I can’t believe this year has gone by so fast. It seems like you were only a small baby for a brief moment and I’m afraid before we know it you will be all grown up. But, “Ma-ma” and “Da-da” are enjoying every minute with you.

Baby Bear, always remember your family, mother, and I love you with all our hearts! We are looking forward to all the adventures we get to spend together in the future. Thank you for blessing our lives with such joy.


Celebrating Gavin’s 1st birthday with the Loera clan and friends in San Diego.


By Aliciana:

It’s hard to believe that our beautiful boy is already two years old. We had a pizza party with Great Grandma & Great Grandpa Ladd. Pizza is Gavin’s favorite food and he ate two whole pieces. He didn’t leave much room for Great Grandma’s yummy homemade cake (or our less yummy store bought cake).


I can’t believe my little boy is already 3 years old! It seems like yesterday that my little wiggle worm was squirming around on my lap. But, seemingly while I wasn’t looking, he grew from a helpless little baby into a vibrant, rambunctious, independent toddler. He reassures us that he is still our “baby big boy”. I’m saddened to think that he won’t be little for much longer.

Gavin got to do lots of his favorite things on his birthday. We went to see the animals at CALM in the early afternoon. Later on in the evening, we went to BJ’s to have one of his favorite meals, chicken strips and french fries. He loves to eat the skinny fries they serve with lots of ketchup while coloring and watching the TV’s all over the restaurant.

Two of his favorite people in the world joined us for dinner, his Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Ladd. We went back to their house after dinner and had cupcakes and ice cream. Aunt Susie, Sara, and Maddie joined us for the celebration. Gavin doesn’t care for either type of sweets, but he enjoyed blowing out candles and eating lots of M&M’s. He also had a blast playing with Maddie and Grandpa.


Birth Date: May 8, 2011
Birth Time: 12:06 pm
Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz
Length: 19 3/4 in
Health: Perfect


We headed down to San Diego to celebrate Gavin’s 4th birthday with the Loera clan.


The 4 years my little ‘bub’ has been around have really flown by. Still, I can’t even remember what life was like without him. I wouldn’t have it any other way.


Connor liked the candles but wasn’t a big fan of the cake.



Gavin was up bright and early for his 5th birthday. He was quite excited it was his birthday and that I took the day off to have fun with him.


Gavin wanted to see the polar bear for his birthday. We saw some other animals and bears while we were hiking to the back of the zoo where the polar bears live.


Gavin wanted to eat his favorite food, pizza, for his birthday. So we had everyone over to La Bella’s for pizza and games. Gavin discovered his love of air hockey. He also loved his Dodger birthday cake.


We kicked off the day by opening presents in the morning. Connor is really into Mickey Mouse so he was excited to get lots of fun stuff with Mickey on it.

Next we went to the San Diego Zoo. Connor requested to see bears, so we checked out the panda and black bears.

We finished off the night with birthday cupcakes. We weren’t sure he would like them (our boys don’t eat much sweets) but he ate 2 of them. He was exhausted at the end of the day so he did his birthday right.