(I realize now that you totally can't see them, but just imagine...)
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Love you Daddy.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tonight was our annual "take the boat out for the first time of the summer" family excursion. We had so much fun celebrating Memorial Day, Dad's Birthday (Happy Birthday Dad), and also how warm the weather was today. I sat down to blog about the experience, and I was going through the bunch of pictures we took and I came upon this picture.
Tim is a very special person. Tim is talented in many ways but I think two of his talents are paramount. Tim has a unique ability to make anyone comfortable. He genuinely loves people, and will seek out anyone he knows anywhere we go.
Tim's second talent is less known to everyone outside of his family. Tim is our family's own special person barometer. My belief is that Tim's spirit is so guileless that he doesn't understand when people are not genuine. I've finally learned that I need to pay attention to Tim's feelings in this regard, he's never wrong. A few times in the past Tim has tried to tell our family when he feels uncomfortable around someone, and always we have difficult experiences with those people.
I believe Tim's barometer is telling us something...
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I have always loved Julie Andrews. To me she is the epitome of class and grace. I was so happy a few weeks ago when I found out that she had written about her early years. The book is up until the year she starred in Mary Poppins. I was so fascinated reading how difficult her life was as a child, and I was so amazed at her resiliency and humility. I would really recommend the book to anyone who has ever watched her movies.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Hey...for all you Coldplay lovers out there...
Coldplay is offering a new CD called LeftRightLeftRight on their website for free download for all their fans. It basically compiles some of their classic songs, but they are performed live, and a little bit different. I've just started listening, and I love it!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Cooper is learning to appreciate the finer things in life, namely, the tub lollipop. Somehow it always ends up wrong end in, but he's getting the hang of it.
My day yesterday ended up not only sweet but also fried. This lady deep fried oreo's at our house last night. (Stay far away!)
(Please disregard my Christmas plates that our house has been using for two years now..)
I like to think that Abby has a pretty sweet life. She is so well taken care of and looked after. (Just not usually by me...)
Friday, May 15, 2009
We can't believe how fast our little girl is growing! Abby went to the doctor this week, and we found out that she is 12 1/2 pounds and 24 inches long. That puts her in the 75th and 95th percentiles. She is happy and calm, and we love her so much!
BTW- The blog title is Steven's nickname for Abby, which I think is pretty ironic considering that our Abby is named after my sister Abby who starred in the play Lil Abner in high school, and Steve didn't even know that...weird?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
(Thank you Bernard and Marsha for my adorable Mother's Day Cookies)
I've been thinking so much this last week about mothers, but more specifically about family.Two conferences ago, Elder Uchtdorf gave a talk and spoke about his mother raising his family during World War 2 in Germany. At the time I remember thinking, if that mother can raise a child during that horrible time, and influence his life in such a positive way, I feel much more confident that I can do it now during these troubled days. During the last few months and even weeks, I've watched as so many around me have extremely difficult experiences. We've had some ourselves, but nothing compared to the struggles of those around me. I'm so amazed at the examples I've seen of people pulling themselves up by the bootstraps and making their lives better. I hope to be an example to my children of someone who always made their lives better.
And for me and my part...
My life is a miracle.
Not everyone gets to have their wildest dreams come true.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Well, I have news. I love having a daughter. I love pink for her. I love putting bows on her. She is so much fun, and I can't believe how much I love her already. She is doing a few more things these days.
Abby has this weird desire to always have something in front of her face. She often manages to get something there, and I always manage to move it. Naptime goes on like this everyday...
Abby has been so lucky to have so many cousins around. On Sunday I discovered this. Mason had his Dad heat up his little warmer over and over again so he could find Abby and make sure that she was warm. So cute.
She knows exactly when I would love for her to NOT go to the bathroom. Every time a "special" outfit makes an appearance, she blows right on through. (Thank you Auntie Abby for her little jammies...I'm sure they are going to recover from their traumatic experience.)
Our little girl smiles at everything. Often I can't feed her because she just wants to smile and talk. This week we had such a fun experience with her. Steve was tickling her for the first time and she let out her first little Davis cackle. It scared her so bad that she started to cry a little. Since then it's pretty easy to get her to laugh, I just loved that the Davis laugh can actually scare even the people who produce it!
And yes, Cooper is up to no good. He is starting to try to say words, and I of course think it's adorable. For instance, the other night we were having a conversation while he was in the tub (somewhat one sided) when all the sudden he started to say "Blah Blah Blah" at me. I at first thought it was very fun and so I started to copy him. It has completely backfired because when ever I try to talk to him now he just says, "Blah Blah Blah". It's almost like I'm being told to finish my story, or he's giving me the "Yada Yada Yada" version of his.
Monday, May 4, 2009
We then went over to Kaden and Mason's baseball games. The weather was beautiful, but apparently 1 year olds don't appreciate sunshine without naps. Who knew?
After the games we headed out to Wolf Lodge for a birthday dinner.
(What do they do to that meat?!!)
Happy Birthday Steven!