Thursday, July 2, 2009

What a traumatic day. . .

Well we had two appointments in one day and boy was it a day!! First we went back to the Hand Surgeon for a re-check on Gavin's finger. Good news is we no longer need the cast!!
They downgraded him to a splint and a bandage-but still to keep dry. Now we are pleased to say we are only in a band-aid and we can get it wet!! The nail did come off on it's own (praise!) and we are waiting to see how the new nail comes in. There is a small little nail there (praise!) so that's one concern gone. As long as the new nail comes in complete, attached on all 3 sides and adhering to his nail bed we are done!! That is our prayer at this point, to avoid any other surgical procedures!!
Also that day Gavin had his first trip to the Dentist! Because of the drama with this finger accident Gavin has a new fear of hospitals, doctors and apparently dentists! What fun. . .
You can tell in this picture we weren't getting very far. Gavin has both hands covering his mouth.

We did make a little progress though and when they let him sit up on the side of the chair (I guess so he could make a quick get-away if he had to) he did agree to let her polish his front teeth. Thankfully the Dr. Cross got a good look at those teeth and said they look great. I'm SO glad he loves to brush his teeth!! And one thing is FOR SURE. . . Daddy is taking him next time!

We went to the Zoo and they didn't keep the boys!!

We had a quick day trip to a small local zoo with Lisa and the twins. It was a hot day, but we made the best of it! The boys loved the animals of course. And we teased them that they better not get too close to the monkey cages because we might put them in there!!
And of course we TRIED to get a picture of them together, but getting all 3 to sit at the same time is nearly impossible!!
Gavin's favorite part was the goats and sheep that you could feed. He's all about some farm animals!

And of course the ponies that were wandering around. . . you know his love of horses!

Aren't they the cutest twins ever?? We love them!!

Summer is here!!

Where does time go?? I can't believe June is gone and we are now in July!! Wow. A friend & I were discussing this the other day, and I think it is so true. Once you have children time seems to go even faster!!

Well because of Gavin's finger accident he was not able to finish his first soccer season. He only missed two games though and we went to the last one to cheer on his team. Gavin truly loved soccer and is already talking about next season. Maybe he'll be like his Uncle Brandon and do really well in that sport (and others)!!

Also Gavin participated in a short term of Karate classes the last month of Preschool. Here's some pictures of his last class and belt ceremony for Karate. No, he's not continuing classes right now, but maybe in the future. He really enjoyed it. I'm researching other programs and schools to find the right fit for Gavin (and our bank account)!!

As you can see the cast did not slow this boy down ONE BIT!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wow--what a Boo Boo

Gavin has had a really rough week. Here's the short version for those who haven't heard. Gavin got his finger smashed in a door at church, we took him to urgent care because we thought he might need stitches after seeing the bleeding that occured. They sent us to ER, where they ended up surgically repairing his finger. Then we were referred to a Hand Surgeon.

The Hand Surgeon explained to us the diagnosis completely. He completely crushed the end of his finger. While the bone is still intact, there’s other damage done. It’s certainly not an easy injury and it’s going to be long road to haul yet. At this point we are NOT looking at more surgery. That’s the good news. The Dr explained that in two weeks he would remove a couple sutures and then we’d see if the nail would grow. We won’t know for sure for 3-6 months if the finger and the nail bed are healed completely. The most important thing we can do now is protect the finger tip. Therefore, He got a cast today from the tip of his pinky finger past his elbow.

I'm so thankful that's behind us and appreciate all your prayers for complete healing.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Easter and Spring Break

Get ready for picture overload!! This post is WAY overdue, but I'm getting caught up!!
We had a great Easter & Spring Break this year!

We started the season off with a couple of Easter Egg Hunts. The first one was at our Church. The downfall of being Preschool Director and responsible of the Church's Easter Egg Hunt is you aren't available to take pictures of your own child. Unfortunately this picture of Gavin chillin out with his shades the only picture I have of our Easter Egg Hunt and my child!!

Then we were invited to an Easter Egg Hunt with Gavin's friend Robbie. . . they hunted for Eggs

And found LOTS!!

Then they had some fun at the park!!

Another highlight of our Easter Weekend was the Birthday party of a couple of our favorite Buddies. . . Carson & Parker!
The Easter Bunny did stop by our house, left some goodies for Gavin and Daddy too!!
My little man all dressed for church and posing for pictures for Mommy in the yard before we head out for our special day!
After Church we had a great lunch with family then headed to Nanny & PawPaw's house. Aunt Jody and Uncle Brandon hid eggs for Gavin to find!
They did a good job. . do you see the one in this picture?? Gavin doesn't see it yet!!

Nanny & PawPaw enjoying the beautiful Easter afternoon!!
Then we started our Spring Break!!
We had a great week enjoying time with friends!!
Tuesday we had lunch with Harrison & Annalise. . .
Wednesday we had a fun lunch with Aunt Teresa and the doggies. Gavin is loving on Maggie here. . .

Thursday we had a fun day with one of Gavin's best friends, Maggie. We went to lunch, the movies and the park!! Here's the cute pair stopping for a quick picture. . .
Does this look like a ittle boy that is enjoying Spring Break?? I think so!

Then on Friday we finished our week with a special lunch with our buddies Robbie & Heather. . .

The Boys are so funny. . across the playroom in deep, deep conversation. . . wouldn't you LOVE to know what they are discussing?? I'd say there's a good chance Rescue Heroes were mentioned in this conversation!!
All in all we had a great Holiday and Spring Break!!

The Children's Wing. . .

So have you heard the news that we built an "addition" onto our house?? We like to call it the "The Children's Wing".
It started in boxes like this. . .
It took A LOT of steps. . .
On the first day of construction Daddy needed some assistance, thankfully PawPaw & Marshall came out to help. . .
Look at MY FATHER!!! Doesn't he realize he is over 60 years old!?!!?!?
Oh look, it's getting there!!!
Most of the construction is finished!! Gavin is REALLY excited now!
Time for mulch! Gavin can help with this part!!
We are happy to report it is all complete!! It is a wonderful playground for our little man!
Needless to say he is SO excited and absolutely loves it!!

To use his words exactly "Mommy, I'm the luckiest boy in the world"!!!

Soccer Mom

Well, it's official. . . I am a Soccer Mom!!
Gavin has started playing soccer and he loves it. Every night he asks how many nights until he gets to play again. He's so funny!! Here's some pics of the new found favorite sport at the Reese home:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gavin and his scripture. . .

Gavin has to learn a new Bible verse each week for Cubbies (our AWANA program at Church). He's really good at it and loves learning new verses.

Yesterday we had one of those hysterical moments with him.

We practiced all afternoon ". . .I trust in you, O Lord" it was an easy one this week! He knew it, and said it over and over and over.

We get to the church, getting out of the van I said "Gavin, what's your verse?" He quickly replies "Have a good night and love God."

WHAT!??!!? Where did that come from? Seriously though he said it perfectly in Cubbies.

Later that night I was sharing the story with Daddy and Gavin overheard us talking and laughing about it. He in all seriousness brings me my Bible and says "look it up Mommy, I know it's in there somewhere--Have a good night and love God".

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday PawPaw

The family gathered for a special birthday dinner for PawPaw!! We went to Wildwood, which is his favorite restaurant. . . as you can see from the pictures he even got a Wildwood shirt to wear!!
Silly PawPaw, those sunglasses are too small for you!
Aren't they so cute & excited!!
I'm not sure who was more excited about the Birthday cake, Uncle Donnie, PawPaw or Gavin!!
Happy Birthday PawPaw. . .We love you!!