Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What a big boy!

Davis is growing so much lately!  It seems like every single day, he does something new!  Here are some pictures of Davis through the months:
And here is his 5 month picture:

 Here are some things I want to always remember about Davis at 5 months:
  • He LOVES to roll around on the ground.  It started when he could roll from his back to his front.  That made him mad, because tummy time is no fun.  But, now he can roll both ways, which makes him happy!
  • He loves his tongue.
  • His hands still amaze him.  The child spends HOURS looking at his hands and his fingers and crossing his fingers and uncrossing his fingers.  Why do you need toys when you have hands?
  • He does not like to practice sitting up.  However, this is a skill that we are working on.  That ticks him off.
  • When he is full, he will not eat one more drop.  And he will not eat anything until he is STARVING.  Sometimes, like tonight, that means going over 5 hours without food.
  • He loves to talk.  Sometimes.
  • He thinks it is the funniest thing that he can roll across the room.  Sometimes, he will roll and I will come into the room and say, "What are you doing?  I put you over here when I left."  That is the funniest thing in the world.
  • He loves to hold my hand and grunt while he is having his bottle.
  • He is a very good sleeper, and pretty much, the best baby ever.  Most of the time!  That's what being a baby is, right? 
  • His favorite way to fall asleep is with both of his hands in the air.
  • Sleeping with Davis is like sleeping with . . . a tornado 
  • He practices growling all the time.
  • Sometimes, he actually doesn't mind having his nose cleaned out.  Unless there are a lot of boogers.  Then he minds.
Here are some sweet pictures of our sweet boy:
 With Uncle Carter and Aunt Whitney watching General Conference
 Tummy time on the Boppy.  At least he stays in one place this way!
 "Davis, what are you doing underneath the dresser?  I didn't put you there!"
 Falling asleep on his tummy in the play gym.  Sometimes, life is just rough.
 Hanging out with Mommy in bed.  The best is when he falls asleep with me in the mornings.  These are the times that I am grateful to be a mommy full time!
 Hanging out!
 Wouldn't eat a bottle, but wanted to eat his sock!

The cutest outfit he (we?) owns, in my personal opinion.  Nothing looks more grown up than jeans and a polo shirt.

May Resolutions

In January, my New Year's Resolution was basically to survive my life.  You see, I was new to this stay-at-home mom thing, and Davis was pretty much requiring 24-hour attention.  So, now that I am out of my second coma of life (so far), I have made some May resolutions:
  • To work on my writing so I can someday publish a book about my accident (hence, part of the reason we are public again)
  • To play a lot with my little boy.  He is already growing up so fast, and I don't want to miss it
  • To be a great wife and a great mother
  • To read my scriptures and another book every day
  • To use my iPad less
  • To stay in touch with my friends and family by TALKING to them.  This is so much more uplifting than looking at facebook posts and blogs!
  • To finish my 2012 scrapbooks--the one of the year (I am to July) and the one of my Boston trip last summer

Public again!

Since I am no longer teaching and we hopefully won't have anyone invading our blog and leaving nasty and obscene comments, we are trying to be public again!  If anything bad happens, though, your addresses are saved, and we are back to private!  Here's to hoping!  We are basically public again because my mom requested it, and because I know that more people will read and I will write more.  Because, let's be honest.  I RARELY check the private blogs that I am subscribed to.  So, put us on your RSS feed, and enjoy!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sic Semper Tyrannis

"Sic Semper Tyrannis" are the words yelled by John Wilkes Boothe after the assassination of President Lincoln.  They are also Virginia's state motto.  We visited the state of Virginia last week for Spring Break!  Here are some of the happenings:

 We got economy plus seats on the flight over, which was a must, especially for Mommy's long legs, and having an extra person with us.  Davis even got some time to kick around on the floor, which is his favorite thing ever.

 We went to the kite festival at the mall.  It was supposed to be the best time to see the cherry blossoms, so we walked over to see them.  Too dang cold!
Daddy read some books to Davis on Easter morning.  He was very interested in them.

 Some love for Davis while both of our families got together for an Easter celebration.

 We went to Annapolis on Monday and took a ferry ride.  Annapolis is a really fun harbor town that we enjoyed visiting.

Davis and Eli had a lot of fun together.  OK, it was mostly parallel play.  But they kind of looked at each other!  While they were laying down, Eli was checking out Davis's ear and clothes.  Davis did not care a bit!
 We visited the FBI training grounds (Quantico) with Jon.  He told us all about when he was there training with the FBI.  Super cool.

 Because we are Civil War dorks, (We watched the entire Ken Burns documentary while dating.  Cool.) I decided that we should go visit the battlefield of Manassas, the first battle of the war.  Maria was excited and came with us, and so did Chris's mom.  Fun times.
 We went out to lunch at old town Alexandria, and Davis and Eli were both hungry at the same time.  Funny.

Some more cousin love for Davis.  Sooo cute!

We went and saw Great Falls National Park on our way out of town.

We had a wonderful time in Virginia, and had a great time visiting with both of our families.  Being the History geek that I am, Virginia is always one of my favorite places to go, and it was this time too!