Sunday, December 21, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas!!!

It has been over a week since I posted last, so get comfortable cause I have a lot to share! Jason and I had a blast in Dallas last weekend. The Cowboys beat the Giants!!! We got all of our Christmas shopping done and ate at a couple of tasty restaurants with Jason's brother, Benny and sister, Diedre.
Gavin hosted a Christmas party at our house last night. His best friends, Monet and Elizabeth, and their mom's came over to hangout and play. They danced, played ring around the rosy and watched "Happy Feet". Gavin lights up every time he sees Monet and says, "Ne Ne!!!" Gavin and Elizabeth first met in the infant room at their daycare. They were the best of friends, they would never leave each other’s was absolutely daring. Elizabeth and her parents moved to the Philippines, leaving Gavin without a BF! Elizabeth and her mom came back to the US to visit for a month or so. Gavin and Elizabeth picked up where they left off many months ago...they shared toys, helped push each other around on the car and held hands. Monet will be 5 on December 30th!

Gavin, Jason and I went to Union Station today to see the trains. Gavin was in heaven...absolutely mesmerized by the "choo choos"! Gavin is very much enjoying the holiday season. He has a small obsession with Christmas trees. We have our Christmas tree set up in the front room of our house. There are french doors with glass so Gavin can look but can't touch, launch the bulbs/ornaments or pull the entire tree over on himself...apparently I pulled my Grandma Diana's tree over on top of myself as a toddler...just trying to learn from my mistakes :) Gavin has to tell the Christmas tree "good night" every night. He also has learned a couple of new words over the past couple of weeks...both related to the tree: COOL and AWESOME!

We are heading to Garden City for Christmas. Gavin will get to meet his 3 cousins: Paige, Corbin and Zandri for the first time. We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Love to you all!

E. Perez

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Headin' to the BIG D...

and I do mean Dallas! Jason's birthday is December 13th. I tried to throw him a "surprise" 30th birthday party last year, but a bad snow and ice storm decided to hit Kansas City the night of his party. So...I really wanted to surprise him BIG this year. As most of you know, Jason is a huge Cowboys fan. On Thanksgiving morning I sent Jason on a scavenger hunt throughout our house, looking for his gift. He was successful and discovered his Dallas Cowboys tickets. We are going to Dallas tomorrow night and will go to the Cowboys vs. NY Giants game on Sunday night. We are both super excited!
Gavin will be heading to Manhattan to spend the weekend with Mimi and Grandpa ("Papa"). He really enjoys spending time in Manhattan. There is a nice new playground area in the City Park. Gavin loves to swing and go down the slides. Here are some pics from last month at the park in Manhattan and a couple of pics from Thanksgiving day at the park near our house...


I hope you all enjoy your weekend!




Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome to Gavin's Blog!

We have officially slid head first into the world of blogging! My sister, Em, would be very proud as she is a serious "blogger". I check her blog daily and get so excited when she has a new post. Em and her husband, Gene, live in Spokane, Washington, so her blog allows us to feel connected and aware of all of her various activities. Both sets of my grandparents (Super Mimi\Super Papa and Grandma and Granddad) are savvy on the internet and also check Em's blog frequently, so what better way to share stories and milestones!

Gavin is 18 months old now! He is a complete joy and quite a character. He constantly has us rolling with laughter and he is pretty darn smart too! I look forward to sharing many stories.
Last weekend we drove to Dodge City, KS for my cousin Megan's wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding and Megan looked amazing! Gavin hung out on the dance floor most of the evening. He enjoyed watching the girls twirl around in their dresses; he too attempted the "twirl" which was rather darling. Gavin's new found enjoyment comes in the form of a DVD called Happy Feet. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. Gavin watched Happy Feet on the way to Dodge City and on the way home to Kansas City. Good thing for DVD players! Now Gavin is constantly asking for "happy, happy" and does a little dance...just like the penguins in the movie.

Jason started a new job with Bank of America a couple of weeks ago. He is really enjoying it so far and is pleasantly surprised with how welcoming his fellow employees have been. Because Jason is no longer working for Citi Cards, Gavin had to start at a new daycare. He is attending the North Heartland Early Childhood Program. Luckily for us, it is 5 minutes away from our house. So far, so good. Gavin seems to enjoy his time there...especially the "ballroom" where he gets to kick, throw and bounce as many balls as he wants. When I picked him up on his second day his teacher couldn't believe that he helped her clean up the entire room. Gavin is such a big boy (he will show you with his hands high in the air)! He loves to "go" and he lets us know that by bringing us his shoes and sitting on our lap. He will then grab his jacket and snow cap, and ask for our hand to pull us to the front door.

Check out Em's blog:

Love to you all,

Erin (Gavin's mom!!!)