Easter Sunday

Holidays are a big deal for Gavin, especially Easter. He enjoys everything from the candy in his basket to the easter movies we watch.

Typically, on Easter Sunday Gavin wakes the whole family up at the crack of dawn, but this Easter we were lucky. Gavin let us sleep in until 8 in the morning. Then he went stomping around the house waking us up. To start off Easter Gavin always runs out the front door to the rose garden to find his Easter basket that the Easter bunny has hidden. Once he finds it, all of the toys and candy that are placed in a perfect arrangement are quickly ripped open to pieces. Although, Gavin is not violent when doing this he is very careful and focused to not mess up anything. I think it is pretty funny.

After this Gavin will go back into the house and eat of some of his candy for breakfast with his real breakfast. Normally its toast with butter but this year he tried some of our Grandma’s special Monkey Bread. If you don’t know what Monkey Bread is I highly recommend looking it up and trying it. When everyone is done eating their breakfast, Gavin is always the first to, we head towards the front yard for the Easter egg hunt. Even though there is only 3 people competing for 55 eggs, things can get pretty intense. And the Easter bunny was very clever this year with his hiding places for the eggs. Many were high in trees in hard to get places and unthinkable places for eggs to be found. In the end Gavin came away with the most eggs but barely. Gavin had 29, Allie had 22 and I only had 4.At the end of Easter Sunday Gavin likes to play with his small toys he got in his basket, eat a bunch of candy, and watch Easter movies. His favorite Easter movie is Hop so we had to watch that.

Gavin also had fun with his friends, Marco and Leo. They had an Easter egg hunt the day before Easter. They always make each other laugh and I had really good time Saturday. Gavin hopes that you had a Happy Easter too filled with joy and candy!

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Born to be in the Water

Gavin has a lot of fun with his toys and his ipad around the house or around town. But Gavin has the most fun in the pool and ocean.

Normally over the weekend the Murphy family will go to the Coral Casino at Butterfly Beach, and we love it there. Everything there is just awesome from the famous oreo shake to the views from the over sized jacuzzi of the channel islands. But Gavin enjoys himself too much to notice any of that while we are there.

Gavin wears the same matching outfit every time we go to the pool or beach. And looking at him walk away or jump off the diving board you can’t help but laugh. His funny googles that look like they are crushing his head and poking his eyes out are the funniest part of the outfit I think.

To add to Gavin’s swim clothes Gavin always brings these three toys no matter where we go. toys are an alligator, penguin, and hammerhead shark. Gavin will carry these all around the pool and even bring them in the ocean with him. That is how he lost the other alligator that my dad and I┬áhad to look for until dark so Gavin would stop crying. We never found it though and I don’t think Gavin ever got over it.

Watching Gavin in the pool cracks me up but is a scare for others, especially the lifeguard. Gavin likes to float on top of the water, face down looking at the bottom of the pool or ocean floor with his goggles. A while ago lifeguards had to be constantly on the watch for Gavin in the water and wanted me or my sister to be in the water with him so they felt more comfortable. Now I think they know that when they see a black and blue figure resting atop the water they don’t need to jump from their tower into the water to save Gavin.

At the end of the Murphy’s pool day at the Coral Casino Gavin likes to change back into his normal clothes. Usually Gavin strips down naked in front of everyone cause Gavin has no sense for what he is doing. It was very embarrassing for us but now Gavin has grown out of that phase and changes behind a towel that I have to hold up. So now Gavin is only flashing the people down at the beach, not at the pool. Hopefully Gavin becomes normal and starts changing in the locker room, but for now Gavin will be Gavin.