Sunday, April 24, 2011

Danger boy

A few Sundays ago we had a scary miracle happen at our house. I was next door preparing for a camp meeting and Brent was here with our 3 boys getting them ready to eat dinner. He left Gavin (7) to keep an eye on Graham (7months) downstairs in our kitchen while he went up to get our 2 year old. What I heard from next door sounded like a car crash and then I heard my baby crying so I dropped everything and ran over. This is what I saw.

Our 60+ lb pot rack had randomly fall from the ceiling. Notice the blue bumbo? That is where Graham was sitting.

He earned his middle name that day. We figured he has a guardian angel. There is no other way he could have escaped sitting directly beneath that rack and 15 heavy stainless steel pots that went flying through the kitchen. I have got several pans that got dents and one of my big heavy duty mixing bowls was reduced to 20 pieces, but we still have a Graham Danger with only 2 little bumps. Lesson learned, never name your kid Graham!

Ninja swimming party boy

kid sushi

Dont look at the cake, Gage got a hold of it before the party.

Happy 7th Birthday to my sweet boy Gavin!
What can I say about Gavin: At least 10 things!!
1} We are so glad he is our oldest! He has never once hit or pushed Gage who torments him constantly. He always talks so sweet to both his brothers. And he loves to make them laugh
2} He is a great student, works hard at school to get good grades. His teacher Mrs. Fredette loves him!
3} He is such a good helper ALWAYS! He aims to please and does his best.
4} He makes us laugh. He makes up jokes and the have no punch lines. Still learning. :0
5} He is a fact collector. He loves watching anything National Geographic or reading books about animals or places, then he tells us ALL about it.
6} Huge imagination. He will describe one scenario in detail for about 10 minutes and then go off on another tangent for 20 minutes, all from his own mind. I guess that makes him a talker too.
7} He always compliments when he notices something different
8} He is a good friend.
9} He LOVES to swim. He is such a fish, loves the water and wants to be in it all the time.
10} He has a tender heart. Always has. It can make him emotional and it can make him irrational, but it makes him my son. He has always had a sweetness and gentleness. And I am beyond happy he surprised us and made us parents 7 years ago!