2 + 5 = SEVEN!

When “Little G” was born I watched the American Idol finale from my hospital bed while  I continued to learn to nurse him.  I always remember who won that year, it was Jordan Sparks.  She beat out Blake (cannot remember his last name) and I was a little sad about that.  But I was happy to have a new baby so I didn’t REALLY care.

Gavin’s birth and entrance into our lives catapulted me into this whole “stay at home mom” business.  I left my job 3 days before I had my scheduled c-section with him. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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It’s a miracle I did not gobble up this cute little nugget when he was a baby!!


He was my only exclusive nurser and has been a snuggle bug ever since. He comes with big dimpled smiles and lots of emotion and his Daddy’s face and super strong bear hugs.

He shows strength and progress in his gymnastics class but this week informed me that he would rather take art class so we will start that in the fall.  He LOVES art and he’s pretty darn good at it so… I have to let him lead in that way.   Although I will miss watching his weekly back bends, walks across the balance beam and cart wheels.



His art project from last summer’s art camp


He loves his brother fiercely and likes to play with his sister sometimes.

He could probably play minecraft all day if I would let him and enjoys LEGOs and riding his bike and he is reading like a champ!


Since it’s his birthday I asked the little dude some questions and here are his answers:


What is your favorite food? Pizza


What is your favorite movie? Not sure.




What is your favorite color? Blue. Mom you know that!


Who is your favorite super hero? Spiderman




What do you think you will like about being 7? Lots of stuff.


Who are your best friends? Macy


What do you want for your birthday? A Lego set.




What do you like to do for fun? Wrestle with Ben


What do you like about your brother? That he hugs me.


What do you like about your sister? That she plays with me.  (see, I told you)^^




What do you want to be when you grow up? Ummmmm… let me think… an artist.


How much do you love Mom and Dad? 100%


What kind of birthday cake shall I make for you? Vanilla with that yummy frosting you made for the Easter cupcakes.


Sounds good to me (can’t wait to share a piece. that frosting I make IS good!) 😉


HAPPY BIRTHDAY  to my “Little G”!!  I love you so much, bud!




  1. He is so cute! Those dimples!

    I think we tuned into AI in the second season. I was newly pregnant or newly a mom – can’t remember! But we really missed that when we moved to France.
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  2. oh he IS so CUTE!
    happy Happy birthday!!!
    Enjoy that frosting.
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  3. Happy Birthday! He is so cute.
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  4. He’s so cute :) And, MAN! Looks like he’s already an artist!
    Way to go with letting him lead the way in what interests him!
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  5. Aw, he’s such a sweetie pie!!
    Happy Birthday, G!
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  6. What a handsome fella!! I call my youngest daughter “snuggle bug” all the time. :-)
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  7. Oh, this sweet boy! I want to squeeze him. And those missing teeth are just the best.
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  8. Happy 7th Birthday to that SMILE…oh my gosh, what a face and heart and boy!

    “an artist!” I think he should hang out with Jacob, think of the museum shows they’d inspire!

    hoping he has a wonderful Birthday month, filled with BLUE SUPERMAN LEGOS and vanilla cakes with yummy frosting. :)

    (and happy day to you sweet Elaine…for being such a great mom)
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  9. Oh ,such adorable photos! I hope G had a fantastic birthday!
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  10. Okay, that art project is amazing, he will clearly do great in art class!
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  11. Such a cutie! His smile lights up his whole face. :)
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  12. I love that face! Happy birthday to your little guy!
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  13. Oh my gosh! He is just a bundle! That he loves his brother hugging him and his sister playing with him. UGH!!!!! Make me weepy! What a doll. Love him.
    Happy Belated Birthday to your handsome big/little Gavin. :)

    ps- Holy crow! It is a fantastic artist! I LOVE that pic!!!!
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