May 8, 2008

Gavin the Great

If ever there were an award for Baby of the Year, Gavin would win by a mile. He has been an absolute gem on our trip. He has spent an inordinate amount of time in his car seat during the last week - an amount that would certainly test the patience of a mature adult, let alone a wiggly little baby. But Gavin's even temper and happy personality have made him an absolutely delightful traveling companion. He is so patient and calm, and his giggles and grins charm people wherever we go. Several strangers have commented on how much he looks like a Cabbage Patch doll. We just think he's a big chunk of adorable.

When we're "home" at the Harvey's house, Gavin gets to play on the floor. Jacob, Josh, and Brookelyn love tickling Gavin under the chin, trying to make him laugh, and helping him roll over. Gavin is pretty good at self-entertaining as well. He is enjoying tummy time more and more. He has become so strong! No more heavy-head floundering for this guy! Gavin likes playing with little toys that inevitably end up in his mouth. When he's on his back, he can also scoot all over the room. He digs his heels into the carpet, pushes off, and propels himself head-first. This is all fun and good until he hits a wall or a couch leg.

As much fun as we've had this week, we look forward to getting home and reuniting our family tomorrow. The big boys have had quite an adventurous week with their tireless Grandma Bartle and probably haven't missed us a bit!
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