Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Family Vacation

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.

Everyone at Red Cliffs

Random New Pictures

These are just some pictures I've taken of the kids lately. Nothing special, I just want them saved here. Tonight we tried on their new snow clothes. We're all set for the cold weather.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Year!

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

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Party Time!

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.

Grandpa Erickson

Blair and Grandma and Grandpa Davis

Grandma Erickson reading to Davis and Kayla looking happy to be here

Opening presents

Blair and her doll

Davis checking out the new Tonka truck
More presents

Blair pushing her stroller

Davis and Alex checking stuff out

Cake time

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.


We had a great Halloween. We had a pretty relaxed morning and in the afternoon, I took the babies and met Spence at his office for the annual JD Clark Halloween Party. We had a pretty good time there, but we only stayed for a little while because it was nap time for the babies and they were getting pretty cranky. After that, we headed home and hung out. Grandma and Grandpa Davis came over to see the kids and we had dinner and handed out candy to the kids that came by. It was a pretty mellow holiday, but a lot of fun. Kids make all these days so much better.

These are the babies cute Halloween shirts that Grandma Erickson bought them. We were feeling festive last week so they wore them a lot. Thanks Grandma!

My babies are getting too tall. They can reach things off the end tables now and they know this is where the good stuff is. Blair spent a good amount of time on Halloween trying to get all the candy she could.