Monday, August 17, 2009

Guess what Gavin did this weekend?

Here are a couple of hints:





Any guesses?????




Gavin and our family went camping!


Camping isn't really my thing and I wasn't so sure that it would be Gavin's thing either, but since my mom rented this cabin for us to stay in, we decided to give it a try.



And, we are so glad that we did! We had a great time! We got to see many of our family members that we don't get to see very often. We roasted marshmallows. We made campfires. We even threw tomahawks!

AND!!!!!

Gavin went swimming!!!

He wasn't so sure about it at first. As you may know, Gavin hates water!



He even fell asleep in my arms to escape from what we were doing to him! He does this sometimes. He just checks out when he is not happy about something, I guess to get away from it all.



But when he woke up he was quite happy and even started to enjoy the water! This is HUGE for Gavin! I hope this fondness of water continues! Bathtime would be so much easier if it did!








Nolan and Caleb swam so much that we were sure that they would turn into fish!




Jacob was off hanging out with my cousins' children, so this was the only picture that I got of him. But, he said that he had lots of fun.



I think that Gavin had a wonderful time too!



Shockingly, I can say that we can't wait to take him camping again!

"I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and acacia tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together. That they may see and know, that the hand of the Lord has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it." Isaiah 41:19-20

7 comments:

Hope said...

That's great! Gavin and Ava went camping together (well, you know what I mean lol). He looks so happy.

Annette Gysen said...

Looks like fun! Great! I love that Gavin "checks out" when he doesn't like something. I wish I could do that . . .

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That is awesome! My little one "checks out" like that sometimes too. Not as much as she used to, but she did it all the time when she was 1-2 years old. Mostly during therapy sessions. :)

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

that is wonderful that he tolerated the water!!! THis is huge!
What fun you all had!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun!!. Looks like you had a great time. So glad Gavin enjoyed the water. We will pray it contiues to go well. When can we come help with the pool? Michelle, Todd, Olivia and Avery

Alicia said...

I am so happy for you guys. How fun that must have been. And the fact that everyone had a great time, including Gavin? Priceless!!

Love that last pic of Gavin, so great!

Sharon said...

Hello Darlings,

So happy for you all to have had such fun camping out! Nothing better than getting with your treasures on earth - family.

Gavin's expressions of contentment are priceless. You can see all over his face the LOVE he feels from his family.

What a joy for us that you share your daily lives with all of us.
We are so blessed to have you part of our lives too.

Have a great day!!!

Love ya, Sharon