Gavin Eating Mexican Food

May 25th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Family - (3 Comments)

Gavin LOVES to eat Mexican food (and wear it).  In this photo he has beans all over himself!

Gavin’s First Year

January 18th, 2010 | Posted by james - the dad in baby - (3 Comments)

Throughout the year we (mostly Chanin) wrote down Gavin’s “firsts” and other interesting/funny things he did.  Read the list and you’ll feel like you were right there during his messiest poo ever (and other not so grody things).


2-Jan-09 First Trip to the Mall
19-Jan-09 Gavin discovers himself in the mirror
22-Jan-09 2 Months Old
23-Jan-09 Gavin weighs 14 lbs
1-Feb-09 Gavin says “Hi”
9-Feb-09 First time Gavin got very scared.  Windy outside and leaves were blowing around.
11-Feb-09 First time at urgent care. Fever and nurse said to bring him in.
22-Feb-09 3 Months Old
24-Feb-09 Gavin’s Adoption Day
22-Mar-09 4 Months Old
22-Mar-09 Rolled over for the 1st time
23-Feb-09 26.5 inches, 17.95 lbs
24-Mar-09 Gavin starts playing peek-a-boo with Daddy.
24-Mar-09 First night in crib all by himself!  Mommy was sad.
24-Mar-09 First bite of real food, Rice Cereal
5-Apr-09 Gavin finishes his first whole meal
6-Apr-09 Gavin slept 8 a full night (8 hours)!
22-Apr-09 5 Months Old
29-Apr-09 Gavin sounds like he’s saying “mama” this week.
1-May-09 Gavin eats Peas for the first time
10-May-09 Gavin started rolling over a lot this week.
17-May-09 First earthquake.  5.0 in Lenox, CA
22-May-09 Starts Singing
22-May-09 6 Months Old
23-May-09 1st tooth comes through, right lower
28-May-09 Second tooth pops through, lower left
6-Jun-09 Gavin’s 1st word is “Mamma” and he knows what it means!
6-Jun-09 Pulls himself up to stand in his playpen
7-Jun-09 First time a fly landed on Gavin’s head.  Haha!
21-Jun-09 This week Gavin is doing the army crawl all over
22-Jun-09 7 Months Old
29-Jun-09 Gavin gives mommy a real kiss, on her shoulder
1-Jul-09 First cowlick, he has enough hair now.
19-Jul-09 Gavin starts saying “dada”
22-Jul-09 8 Months Old
25-Jul-09 First nightime babysitting
8-Aug-09 Pulls himself up and stands on his own
16-Aug-09 Stands up on his own without assistance
22-Aug-09 9 Months Old
22-Aug-09 First top tooth comes through, left side
31-Aug-09 Shakes head side-to-side
1-Sep-09 First time giving High-Five!
1-Sep-09 First Camping Trip
12-Sep-09 First time eating lime and cilantro
14-Sep-09 Starts Dancing
22-Sep-09 10 Months Old
26-Sep-09 Starts waving “Hi”
27-Sep-09 Right front tooth breaks through
29-Sep-09 Messiest poop EVER, after he ate prunes!  Carpet, clothes, mommy, etc.!
30-Sep-09 First mini step without falling down
2-Oct-09 First trip to Sea World.  Gavin touches a bat ray.
8-Oct-09 Starts running in his walker
14-Oct-09 First time taking multiple steps without falling!
17-Oct-09 Eats first french fry. First trip to In-N-Out
22-Oct-09 11 Months Old
23-Oct-09 Fifth tooth pops through, right top
31-Oct-09 First Halloween, Dressed as Darth Vader
1-Nov-09 This month Gavin starts holding entire conversations with himself, in his own language.  Talking a lot.
6-Nov-09 6th tooth pops through
21-Nov-09 Gavin starts clapping
22-Nov-09 Gavin turns 1!!!  Party at Nana and Papa’s house
5-Dec-09 Gavin starts clicking his tongue
9-Dec-09 Gavin starts blowing kisses
10-Dec-09 22 lbs 7oz, 32 inches
13-Dec-09 Gavin’s first time eating pizza
25-Dec-09 Gavin woke up sick on Christmas morning.  Fever, runny nose, coughing, etc.


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Gavin’s 1 Year Update

December 15th, 2009 | Posted by james - the dad in baby | Family - (4 Comments)

We were in California during Gavin’s first birthday but once we got home we took the little guy in for his 1 year doctor appointment.  It’s so hard to believe how fast he’s grown.  He’s becoming our little man already!! We can still remember those sleepless nights and our little guy sleeping the the bassinet beside us.  And I remember when he would fall asleep on my chest.  We miss some of those moments but luckily we have 8 bajillion photos to remind us!


Now, Gavin is really growing and starting to walk and talk.  He says variations of mommy, daddy, and kitty.  He also says hi and waves, and sometimes claps.  And each day he walks further and further!  We can’t wait to see what he does next!


The baby stats:

  • Weight:  22lbs 7 oz
  • Height: 32 in


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Visit from Grandma!

December 15th, 2009 | Posted by james - the dad in Family - (1 Comments)

OK, so Grandma visited in late October and I’m a little behind with the updates!

Gavin had a lot of fun hanging out with his Grandma! We ate at In-N-Out, relaxed at home, and went to the Arizona State Fair (for the 2nd time during the year). Here are the pictures!

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1st Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 26th, 2009 | Posted by james - the dad in baby | Family | holiday - (4 Comments)

Our little dude was born shortly after Halloween last year so this year will be his first time celebrating the spooktacular day.  We already have the costume ready and the trick-or-treat plans have been made (and will include Grandma from Idaho!).  So, of course, we took Gavin to the pumpkin patch for the 1st Annual Carr Family Pumpkin Picking Parade (yeah, I just made that up, so what?!).

After some Internet research we decided to head to Mother Nature’s Farm in Gilbert, AZ.

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When we first arrived we picked mommy and daddy pumpkins.

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Gavin had a lot of fun playing in the pumpkin patch and really loved the hay!  So much that he started to eat it.

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At the farm Gavin got to pick a little pumpkin and decorate it.  We turned into competitive parents and tried to find all of the best stickers for our little pumpkin head.

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After elbowing all of the other parents out of the way we strolled around to look at the animals and took a little hayride.

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We had loads of fun at the pumpking patch and are looking forward to carving them up and roasting some pumpkin seeds.  YUUUMMM…..

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Here’s the slideshow with many more pics of the little guy.

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Gavin 9 Month Update

September 12th, 2009 | Posted by james - the dad in baby - (2 Comments)

Wow, we can’t believe how big our little dude is getting!!  He’s developing so quickly but still has his snuggly moments, which we love!  Gavin is pulling himself up and standing all on his own but he’s not quite walking yet.  He wants to get his hands into everything he sees and he loves to crawl around.  Gavin loves to eat and has eaten everything we’ve tried to feed him.  Today he tried cilantro and lime for the first time.  The look on his face after sucking on the lime was priceless!!  We’re having a blast with him but with his new found mobility we’re doing a lot of chasing.

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So, the little guy recently had his 9 month doctor appointment and here are his updated stats:

  • Weight:  21.5 lbs (65th percentile)
  • Height: 31 inches (97+ percentile)

He’s very tall and already 1/2 the height of Mommy!

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Why does it seem like I always start my posts with “It’s been way too long…”? I guess we just get busy! Anywho, Gavin’s 6 month checkup was today and he’s doing great! Here are some details:


Height/Length: 28.25 inches  (95 percentile)
Weight:19.95 lbs (85th percentile)
Cuteness: Infinity!


Our little guys is sitting up on his own now and eating real food. Chanin is making homemade baby food and so far Gavin has eaten peas and sweet potatoes, along with the standard rice cereal and oatmeal. Next up she’ll be preparing bananas, pears, and avocado. Yummmm.


Along with his relatively new eating adventures Gavin is also very alert and always looking around at everything. He is so interested in everything and tries to pick up and eat anything he can get his hands on. It’s amazing to see how fast he’s growing and developing.


Sometimes we wish our little baby would stop growing because we want him to be our little guy forever! But, we’re also so excited to see him grow and develop and become a big boy.


Without further ado, here are the pictures from Gavin’s last photo shoot.

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Gavin Firsts – A Video

April 24th, 2009 | Posted by james - the dad in baby - (0 Comments)

Here is the latest video of little Gavin in which we show some of his “first” moments.  Check it out, and we hope you enjoy it!

Gavin Firsts from j c on Vimeo.

For the highest quality viewing click on the little “HD on” icon or go directly to: and view the video.