Friday, March 28, 2008



Do you want to know why I look so tired in this picture? Well, if you read my shirt, it will explain it all! My shirt says, "Being cute is a full-time job!" I'm exhausted! Mom says that I must be working all the time just trying to look as cute as I am! Do you want to know who is also quite cute? My brother, Caleb! It's his birthday today! He is now 5 years old! Mom says that she's sad about that because it means he's growing up WAY too fast! She told Caleb that he couldn't grow anymore! Caleb said to her, "Well, you grew too mom!" He got her on that one! Anyway, Caleb is so excited about being five! Now he thinks that he should be able to go to school everyday, all day! He also says that he can reach the sink better this morning than he could lastnight! WOW! I guess turning 5 IS a big deal! Here is a picture of the Birthday Boy!



Caleb is such a great big brother to me! He treats me like anyone else. Even though I can't really play with him, he includes me in on a lot of his games! And, boy, what an imagination does he have!! The other day he told my mom, "I can't wait until Gavin can get up and play with me!" Mom had to explain to him that I might not ever be able to play like he is able to. She told him that we would just have to pray about this! Then Caleb said, "That makes me sad! Why did God give us a baby like Gavin?" Mom just said, "It makes me sad too, but God has a VERY good reason for giving us Gavin and we are very blessed to have him!" That made Caleb happy again and we went on to play Star Wars! I think this is Caleb's favorite thing to play, he talks about it all the time! Mom and I get a little tired of it, but that's O.K.

Oh, I went to the doctor this week. I had to have 4 shots! I'm not sure that I like nurses very much! Here I am, just minding my own business, and they go and shoot me! How rude! Mom says it's necessary though, so I guess I'll have to put up with it. While we were there I helped mom out by showing the doctor one of my impressive gags! She's been telling doctors about them and they always just listen, but do nothing about it! So, after he heard me, he said that maybe I should go see a gastrointestinal doctor! Finally! If you want something done right, I guess you've gotta do it yourself! Mom thanked me for helping out! I also have to go see a urologist soon. You should see the list of doctors I have! I guess it means that I'm being very well taken care of!

I've asked mom to add another family's website to ours. (http://www.cfhusband.blogspot.com/) This family has been in the hospital for a long time! The mother has Cystic Fibrosis and is awaiting a lung transplant. She also recently gave birth to a very premature baby who is still hospitalized. The father updates the site often and he does a great job! He's inspirational, faithful, informative and quite funny! If you go to their site, check out his update on cutting his hair. (March 26, I believe) It is too funny! Anyway, please add this family to your prayers! They have a long road ahead, but are trusting in God every step of the way!

Well, Have a great weekend! Thanks for all your prayers! Also, mom added a few pictures of me on my carepage site, if you want to check them out!


"I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High." Psalm 9:1-2

Love, Gavin and Family

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALEB!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE ALREADY 5 YEARS OLD! YOU ARE SUCH A SWEET, PRECIOUS AND VERY COMICAL BOY...A REAL BLESSING TO US ALL (AS ARE ALL THE VANDER WALL BOYS!)

I LOVE YOU, AND PLEASE GIVE HUGS AND KISSES TO JACOB, NOLAN AND GAVIN FOR ME...ALSO MOM & DAD!

GRANDMA DOTY

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Caleb!! So glad to hear that everyone is doing so well. Hopefully you can now get some answers on the gagging issues. May God continue to bless Gavin. Keeping you all in our prayers. Love The Hilton's

P.S. I have been following the blog you posted for some time now. Such an amazing family.

MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

Inspired said...

Happy Birthday Caleb! I tell Rena she needs to stop growing, but she doesn't listen either : )
Gavin - you have the best brothers on the planet & your brothers are blessed to have you! Your shirt does say it all & you do a good job at since you are ADORABLE!!
Love,
Julie

Annette Selden said...

We're a little late, but we hope you had a great birthday, Caleb! Good to hear that Gavin continues to do well and that he has his timing down so that he gets the help he needs.