I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Friday, October 26, 2012

Don't give up on me...

I am so embarrassed that it's been so long since I've blogged!!!!!!!!!!! :(((
I promise (for those of you who still actually read this) that I will be back! I will be back with wonderful stories of our precious Gavin, charming pictures, and regular updates on our lives. Coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

blue eyes

One of my most favorite things about Gavin are his incredible blue eyes. I love photographing him in natural light where they really pop. I adore this picture that I took of him today. I could just stare at him all day!!!!!!!

so proud!

We just can't get enough of watching our sweet boy walking! He's already trying to run...it's so very cute. We spent some time out at Jason's mom's house today and just let him wander all around her huge yard. Here are some pictures I snapped of him...I just had to share!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

He walks!!!!!!!!!!!

There were times where we thought this day would never come!!! Two days shy of his 16 month mark...Gavin decided to start walking on his own! We couldn't be more excited! I had to share with everyone! :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Today is mine and J's 4 year anniversary! We got married in Savannah, GA...it was a beautiful wedding! Just had to share a collection of some of my favorite pictures from the day. What a journey we have been on in the short 4 years of marriage! I would go through it all again to know this is where we ended up! Everything is just as it should be. :)


Tuesday of this week Gavin had his first surgery...he got tubes in his ears! We are so thankful for this step because he has basically kept ear infections in both ears since Thanksgiving. It was definitely time for tubes to get our sweet boy well! The doctor said he had a bunch of fluid stuck behind both ear drums. He has been on an antibiotic for so long now...mommy and daddy are really happy we don't have to worry with that anymore!!! Our prayer is that this set of tubes do the trick and we don't have re-occuring problems (which is definitely possible). I have had tubes about 9 times in my life...so we joke that Gavin is definitely my child!!!!! He has so many of my traits.
Gavin has not started walking yet...well atleast not independently. He will walk just fine while holding our hand, or holding on to the wall...he just won't let go and take off quite yet. We really feel this is because his balance has been off so much from all the ear problems. He isn't talking yet or saying really any words yet either, so the ears could attribute to this problem as well. I realize some children just develop slower, but he has been so on point with everything else...the fact that he isn't walking or talking yet tends to bother me. All in due time though...I'm trying to not "rush" any of this. I'm constantly reminded of the Darius Rucker song..."It won't be like this for long".
Here are few pictures to share from surgery day....
Before surgery

I see your tushy!

He hated the bracelet...he kept trying to take it off.

Headed home! Super chilled and relaxed!
A couple days after surgery Gavin is doing great! He's back to his happy self and doing great at daycare. We are thinking any day now he will be brave enough to just take off walking! I will keep you posted! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012


We knew Gavin loved bathtime...but tonight we realized just how much he loves it. I'll be honest...we don't have bath every single night...and tonight was a "non bath night". After dinner G seemed pretty fussy and nothing was pleasing him. He kept reaching his arm out and pointing to his bathroom door. So, we kept asking him, "Gavin, do you want to take a bath??" he got so excited! Jason and I just cracked up...so we said - well, bathtime it is! Even though Gavin can't actually talk yet...he is pretty good at communicating! He was so excited, he loves splashing in the water, playing with his bath toys, and even putting his face in the water. It was the perfect time for a mini photo session. Enjoy these precious pictures!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Doors, doors, everywhere doors...

Gavin's biggest obsession is doors. Yes, you heard me....doors. Cabinet doors, bedroom doors, closet doors, bathroom doors....any door he can get to...he wants to be a part of it. We now have a routine when we get home from work/school in the afternoons....we close all of the doors, or wedge them with something so he can't close them. This started after the day he locked himself in his bedroom! He could sit for hours and just open and close....open and close....open and close.....

i WILL close this door before you come after me!!!!

One of my favorite "door obsession" shots!!!!

just a typical day at the Oliver house...

his OWN doors to open and close...and SLAM!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Playing catch up...

I have totally neglected my blog lately!!!!!!! Through the mad holiday rush and keeping up with a 14 month old... I've let the blog fall to the wayside. No more! I have missed journaling about our sweet precious boy and I'm making a promise to be a better blogger! :)

Here are the past couple months "in pictures"....

First up...Gavin's birthday party....
Loved all the decorating I pulled together!

cute cupcake party favors that I made

Seasame Street themed cake that I made!

G's smash cake that I made!

Every little boy needs a radio flyer wagon!

Love all the details. :)

Cookie Monster even came!

Time for cake!

The blue icing was EVERYWHERE!

After a long day he was happy to have snuggle time with Grandma. :)
First haircut....

it was time for Gavin's first haircut! he sat still and did great!!!!

Our Christmas card!

Our beautiful tree!

G with Santa....love this expression on his face!

Thank you Grandma & Grandpa for my car!

Lookin cute on Christmas eve.

Look what Santa brought!

Christmas morning with Aunt Jenn
A day on the Oliver pecan farm....thank you Uncle Tommy for taking these pictures!


Throw me up highter daddy!!

Love this family photo!

This was right before he pulled my hair...

G loves his mommy!