The Truth

My parents are currently camping with Gav at Prophetstown. They took him to the farm and the little farm house there. They had an old time carpet sweeper. Gav was impressed with it. He said…

“Oh! My daddy does this too.”

And now I’m sitting here trying to remember the last time I vacuumed the carpet…



Hold My Hand

The other day we were taking pictures on campus of some friends, and everyone came with me since we were really just hanging out and taking some casual photos. We were walking to a new spot. I was holding Drew and Gav was walking along. He asked to hold my hand. I told him I couldn’t to walk by himself because I was holding Drew and my camera. He folded his hands together (like praying) and “held his own hand by himself”.


On the 5th of July, we were sitting on our patio watching the fireworks our neighbors were shooting off. After having been up since midnight the night before watching the downtown fireworks (and getting stuck in traffic for an hour), we let Gav take an inappropriately long nap that day. Which resulted in yet another late bedtime. We were “talking” as Gavin loves to do, and we asked Gav what his favorite food was. He said, “Popsicles. No, that not very healthy. I like chicken. Chicken is healthy.” (Truthfully, candy is his favorite.)


Superman – to the rescue!

I know I’ve mentioned it, but Gav’s best buds are moving soon (on Saturday!:(). Awhile ago, we had talked about getting pictures of Gavin and Reid together before they headed out. We were going to dress them up and do some fancy fun photos. One day they were playing super heroes, and this alley in West Lafayette popped into my head, and these photos came alive. They are some of my favorites I’ve ever taken. It was so much fun. We are going to miss these guys so much! I feel like they’ve really been siblings to Gav ever since Holly babysat Gav while I worked at Purdue.

Happy Half Birthday

Mr. Drew celebrated his half birthday on 6/18. It’s hard to believe. It’s been six months! ┬áHe is growing like a weed, and is doing so well. He had his 6 month appointment the day after. He weighed in at 15lbs 14oz – big jump for a little man. He was hitting the 20th percentile for weight and the 30th for height (amazing!). We went in a couple weeks later for a growth check, and he was over the 20th percentile for his weight!!!!! No more NeoSure!! We had good reason to celebrate. We lit a candle and put it on top of a marshmallow (because I”m not prepared enough to have a cupcake or cake on hand of the half birthday…though, as years go by the celebration might get more elaborate since his actual birthday is so close to Christmas.). We even let him have a lick.