Friday, February 12, 2010

For Gaga...

It has been months since I last blogged, and I was really slacking there at the end, but I am at least going to get some pictures up for my Gaga. Many of my other friends and family are on facebook and keep up with us through that, but my grandmother (Gaga) was just getting used to seeing us on here. So here we go... giving the blog another go. I will even try to catch up on the past few months so that it will make putting our family journal together a little easier.

So here are pictures of this historic snowfall we've been getting... plus a little girl who I think is telling me she wants to potty train. Hope you enjoy, Gaga... we love you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Today was my first day to attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Scheduling hasn't allowed me to attend in the past, and let me just say that I have been missing out. A lot of thought has gone into this program, from the coffee talk time where you are divided into groups based on your career before it was motherhood, the delicious brunch, nurturing mentor moms, and wonderful speakers. There are even door prizes and gifts given to the moms who are celebrating birthdays or new babies, ect. As a stay at home mom, I found this time so refreshing... to just sit, not corralling children, and visit with other moms, sharing our experiences, and gaining new insight from our speaker. Today the speaker was Dr. Brad Schwall, he is a child psychologist who is a regular contributor to WFAA the local ABC affiliate. His work specializes in developing healthy social and emotional skills, in an age appropriate manner... I can certainly use some tips in that area!

The emphasis really seems to be on fellowship, education and empowerment. Their motto is "Better Moms Make a Better World" ... what an awesome statement. I have really needed an outlet like this, and I am so excited about this year. I am also looking forward to making some new friends, in fact, two of the girls in my group live in my neighborhood... yeah!

It also an opportunity for Lauren to be around other babies her age, which she doesn't get a chance to do very often. The childcare is great, and she was happy and playing when I picked her up. I am so thankful for this new blessing in my life!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hook 'Em Horns!!!

No, this isn't a commentary on the Texas vs. Tech game, I am referring to the best little Blastball team in DFW... the Denton County Longhorns. Due to the nearly two weeks of rain that we have experienced here, we just had our first game Saturday morning. The kids did a great job and had a great time!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Impromtu Trip to the Zoo

Saturday while eating out for breakfast, we made the decision to head over to one of our favorite places... the Fort Worth Zoo. The weather was nice, and it was not too busy until just before we left... we were even able to rent a stroller for Lauren (and Walker, the last ten minutes of the trip) since we didn't have ours due to the fact we had not planned on going when we left the house that morning. This was just Lauren's second trip to the zoo, the first time being when she was not quite three months old... so it was great to see her checking everything out.

The highlight of Walker's (and his Daddy's) day was watching the alligator feeding... they had a front row seat as a HUGE alligator lunched on a rabbit... don't worry, no pictures of that!


The Davis family is being indoctrinated into the crazy world of recreational youth sports. Walker had expressed to us that he was interested in playing baseball, so we registered him for the four year old division of Flower Mound Youth Sports. We decided on the fall season to start out, because this is his first year to play, and the website stated that the fall season was shorter and more instructional in nature. So...... Trumon takes Walker to his first practice where he finds out that the other team members have all played on a team before, for many this is their THIRD team... keep in mind, we are talking about four year olds. The league is not tee ball at 4, it is coach pitch, they conduct the practice with the assumption that the boys understand the fundamentals of the game, which Walker of course did not, and according to Trumon these boys could play ball like A. Rod. I should also mention that Trumon also overheard conversations between other parents regarding the fact that some of the dads were former pro athletes... at this point I start receiving text messages from Trumon that were are most literally out of our league.

It NEVER occurred to us to start Walker in organized sports before now. Trumon has always been wonderful about playing catch and teaching him to hit a ball, but they certainly aren't running drills in the backyard or going to batting cages. As I started asking around, I found out that this was indeed the norm for Flower Mound baseball. One mom even told me about a local batting coach who has students as young as THREE! How insane is that?! Trumon loves sports, and we want Walker to be confident athletically, but we are not banking his future on him becoming a professional athlete. We want him to play outdoors, have fun, swing and slide... you know, the activities four year old kids are supposed to do.

So as you might have guessed we pulled him off of the team. We do not want his first experience with baseball to be one that will no doubt be frustrating and possibly demoralizing. He is now a proud team member of the Denton Co. Longhorns... a fun loving group of 3 and 4 year old tee ball players. Actually, they are blastball players... tee ball begins at age 5 everywhere else except Flower Mound. In Blastball, the player hits from a tee, and runs to the base which makes a fun horn sound when you jump on it. The kids on the opposing team try to catch the ball and yell BLAST when they do so, throwing it back to the coach. They basically learn the basics... hit, run, catch, throw.... much more appropriate for a 4 year old child! He practices on Wednesday evenings, with games on Saturdays, we are all looking forward to FUN season.

Walker Starts Pre -K

On Monday, August 31st our little man started Pre-K! This is his third year at Reading Friends, but the first year to bring lunch, carry a backpack, and he attends every day now... so there has been a lot of excitement and anticipation.

Daddy surprised Walker by picking him up, and we celebrated the day with ice cream!

This first week has gone very well. We are adjusting to our new schedule, and he is happy and excited to go each day.

Here are a few pics of his first day.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Summer Has Come and Gone...

So since I have become the blogging slacker of all time, I have decided upon a summer review to catch up and then start the fall with fresh resolve to blog again.

So here are a few highlights of our summer in pictures.

Enjoying summer's best fruit... watermelon... and learning that it doesn't grow in the grocery store.

Lots of swimming.

A mom and dad only vacation.

Lauren turns one.

Lauren starts walking.

Family fun all season long.