Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ruby is 2!

My cute girl turned two last week! She is such a joy in our home and reminds me all the time that life is for loving and playing and remembering to enjoy the simple things.  She loves to read books, or flip through them while talking about all the pictures. She loves to color. She means business when she has a crayon in her hand. I use my magic eraser almost every night after dinner to remove her crayon drawings from the kitchen floor. She starts on her coloring book, but somehow it always moves to the floor. Crazy girl. She is independent, and already wants to pick out her own jammies every night, and put her clothes on all by her self everyday. She has to climb into her seat in the car all by herself. Brush her teeth all by herself...the list goes on and on. She has the cutest little laugh. She loves Gavin and always is excited when we pick him up from preschool.
I can't imagine our home without Ruby. She is the sweetest little girl, and I am so happy we were blessed with her two years ago.
Ok, these pictures are in no order. I was too lazy to fix them.

We had a fun day at the zoo on the birthday girl's day.

She was so cute with her little baby from Grandma Gerber. Changing clothes and all.
Got some jewelry from Grandma Merrill...such a little girl.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Yep. It happened. Gavin had his first day of preschool this past week. He was so excited and ready to go. Such a bittersweet day. He is still my baby and I can't believe he is old enough to be gone three days a week for 2 1/2 hours. I miss him when he is gone but it gives me and Rubes some quality time. Preschool is good for him and me. I'm glad he is happy and having fun. I hope kids are nice to him and I hope he is always nice to others. I hope he always feels safe. I love my little Gav man.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gavin is 4!

Yesterday my sweet boy turned 4! He is growing up so fast! He is such joy in our home. He has so much excitement and love for life. He loves playing in the sandbox, playing with his cars, doing puzzles, and being social. He loves playing with friends, and makes them wherever he goes. I love my happy little four year old...more than anything.

For months he had been telling me he wanted a Spider man birthday party so that is what he got. A few little friends came, and they had lots of fun playing Spider man games and eating cake.

We also celebrated on his actual birthday with just our family. We had the traditional Shaw family ice cream birthday cake. It never disappoints.

Love my little boy and his cute little personality.

His Spider Man pose.

Birthday meal of choice: hot dogs and Cheetos...and I threw in a pasta salad. ;)

We had to light the candles a second time so this cute girl could get a chance to blow them out. Love those big lips of hers.