Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I think this makes him a big boy...

That's right everyone...this little guy took 3 (very small) steps this morning. Small yes, but steps nonetheless. I've been trying to get it on video but he just smiles and then gets down on his knees to crawl to me. It'll probably be a while until he walks consistently, but let it be known, first steps, 10 months...

On another note, this boy loves his vegetables...

or not...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

And so it begins...

Sigh...how do you discipline a ten month old? Davin is really starting to be a little stinker! He has been crawling for a couple months now but only recently has started getting in to stuff. His new favorite thing is to pull my books off our bookshelf in the living room. Now it's true that I could just put the books on a higher shelf and put his stuff on the bottom, but I really just want to teach him to leave it alone. Easier said than done. He definitely understands the meaning of the word "no" but the problem is that when we say it he thinks whatever he's doing has just become a game. After I say no he will smile and giggle and tease me by veeerrryyy sloooooowly getting closer and closer to the books until I do something about it. The worst part is that I'm just trying to consistently tell him no and act stern about it, but I'm secretly trying really hard not to laugh. He's so funny. Just today he has decided that he likes to stand up on his own without holding on to anything. He's done it occasionally in the past, but not consistently. The best part is that he gets excited and starts doing a little dance that involves shaking his little bum. For posterity sake here are some more davnisms...
  • He's just started making a little pouty face by sticking his lips out really far and scrunching his nose.
  • He says the word ball (sounds more like baw) Ok, he doesn't really say it, he screams it! (really high pitched, it usually hurts my ears)
  • If we leave the bathroom door open for a second he is in there trying to play with the plunger...gross!
  • He now has 5 teeth (there my be a 6th trying to come in on top) and he has quite a large gap between his front two teeth. It's cute for now, but I'm already thinking of the braces...
  • He has some pretty bad stranger danger issues sometimes. We have to ease him in to situations with lots of people. He'll literally cling to us with a death grip.
That's all for now, I wouldn't want to bore you! You can brag about your kids to me anytime, it's only fair. :) Oh, and you can brag about your husbands too...speaking of which, Taylor got his 3rd interview request, this one is to Pacific University in Oregon which just so happens to be our top school choice! Yay!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A new addition

...to the list of things Davin's scared of
  • Grass (sadly, he refuses to crawl on it, he hasn't always been this way)
  • Crowds of people
  • His uncle Clinton

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Let me check...yup, he's still cute

Here are some pictures to prove it...

As promised from the last post, here he is putting his hands UP! At church the other day we were sustaining a few people in sacrament, and Taylor whispered UP to Davin, and he tossed his little arms in the air and sustained everyone too. It was so funny.

Book surfing...a favorite pastime
More UP hands
Sometimes he decides to do one hand.
He has lately developed a little sly smile, this is kind of it.
I loved walking in to find a pear on his head. He didn't seem to mind even though there was juice running down his face.

Just bath time hair.
Taylor and I have loved having a garden this year. These next two pictures were taken just 3 days apart from each other proving how much harvest we've gotten so far. My favorite has been the beans and the broccoli. Keep in mind we are sharing the garden with 2 other families, so there's been much more than what we took pictures of. It's been so fun.

Last but not least, Taylor has gotten 2 interview requests so far. One to SCO in Tennessee, and the other to Midwestern in Arizona. Yay!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I live with a bunch (ok, just 2) crazies! Crazy number one would be Taylor. This is the guy who can barely keep his eyes open past ten o' clock...normally... However, if staying up involves all night bass fishing at Sandhollow (who does that??) somehow he is miraculously able to not only keep his eyes opened, but function as a human being! Amazing. I'm not joking around folks. Last night Taylor and two of his buddies from work left around 7:30 and then didn't even come home afterwards, just went straight to work at 6 am. It's now about noon and I've talked to him a few times. Last time he said he felt like he was in a cloud...so he either really stayed up all night or is on drugs....hmmm... In case you were wondering, he said the fishing was awesome and they had a grand ol' time. He didn't say much about the fish he had caught, just about the one that actually snapped his line and got away. He is certain it was a monstrous fish (seeing as his line was supposed to withstand up to ten pounds) and is kicking himself that he couldn't get it in. Oh well, he'll just have to try again next time...or not...

Crazy number two is my sweet baby boy. In his case crazy=adorable. His personality is really starting to become evident and he has started to do all sorts of funny things. One of his favorite things to do is book surfing. Now, he LOVES books and will bring them over to me, clamber onto my lap and is totally absorbed while we're reading. But he is a creative kid and his other favorite thing to do with books is to put two books on the floor, stick one hand on each book and slide them all over the house...book surfing. The next thing he does has started just recently. When ever I say "UP!" he throws both his hands over his head and stretches them as high as he can and then drops them when i say "down." It's so funny to see his chubby little arms framing his little face with this giant grin and giggle. Sometimes he'll just randomly throw his arms up and then wait for me to follow suit and say "up." It's like he's testing me or something. He proved to be very observant the other day. I was singing twinkle twinkle little star in a goofy voice trying to get him to hold still during a diaper change (harder than you might think). When I sang the line "up above the world so high" he apparently recognized the word up because all of a sudden he tossed one little arm above his head (just one this time, he had a block in the other hand...) and looked pleased as punch. I love this little man. Oh yes, and he now officially claps!! Love this too. I haven't snapped a picture of the book surfing or his little arms in the air, but will keep the camera close today and will post them later. Thanks for letting me brag about how adorable my kid is.... (and how crazy my husband is) :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Hello, my name is Davin...
I love fish
I am adorable
I love to take naps with dad
I am a chicken I love Sesame Street
I like to eat rocks in the garden
I love camping and sleeping in hammocks
I love "helping" with the laundry
I love helping with the plumbing
(he was quickly rescued from this situation, I'm trying to remember to keep the door shut)