On Sunday, May 16 my funny guy Gavs turned ONE! It seriously seems like yesterday that I went into labor with the big guy. He decided to come two weeks early (yay for me!), he was due on Spencer's birthday, and ended up being 8 lbs 1 oz. Pretty big guy for being early. He has added so much sunshine to our lives especially during this trying year. Friday we decided to do a "small" party at my dad's house. We are learning to work around our hospital visits. If I anticipate getting out on a certain day and it doesn't happen then it makes the visit worse. I decided that not rescheduling appointments and events is just better. Nate stays with Spence while I prepare things. Sweet Brielle stayed with Spencer on Friday evening so that Nate could be at Gavin's party as well. Spence had been in low spirits the whole week until Brielle came to stay with him. He started talking regularly and I heard he was even laughing! Nate took a half day at work and came around lunch time, which was the same exact time Spencer was going down to take his line out, so that I could prepare for the party. I really didn't have to do much because my wonderful family took over. Logan, my bro, made FANTASTIC pizzas. He is famous for his pizzas! My mom in law and sis in law made salads, my dad, homemade ice cream, pina colada and Oreo, all I had to do was throw the garlic bread in the oven and make the cakes. I just bought already made cakes from Harmon's and then cut and filled them. I filled them with fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and mixed them in a boysenberry jam. It was pretty good. I cut it into the shape of a big, funny monster. Gavs dug into his cake and loved every minute. He continued to put his face into it, silly guy. I ordered Gavin's cute invites from an Etsy store that designs digital invites. I wanted to do a cute monster theme and these were perfect!
Nate took the weekend shift at the hospital, and Spence was really looking forward to his time with his dad. Belle has been struggling with me being gone so I decided to make a fun weekend of everything. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the sky was gorgeous. Belle and I got our nails done, celebrated Gavs birthday by going to In-N-Out, Sweet Tooth Fairy, a church activity, and then went to see Babies at the theatre. We had a really enjoyable weekend together. I miss my kids.