Polar Express – December 22, 2012

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by james - the dad in Family - (2 Comments)

The weekend before Christmas we took Gavin for a ride on The Polar Express, and to visit Santa at the North Pole!  Gavin had a blast playing in the snow and riding on a train (his first time).  We’re definitely going to head back to the Polar Express in the years to come!

The Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ.


A really neat old train.


Gavin having fun playing in the snow.


Sipping on some hot chocolate (Gavin calls it hot coffee).

A special present from Santa!


Mommy and Gavin snuggling.


Our silly little guy.


A view of the train depot.


Sunny Day in AZ!

September 19th, 2010 | Posted by james - the dad in Family - (4 Comments)

I took the little dude out for a run in the grass today and it was HOT!  It started cooling down a couple weeks ago near Phoenix but the temps have picked up again (record highs yesterday).

We’re looking forward to the cooler weather in the coming months!

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Gavin’s 1st Haircut

April 11th, 2010 | Posted by chanin - the mom in Family - (5 Comments)

At 16 months, we finally decided Gavin was old enough and his hair was long enough for his very 1st haircut!  We researched the local hair salons and decided on Snip-its in Chandler, an entertaining and interactive fun place for kids to get their hair cut by real professionals.  Mommy didn’t want to attempt cutting Gavin’s hair in fear he’d end up looking like he cut his own hair.  We were a little afraid that Gavin wouldn’t cooperate at the salon, and he’d end up being sent home with only half of a new hair-do.  But to our surprise, Gavin was very good and only had a brief 30 second meltdown.

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Gavin’s hair was cut by Juan Carlos, a real perfectionist.  He made sure that Gavin was happy the whole time by enticing him with lollipops, animal crackers, bubbles, computer games and cartoons.

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Mommy and Daddy watched and instructed Juan Carlos, who made great efforts to please us.  We were super happy with the final result.  Gavin was given a toy and sticker for being a good boy, and Mommy and Daddy were given a lock of Gavin’s baby hair.  Gavin looks so adorable in his new hair-do.  Well, he always looks adorable to Mommy and Daddy, but now he looks extra handsome.  We hope you all agree.  Take a look at some of the pictures from Gavin’s very 1st haircut ever!

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Gavin Laughing Hysterically!!

January 25th, 2010 | Posted by james - the dad in Family - (1 Comments)

Here’s a short video of Gavin having a laughing fit while  he was playing with his Aunti Lori.

He’s such a silly boy!