Friday, June 15, 2007

A parade, a lolly and a zoo...oh my!

Gavin has had a week of "firsts". And just when I thought that stage was gone...It's amazing how many different things that us adults take for granted, when our children haven't even had the joy of experiencing them yet.

He went to his first parade during Colony Days in Palmer last weekend. He had such a great time watching the fire trucks, motorcycles and animals. He especially liked the candy.

In his candy stash from the parade, he discovered a "dum dum" sucker. Although he never managed to finish it, he sure did like the taste of it!

At Crystal's baby shower he was able to play on the playground equipment. This was his first time on a tube slide. He had a BLAST! Can't you tell by the huge smile on his face?

A baby shower wouldn't be complete without a piece of cake. And that cake was yummy! It wasn't a first time experience for him (cake-eating) but I just had to post this picture. It was my most favorite one of the day.

Erin and I were able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather we had last weekend and took Gavin to the zoo. He had a great time and we loved watching the looks of excitement on his face. Most of the time he rode on top of daddy's shoulders...well, at least until we got to the porcupine exhibit. He kicked off one of his shoes and it landed over the fence and next to the cage. Erin had to go get a zoo employee to retrieve his shoe. It was quite comical.

A parade, a lolly, a baby shower and a trip to the zoo...all in one beautiful weekend. We are truly blessed. And I never realized how much fun even the simplest things are, when you have a child who is seeing things for the first time.


Belle Etoile said...

I know exactly what you mean. I find life in general to be so much more fun and interesting since I had Sophia. It is simply amazing to be able to see through the eyes of your kids.

I love that last picture of Gavin. He has such a nice profile.

Tedman said...

Looks like he is already designing the next great track suit of the 21st century!

witness2miracles said...

How fun to see through the eyes of a child! We were in Anchorage on Saturday and I saw some poneys doing laps in a circle. I had this instinct to point them out to Kyler, a bit early yet I know, but I can't wait to share those fun childhood experiences with our own little one.

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