Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy 3rd Birthday mi amor. It is so hard to believe how quickly each day passes. We love you so much and cannot wait to see you grow but don't grow too fast. We are praying for you each and every day believing that you will become a special person who loves God with all his heart.

We finished off Gavin's celebration with a day at the Children's Museum with friends. He absolutely loved the George exhibit!

It felt a little like Christmas morning opening gifts at 7:00 AM! Gavin loves his new ROCKET from the Little Einstiens.

Celebrating Aunt Susanne and Uncle Kristian's baby shower was just ducky! So much fun we cannot wait to meet you baby bean!

It was great fun to have Michelle visit us recently we love you Aunt CHELLE and baby Sam!
My crazy guys..one night Mike asked Gavin what his favorite food was, Gavin replied "BLUE PINAPPLE" so Mike proceeded to make him blue pineapple. So much for keeping Blue Dye number 5 out of his diet. They both thought it was a riot.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Gavin loved his "Choo Choo train" cake. To make a Train cake you simply: bake the cake in a 13X9 pan, then cut the cake into 3rds long ways, then cut the cake into whatever length of train car you would like. For the engine add a small square piece of cake on top near the back of the car use two large marshmallows with a toothpick on top. I found that putting icing on the tops of the cake cars is easier. Use reeses miniature cups for tires and twizzlers pull and peels for train tracks. Decorate each car with your favorite candies. Gavin's had gummy snakes, m&m's, marshmallows, and of course Winnie the Pooh too.
It was great fun to bring cupcakes to Gavin's school, he could not believe that Nadia and Mommy came to his class. So sweeet in his little hat!
Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin! It is so hard for us to believe that our baby boy is already turning 3! WOW this is going way too fast. He is such a joy, he is impresses us each day. We celebrated last weekend in Toledo with the entire family it was really great. Even Mike's sister Susanne and Uncle Kristian were there from England. They actually were in town celebrating their baby shower. Pics to follow..they are having a boy yeah for Gavin a boy cousin. Some sweet things he is saying right now that we love are: "Chey Chey" - Leche, Milk
"Fanditch" - Sandwich a "Daddy Fanditch"-means wrestling with Daddy
"Cabuzz" - Because
"Belly Jeans"- Jelly Beans
"Muffin pancakes"- Cup Cakes (we think the cup throws him off)

It was really special to have my Grandpa Miller come to Gavin's party too. Sadly he is now on Oxygen for the rest of his life and is unable to have a much needed heart surgery. Please keep him in your prayers. He was so excited to give Gavin a truck and helicopter.

Friday, February 01, 2008

I recieved a wonderful Birthday present today. My Grandma Ruth has broken her back in two places. She had back surgery and has been in and out of the hospital for the past two weeks. Until today I did not know that I would have the chance to speak with her again ever. She has never missed calling me on any of my birthdays. I was actually feeling quite down about it last night. I even said to Mike, "I won't get a birthday call from my Grandmother." Our God works miracles. She has been incoherent and has barley known her name for the past 10 days. Finally we have answers about what has been happening to her; she has had bleeding on her brain and the bleeding has gone all the way down her spine. When she called me today I was so overwhelmed and amazed at how big our God is! She is still in incredible pain from the bleeding. The Neurosurgeon has not ever seen a case this bad, he plans to write an article about her case. Please continue keeping her in your prayers. She is 79 and is in Dallas, TX with my grandfather and two aunts.