Monday, October 24, 2011

One Year Old

Davin had his one year old checkup and shots today. The poor little man SCREAMED during his shots and for some reason it was worse than all his other shots for me. Maybe it was because when he was younger I was used to him screaming? Or perhaps because he was a quiet crier so he didn't scream super loud with his shots. I don't know, but man I was trying to hold back tears sucked! In all honesty he cried for less than 5 minutes, was just fine after that and was zonked by the time we got home. Here are Dav's stats...

Weight: 22 lb. 14 oz. 50%
Height: 31 in. 83%
Head Circumference: 49 cm. 97%
Yup, he's still got a giant head! (even a bigger percent than last time...) :)

Here are a few things about our one year old little boy
  • Davin can walk and does so for a little bit every day but mostly still chooses to crawl.
  • He still LOVES balls and will chase them all over the house. In fact I think that's partly why he still crawls so much, just so he can chase after his balls and push them around.
  • He also loves playing with his blocks. I love to watch the concentration on his face while he stacks them. The funny thing is that he rarely knocks them down on purpose. He's a builder, not a destroyer.
  • He loves to go outside and will smile and laugh when we go out the door.
  • He is doing much better with strangers. Even though he might act solemn and stare you down he won't generally get scared or cry.
  • Davin has a few "tricks" but will usually only do them for me or Taylor, he's a stinker like that. He can wave bye bye and even says "buh buh" , blow kisses, give high fives, and we're working on having him hold up one finger when asked how old he is.
  • He has started to jabber and makes the silliest sounds sometimes, I love it! The other day in the car he giggled and said "gobble, gobble" in his sleep, at least it sounded like gobble gobble.
  • He's started scooting around on his belly when he's in his jammies.
  • He got one of those pillow pet things for his birthday and he loves it! He hugs it, gives it kisses, and throws himself on top of it to cuddle with it.
  • He still takes 2 naps a day (hallelujah!!) and is so f
    unny at bed time. He used to have kind of a hard time getting to sleep and would cry for a few minutes, but now he basically will reach for his crib and will sometimes smile really big when we lay him down and give him his blankie.
  • Unfortunately he goes through stages where he will wake up really early in the morning, between 6 and 6:30...sigh....
  • He has 7 teeth. 4 on the top middle, and 3 on the bottom with another one ready to pop through any minute to make it the 4 middle.
  • I don't even know what else to say, he is just perfect! (except for when he's not)
I love watching Dav learn new things! The littlest things see
m to be the biggest accomplishment, and at this age it seems like he learns something new everyday! Oh we love our sweet boy.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Birthday Fun (picture craziness)

Davin's birthday was Wednesday the 19th. That's right, we officially have a one year old! Whoa! We waited to have his party on Saturday so that our families could be there. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day in October for an outdoor party. Here is the story of his party in pictures...

"lovin" his birthday hat with aunt holly
Opening presents! Thanks everyone for the awesome gifts. He really didn't have any idea what was going on...
And now begins the picture craziness... Here is his basketball cake.
Acting shy but smiling while everyone sings happy birthday.
Wondering why a whole bunch of adult are sitting around staring at him. He hasn't really noticed the cake at this point.
Testing the frosting
Hehe, black lips!
Starting to get in to it

You mean I'm not supposed to stick my feet in it?

He had a great time!
Awful parents washing our child in freezing cold water. He didn't even flinch.
Grandma and Grandpa
Playing at the park with Grandma.
It was such a fun party and we are so grateful for all our friends and family who came and supported Dav! We love our little one year old and can't wait for the next year of his life to watch the new things that he will learn.
ps- In the fall we are moving to....OREGON!! Wahooooooo!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Optometry Overview

For those who don't know, Taylor has been applying to optometry school. Here goes the run down...
  • Applied to 6 schools

  • Got 5 interview requests
  • Went to 4 of the 5 interviews... SCO in Memphis, TN, RSO in San Antonio, TX, Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, and Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR.
and the most exciting news of all....

  • Got accepted to all 4 schools!!!
So now we just have to decide where we should go...hmmmmm...

And here's a cute picture of my baby!