Friday, November 9, 2007

Gavin's Second Birthday

Today was Gavin's actual birthday. I gotta admit, I had a bit of a hard time with it. Last night after he had fallen asleep I went in to check on him even though this is something I normally don't do because he is such a light sleeper and sure enough, he woke right up when I came in. When he is half asleep is one of the very few times that he will snuggle with you and so I revelled in the moment and cuddled him like crazy. My last night with my one year old, it was pretty darn sad. He has grown up so fast, I have had a hard time keeping up. I'm not even a big "baby" person, but for some reason this one tugged at my heart strings.

It was pretty low-key day since Gavin already had his party a week and a half ago. My mom brought his present from her- a tricycle, in the morning while Cameron was at school and Gavin could enjoy it uninterrupted, which he did enthusiastically. Then it was a normal day until Jeremy came home and we opened his other gifts together- an outfit and PJ's from Grandma and Grandpa Johnson and from us a school bus and basketball hoop, which was a bug hit. We went to Chipotle for dinner with Grandma and Jeff and then came back home for cake- a school bus for my little one who LOVES the song "The Wheels on the Bus." By then it was pretty much bedtime and I tucked in my big 2 year old who was a baby a mere night before.


Goose said...

That's so sad! I totally understand. They grow too quickly. Cute cake.

Shelese said...

You are such a sweet mom. They do grow up too fast. I loved the photo montage of his second year, the beach photos were adorable and the nascar photo made me so jealous. Did Jeremy really get to drive a race car? too cool.

Mandi said...

I am way impressed with the cake, Erika! I, too, think it is a mean and cruel thing that kids have to grow up!