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

It’s My Party! July 28, 2009

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Well, we had a great weekend celebrating Gavin’s 2nd birthday!!!!  We had his party at the North Little Rock Athletic Club, and the kids had a great time.  They had a soft maze to climb through with a slide and a ball pit.  Then, the kids went out to to the basketball court and played there (Gavin’s favorite part!!!).  While on the court, there was also a bounce house for the kids to jump in.  The NLR Athletic Club took care of it all, from cake to ice cream to party favors.  We pretty much just had to show up!  Everyone seemed to have a great time!  Thanks to everyone that took time out of there weekend to come and celebrate with Gavin!

There are two slideshows below for you to enjoy!  The first picture you will see in the first slideshow is of one of Gavin’s cake that was made by my friend Amanda, one the Crazy Cake Ladies, who also made his first birthday cake last year!  Her cake is the one that looks like a jersey!  Thank you so much Amanda for the very cute and very tasty cake!!!  If you live around here and need a great cake, let me know and I can get her info to you!  The second slide show is a video of Gavin playing with one of his birthday toys that he just loves.  I, on the other hand, have already gotten a little worn out with the guitar!  Thanks Carla! 🙂 You can see for yourself how much fun he is having with it.  We may have a future musician on our hands!


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Okay, I just had to throw this last picture in.  Gavin’s friend Jackson couldn’t make the party, but sent Gavin a gift. Thanks Jackson for the Mr. Potato Head and friends!  Gavin has been having fun playing with them.  Can you tell which potato heads Gavin put together? Too cute!



Happy Birthday Gavin!!! July 23, 2009

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Wow!  Where did two years go?  People always tell you to cherish every moment because the time flies by, but you don’t really realize how true that is until you have your own child.  It is hard to believe my baby boy is already TWO!   He is so full of energy these day and keeps us very busy!  He talks all the time now.  One of his favorite things to do these days is watch Barney!  I sometimes wonder why I ever let him watch that show…Now, he is hooked!  He also still loves to eat!  His favorite snack when we get home from school is yogurt, preferably strawberry.  He also loves fruit!  I wish he felt the same way about veggies.  We have to work on that one!  We have been testing out the big boy bed this week, and so far it is going okay.  It takes him a little longer to fall asleep, but once he gets there he does good.  I think that is all I got.  I want to try to remember all the little things he likes right now, so I may add to this when more things pop in my head.

Today, I took cupcakes up to his class, and we went for ice cream this afternoon.  MaMa and PaPa sent Gavin a portable DVD player for his birthday today.  This should be a lifesaver on those long road trips.  THANK YOU MaMa and PaPa.  We surprised Gavin with a Barney DVD this morning, perfect for his new DVD player.  Thanks to everyone that called and textedwell wishes for Gavin today. It was much appreciated!  Stay tuned for the birthday party update this weekend!  Here are some pictures from today’s events!

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Blog Issues…

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Okay, so my blog has been giving me lots of problems lately!!! That is why I haven’t posted in a while!  I am still having some issues with things showing up right.  But I refuse to go any longer without updating! Therefore, here we go with a super long update!!!  June was very busy with birthday parties, baseball and a trip to the beach!!!!  Here is a recap of what Gavin has been up to!


One of Gavin’s best friends at school, Anna-Kate, had her birthday party a little over a month ago at Larry’s Pizza!  Gavin and Anna-Kate have been in the same rooms since they started out as infants!  Gavin had a great time playing with some of his daycare friends and eating lots of pizza!  This was the first party that we went to that he actually sang the Happy Birthday song!  Thanks for inviting us Anna-Kate!  Here are a few pics. 












ACH hosted a family night for all employees mid-June.  Gavin and I went to the game and met up with some of my friends from work and their kids!  Gavin did not watch much baseball, but he had lots of fun playing in the kiddie area and eating the lollipop Ms. Leslie brought for the kids!  

My friend Leslie has more pictures on her smugmug site which you can get to from the link on the right of my page.  Just click on LS Photography and check those out.










We went to Florida to celebrate my brother-in-law’s retirement from the Navy.  While we were there, Gavin took his first trip to the beach.  He was a little unsure at first about both the water and the sand, but once he got used to it, he did not want to leave!!!  Enjoy the slideshow!

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Eli invited us over to play in his kiddie pool and his brand new sand/water table! The boys had a good time together!  They played separately for quite a while, then they warmed up and started playing together.  Allison, thanks for having us over!













A couple of weeks ago, we went to our friend Natalie’s first birthday party!  It was so much fun! Gavin had a great time playing with the pool of balls and in the playhouse in Natalie’s backyard!  Great job getting the party together Stephanie!

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