Monday, December 26, 2011

A Snapshot of Our Christmas


Double Pneumonia & Bronchitis


It's been a doozy of a week, but thankfully we were able to squeeze in some Christmas fun & celebrate the birth of our King!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Fun

I feel like we packed as much as we possibly could into this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous & we had lots of fun family time. We kicked off the weekend by heading to the park for a little playtime before dinner. Palmer insisted on sitting in the very front of the swing & leaning forward, but he sure did love it- I think these smiles prove it!

He also loved watching the water from the pier- he was so focused on the waves and...

... the bark on this tree.

Palmer also enjoyed putting his climbing skills to good use on the playground & quickly found his favorite part- the slide.

Saturday, we headed back to the island for a little pumpkin patch fun. It was a workout for mommy & daddy, but I think Palmer enjoyed it. He went straight for the little pumpkins- they were just his size. He was pretty proud to carry them around.

These next 2 pictures sum up our trip the pumpkin patch pretty well... Palmer thought these pumpkins were balls meant for throwing and climbing/walking on. He didn't see a sea of orange pumpkins before him, he saw a sea of orange balls! So, much of Mike's time was spent trying to prevent these actions:)

Showing mommy his tiny little pumpkin!

We actually spent more on baked goods than we did pumpkins- oops! We haven't given Palmer cake since his birthday party, so I thought it would be fun to give him one of the cupcakes we bought after he finished his lunch. It was pretty entertaining- much like his smash cake, he was slow getting into it, but by the end, he was all business. Aunt Coco, I think we have another cupcake fan in the family:)

A taste from daddy to get started was all it took.
"Hmmm, I think I like this."
"I can't waste the icing on the spider!"
Daddy cut into it to get him started...
... and then he started shoveling...
... and shoveling...
... and shoveling...
... to the very end!
We capped off the weekend with a little sidewalk chalk drawing & wagon ride around the neighborhood.

That's our weekend wrap-up folks:)

She Has Arrived!

We welcomed the newest member to the Davis family today... Introducing Miss Tandy Elizabeth Davis!

7 pounds 3 ounces & 19 inches long
Here is Big Sis Avery meeting Tandy for the first time- so sweet!

We already love you so much Tandy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sharing with Daddy

I always save a little bit of brownie batter for daddy... and he decided to share today:) 

"I'm watching & waiting."
"I can open wide daddy."
"That was finger lickin' good!"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Snapshot : Bubbles in the Bath

"Watcha' doin' mama?"
"Maybe I can catch one."
"Oh, this one is mine, for sure!"
"Oh no, it got me instead!"
"Man, that sure was fun!"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bed Head

I wish my bed head looked this cute:)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A New Chapter

Oh boy... Mike & I had been discussing this for a while... we felt like it would be a good thing for Palmer & I... but was he truly ready... and was I truly ready... for preschool that is! It has definitely been bittersweet- as much as I love my 8 childless hours each week, I miss him like crazy and want to be the first mama in the pick-up line:) 

A few weeks before school started, they had open house so we could meet his teacher and the other kids in his class. After we walked in the classroom, Palmer immediately started to play- I thought he looked like such a little boy & big boy all at the same time playing with his classmates! I knew he would be the youngest one in his class, which made me a little nervous, but after seeing him interact with everyone, my fears were immediately relieved.

Palmer & his teacher, Mrs. Chris. WE LOVE HER!!!

The week before school started, I got this reminder on my phone & I took a big, deep breath!

Then, before I knew it, the first day was upon us. I was a bundle of nerves & Palmer didn't have a clue what the big deal was. He just thought he was hot stuff carrying his lunch box out to the car:)

I did attempt some pictures of Palmer & I before we left... this was the best I could get!

I am going to miss those sweet cheeks as they melt away):

After buckling Palmer into the car seat, he flashed me this huge grin like, "Mom, don't worry- I'm going to be just fine!"

The preschool has a pretty strict drop-off & pick-up policy, so I wasn't able to go in his classroom when I dropped him off. I was so sad about this at first... I wouldn't be able to get pictures- what?!? But, Mike & I both knew Palmer would do better without me being in his room and then leaving. He did great the first morning, because he didn't realize I was leaving him behind. He has cried out a little other days, because now he knows what's going on, but it is nothing like dropping him off on Sunday mornings at the nursery- he turns into a cat & claws us to death): 

I did get to go inside on the first day for pick-up and Palmer's reaction to seeing me just melted this mama's heart. He leaned in and gave me the biggest kiss! I had just handed my camera to his teacher & was so glad she captured this moment.

I couldn't resist getting pictures of Palmer's name throughout his classroom- however, not sure why he has a Dora sticker on his cubby label...

As we walked out to the car, we ran into Mr. Jay, who greeted Palmer with a big high five for his first day of school!

I don't know what captured his attention, but seriously is that not the sweetest profile?!?

Palmer's first piece of artwork and his daily report card- I love opening up his folder each day to see what he's made:)

I also must admit that the reality of the strict schedule & nature of Mike's job really hit me as I thought about all the school related 'firsts' to come... Mike won't be there): He leaves super early in the morning & it's pretty much impossible for him to leave during the day. Not the end of the world- I know, but it doesn't mean I have to like it! Mike did have a week off Palmer's second week of school, so I couldn't resist some pictures with dada before school. I think Palmer was pretty excited to have his picture taken with dada, or it may have been Gogo playing hide-n-seek;)