In the last few months Gavin has a new aspiration for his future- he wants to be an author and illustrator. One thing for sure about this little guy is that when he gets his heart set on something he does not do it halfway. In every bit of his free time you will find him writing a book and drawing pictures. He wakes up early in the morning to write and as soon as his homework is finished he sets off to color. We have had to limit his paper usage because he goes through it like water. I hope we can foster and cultivate these dreams of his.
One of my favorite qualities of Gavin's is his inability to be dishonest. He will come home from school and rattle off a list of the things he did wrong all day, just so I know. If he gets mad at one of his brothers and pushes or hits them, he is usually the first one to come up and tell me exactly what he did. He is quick to recognize his wrong-doings and always promises to do better. He is really great with both of his brothers, just not at the same time. He can play for hours with Cameron, or with Mason, but if you get them all mixed in together it's a mess. And Gavin's a bit bossy when it comes to playtime- he wants you to play what he wants to play.
Gavin just started winter swim team with Cameron on Monday and he is enjoying his time in the water. My little string bean always complains that the water is so cold, but with the right motivation he grins and bears it. Gavs is by far the best eater out of our three. He will try anything and my dinners that gross Cameron and Mason out, find Gavin asking for seconds. He always thanks me for dinner and compliments my cooking. That definitely puts him in the running to become my favorite.
I love that the littlest things completely delight Gavin. He was the one that was thrilled with every small trinket in his stocking for Christmas and who jumped up and down with joy last week when he saw I had gotten him an old beat up desk for his bedroom. A piece of paper is worth more than a dollar in his currency and we take full advantage of that fact.