.This boy.

5 years old
#3 of 4 brothers
wild child through and through
stunning deep eyes
fun loving
contagious laugh
deep genuine love for his family
loves hugs and kisses
still thinks tractors are very cool
can be a chatter box sometimes
catches you off guard with some of his comments & sayings



wears all hand-me-downs & doesn't care
has a dead tooth from wrestling with brothers
hates to wear socks
does not wear pajamas to sleep
very active
LOVES his blankie{s}
loves to HELP mom
and says "I sure am a good helper huh mama?!"
gorgeous thick dark brown hair
eats chickpeas and red pepper almost everyday
will try just about ANY food
SUPER excited about homeschool next year
loves to write his name
still colors on the walls occasionally



SUPER strong
very BRAVE
LOVES adventure
calm and tender
loud and stubborn
loves to scooter
loves his best friend Benji
makes his sisters giggle until they fall down
still naps at least once a week
you can call him Gavin, GW or G-dubb
gives the STRONGEST bear hugs
but not before asking "will I hurt you mama if I give you a strong hug"



just broke {buckle fracture} his wrist
only slightly cried
told the nurse at the ER it was "between 1 & 2" on the pain scale
insists that it is NOT broken
wants to switch beds now
delights in still being able to climb up into his loft bed
and cut his watermelon

I LOVE you GW... more than words can even express! God knew exactly what he was doing when he blessed us with YOU!
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58 comments:

  1. How sweet! What a lil cutie!!

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  2. okay...I read in your "Ask it" post about how you make your pics huge...and seriously I tried & tried...I don't see the "S400" number under the html...any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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  3. so sweet! He sounds so much like my 4.5 year old, Isaac. Isaac broke his arm (elbow) Monday at Bible school. While he told the nurse it was a 6 on the pain scale, I haven't seen him cry about his either! Tough boys :)

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  4. Love learning more about your kids! Love Gavin's stunning deep eyes. Please tell him that I am having chickpeas and peppers for lunch! We must be kindred spirits. :)

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  5. Aw, what a sweetie! Too cute!

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  6. Sounds like a sweetheart! And he's a cutie!

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  7. I love hearing about your boys. You talk about Eliza and Nolia a lot (and who wouldn't! They are too cute!) and Ozzie (also adorable!) but not the older boys. Gavin seems like a GREAT kid!

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  8. Awww. He is such a precious boy!! I really love having a boy. :)

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  9. What a gorgeous boy. :)

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  10. Great to see a boy post- love the girls post as well. Sorry that he broke his arm- my elijah did the same break at 18 months old. Did he get a cast?

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  11. he is a super cute boy! It is nice to hear and see about the boys in the family too. I think the girls look like him. Thanks for a such a sweet post about an obviously special little boy. Keep them coming!

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  12. Lovely! I love the way you put this all together!

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  13. Oh Brittany, he is so precious.
    And has gotton so big.

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  14. wonderful!!! he´s such a sweet boy! ...I love scooter too! :)

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  15. He is absolutely presh! What a sweet boy. :)

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  16. Oh man I love that little guy!

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  17. He is super cute! It's nice to not hear about just the girls and Ozzie for once! Your older boys are too cute!

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  18. Very cute! Every time I look at your blog I expect to see babywearing 101, but I don't! Wasn't too excited since I am just a teen myself, but now I am dying to see it!

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  19. Poor Gavin! My Anya has the same fracture on her right arm - she went to jump off a swing and lost her balance and fell backward and fractured her arm trying to "break" her fall. She had a new cast put on Monday and it is water proof - so it's all good now - she can swim again. ;)

    Hoping your little man will heal quickly!

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  20. The side bar picture is the only one that I'd seen of GW alone. I knew he was cute but did not know he was this cute! :)

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  21. Gavin seems like a GREAT kid! Great pictures and wonderful description of him! I hope his wrist heals fast! Tough boys! Love them!

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  22. Oh and the photo thing- I did find s400 on the html page of my blog, tried playing around with it... NO difference. But I have the most basic blogger account. So I am wondering if its even possible to make any changes unless I have an upgraded 2-column/3-column blogger account.

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  23. The dearest little/big boy

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  24. How how cute! I hope he feels better soon. Does he have a cast?

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  25. Great post...he's so cute :)

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  26. What a cutie! He is so tough!

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  27. That's so sweet! What a handsome boy! Hope his wrist is okay :)

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  28. Sounds like a wonderful young man & son! It's very obvious how proud you are of son #3, and how much you love him. Enjoyed getting to know Gavin from your post!

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  29. this is wonderful... all the things that make boys great! i also notice he looks a lot like his sisters in these pictures...

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  30. What a sweet note to one of your many men! He is so cute and I love his outfit ( even if it is a hand me down) he looks so darn cute in it!

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  31. What a handsome looking boy. Sorry about your wrist Gavin, hope it heals fast enough.

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  32. Oh yay, I requested that you do one of these for the older boys and you HAVE! Gavin you are just cute as pie.

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  33. Oh what a sweet, sweet boy... he reminds me of my little man. I love this post!

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  34. masAllah!(to cross one's fingers)

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  35. He looks like a pretty cool dude! Thanks for sharing what's up with him. We love hearing about your boys too! : )

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  36. What type of camera do you use? All your photo's are beautiful.

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  37. He's so Adorable. Great pictures!

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  38. Oh I'm so relieved to hear that he's okay. When I read your twitter, I felt so bad for him! I'm glad he's doing alright and I hope the wrist heals up soon!!

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  39. Ooh, as for the to-cast-or-not debate:

    When I was 12, I broke the growth plate in my foot. Or fractured it. Or something, I don't really remember. Anyway, they casted it, it healed, and they called it a day.

    But it never felt quite right and a year later, I was back in the x-ray room while they took a look at things. This time, they referred my parents to a pediatric podiatrist. The guy had foot-shaped business cards, how cool is that?! Lol. Anyway, he had this theory that the best thing to do was to maybe splint it and get a person to use the foot again, that the foot had to heal under pressure to be fully effective.

    So they re-broke/fractured the growth plate (OW!) and set me up in running shoes that had extra support in that area of my foot and then just had me walk around on it. I've never had a problem since.

    A few years ago, I fractured my wrist. The doctor wanted to cast it, but I remembered the podiatrist and I asked if it was possible to just splint it and have me use it so that it continued to strengthen and heal during use.

    Best choice I've ever made. The doctor told me I'd probably have lasting problems from that fracture, but I've found that whenever I do have problems (like if I fall down on it), it is best and most quickly healed when I use it. The last time I fell down on it, I was worried that I'd fractured it again, so I consulted the doctor about it. He said that he never thought he'd ever say this, but he thought my splint idea might have been one of my better choices because although the fall should have re-fractured that area of my wrist, instead it was fine, the area of my bone was just in pain because it was stressed.

    So there's my first-hand experience with the splint and use it philosophy. Obviously it doesn't work for everyone, but I hope it helps =) Good luck!

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  40. Your son is just adorable! Not that you would be into it but he could model for sure! He is beautiful and I can see through the picture that he has a sweet spirit. Your blog is a joy to read and your family is amazing. You really are blessed by God! Now, do not let anyone look down on you because you are young! You are doing a fantastic job!

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  41. coming out of my lurkage to say,

    HOW ADORABLE IS YOUR GW! He looks like he belongs on the cover of mindiboden!

    You captured his essence so beautifully. He is so endearing. He looks so cute in his little shoes!

    I love your blog and read faithfully every day. My friends& family are probably all sick of hearing me quote you all the time:)

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  42. Brittany, He is just so sweet! Abriella turned 5 on may 29th, I just wish we could get our kiddos together. The girls chubbyness is just like Ethans and I love it :)

    I'm only 1/2 way done with Abriellas birthday post, I need to get on with it

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  43. Awww, I love you too, Gavin, even if you do eat all my pickles!!! Those are great pics, he looks so handsome! :-) Maybe Ava will pick him instead of Ozzie! LOL!

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  44. So lovely! What great photos!

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  45. So I did it. I joined blogger, so that I can follow you easier. :) lol I also was looking for something to switch to from xanga. Looking forward to your next post! Have a blessed day!
    ~Tiffany

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  46. He's a handsome little guy!

    Sorry to hear that he broke his wrist...ouch! Kids are so tough!

    Take care,
    Aleah

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  47. Wonderful tribute to a wonderful little guy !

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  48. He's adorable! I hope his wrist heals quickly!

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  49. He's beautful. Never thought I could love a little boy the way I do mine. I can tell that you love yours like crazy, too!

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  50. What an extremely sweet post!! I love when you write about your kids like this, it's so nice to get to know them, all in one post! He reminds me a lot of my Gavin {who is 4}.

    He sure sounds like a sweetie, you are most definitely blessed, x 6!

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  51. He's gorgeous; inside and out. I'm amused that you are younger than I am, your 3rd is the same age as my oldest and you have twice as many children as I have, and you seem so calm, cool and collected. You really do! Have a great trip!

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Thank you for blessing me with your words!

Brittany