Look out the Monkey turned one today! What a crazy year it has been and I just can't believe that Gavin is one. Today is his actual birthday but we had a party for him yesterday. After preparing all day, the weather almost created a disaster for the party, but about 30 minutes before his party started, the rain and wind were gone and it was a very nice evening for a party at the park. We had a lot of fun and are so grateful for our friends and family who came and who have been here for us through the past year. From offering advice to babysitting so Carl and I could escape for a weekend, to wiping tears when Gav was sick or hurt family means a lot to us and we couldn't ask for better parents and siblings. You guys all mean a lot to us!! So here are some pics from the big celebration.
Gav had been practicing his blowing skills for weeks but just wanted to touch the flame when it came time to blowing out his candle. (Note the ugly boring cake, I decided I'm buying the birthday cakes from here on out...poor Gav got jipped!)
Mommy and Daddy had to help out
Thanks to Brennan and Malia, we were able to get through presents pretty good. Here Daddy is helping open his present from Grandma Sherry and Grandpa Steve, p.s. he loves the toy!
Grandma and Grandpa B. made this adorable monkey for Gavin, we named him Manny the Monkey and the two monkeys are inseperable!
Gavin enjoying his birthday cake, poor guy had a tummy ache all night and didn't sleep well, hopefully he enjoyed the cake anyways.
Gavin in his birthday outfit and attempting to ride his Lightning McQueen car. It's a lot more fun out of the box!
We had a lot of fun at the party and again are grateful for everyone that came. We look forward to many more years of celebrating the Gav Man's life and thank God everyday that we were blessed with such an amazing little boy!