We had a great Thanksgiving. That morning, we went to my parent's house and went out to the Clay Pitts to go shooting. It was raining on our way there, but it cleared up and was great weather. The babies played in the back of the car with Grandma while everyone else took part in the shooting. Grandpa did, however, think Davis should learn how to shoot a BB Gun, so they borrowed Trey's and gave it a shot. After that, we went back to my parent's and visited with everyone until dinner. My grandparents were there, Sue, Josh and Janae, Breezy and Matt, and Brady and his family. It was so much fun to see everyone. We stayed late that night and hung out.
The next day, we went and got a Christmas tree. No big trip, just Home Depot in Centerville. It looks great though. I haven't taken a picture yet, but now it might not look so sweet anymore. I knocked it over this morning and was less than enthused to decorate it again. Also, some branches suffered some injuries. That night, we didn't have anything going on so we thought we'd go see the lights at Temple Square. The Erickson's met us on their way home from Mesquite. We had a great time even though there were tons of people because it was the first night for the lights.
Saturday morning, we made cinnamon rolls out the the dough I had raising on the counter to take to Spencer's mom's house. We didn't end up going because everyone at her house was sick. We loved the cinnamon rolls though. They were better than rolls at dinner anyway. I think our home and visiting teaching families enjoyed them too. That night, we met my parents and went to the Jazz game. We had great seats and great company. Overall, we had a super fun weekend.
I couldn't get a picture with all three of them in one, but Trey wanted to ride over to shooting with us and he was a great little helper distributing toys to the babies.
Grandpa and Trey helping Davis shoot the BB gun
Playing after dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's house
This horse is the favorite toy at Grandma and Grandpa's house
Walking to the lights - Blair didn't move from this position all night
I haven't posted about any fishing trips that Spence has been on, and I wanted these pictures on the blog so here they are. He never takes his camera so I had to get these from my dad. The top one is of Spence on the South Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. That was the second trip of the season and he went with my dad and took his brother Jared. The bottom three are from a day trip to Strawberry Reservoir. Spence and my dad went with my dad's buddy Dell Tuttle and had a great time even though Spence caught the smallest fish.
For the last few days, we've been in Mesquite with Grandma and Grandpa Erickson. We had a great time. The babies were spoiled by two wonderful aunts that are so great to play with. Thanks Miranda and Kayla for being so great. They also loved all the time they had with Grandma and Grandpa to themselves. What lucky kids.
Blair had a rough trip. She was crabby almost the whole time we were there because she's getting her top middle two teeth. It's been pretty rough for her. Despite the fact that on normal days she'd always pick Dad over Mom, she wanted Mom at every second. If I wasn't around, she would cry like crazy. I think I had a headache for three days straight. She's doing better now though even though her teeth haven't gotten all the way through yet.
The first day we got there in the evening and the girls went to Twilight while Spence and Grandpa watched the kids.
The second day, the girls and the kids went shopping in St. George while Spence and Grandpa golfed. The kids were spoiled by Grandma of course.
The next day, we all went to Vegas. We went to the aquarium at Mandalay Bay. It was pretty cool. When she wasn't crying, Blair would point and say "fish". Her vocabulary is expanding every day. Davis was as good as gold and happy to check everything out. We walked around and checked a lot of different things out. We went to the M&M factory, watched the water show, and much more. We didn't take many pictures of the first few days because we were just trying to survive with a cranky baby.
The last day, we met Jared, Mandy, and their girls at Red Cliffs and went on a little hike. Blair was doing better and we had a blast. After that, we drove home with two worn out kids.
We had such a great time just hanging out and visiting with our family that we love. Thanks for the great time Grandma and Grandpa.
Grandma got Davis to sleep after a long day in Vegas Spence and Blair waiting for the water show
Davis loved the golf cart at the condo. He could have played there forever and he was super unhappy when Dad made him come inside. He was thrilled when Grandma took him for a drive.
Last Friday, the babies went to the doctor for their one year check up. Here are their stats:
Weight: 20lbs 8oz, 20th percentile
Length: 30in, 55th percentile
Head Circumference: 19 1/4in, 90th percentile
Weight: 21lbs 2oz, 50th percentile
Length: 31in, 95th percentile
Head Circumference: 18 3/4in, 95th percentile
Here are a few more things about them at this age:
Davis gives kisses when asked and gives Mom kisses when she gets him out of bed
Blair gives hugs to Dad, Mom, Davis, and her baby
Davis hates Blair's hugs and bites in return
Blair loves to lay down on her tummy when playing with toys - She looks so grown up like this
Davis' new favorite toy is the Lightning McQueen ride on toy they got for their birthday - He is doing something with it non-stop
Both babies wave when asked and love meeting other kids at the store or anywhere else they can be found
Blair walks all over the place now - She now does it without being persuaded, but she does crawl sometimes still
Davis finally took a couple of steps the other day but has only been persuaded to do it again two more times - He can stand a lot longer now
Both babies will put their hands over their ears when you say "Ahhhhhhh" - So funny, this is what Mom feels like doing some days
Both babies love the bath - They go into the bathroom as fast as possible when they hear the water running and they are disappointed on the mornings we don't have time to play long, most days we spend about an hour there
Blair likes to blow bubbles in the tub - She lays on her tummy and sticks her face in the water
Both babies love to splash in the tub
Both babies love to fill the cups with bath water and drink from them - Gross!
Mom or Dad pouring water out of a cup from high above the bath is a favorite
Davis dances whenever he hears music and always looks to make sure you see him dancing - We do this a lot around our house - Mom likes it too
Blair is done having a binky - We were worried about church but she's been great!
Davis loves to be chased- he crawls away so fast and stops only when he needs a rest from crawling and laughing so hard
Blair loves to take her shoes off - Whenever we're in the car she gets them off so we have to put them on again when we get where we're going
Both babies go up and down the stairs like champs - In the afternoon we still use the gate to keep them on the same level
Blair is Mom's shadow - Wherever Mom goes, Blair goes; whatever Mom does, Blair does
Davis usually likes to play by himself - Maybe this is because otherwise Blair is attacking
Blair's eyes light up when she hears her Dad - Each night when Dad gets home she gets to him as fast as possible and gives him big hugs
Davis sucks on his blanket when he's going to sleep - He started doing this when we all got sick and he hasn't stopped
Blair loves her blanket and would love to be able to have it with her non-stop - She only gets it a bed time and on long car trips
Davis takes his pants off in his bed all the time- Why? Nobody knows.
Blair is starting to imitate many words that we say - Fish (for Grandpa Davis), Hi, Look, Yes- They're not 100% clear and she doesn't say them unless persuaded so I wouldn't count them as part of her vocab yet
Both babies say Dada and Mama- They do Dada better, but they get more practice with that one- Dad is always working on this
Davis likes to close all doors- He's happy unless he knows he shut Mom or Dad on the other side and then he wants it open
Blair can squat and stand back up without holding on to anything now
Both babies drink from sippy cups full time now- They've been doing this for a few weeks since Blair decided she would have nothing else
Both babies love books - They are some of the best toys we have and we love to listen to them read them
Davis and Blair turned one on the 4th, but we had a birthday party on the 1st. It was so much fun. I can't believe our babies are one year old. Time flies! All of their grandparents and Jared, Mandy, Sam and Alex came to the party. We ate dinner, opened presents, had cake and ice cream and enjoyed visiting with everyone.
Blair and Grandma and Grandpa Davis
Grandma Erickson reading to Davis and Kayla looking happy to be here
Blair and her doll
Davis checking out the new Tonka truck
Blair pushing her stroller
Davis and Alex checking stuff out
Blair wasn't that into the cake. She didn't want to eat any of it herself - she did take a few bites when we fed it to her, but overall, she preferred ice cream
Davis liked the cake but was a little funny about it. After he first touched it, he decided he didn't like that so instead of grabbing it to eat it, he leaned over to take a bite.
One cute blue mustache
Wearing new birthday clothes the next day
Thanks to everyone who came and thanks for all of the great gifts. I feel like new toys have made my babies turn into kids. They have so much fun with the new big kid toys - they are entertained forever. They had really outgrown all the toys we had, but we wanted to wait to get new ones until their birthday. They are so fun to watch grow and learn new things.