Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pope Gavin the First

Every parent is guilty of it.  I am sure all of you remember your parents doing it to you.  Jordan and I have already started it.  I see Gavin playing with a tractor.  "Gavin do you want to be a cotton farmer??"   He is doing puzzles and is really good at it.  "Oh Gavin, you are definitely going to be an engineer, aren't you?"  He seems slightly interested in the episode of House we are watching on tv.  "Gavin don't you want to be a diagnostician so you can take good care of Mommy and Daddy when we are old and decrepid?" Seriously, why am I already trying to put career ideas into the mind of an 18 month old??  

This is our "conversation" with Gavin the other day.  Apparently we can stop trying to persuade him, he has decided on his future career.

Me:  Gavin, do you want to be an architect?
Gavin:  No.*
*this,of course, is a nonverbal no.  Gavin still chooses to communicate only by nods "yes" and "no", by pointing, and of course his signature grunting.  This actually proves to be a very effective mode of communication and  so he might never speak.
Jordan:  Gavin, do you want to be an actor?
Gavin:  No.
Me:  Gavin, do you want to be a lawyer?
Gavin:  No.
Jordan:  Gavin, do you want to be a teacher?
Gavin:  No.
Me:  Do you want to be an artist?
Gavin:  No.
Jordan:  Do you want to be a Catholic Priest?
Gavin:  Yes.
Jordan and I:  Laughing.
Gavin:  Has his serious look on.
Me:  Gavin do you want to be a dancer? (this is a trick question I am thinking he is just saying yes now)
Gavin:  No.  (not falling for it)
Jordan:  Gavin do you want to be a Catholic Priest?
Gavin:  Yes.  

Our future little priest.

I think he might have gotten this whole idea from Annerson.  Maybe he just digs the hat. 

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Recently our good friend Shan took some amazing photos of our family.  She is so talented you should definitely check out her website at  We are so sad that her and Daniel moved to Dallas, but at least we know they will be here a lot to do photo sessions.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Shout out to Lee

Go Red Raiders!!!  
Gavin showing his support for the best team in Texas
Madison is a huge Texas Tech football fan.  As you can see she is very excited for the big game.  

Trick or Treat!

Our first trick or treating experience was a success despite a short meltdown.  We learned that 5 mini bags of m&m's are TOO many for Gavin to eat.  Sugar overload!  We had so much fun and wasn't Gavin the cutest rooster you have ever seen!  

                                                              Shake your tail feathers
                                                       Jordan dressed up as a smart guy

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Introducing...Madison Lane Gray

Born 10/18/08
10:02 am
6 lbs. 10 oz.
20 inches

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This Will Blow Your Mind

I know, for myself, that this was one of the most surreal moments in my life. Watch closely, it looks like little Madison is already taking after her mother and being a little ballerina. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

the house won

ok, so i was wrong...... maybe little Madison will be here sometime next week. can't wait.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Place your bets!!

I give Jess 36 hours and we are going to the hospital to have a baby....woohoo

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Future Red Raider and Madison update

We went to the Tech game on Saturday night. Gavin was so funny. He had his snack trap full of goldfish and kept sticking it in everyone's faces to share with them (no, we did not know these people). He insists on sharing his food every time he is eating, he is so polite. His favorite part was riding on Jordan's shoulders on the LONG haul back to the car -we parked at FBC and I cannot believe I did not go into labor from that walk.

This Santa Clause man you see in the picture was Gavin's favorite to share his food with. He loved to do this right when tech was scoring, or better yet, catching an interception.
This is Gavin last year at a football game. Can you believe how much he has changed?!

On another note we had an appointment for Madison yesterday. She is still only 5 pounds, so she will be a little baby. Grow little Madison!! Dr. Kileen is still expecting me to have her 2-3 weeks early, so we are getting ready, it could be in just a week or so! I am trying to get Gavin to understand the concept of a "little sister", but its not so easy with a one and half year old. Everytime I ask if he is ready for his sister to be here or if he is excited about being a brother he just shakes his head "no". Although I don't think this means much because he is shaking his head no at everything, even ice cream. And who shakes their head "no" to ice cream and means it?
A kiss for Madison

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cute Pics

Gavin wants his own iPod for Christmas

Rockin the sunglasses from Mamaw


Jordan and I recently went on our "babymoon" to Atlanta. We left Gavin for the first time, he stayed with my parents. It was definitely harder on me than it was on him.

This is us at the Braves game. They were playing the New York Giants, at least that is what I told everyone. However, apparently the Giants are a football team and they were actually playing the San Francisco Giants. I am very sports saavy.

We asked a random person to take a picture of us. Where are we? Well, those are our feet at the very top of the picture. We weren't expecting professional quality, but come on...

Olympic Park

This is us at the coke museum. We learned the secret ingredient to a coke is FUN!

We had a great time together and were glad to get to go on a vacation before Madison gets here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gavin: Corn Boy

We are testing out how to post a video on here and thought that this would be a cute one to use. I filmed Gavin a while back eating corn. We thought it would be funny to send it to his uncle Russell because in high school I called him corn boy. It seemed like every-time we had a meal Russell had corn with his. Don't get me wrong, corn one of the all time greats. It goes with any great southern meal, and I too have had my fair share of this glorious vegetable. Looking at my belly, some might argue that I've had more than my fair share anyway this isn't the time nor the place for that discussion. Russell was called corn boy first so it stuck with him, lucky me. Enjoy the next generation of corn lovers