Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Holidays from the Davis Family! It was a beautiful Christmas here in Colorado. It came quickly for Jason and I, but the kids thought Santa was never going to come! We spent Christmas Eve at my parent's. The kids decorated cookies and wrote letters for Santa. Then we had our Christmas program and stayed up watching movies. Joshua couldn't sleep, he was so excited for the next morning. He kept shaking his gifts and declaring each one to be legos (even the coloring book). Livi had fun running around in her jammies all night. Christmas morning, the kids were beyond excited to see Santa had come. Joshua got his Star Wars legos and a light saber. Olivia got a new baby doll that talks and giggles (though she was more interested in the candy that filled her stocking). Opening gifts was a blast. After each gift, Joshua would say, "That's just what I always wanted!" One of his favorites was a fort from his Grandpa and Grandma. It was a fabulous Christmas, and we are looking forward to the new year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Boy's Day Out!

While the girls were home sick with the flu (sad) the boys spent the day together. They went to lunch, ran errands, and spent time at the library checking out Star Wars books. They are so much alike, it makes me laugh. Gotta love those boys!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here Comes Santa Claus!!

The kids met Santa Claus at our Ward Christmas Party. Livi was completely terrified, but Joshua was excited to give Santa his wish list. His list included the following: Star Wars legos, Indiana Jones legos, and Mission to Mars legos. Unfortunately, he was under the impression that Santa would give him his Christmas gifts right then and there. There were a few tears after he learned the truth. When you're a kid, Christmas can never come soon enough!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Late Night Snack

If you know Jason, then you know he always eats a huge meal before he goes to bed. The other night I found him cooking hamburgers on the grill ... at midnight. Oh, and did I mention it was 15 degrees outside! What am I going to do with him?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Strike a Pose!

Olivia had her 18 month portraits taken. I can't help but laugh when I see these poses, because they really do portray her personality. We love our little girl!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunshine and Turkey

Our family spent Thanksgiving in Arizona with Jason's parents and 6 of his siblings. There were 33 people sleeping in one house, and our time was filled with yummy food, great company, and beautiful weather (Only in Arizona would we go swimming after Thanksgiving dinner!) The kids and I cheered for Jason in the Turkey Bowl Thursday morning ... until it started to rain. Then we were out of there. (I guess we aren't the most loyal fans.) Joshua was in heaven playing with his 15 cousins. I don't think we even saw him for most of the trip. They made sand castles, jumped on the trampoline, played "jedi school" with their light sabers, and built some impressive lego ships. Jason had fun teasing his sisters and making them laugh while they cooked Thanksgiving dinner. The kids made candy turkeys to put at each plate for Thanksgiving dinner. Joshua couldn't get enough of it. His plate eventually held 7 turkey masterpieces. Jason showed off his culinary skills by creating some of his favorite Qdoba recipes for the family one night. Saturday, the girls threw a little baby shower at PF Changs for Linsey. The restaurant was probably glad when we left, as we couldn't help exclaiming "awww, how cute!!" every time she opened a gift. It was a blast! Jason's phone conveniently lost power for most of the trip so he was able to forget work and just have fun with us. It was a great trip!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Need a Good Laugh?

Translation: Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill? To get to the bottom!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We Love Nursery!

Olivia had her first week of Nursery. Hallelujah! This was Livi before nursery ... This was Livi after nursery ... Need I say more?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Davis Family Fort

I came home from a meeting the other day to find Jason and the kids had turned our living room into a huge fort. They were all sitting inside the fort giggling and waiting for me to find them. At first I was a bit concerned about my sofas, but then I thought "What the heck", and jumped in with them. We spent all night in the fort telling jokes, stuffing ourselves with Halloween candy, and laughing when the ceiling would cave in on us. The mess was well worth it in the end!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Date Night!

Jason has a crazy work schedule, so it's a rare treat for us to go on a date together. Last weekend, we went shopping and out to dinner. It felt like we were newlyweds again ... except for the whole "leaving early to pick up our kids" thing. It was great to spend some time with my hubby. Love you babe!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One and a Half!

Monday, we celebrated Olivia's Half Birthday. She loved her pink half-cake and only had to blow 12 times before the candle went out (OK, so Joshua finally just blew it out from across the table). We love our little princess. She brings so much sweetness into our family, and we can't help but smile every time we think of her. Happy Half Birthday Livi!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Our Halloween season was packed full with activity this year. The kids dressed up as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. (Joshua insisted on being something with a sword.) I took them to the studio to have their pictures taken, and boy was that stressful! We had to bribe Livi to stay in the photo by letting her eat a lollipop. Sigh ... We went to 2 Halloween parties this year-one with our ward and one with my parent's ward. Both were complete with dinner, games for the kids, and a trunk-or-treat. The kids knew Grandma was a softie and definitely took advantage of her candy supply. Halloween night, we joined Rob and Abigail's family so the kids could go trick-or-treating together. They had a blast! The boys ran from house to house while the girls rode in a double stroller like 2 little princesses. Afterword, we ate pizza and talked for hours. It was a great Halloween. And now ... we're going to sleep. We're exhausted!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"The Bad Guy"

Halloween is almost here!! We had fun carving our pumpkin tonight. The kids brainstormed by drawing some interesting "designs" on paper. In the end, we decided to keep it simple this year. :-) Livi loved stirring the big bowl of pumpkin goo, and Joshua was excited to choose the pumpkin's name. He quickly decided on "The Bad Guy." A tough name for a tough-looking pumpkin ...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Open Wide!

Joshua had his first trip to the Dentist. His good friend "Favit Bee" was with him, so he was just fine. The Dentist cleaned his teeth, gave him the dreaded fluoride treatment, and even took some x-rays. Joshua felt the process was well worth it when he received a plastic airplane for his good behavior. We call this the "I'm trying to smile, but I just had a fluoride tray in my mouth" face. He was such a good sport!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Parks and Picnics ...

On Saturday, we took advantage of the beautiful weather, and spent the day visiting parks and having a picnic. We had one of the parks completely to ourselves, so Jason and I let loose and had fun with the kids. (I even went down the huge twisty slide on my stomach ... screaming the entire way of course.) Jason had to show off his incredible skills on the rock wall. He's such a natural! The day ended with Joshua still begging for more, and Livi completely exhausted. It seriously couldn't have been a more perfect day.