Thursday, October 31, 2013


Grace and Davis were hysterical dressed up together. He was so excited and Grace was precious and oblivious to the situation. I made her costume with felt and detachable wings so she could fit in the carseat. We had a short photoshoot with the McLachlins before we ventured over to our friends for their annual Halloween party. Andrew took Davis trick or treating to a few houses while I fed Grace. He apparently did very well with his trick or treating manners and came home with a nice loot. The funny thing is he is still not into sweets and candy. His bucket is still full and untouched. He mostly pretends to feed some to his animals. Not sure if that will change in the future but for right now, I'm pretty pleased its one less battle in this house.  Davis made it until 9PM and we all came home and crashed. A very fun day indeed.

love Grace's eyes on that wig of Makena's

Kai (1 mo), Makena and Davis (3 yrs), Grace (7 mos)
lyndsay, the wine fairy

Preschool Halloween

Davis finally decided on a train engineer having really considered being a fireman again. His costume was comfortable and easy to manage at both school and trick or treating. Andrew and I enjoyed the preschool parade and I was then able to stay and help out with the party. Davis was unsure as to why I was in his classroom but rolled with it. It was enjoyable to see him marching with all his friends and to see him in his element. It was easy to spot him with that head popping out in the sea of kids. He walked mostly with his friend Brady, the Spiderman. He came home for a quick nap before the trick or treating began.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

We visited Macdonald's Ranch again this year for the pumpkin patch and other fun. This is the first year we visited in the evening and it was beautiful. Still warm but the sunset was great. Davis enjoyed a horse ride, train ride and hanging out on the tractor. We came home with one large pumpkin that we'll hopefully carve later on in the season.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Conversations with a 3 year old ...Continued

While visiting Mimi and Pops this summer, Davis and Pops were conversing while Pops was working in the office.
Davis: What you doing Pops?
Pops: I'm working. You know that Pops is a professor, a teacher. 
Davis: You not a teacher, you a Pops!

Davis: I'm not the boss, cuz I'm not an adult.
That's right. Mama's the boss. You're the boss of your animals and your trucks.
Davis: No mama. You see my hair? (showing me his forearms hair) I'm an adult too.

Davis entering our room at 6:30AM and sitting on the floor telling me that its time to wake up.
Davis, what show would you like to watch. (me stalling)
Davis: Mama, you wake up and we'll discuss it in the living room. Ok?

During a recent illness:
I'm sorry Davis, but the Dr. said we can't have milk yet. In the morning, if you feel better, we can have some. 
Davis: Ok. when I wake up we can have milk...........and candy corn. 

Also during that illness, I thought Dumbo would be a nice movie to show him while he relaxed after getting sick. I did not remember how sad that movie actually was. Davis cried when Dumbo was separated from his mother so we stopped the movie after I did fast forward to the end when they were reunited. He insisted we watch it the next morning and after I told him that it made him sad and I didn't think it was a good idea, he still insisted. So I turned it back on and same thing. He was so upset, mumbling about Dumbo not having his mama and how they're "so sad". I almost started crying. My sensitive, sensitive first born. You get it from me and I'm sorry for that. Love you.

On the monitor during nap.
Davis: My penis, my penis!!!
Whats wrong with your penis?
Davis: It got out mama! (through the pocket in his underwear. This was expressed with great concern and desperation.)

Sitting down for dinner and recalling watching Les Mis on TV with dad. 
Davis: Mama, member the other night daddy does turn the music show on?  And I watch it with him together. And that was really nice. .........And maybe they have the priest on it again. 

In a discussion after school on why its ok to touch pretend spiders and get dirty he tried to negotiate. (I have rubbed off on him a little in this department and am back tracking to improve this.)
Davis: Ok Mama, I touch the spiders today and then you bring me Gatorade. Ok?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Baby Grace: 7 months

You are becoming more mobile everyday, scooting forward, backward, spinning on your belly, pulling up to stand with assistance and pushing up on all fours. I guess my desire to have you crawl after the holidays is not going to happen. You continue to exhibit such a laissez faire attitude as we haul you from place to place. You are truly taking after your father here. You are now eating solid foods and are enjoying pears, squash and potatoes, all of which are home cooked.  You’re not as big a fan of peas or apples. Just like your brother, you blow raspberries to let us know you are done. You’re holding your sippy cup of water independently now and drink it like you’ve been hiking through the desert. We tried to wean you from your Zantac but your system wasn’t ready for that, so you’re back on your twice daily dose. You continue to nurse 4x daily and don’t mind a bottle. You continue to sleep like a champ, putting yourself to sleep for two naps and at night. You do take that occasional nap in the car or at the gym and wake up just as happy as ever. You and your brother communicate in your own way, smiling, playing with the exersaucer, sharing toys and blowing raspberries at lunch together. He loves getting you to do funning things and falls on the ground laughing. He has even enjoyed taking you for rides in the walker wagon around the house. You say mama, dada, and baba and perform a high pitched tone when you’re excited that I cant duplicate. You enjoyed visiting your first pumpkin patch and dressing up for Halloween as an owl. You love to snuggle head to head but do get shy and turn your head when others are around but often turn back with a smile. You’ve accomplished so much in such a short amount of time and yet there is so much that is about to happen. You keep us on our toes and our home so happy – a constant reminder of God’s good graces.