Saturday, November 22, 2014

Two years old!!

Our little Davis is not so little any more; he is two years old! Just in the last few months, he is getting to be so much fun!
For his birthday, we had about 4 different present unwrappings, and lots of fun!  We went to story time on Thursday, then went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to play with them.  On Friday, we met friends at Chick-Fil-A and played in the play area and had lunch and opened presents again!  Birthday dinner was homemade Macaroni and Cheese with homemade Pumpkin Bread.
 When it is your birthday and you ask for a cookie for breakfast, Dad will give you an Oreo cookie!

 First day of present unwrapping

And he got a great book.  That ended the first session and kept him busy for a long time!

The second present unwrapping.  He got snow pants, a coat, and boots.  He practiced walking in his new outfit for a while and loved it!

At Chick-Fil-A with Mommy and Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa, Great Grandma and Grandpa, Chase, Joni, Alvin and Clark, and Marcela and Damian.  This place was chosen because of the play area, which is a lot of fun!  We also had the third present unwrapping here, but then had to play in the play area!

We then went home and opened the gift from Grandma and Grandpa and loved it!  It was a little Fisher Price farm, which is his favorite!
Things I want to remember about Davis at two years old:
  • He is so sweet and so excited to have a baby girl join our family!  He will be a "bee ba," or a big brother.
  • He is getting so good at talking, toddler style.  Like my parents say, he talks in complete sentences.  The trick is getting to the point where we understand the whole sentence, but it is getting easier:
    •   "Mi Mi" means "Excuse me." It is used any time he needs to get by or if he "tooted," which means toots or burps.
    • "Wa Wees" means "water." 
    • "Ba na," means "Banana."(Because, really, there are way too many letters in that word)
  • He loves to go "bye bye."
  • He loves to read books and gets to have "two books" to go to bed with every night.
  • He thinks it is pretty cool to have a big boy bed, and especially loves to be able to come into our room in the morning and ask to get "up, please" in our bed.
  • Pretty much every day, we have a conversation where he tells me that he is happy. 
  • He LOVES my iPad.  The iPad's name is "Animals," and he loves to play the animals game or the drawing game, which he calls, "Color."
  • He loves anything having to do with any kind of animals.  He knows pretty much what all animals say.
  • He can run really fast, and is the best jumper ever.  We have heard that he gets the best vertical of anyone in nursery!
  • All big trucks, buses, or bulldozers are trains, and make the sound, "Choo choo."
  • He gives the best kisses, which means that he puts his mouth on your cheek.
  • He loves to go outside, and will go anytime it is allowed.
  • He loves nursery, and is good friends with the nursery leaders.
  • Whenever he does something that results in one of his favorite things being taken away, or being moved, he begs to have it back by saying, "I sawy."
Oh, how we love this little boy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Remodel done!!

Wahoo!  We (meaning Chris) finished the remodel!  We love this room most of all in our house!

Our fancy camera is in the shop, so here are the photos we could come up with . . . .

 The best part--the closet!!
We still have a few touch-ups to do, and some decorating, but IT IS DONE!!  WA-HOO!!

We will love this room even more when Reagan arrives!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Remodel phase8

Have not posted this in a while!  But here we are!  I am not sure exactly what phase 7 was, so I will move onto phase 8:


Chris did the trim on the closet twice.  Because it looked bad the first time!

It is amazing how much better this place looks with trim!

Seeing the baby!

I went for a doctor's appointment today and got another ultrasound!  I love these!  It is so fun to hear a heartbeat and to see her little body moving around!  I could seriously listen to the heartbeat all day!

Here are the pictures:
Her chest cavity
 She is still a girl!
 Her sweet profile!
We are so excited to meet this girl in December!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Saw this giveaway!  The Vitamix I don't care about, but $500 to Amazon would be cool!

Friday, August 29, 2014


We love visitors!  Especially if they are our parents, we love them even more!  Chris's parents came to visit two days after my parents went to South Africa.  We just don't like Davis to be without grandparents for very long!
We had a great time with them, and all got spoiled rotten!  Matt came for the weekend, and we went to Yellowstone National Park with everyone.  It was fun, but unbelievably cold for going in August!
Here are some pictures of the fun:

This is Davis waiting patiently for Grandma and Grandpa to get off the plane.  Ok, right after I took this picture, he had to run around the airport a little bit.

 We went to mutual on Tuesday night at the park nearby.  Chris and his parents decided to bring Davis to the park as well, and it suddenly DUMPED rain.  We went back to the church, and Davis was shivering, so we used some towels to warm him up.

And here we are in Yellowstone:

 Someone needed to get our and walk when we got out at this spot.  He played the game of putting arms in the air.  It is funny how much slower this outing became with him out of his stroller!

 We had to get out of the car a lot, and run with Grandma, or splash in puddles.  This is life with a toddler!

On our way home, walking with Grandpa:
Grandma and Grandpa took us out to eat at a yummy seafood restaurant in town.  Davis loved the alfredo noodles!

He also loved playing with his Grandpa and the computer.  That is pretty much his two very favorite things of all time!
We loved having Chris's parents come and visit and hope they come back soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Remodel phase 5/6

Phase 5 and 6 are kind of together, because we got in a "rusch."  A little over a week ago, Chris decided that we WERE going to be getting carpet and moving our furniture into the bonus room before his parents come tomorrow.  So, here is how it looks so far:

The painting on the walls:
 And in the closet.  Done by me.  First actual painting job where I have lifted the brush.  Good it started with the closet!  Not TOO shabby!:
 Chris's awesome tiling job.  It fit just right!:
 And . . . this morning . . . the carpet layers came!!

So now, we need to put the furniture in tonight, and then put on trim and put shelves and doors on the closet, and we are DONE!
We have learned several things while doing this project.  Some of them are:
  • Doing a project like this takes more time, energy, and money than you can project.
  • We got more DUST and DIRT in our house than we ever thought possible
  • Chris, who I thought was not very handy, is actually an INCREDIBLE handyman!  He can do anything, honestly!
  • Having the right tools is a very necessary part of the project.  For instance, we got a texture gun from Home Depot that saved our lives.  My dad also loaned us a saw, and we got a power sander and a nail gun from guys in our ward.  These tools shaved WEEKS, maybe even MONTHS off of the project!
  • Youtube is a great resource.  It taught Chris how to do a lot of things in the project!
  • Having crazy, hair-brained ideas like, "Hey, let's make a closet," or, "Hey, let's put tile by the door," is a good thing.  
  • Taking the paneling off at the beginning was the best idea ever!!
It went from looking like this:

To looking like this: