Monday, April 20, 2015

Gavin is 10 months

I'll try to make these short and sweet because I haven't been in the groove of knowing what to say and write. Our sweet little Gavin..well I guess not so little because I still get people commenting on how chunky he is even though he is thinning out since he is busy as ever. He is all over the place now and gets into anything he can reach-helping Corbin take out every toy or taking out every book and dvd or if I leave the dishwasher down he races over to play with the silverware or any dish he can get. He is crawling all over the house and standing up on everything. He can officially climb up all the stairs…thats always a nice surprise to find your child half way up the stairs! He loves to be outside with Corbin and play just wish we were past the "put everything in your mouth" stage--still wondering if he has swallowed any rocks?! But Corbin now does it as well with him so I guess you never fully get out of the stage of putting everything in your mouth.
He loves to follow Corbin around and if Corbin is laying on the ground Gavin thinks that it is time to wrestle…or if any of us are laying on the ground he'll come over and want to wrestle. Its cute to watch Corbin and Gavin when Corbin is not too rough! He also really loves pillows and quickly crawls over to one and lays his head or whole body on it.
Gavin goes to bed anywhere between 7-8. I usually try to start bedtime routine around 7 but sometimes we are late-Gavin is usually pretty tired by then because some days he is not the best napper. He has been waking up around 5:45-6 almost every morning and poops….ugh! And he's hungry. So I changed and feed him and try to put him back bed and maybe half the time he does and the other half Corbin is already awake so we are up most mornings by 6:30-6:45. He usually takes a small nap in the morning around 10 but that is hit and miss depending on what we are doing. I like to try to time it out right that him and Corbin will take a nap in the afternoon together but I am still not doing a very good job at that…one of them is always fighting the nap. But he'll usually take one nap that is about an hour long or so and the other one shorter. He doesn't really like to be in the laying down rocking position anymore-he likes to lay his head on my shoulder and cuddle up. He only sleeps on his belly now and I officially don't wrap him anymore-I kept doing it because it kept his hands from grabbing and pinching me but now they come out right away if I try to wrap them in.
There is no denying that Gavin LOVES food and just to eat all day long it I would let him. He shoves food in his mouth as fast as his hands can grab it…and there is no slowing him down without a fit. The boy knows his food and don't mess with it! My kids always look like I starve them when they see food. He is learning what he likes more-no surprise with loving fruits like Corbin and I! He is working on his 5th and 6th tooth right now-another one on bottom and top they just started popping through.

10 months old.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

5 years and counting!

I haven't forgotten completely to write about our 5 year anniversary. I just wanted to make sure I had time to sit down and write a little something. Anyways being married for 5 years definitely seems like we are getting older and I think I am safe to say we are happy with where we are at. I used to always ask Jesse, even before we were dating, where do you see yourself in 5 years? or what do you want to happen within the next 5 years. In our marriage so far we first lived in an apartment that was in my moms ward and it met our needs well at the time. Jesse worked at an accounting firm from around 7:30-3:30 give or take a little every day. I was finishing up the RN program and working as a CNA and starting working as a LPN. We had quite a bit of time together and would watch programs on TV and be able to exercise together in our unfinished basement. Its funny to look back and think how it was then.
Then we moved up to Logan in an even smaller apartment in the family housing so that Jesse could finish up school and get his MBA. I got pregnant right after moving up there and couldn't find a job up there but would drive down to Ogden and work at my nursing job. We lived there from September 20011-June 2012.
The week we had Corbin and Jesse graduated we moved back down to Kaysville into another apartment in his parent's ward. Jesse started his new job and I started learning how to be a new mom. And that is when life started getting a lot busier for both of us..but mostly Jesse being at work a lot. His commute would take almost another 2 hours away from us plus his long hours at his new job! But now that we were done with school and had a child we both had that desire to buy a home! We lived in that apartment from June-November.
We found a home quickly in Kaysville (even though Jesse was working in Draper at Camping World) but we wanted to stay close to family and Jesse said he didn't mind the commute. We enjoyed our first home and learned all the responsibilities that came with being a first time home owner. It was fun to finally own a home though but did take time to do projects that I wanted done and clean the big backyard.
We moved to Las Vegas at the end of April 2014 (Its almost been a year-crazy) and Jesse has been even busier trying to manage the dealership down here and having 2 children I am for sure busier as well. Its crazy how much our life has changed and I can definitely say how much I feel like I've matured (Jesse was already mature (; ) We are definitely living in the real world now and are legit. ;) ha! but really having two kids now and Jesse working harder than ever you just get that feeling of being older adults. In my mind I am still a newlywed and I guess I can say only 5 years- I can still be a newlywed but we have definitely grown and learned a lot. My love for Jesse has definitely grown so much and I have learned a different kind of love-one that is about serving! He works hard every day at work for us! We don't get a ton of time with each other now but I love how we can still grow close to each other by him providing for our family and I raising the kids!…now when we have 3 children that is when I will become a legit mom…not a new mom anymore! ha ;) And even though we don't get a ton of time together I know that there is another time of life for that-like I said he's providing for us while I raise the kids and then…we retire and enjoy all our time together! haha ;)
I must admit it has taking me just about the 5 years to not worry and question every little thing with Jesse's emotions. I have learned that men are really different then women and he doesn't experience nearly as many! ha! I love that we can be open and honest with each other and not have to worry though. I love that we have the same love of food and we can enjoy that together…and he puts up with me trying new healthy things! But one of our favorite things to do together still is to go out to eat and just enjoy food! (kinda important when we married each other (: )