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

Busy Little Bee April 29, 2009

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As I mentioned before, we had a very busy weekend.  We managed to fit in two birthday parties and Disney On Ice on Saturday.  I was worn out, and Gavin was still full of energy that evening after only sleeping in the car to and from Cabot!!!!  I don’t know where he gets it from!  We went to Cabot to celebrate Eli’s 2nd Birthday with him, then it was back to Little Rock at Maumelle Park to wish Ethan a Happy 1st Birthday!!!! Both parties were great fun!!!!  Short  break, then it was off to Disney on Ice with my friend Leslie, her husband Jerry, their granddaughter Mia and her stepbrother!  WOW, Gavin had so much fun!!!! I really just can’t even think of when I have seen him so excited!!!! He was having such a blast that I took a short video of him on my camera. Pics from all events and Disney On Ice video are below. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELI!!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHAN!!!

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DISNEY ON ICE!!!

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 CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE FUN GAVIN HAD!!! http://www.motionbox.com/videos/3096d2b01613e3c5be

On Sunday, we headed to Helena to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday with her.  A few picks below of that too! 

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Another Year Older… April 25, 2009

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Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 28!  Two more years of being in my twenties…  I had a great day!  Cory and I were off and we had a daytime date while Gavin was at daycare.  We went to lunch and the movies.  I don’t think we have seen a movie at the theater together since I was pregnant!!!  We finished the day with Gavin doing a little shopping and a ride out to Pinnacle Mtn.  I had not ever driven out there before in the four years I have been living here.  It was a nice end to the day!  I will post a couple of pics later.  The camera is charging right now.  There will be lots to post from today.  Gavin went to two birthday parties and we went to Disney on Ice, so check back soon for pictures of the fun Gavin had!!!!

 

Making Brownies April 23, 2009

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There was not too much going on at daycare today for Gavin.  They all wore matching daycare t-shirts.  Tomorrow is Teacher Appreciation Day, and Gavin and I made some Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies for his teachers.  This was the first time Gavin helped me cook, and he really seemed to enjoy it.  Here are some pictures of him helping mix the brownies.

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Sports Day and Picnic Lunch April 22, 2009

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Today was Sports Day, and they wanted to kids to wear their favorite team’s jerseys.  Thanks to MaMa (my mom), Gavin had a brand new Alabama basketball jersey to wear to school today to support the TIDE!  Cory and I also were able to go up and have lunch with Gavin today.  It was a great time, and Gavin had lots of fun.  He took his basketball to school, and his teachers said that they could tell that Gavin loves basketball already!!!  He is making his daddy proud!!!!  Here are some pictures from the day.

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Tacky Tuesday April 21, 2009

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Well, today was Tacky Tuesday, and Gavin got very tacky for the day!  I could not stop laughing when I got him dressed this morning.  He had on two different shoes and I think he was pretty confused when I put his shoes on.  He was trying to take them off.  Everyone at the daycare loved his outfit.  Tomorrow the parents are invited up for a picnic lunch. I am looking forward to that.  Here are pictures from today.

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Pajama Day April 20, 2009

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Gavin’s preschool is celebrating Arkansas Children’s Week this week.  Everyday they are doign something different.  Today was pajama day.  Here are some pictures of Gavin and his friends in their pajamas.  I am going to try to post pictures every day this week, so you can see all of the fun things they do.

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Playing Catch up… April 16, 2009

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Well, it has been a while since I posted and we have been staying pretty busy.  So, here comes a long post with lots of pictures! 

Last week, we went to the Downtown Library to decorate Easter eggs with Emerson.  Gavin had lots of fun, and I am so glad that we decided to do that there instead of at home.  It got a little messy.  The kids dyed eggs and then they had a mini Easter egg hunt.  Here are a few pics from that day.

Anxiously waiting for some vinegar for his cup!

Anxiously waiting for some vinegar for his cup!

WOW!!!

WOW!!! Emerson having fun!

Wow, what great balls these make!

Wow, what great balls these make!

This is what happens when eggs are mistaken for balls!
This is what happens when eggs are mistaken for balls!

 Gavin is coming up on his last swim class this weekend.  Cory came with us a few weeks ago and got some pictures of me and Gavin in the pool.  The last one is of us with my friend Stephanie and her litlte girl Natalie.  We also went to the Easter festival at the Clinton Library that same Saturday.  Gavin was not too interested in taking pics while we were there. I did get a few pics of the petting zoo, which Gavin enjoyed and one of us together.

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Going even further back…We had a playdate with Emerson and Eli and their mommies.  We went and played at the great indoor playground at The Church at Rock Creek.  The kids had a great time playing while the mommies chatted.  We will have to get together again soon.

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 Last, nearly a month ago, Cory’s brother returned from serving in Afghanistan!!!!!  We went down to Shreveport to welcome him back home!  Gavin had a great time playing with all of his cousins on the James side of the family!  Here are some pics of them playing and sharing a few hugs!!!

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