Monday, June 14, 2010

this boy - was happy

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friday night  a packed up andrey and luc hitched a ride out of town for their first dad-plus-big-boy campout.
i was nervous.
lucas was not.
i’m sure that he had called andrey at work at least a million times that day to see if he was on his way home yet. 
once those two were safely out the door with lot’s of s’more supplies, mini-gavin and i set off on our own adventures.
we visited with friends, snuck in a late night drive-thru ice cream cone and snuggled in on the couch.
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he was:

rare form for this don’t-mess-with-me  dude.
i had envisioned gavin tucked sweetly in bed, a quiet house to myself. a list of creative projects i’d been hoping to start and hours of me time to finish them.
he did fall fast asleep… only i was holding him in my arms.
and i couldn’t put him down.
i was sure that once morning came, our camp-smelly big boys would return, crazy life would continue and gavin would slip back into baby brother survival mode.

…and four short months from now he’ll make the switch from baby brother to middle child.

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so i held him longer.
i cuddled him.
studied him.
sang to him.
made wishes for him.
and fell asleep wondering of him…


  1. sweet, sweet, sweet. <3
    as much as you love them all together, sometimes having a little time to love them individually makes them all the more magical. glad you could enjoy it mama. <3

  2. i love LOVE love gavin. those are really sweet pictures.

  3. I think you should have 10 more babies just as sweet and GORGEOUS as the two you already have. seriously the world needs more of your little ones, they are just too cute to resist! I missed little Lucas yesterday. It seriously takes all of my willpower to not hug and kiss him every sunday and tell him what a good boy he is, well I tell him the last part, but I don't want to embarrass him with the others!!! he seriously is the cutest though!

  4. one on one time is so magical. maybe baby gavin was expecting to be an only child when he got to this earth? either way, he's a lucky boy to have an in-tune, take-the-time-to-snuggle mama like you.

    and i LOVE your new color palate. that's happy too.

  5. pretty new summer colors up there!

    will you pretty please make a button to put on my sidebar? that would make my day.

  6. I love your awareness of this season of Baby Gavin.
    Sweetest pictures ever.

  7. these are BEAUTIFUL pics linds! :) he is adorable...