The James Family

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Sneak Peek July 29, 2008

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Hey all!  Gavin took his one year pictures, and we took some family pictures a couple of weeks ago.  Our photographer has a sneak peek up on her blog of the shoot.  There is one family pic and one of Gavin.  You can click on the amy kelton photography link under blogs I enjoy on the far left of my page.  She will have the rest of the pics done by the end of the week.  I will post that link when I get it.


It’s My Party… Part 1 July 27, 2008

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We had Gavin’s birthday party on this past Saturday at Gymboree!  Gavin had so much fun!!!!  He was sleep by the time we left the parking lot!  Thanks to evryone that was able to come and celebrate with us!! We missed you guys that were not able to make it!  Special thanks to the Crazy Cake Ladies for making Gavin’s birthday cake, and to Leslie Sims a.k.a. LS Photography :), for taking over 300 pictures for us!!!!  Gavin is truly a blessed little boy!!!  Here are just a few pictures from the party.  I am going to try get a slideshow together and post that later!  We will call this a sneak peek…. (sneak peek to a mommy who thinks she has the cutest one year old in the world may take on a different meaning!!!!)  Enjoy, and just get ready to see even more soon!!!

*** For those who viewed this earlier, I decided to turn the sneek peek into a sneek peek slideshow to make it easier to view!  What do you think??? ***


Happy Birthday Gavin!!! July 23, 2008

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One year ago, our baby boy was just a few hours old.

14 pm ~ 8 lbs 9 oz

7/23/07 ~ 5:14 pm ~ 8 lbs 9 oz

We did know what to expect…  We were excited, nervous, happy, and scared all at the same time.  One year later, we have, in my opinion, the happiest sweetest baby around!!!!  Gavin is such a good boy and such a big boy now!!!  We will have the one year weigh in next week.  Today, we started the day out with a big cookie with lots of icing!!!!!  Gavin went to school today and they sang to him and had cookies there too!  I think he really enjoyed his day and Gavin says THANK YOU for all of the phone calls and Happy Birthday songs!!!!  We can’t wait for the big birthday party on Saturday!!!  Here are some pictures from the day!










Coming Soon…To a Special Event Near you… July 22, 2008

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Never heard of them???  Well, they are only Little Rock’s newest up and coming cake decorators! Amanda Auttonberry a.k.a. The Fondant Fairy and Andrea Brown a.k.a. The Frosting Fairy met at Arkansas Children’s Hospital working together in the Child Life and Education Department together, and soon discovered they both shared a passion for decorating cakes.  They have joined forces and strive to create cakes that will impress the Ace of Cakes himself as well as satisfy your sweet tooth.  They will work with you to create cakes for all of your special days including birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.  They have even created a specialty dog cake! Here are some pictures below of them hard at work to create a smasher cake for Gavin’s birthday pictures.  Check back soon to see the finished product and to see what they have come up with for his birthday party!!! 


They’re fun, they’re sassy, they’re creative, They are…



Museum of Discovery July 15, 2008

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This past Sunday Gavin and I had a mommy and son outing!  We went on a playdate with Allison and Elijah, and Hilari and Evan.  We took the boys to the Museum of Discovery.  They have a new permanent exhibit called Roomed to Grow that is designed just for the little ones.  The boys had lots of fun exploring and playing.  By the time it was all done, us moms were worn out!  It was a fun time though.  We will have to get together again soon ladies!  Okay, there are lots of pictures, so get ready…
Future Crimson Tide Football Player!!!!

Here we are with our boys!  Me and Gavin – Allison and Elijah – Hilari and Evan


Uh Oh Spaghetti-Os!!!! July 9, 2008

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Gavin fed himself some spaghetti for the first time tonight, and I just thought it was too cute not to share with you all!!!!  He was really loving it!!!  Granny, Gavin says to tell you thank you and that it was very yummy!!!  You can see from the pictures how much he liked it!


Splish Splash July 8, 2008

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We went down to Shreveport for a long holiday weekend and spent some time with Cory’s family.  We had a good time seeing everybody.  Gavin got a chance to get in the pool for the first time!  He seemed to enjoy it!  Tee Pam, we will be ready to go again when we come visit next month!!!  Here are some of the pictures of Gavin in the pool!