Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

vacation pics!

This is Day 1 of our trip at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Gavin got a special night time visit from Snoopy

This is Day 2 of our trip - visit to Knotts Berry Farm theme park.

Gavin was pulled on stage to participate in the Charlie Brown stage show:

This was by far Gavin's favorite ride (not Chad's)!

This was within 7 minutes of getting in the car after the day at the amusement park:

Day 3 spent at the beach:

Day 4: Grandpa Rui had to work, so we went to the Discovery Science Museum - bonus - it was FREE since we are members at the science center here in DM.
This was so neat - Gavin sat in this seat and pulled himself up on the pulley system - even on the hardest one, he made it all the way to the top! Day 5 - we spent at the Santa Monica Pier. This is by far the best deal in LA. For $11 you can buy a kids wrist band to ride all the kiddie rides on the boardwalk, and there were no lines! For the money, this was way better than an amusement park any day. Afterwards we picked up my cousin Heston and brought him back to Grandpa Rui's for dinner.

By far the best thing about Santa Monica Pier was that they had a special toddler bumper cars section, so Gav could ride (and drive!) the bumper cars all by himself. This may have been the highlight of the whole trip.

Day 6 we spent at the LA Zoo, but unfortunately my camera decided to take a vacation for the day so we didn't get any pics. Day 7 was spent at a water park, and this is the only picture we took there. Waiting for the shuttle from the parking lot to pick us up.

And here are just random pics of Gavin being silly at Grandpa Rui's house:

Friday, August 8, 2008

Week #8 and counting

Yes, yes, I know, we STILL haven't posted vacation pics. Believe me, I will try this weekend, otherwise it will get done on the 15th when Gav spends the weekend in Anita.

We are past week #8 in the baby growing business and we had our first doctor's appt on Monday. Everything looked good, and we even did an ultrasound and saw what looked like a peanut with 4 stubs, and a little beating heart. We still haven't told Gavin, but we remind him often of his friends with new babies and he wants "a girl kind". We probably won't be able to tell that for a while. Our next doctor's visit is to the high risk specialists on the 19th and we will know more about how limited Bridie's activities will be.

Gavin has had a busy week. Last Saturday he had a couple friends over to play in the pool, then went out to lunch. That afternoon he came down with a stomach bug, so we had a gross couple days after that. Sunday we just relaxed and then went to Gamma's for dinner. Tuesday after work we went to the Aquatic center with his best friend Donavin, and Wednesday they had quite an adventure! Donavin's mom picked him up from school and then they all rode a city bus downtown to meet up with Bridie for the IA State Fair parade. There was no candy which was a disappointment, but lots of neat horses and cars. Tonight Uncle Zach is coming over to celebrate his birthday and to watch the Olympics, and then the next couple weekends is going to be filled with birthday celebrations!