Saturday, August 21, 2010

its my party....






























Gavin turned one last Saturday, and I am just now getting around to posting some pictures of the big event. Who knew that a child's birthday party was such a big deal?! (all of you moms out there knew this, and now I definitely know!)
Anyway, it has taken me a whole week to recooperate from it, so the pics and blog post are finally here!
For his first birthday, we did a puppy dog theme and it was so much fun! I got really into the theme and tried to make everything puppy-related; some of it came off better than others :)
Chad made Gav a doghouse out of cardboard, and he had a GREAT time playing in it in the days before the party. For the food, we had cake balls, marshmallow pops, sugar cookies ("Bones") rice krispie treats in the shape of paws, twizzlers ("chew toys", puppy chow, chocolate chip cheese ball and crackers, veggies and dip, pigs n the blankets ("mini dogs") chip and dip, and of course, Gavin's favorite-macaroni and cheese. Also, what's a birthday party without cake and ice cream?!
Cakes by Mom and Me in West Memphis did the cake and did a FABULOUS job. I had in mind EXACTLY what I wanted and they did a wonderful job making my ideas become a reality! Besides looking great, it tasted DE-lish! The top layer was white and the bottom tier was chocolate and strawberry...how awesome is that?!
All in all, it was a great day and we were so blessed that many of our friends and family came to share it with us. Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Gavin's first year! We love you all!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

this summer part 1



So much has happened this summer, and I happened to find these pictures tonight on Emily's facebook (thanks Em!) and It made me want to blog so I can remember the fun times we've been having! After all, it IS August :)


These pics are from the weekend we went to the lake with Blakely and Justin. It was Gavin's first lake trip, and Blake and Justin were SO sweet to invite us AND the munchkin. We were pretty nervous about it, but Gavin did GREAT...Seriously we couldn't have asked for a better child! It was soo much fun and we hope to have more fun lake time in the future! (Hint, hint, Nana.....these pictures should PROVE to you that you definitely need a lake house, look how happy this baby is! :)













The night before we went to the lake, I ran (let's say ran/walked, actually) my first 5k. It was an awful experience that I vowed to never do again. Just kidding! it was actually fun, and I was just proud to finish since I really hadn't exercised in over a month. Chad bought me this awesome jogging stroller for my birthday and mother's day, so I thought I would sign up for a 5k to motivate myself to start running. Well, the motivation hasn't hit me just quite yet, but maybe when the temps here in Arkansas fall below 100 degrees it will come....here are a few pics from the horrid event....

Before....



Dear Lord, please let this be over soon....



And After.....check out how RED my face is....



We also have gone to Mountain View with my family. Gavin LOVED the water and REALLY loved the rocks.







More pics of the summer to come soon....