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: