Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Big Rocket!

Dear Davis,

Lately your imagination is taking off! Literally. Apparently you really want to go to the moon. Dada asked you what you want to be when you grow up. You both decided that astronaut would be a good fit (Dada explained the job to you) and you are so excited to take the "big rocket" to the "moon in the sky." You asked us for a map to get there! Each time we talk about it, you tell me different people are coming with you. The first time it was me and Duke! Lucky us! Now you want to take "Meal and Cat" (Camille and Catherine) with you!

I asked you about flying to the moon while we were in the car waiting for Dada to run an have crazy hair and Duke is panting in the background...we had just come from the park!

Dream big and it just might come true...

Monday, November 21, 2011

La la la la

We love birthday parties, especially Elmo themed birthday parties for a sweet sweet friend. Davis had a blast playing in the yard with the other kids and loved playing basketball with the big kids. We really haven't been to too many birthdays, so the festive hat, goody bag, and cake were a BIG hit. Before we got out of the car, I asked Davis to be on his best behavior. "Be good Davis" and he replied, "I nice!" And he was so nice. Thank goodness! My favorite was watching him watch the birthday girl blow out her candles. He could barely contain his excitement, there was a lot of clapping and shouting, "my cake!"

Cheese for the camera usually results in squinty eyes! Check out the red icing from Elmo!
Car ride home, happy with his goodies!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Davis Wore a Tux...and Renee & Robert got Married!

Last weekend my cousin married her best friend and we were all there to help celebrate, from beginning to end! Renee and I grew up down the street from each other as kids and all my childhood memories are filled with stories growing up together: going to the same school, gymnastics, Christmas afternoons comparing what Santa brought us, riding bikes, watching old movies and singing songs from Sound of Music, playing on the golf course, trips to Rockport, and the list goes on and on. Now we are adding another person to our family and I'm excited to create new memories with her and her husband, Robert.

We started the weekend off right with a girls brunch at Moonshine. This is one of my favorite places to eat, if you go, the mac and cheese is a must order. I think we all agree, mustard in our new favorite color!

That night, the celebration continued with the rehearsal dinner at Headliners Club, a restaurant on top of a bank building. The view of Austin is beautiful at night! Toasts were made, happy tears were shed, and delicious food was consumed!!

Our cousin pic with a new addition
Robert, Renee, Claire, Ann Marie, Forrest, Me and Michael

Wedding Day!!!!!
Perfect way to start the day, a little massage!

Beautiful bride about to get her makeup done!

Time for Davis to get ready too! Ring bearer!
Davis and Ruthie rocked the house when they walked down the aisle. Davis gave everyone a wave on his way to the alter. I am just kicking myself I didn't think to video it with my iphone! After all his waving, he got to the alter, saw me, held up one finger and said, "One more!"
After the ceremony, we all rode a shuttle bus back to the hotel for the reception. Davis had a blast on the bus. He was excited not to be in a car seat! This is him telling the bus driver to, "GO!"
Singing Wheels on the Bus..."beep beep!"
I had a sitter all ready to take Davis after the ceremony. It was super late, he was walking down the aisle right around bedtime. But once at the reception, he was AMAZED by the band. He spent most of the night just staring at them. He had a few dance moves in there too!

Renee and Robert's first dance!

Good-bye Mr & Mrs Bain!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The many ways Davis likes to sleep...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Good Times had at Ole

Ole Holiday Market was a great success and a truly fun week spent shopping, drinking, and working (of course)! I love getting to spend some quality time with my Junior League friends and raising some money at the same time. I even got to spend a little time enjoying the family day activities with Davis!

The Reading Nook

Blowing Bubbles thanks to the Children's Museum

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Like That"

Many weeks ago (I'm a little behind on blogging) we were in Houston for Molly's baptism and got to spend some much needed time with Annie and Papa (my grandparents)!

Molly in her beautiful gown!
Davis making a donation to the church!

Davis and Annie riding the train at the Galleria!

When we got home, I asked Davis a couple questions about Molly...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Boo for Boo Boos!

Our Halloween weekend didn't go quite as planned. We were supposed to have a blast at the school Fall Fling, Forrest was supposed to go fishing, and I was supposed to go to Renee's wedding dress fitting.

Friday evening did start out fun at the Fall Fling. Davis' school hosted a great carnival with pony rides, a train, a bouncy castle, food galore, and lots of fun. We were there having A BLAST and then the next thing we know, we are riding in an ambulance to Methodist Children's Hospital.

Davis is ok, thank goodness! Another little boy at the Fall Fling ran into Davis and knocked him to the ground, Davis hit the back of his head on the concrete. Other than screaming horribly, we thought he was okay. But when we put him down to walk, he couldn't. It was the scariest feeling in the world. He seemed dizzy and couldn't find his balance. To make sure the injury wasn't serious, once we got to the hospital, the doctor ordered a CAT scan. Davis was such a big boy and so brave through the entire experience (unlike his mom who couldn't stop crying). He enjoyed the ambulance ride, there was so much to look at in the back of that truck. He loved the wheel chair ride up and down elevators to take us to the CAT scan. And he even liked the CAT scan because I made a huge deal out of the "big O" he was about to go through. He hasn't stopped talking about it.

Fall Fling Train Ride! Before the boo boo...

After the boo boo, at the hospital.
Davis was getting sleepy, but was making us laugh!

And after a long weekend with sleepless nights reliving the boo boo, we had a faBOOlous Halloween! I got Davis dressed in his Mickey costume and told him to go look in the mirror. As soon as he saw himself dressed as Mickey, the giggles and squeals wouldn't stop! He kept shouting "I'm Mickey!!!" while pointing to himself! We went to a neighborhood Halloween party, then to Nana and Pop's house, and then back to our street to do a little trick or treating! Davis was great at going up to each house, knocking on the door, saying trick or treat, reaching for one piece of candy, and saying thank you. He carried his pumpkin bucket the entire time! There were a couple spooky houses and scary costumes, but Davis wasn't phased by them at all.

When the trick or treating was done, I thought we were headed home to crash in bed! Instead we decided to sit on the porch and hand out candy to the late nighters. I can't decide what Davis liked more...getting candy or giving candy. As kids came up to our porch, Davis would squeal, and loved filling their buckets with handfuls of candy.

Davis really really really enjoyed Halloween. He loved everything about it from the color orange, to the pumpkin patch, to the witches in the trees...I'm scared to put away all our decorations for fear of a Halloween withdrawal. We put away our Halloween book and have started to read the Thanksgiving Gobble Gobble book with hopes that he will love turkeys as much as witches!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

School Pics

Davis might be telling me, "no school mama" on our way to school every Tuesday and Thursday, but here's proof he's having so much fun and loving school!!!

Davis and his classmates!
That's Maggie on his right, one of his favorites!

Chapel! Davis will talk and talk about chapel and how he prays.
This particular day was bless the stuffed animals day.
His teddy bear is behind him.

Each school day Davis comes home with a new piece of art!