Thursday, March 31, 2011


Annie and Papa Tom bought a San Antonio Zoo membership!! Every time they are in town, they take Davis to the zoo and he has SO MUCH FUN!

Excited to ride the choo-choo train!

Checking out the monkeys!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Music Mail

Thanks Aunt Ann Marie for this fun card! Davis loves getting mail, especially when it has a beat.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

20 Months

Dear Davis,

You are 20 months old today and closing in on your 2nd birthday! You are growing up so fast and although you are a toddler, I still call you my baby. I can already tell you have such a sweet spirit. You give lots of hugs (even to people you just met) and you are so kind to other kids at the park. You are also very agreeable and do what you're told (most of the time) when we explain something to you. For example, you LOVE to feed Duke. If you had it your way, Duke would get fed at least 10 times a day, preferably handing him piece by piece (possibly sneaking in a piece for yourself when I'm not looking). I just have to simply explain to you that it's not time to feed Duke and you happily put the lid back on the dog food.

Duke and you are best buds (most of the time). He loves that you throw the ball to him, bring him sticks to chew on, and make sure his water bowl is full (oh what a mess)! He's not the biggest fan of cuddling with you, I think your hugs are attempts to pick him up, so he usually walks away. You always want him to join you, especially when you're on the big bed. You pat the bed with your hand and say, "Dukie?"

You're number one favorite thing to do is go outside! You have a wagon, swing, toy car, basketball hoop, table, and a roller coaster in the backyard. We did some painting at your table this past week and the paper looked just as pretty as you did! You had blue lips! When you ride the roller coast, I say "one," you say "two," I say "three," and you say "go!" You also love going to the park near our house. At the park, you have no fear at all! You go down the biggest slide without a hint of fear while I have a slight heart attack due to my own fear of heights. The park has a basketball hoop where the big boys play and that is where you actually prefer spending your time. Daddy taught you to bend your knees before you shoot and you picked that up very quickly! You are completely fearless, you will do anything! You love rides, going fast, jumping off steps, swimming, etc. I have to keep my eye on you all the time!

You have been such an easy baby (what does this mean for baby #2??). Every transition we've had to make was done with ease. You took a bottle, switched easily to cold milk, ate anything I put in front of you, you love brushing your teeth, didn't mind when I made the paci a nap thing only, etc. Let's hope you keep up this trend when it's time to potty train! On the flip side, you have had a ton of ear infections, but we don't need to go down that road.

Our bedtime routine is my favorite thing right now (I say right now because I feel like every couple of months it's a new routine). You kiss daddy and Dukie goodnight and we head to your room to read a couple books. The number really depends on how quickly you flip through them. You have a million books on the shelf, but always bring me the same ones: Woof Woof, My Little Word Book, Trucks, Goodnight Moon, Very Hungry Caterpillar (this one we usually read 3-4 times), and Monsters in the Bathroom. After reading, we turn off the lights and you just let me hold you. At almost 30 pounds it's getting tough, but I soak up every minute. Then you let me know when you're ready to get in your crib with Mickey Mouse, a paci, and your giraffe lovey. I pat your back and blow you a kiss. Sometimes if I don't get out the door quick enough, you drop your lovey on purpose because you know I'll turn around and pick it up for you. Sneaky!

You love to repeat people. Annie took you to the Children's Museum the other day and she said you shouted "all aboard" after hearing another little girl say it. The other 'shout' phrases you like are: Go! Touchdown! Bath Time! and Goal! When I say, it's bedtime, you tell me, "a boo," which means "a book." When you hear airplanes you point in the sky and say, "airpane," then you put your arms out and make a swooshing noise. The other day I started singing the ABC's and you started singing them in Spanish. You are only at B, but being bilingual is so impressive!

Your dad and I cannot remember (and don't want to) what life was like without you. You complete us and remind us what's really important in life.

Muah! Love Mom

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter Practice

Davis has a new Easter basket this year! The other day we decided to practice putting things in our basket. He grabbed a pair of my running shorts (I'm guessing he was comparing it to the laundry basket). Here he is...practicing...different ways to hold the basket, obviously!

Now, about the basket. I've been eyeing a couple different ones. Growing up, my mom (I mean, the Easter Bunny) would just re-decorate ours every year with a new bow or new lining. I love the choices at Pottery Barn! But after picking Davis' basket, the lining, and the monogram, the total was somewhere over $40! Instead, the more practical option was to purchase this one at Michael's for 40% off and take it to get monogramed for $6.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One, Two, Three, Go!

He could do this for hours and hours and hours! I had the roller coaster safely set up on the grass and the next thing I know, Forrest is setting up cushions for Davis to coast into!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quiet Weekend

This past weekend we thought about going to Austin and we thought about going to the farm, but Saturday morning at 5am I heard Davis. I went in, expecting wet PJs or a dropped paci, instead poor baby was burning up. I took his temp, gave him some Motrin, and held him till 9am. The past couple of months Davis has had a couple ear infections and after seeing him tug on his ears, I was sure it was another one. We went to the on-call doctor, it wasn't his ears, but a viral infection of his throat. The doctor explained that when toddlers have a sore throat, they will sometimes tug on their ears. Who knew! So instead of leaving town or even leaving the house, we had a quiet weekend at home. The doctor suggested mixing Maalox and Benadryl to sooth his sore throat. Davis also got to enjoy his first Popsicle! He kept telling me it was coooold. Because I don't have any pictures from the weekend, I will leave you with some random ones...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bloggers Day of Silence for Japan

There is a Bloggers Day of Silence tomorrow, March 18th, for Japan.

The goal is to raise awareness and respect and to acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.

If you would like to join in the guidelines are simple. For more information click here!

Happy Birthday Duke

Our sweet puppy is 4 today! He was almost named Patty for St. Patrick's day, but I have an Aunt named Patti and Forrest's mom is Pattie. So you can see why we changed our minds. Duke is from England, so we needed a proper name and that is how we landed on the name Duke. Davis prefers to call him by his nick-name, Dukie!

When Duke was 10 weeks old, I flew to England and stayed with my parents. We drove a little north of York and picked up Duke. He was the last puppy there and it was love at first sight!

Because Duke hadn't had all his vaccinations yet, I had to carry him in this backpack when going to the public parks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day in Gruene!

Last Saturday we headed to Gruene for a morning of shopping, wine tasting, and soccer playing! We ended our day in Gruene with a delicious lunch and headed back home so Davis could take his nap. I absolutely love Gruene on a sunny day when it's not too crowded. The antique shops are always fun to walk through and there's always great country music coming from Gruene Hall.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spurs Fans go to Heaven

Last weekend we went to the Spurs game with our friends Robin and David. They have season tickets and we are so excited every time they invite us to sit in their two extra seats! Not only are these free seats, but we get free food and drinks too!

Forrest and David wore the same shirt!

After the game, there's live music, so we headed over for another beer and some entertainment. This guy, apparently Jesus, dresses like this for every game and he has a FRONT ROW season ticket. People were in line to take a picture with him!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Celebrity Lullaby

Davis is a big fan of Sesame Street, and honestly, Forrest and I don't mind watching it with him. Yes, it gets old, the songs get stuck in your head, and sometimes you wonder why everyone is named Mr. Noodle. It's clips like these that make us laugh. Forrest and I cracked up the other day watching this and Davis couldn't stop laughing either (I think he was laughing at us).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Davis' Favorite Things

Davis loves to ride the Choo-Choo-Train

Davis loves to put on Dad's hat and run wild

Davis loves to ride his roller coaster

Davis loves feeding the ducks

Davis loves to play basketball

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cake, Goldfish, & Bubbles

Davis had so much fun at his friend Christian's 2nd birthday party. It was a Toy Story themed party at the Little Gym just down the road from our house. This was a first for us and what a great discovery. This is the perfect place to play, especially on a rainy day. There are parachutes, bouncy balls, hoops, swings, bubbles, dancing, and so much more. Davis was mainly interested in the bouncy balls. He also really enjoyed the juice box and goldfish.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Manly Farm Things

Last weekend we packed up our bags for a night at the Thompson family farm in Seguin. It was a beautiful, sunny weekend, but still a bit chilly with the wind. Davis absolutely loves the farm. He loves being all boy! He's all about the dirt, the rocks, the sticks, the cows, building a fire, and riding in the mule.

Snack time, Duke never too-far behind!

Looking suspicious

I'll be right back mom, Duke and I gotta go check on the cows...

I'll drive, Duke, you push the pedal

Building a hot hot