Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2 year pictures?

We had some nice weather while my family was in town so I attempted to take some 2 year pictures of Davey.  She wanted no part of it, so the photo shoot was cut short after 6 pictures because she started screaming.


Not exactly what I was going for, but it kind of does capture 2 for us right now!  Malia on the other hand was more than willing to pose for me.


Later that day, while my mom was in a bead store, the girls and I ran around outside for a bit (a bead store with a 2 and 4 year old is highly stressful). I got these pictures.  Gotta love 2!


Monday, November 28, 2011


Last week while my parents were here (and I had 4 extra hands around), I decided it was about time that I let Davey paint.  I have avoided it up to this point because of the mess and fear of things going straight into her mouth.  She did a great job and really enjoyed it.  My mom made some sound effects while painting and Davey repeated them over and over as she painted which was pretty cute (pa pa pa pa).


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Homeschool Preschool Dropout?

I feel like I have not done a very good job of preschool over the last month.  We had our vacation and then came home sick and then quickly got sick again, went to the mountains, had a birthday party and now it is almost Thanksgiving.

Last week I did manage to sneak some C activities in with Malia and we have done a bunch of other random workbooks, games, activities that I do not have pictures of.   I am hoping after Thanksgiving to get organized and into a better rhythm again.    

Printouts from COAH and 1+1+1=1

Monday, November 21, 2011

Leaf Pile

We do not have any big trees around our house/in our neighborhood.  This means there are not many leaves to rake in the fall.  I managed to rake up a small pile last week and to my surprise it kept the girls entertained for quiet some time.  


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Activities with Davey

Davey seems to be developing a longer attention span lately.  And I seem to be getting a little more bold (a.k.a. less lazy?) about letting her try things on her own.  Here are a few things she has been up to.

 Stickers.  She does not really want my help and is actually pretty good about peeling the backing off.

"Play dough" a.k.a "Noise Putty" is a favorite in our house right now.  Add little plastic animals or colored discs and it equals hours of entertainment.

Markers.  I have shied away from letting her use these for awhile but she really enjoyed them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Davey's Party

We celebrated Davey's 2nd Birthday over the weekend with an Under the Sea party.  

The kids table (Malia and Des thought it was a costume party).

We had an indoor sandbox  for the kids with shells and sea life to explore.  

 Davey really wanted to sit in the Bumbo (that Alli brought for Tess to use) to eat her cupcake. 

Once again, Davey was much more interested in the tissue paper than the presents.

A view of our kitchen decorated...

...and the fish cupcakes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Winter Park

This past weekend we were able to go up to the mountains with our neighbors.  We had planned on sledding with the girls while there, but there was not as much snow as we expected.  We made due with what we had though and just sledded down the driveway which was half covered in snow.  The girls loved it (minus the fact that Davey hated wearing boots).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tissue Paper

Davey got to open a couple of presents from Andrew and I on her birthday (family party to follow this weekend).  She started by pulling one piece of tissue paper out and then spent the next two minutes ripping it into pieces before grabbing another piece of tissue paper from the top of the present and spending another two minutes ripping it up (I was video taping and it was seriously four minutes straight of ripping). 

I know this is classic toddler to be more into the wrapping than the toy but it still makes me laugh every time I see it.  Gotta love kids!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Happy Birthday Davey!

Our baby girl turned two today.  For some reason, I feel like I could cry.  She has been such a sweet addition to our family and I guess I just feel overwhelmed with gratefulness for her life (and her sister's too!)

In her second year of life, we have really seen Davey's personality start to show.  She is spunky.  She is stubborn.  She is silly.  She is shy.  She is sly.  She is sweet.

In the last couple of months, Davey has become a lot more verbal.  Complete sentences now leave her mouth.  She has this sweet little voice and it still cracks me up to hear her talk (especially when she tells me to stop singing!)

A few things she loves::
:: Being outside
:: Tomato soup
:: Her sister
:: Running away when its time to get her diaper changed (or when she is in trouble)
:: Her pink pac
:: Her blanket
:: Pom poms
:: Reading
:: Princesses
:: Puzzles
:: Chugging beverages

We love you Davey Lou.  Happy 2nd Birthday!

Saturday, November 05, 2011


This year for Halloween, we did not have to buy a pumpkin.  Instead, we just went out and picked it from our garden!  Yes it was the only pumpkin we successfully grew and yes there was a stretch that we thought it was a watermelon, but it was still cool.

One afternoon Malia decorated the pumpkin's face with playdough.

For some reason, she has been putting the nose under the mouth a lot recently.  I thought it was a tongue but she realized her mistake and corrected it...

Malia was more than excited to dress up for Halloween.  She was Belle.  Davey on the other hand wanted nothing to do with dressing up when Halloween actually rolled around.  I tried to get her into her costume and she refused.  I offered her other costumes from the dress up bin, even bribes and she still refused.  It wasn't until our neighbor showed up in her Tigger costume that we convinced Davey to put her frog costume on (love peer pressure!)

The girls with our neighbors. 

As I was fixing Malia's hair, she looked at a picture of Belle and said, "Mom we need earrings."  Hmmm.  Thankfully Malia's Aunt Alli passed on some press on earrings a few years ago and thankfully I knew where they were.  They are hard to see in this picture (because they are yellow like Belle's) but she was so proud of them.

The other accessory of Malia's costume was her hairpiece.  Again a little hard to see but it was a ribbon with beads on it.  She really wanted a veil like Ariel is wearing at the end of the book but wanted to make it out of beads and she was Belle.  So this was what we came up with.

My cute little froggy.  Once the costume was on, she loved it (even the webbed hands which she kept on as much as she could).