Halloween 2016

We had a very happy Halloween!

This was Gavin’s first year trick or treating, and he loved it. It was cute how he would get really excited when would get to a house. He would start saying “trick or treat” and run up to the front door, but when they opened the door he got really shy and wouldn’t say anything. When they held the bowl out for him to take a candy, he would take as much as he could get… so, this kid knows how to do it right! Since he’s a cute little kid, they’d give him extra candy and talk to him for a little bit. He usually said “bye” when we left, so that’s something.

We had a family themed costume this year – Gavin was a police officer and Michael and I were the burglars he had nabbed.

Halloween - Cops and Robbers | rainerlife.com

Halloween - Police Officer | rainerlife.com

Halloween - Checking his loot | rainerlife.com

Happy New Year!

Cheers! Happy New Year! | rainerlife.com

We had an amazing 2014! We were blessed with our happy, healthy little boy. We also moved into our new home.

Today, we relaxed and spent time with family. For lunch, we had our traditional meal of black-eyed peas and cabbage. We watched the Rose Parade and some of the college football bowl games. It was a great way to start off the new year.

For 2015, we are looking forward to spending time with Gavin and watching him grow. We also have a few projects to do around the new house. I have the typical New Year resolutions – exercise more, eat healthier, get more organized, declutter, etc. Hopefully, I can stick with the resolutions long enough to reach my goals.

Excited to see what 2015 holds for our family!

Gavin’s First Christmas

Gavin in his Santa hat | rainerlife.com

We had a great first Christmas with Gavin. He’s too young to know what is going on, but he was happy to play along for us.

We went to Mass on Christmas Eve. Gavin did okay, but he got a little fussy. His Honey (grandmother) took him out a couple of times to walk with him and calm him down. Since it was Christmas Eve, the Chapel was packed and we didn’t want his fussiness to disturb other parishioners.

We had Christmas morning in our new home. We didn’t get an early start since Gavin is too young to be excited about presents. Gavin’s Honey and Pappaw (grandmother and grandfather) came over to celebrate with us. We all had fun opening presents and enjoyed our Christmas morning tradition of sausage balls and mimosas.

Gavin opening Christmas presents| rainerlife.com

Gavin helped open his presents and played with them. His main gift was an activity jumper. He got it the week before Christmas though. We figure he didn’t know the difference, so why wait. We also got him a few other toys and some books. He got lots of clothes and more toys from his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Gavin in his activity jumper | rainerlife.com

It was a nice, relaxing Christmas of firsts – Gavin’s first Christmas and our first Christmas in our new home.

Christmas morning| rainerlife.com