are all pruned.

Chilling out on the Boppy watching the Sunday night game - Cowboys stadium was pretty amazing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Old Man Hendricks

My son cracks me up. I'm beginning to think he is related to Benjamin Button. His old man hair line makes me laugh when we do tummy time on the floor. He did show off quite a bit this evening with his strong neck muscles.

Marathon Maniacs

This week started training for the upcoming 1/2 marathon's. Jason is doing the Tucson 1/2 marathon with David in December and Barb is doing PF Chang's Rock & Roll 1/2 marathon in January.
Jason's comments for the first run this week "A rude awakending"
Barb's comments "I have to wear 2 sports bras...this sucks"

Onward & upward. Tomorrow Barb will run with Gavin in the jogging stroller; we'll see how he likes it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Swim Baby Swim

Gavin went to the pool for the first time. We were laughing so hard - his head is so big!! We had a hard time getting on the swim shirt. Other than that it was a lot of fun...he really loved it. We hope to get him into lessons at about 3 months (on Barb's To-Do-List).

Thanks Grandma Patti for taking pictures so mom & dad could swim with me!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Window Seat

The flight home from Kansas City was not even close to full. Gavin and Barb had an entire row to ourselves. Gavin got the WINDOW!! Not quite sure why we flew on 9/11; we weren't thinking when we booked the flight. Everything turned out just fine though - and as always Gavin was a champ.

Kansas City

We took our second plane trip today to KC to visit the corporate office (PCG in Lenexa). Gavin got to meet some of his new friends; during the day he stayed with a very good friend of the family Mary. They had a great time. At night he hung out with his two friends at Fort Langley.


Auntie Mel

Mary's Daughter Hannah

Diane (she'll babysit for us next visit to KC)

Jack & Ava

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Grandparents Galore

GSH is the luckiest kid on the planet. He has so many grandparents & great grandparents. This last week his Grandma & Grandpa from Everett came to visit.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Big Boy Bath

With the rapid growth of GSH we've outgrown the sink and had to move onto the regular bathtub. He does love his bathtime.

Prescott Road Trip

We took our first real road trip today to Prescott, AZ to visit Great Grandma & Grandpa Hendricks. Seen how GSH is the first great grandchild it was a pretty special visit. He was great in the car for the 3 hour drive - both there and the way back. We had a lovely spaghetti lunch that grandpa cooked and enjoyed visiting with them both. GSH liked meeting his GG's - as you can see from the pictures.
We can't wait to visit again - next time we'll probably stay for the weekend and take in some of the sights of quaint little Prescott.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shots - Ouch!!

Today GSH got is 1 month shots at the pediatrician. He cried just when they put in the needle, then he was good. He's such a champ. He even got a snoopy band-aid.
He also weighed in at 12 lbs 5 oz (2 lb increase from 3 weeks ago...holy crap) [95%tile], measured 23" long (1" increase from birth) [89%tile], and his head takes after his father at 15.5" (1.5" increase from birth)...with a head that big it is no wonder he would come out naturally!!
He is healthy, growing quickly, and as always showed off for the doctor.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Play Date

We had our first official play date today. Cutie pie down the street. GSH had fun, but check out the stories from mom below - wow what an adventure!

YOWZER! Jess & I had just finished 2 discussions, 1 about poopy baby diapers and the other about how difficult twins would be. I decided to offer to watch both babies while Jess went to pick up her 2 year old. This picture was taken in the first 15 minutes of that - things slowly went down hill. Baby girl fussed a little so I picked her up, then of course GSH fussed. Well GSH was fussing because he left the biggest load of his life in his diaper - holy COW! So here I am trying to change the ultimate poopy diaper, it was EVERYWHERE. Baby girl is crying and I'm trying to talk to her while I'm going through wipe after wipe after wipe. Got that all done and then she was not fussing, but screaming. I tried to calm her down but she knew I wasn't mom! Of course GSH hears the fussing and thinks he too should cry. I have 2 crying babies (jynxed myself with the twin talk). I managed to pick them both up, one in each arm and bounce on the yoga ball...thank you Jess for that fantastic idea...I've already blown mine up and put it in the living room. Holy cow - I got a work out during this play date. And the next friend I have that has twins I will offer all the help I can give.
In the end I decided it wasn't that bad - look at these two, they are the cutest ever!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dude!! Bumbo!!

Tried out the new seat today - pretty cool. Check out how big my feet are!