Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ward Halloween Party

We had our ward Halloween party tonight. There was a chili cook off, costume contest and trick or treating for the kids. It was a lot of fun, even if our chili didn't win. There were lots of great costumes, but I think this little dinosaur was the cutest.
Check out little Cindy Lou Who. So Cute!

Monday, October 26, 2009


We had a great time tonight carving pumpkins with some friends. I mean....Adam did a great job carving our pumpkins, while I watched! I love the thought of carving pumpkins, but when it gets down to it, I always get sick of it pretty quickly. Adam's pretty creative and does a good job, while my pumpkin always ends up looking a little sad. I still need to take a picture of Adam's finished product. More to come of our Halloween festivities!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quick Update

Here's a few things Gavin has been working on and enjoying:
-He loves taking baths.
-Loves laying on the floor watching the t.v.
-Talks and smiles with his mom and dad
-Taking naps with mom in the morning when she decides to go back to bed until 10 or 11.
-And of course, he loves to be held
Getting ready for Halloween!

Staring at his Dad

Nap time with momSmiling at his Daddy

Fall Colors

One thing I love about Ohio is all the beautiful fall colors! This is a picture I took from my front door. Every time I am out driving I can't help but just stare at all the trees that line the side of the road. Fall is here!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Skill

Here's a video of Gavin rolling over. (Mostly for the grandparents who are missing the little guy.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Home Again

Gavin and I had a great time in Oregon. It was so fun to see my brother come home from his mission and to see some extended family that I don't get to see too often anymore. It was hard to say good-bye, and I am always left feeling a little sad as I give a final hug to my mom and dad, but it was good to come home to a husband so ready to have his family back with him. We missed him, and were so excited to see him again. Here's just a few highlights from our trip.
Gavin and Uncle Phil

Making freezer jam with my momMy cousin Hannah, Gavin and me

Phil, Hallie and PaigeNap time with Uncle Grant

My sweet Grandma Merrill
Morning nap time on Grandma's bed More snoozing with Grandpa Me and my brothers and Grandma Merrill Four generation photo Traditional Rooster's breakfast

Getting Bigger

Today Gavin had his one month doc appointment. He's a growing boy! He is in the 25% for his weight at 8 lbs 11 oz. and 50% for height at 21 in. It is so fun to watch him grow and change. He is definitely more aware now, and looking around all the time.