Saturday, May 31, 2014

Firetruck Birthday decor

The older Davis gets, the easier the birthday party decor gets. We had the birthday meal in the patio area of the Grimaldi's banquet area. There was a designated server to address our needs, serve drinks etc. Super easy. Oh and no clean up. It proved the perfect spot. Party buckets include fire hydrant cup, pool ball, punch balloon, lifesavers, red whistles, and firetruck coloring poster. It was fun sharing the prep with him. He helped fill the buckets which we kept in his room and picked out exactly what cupcakes he wanted. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Stop Drop and Roll... Davis is 4!

Davis chose a firetruck themed birthday including a trip to the local fire station with 7 of his besties. Davis chose the guest list this year. In his full fire attire, we had a tour of the DC Ranch station, a mile from our home. The kids were awestruck of the station, the truck and the fire fighters themselves. They were great with the kids and so generous with their time. We see them at frys grocery all the time so we gave them cookies and a Starbucks gift card as a thank you.  Davis was very observant. You could definitely tell he had a sincere interest in the inner workings of the station and trucks. The alarms didn't bother him at all. His favorite was watching the ladder go up. After a 45 min tour we drove a quarter of a mile on the same street to Grimaldi's Pizza. We had a pizza and cupcakes and mini cannolis for the adults. It was his day full of his activities, his food and his people. It was nice to do it this way and much easier for mom to not cook for 30 people!

love all the curious eyes

Touching the tank

His birthday party date Makena

This year i think he remembered the whole wish thing we had talked about. 


Uncle Benny and Auntie Lynz.
With his godfather, Parker, and godfather's daughter and bestie, Makena

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday Davis!

Today you are 4! Four has hit mom hard. The number itself sounds more like a little boy than a toddler and indeed you're less toddler and more little man than ever. You've grown immensely this year with lots of new "teachers" in your life. You successfully completed your first year of preschool, played on your first soccer team, made new friends, attended your first movie, independent playdates and filling your big role as big brother. Our cautious, sensitive child is not more confident and adventurous. You exercise good judgement with friends and voice your opinion or disapproval when appropriate. You are more into imaginative play with your airplane or firestation and enjoy building things with your legos.  You are moving away from your one nap which allows for more one on one time with mom as sister sleeps.  You do like your one on one time with mom but still seem to be a daddy's boy. Favorite activities with dad include getting smoothies, frozen yogurt with sprinkles, evening swims and hitting golf balls. Your quirks come from mom - washing your hands at the same sink each morning at preschool and waiting for a friend to finish even if the other three sinks are open. Expressions such as "this is a disaster!", "that is not for Grace, not for Grace", "she is so crazy", "this is unbelievable", "these are your options". And when returning from a recent trip, you unpacked immediately upon your return, putting both  yours and Grace's clothes away and said "look mom, I have all the things in order." And mom has never been prouder. You have given us so much dear Davis. You've provided joyous memorable moments and as you grow, so do we as parents. We know this next year you will continue to grow in your own way, with our continued influence as well as that of your friends, teachers, coaches and extended family. Happy 4th Birthday to our dear Davis!

Weight: 40 lb (84%)
Height: 43.25 in (94%)
Shoe size: 12.5
Clothing size: 4-5T