Thursday, February 25, 2010

mr. bubbalicious

I need to write about David before I forget stuff. I also like to write in my journal but sometimes I forget information. I want to share a story real quick a few weeks ago I was filling some developmental paperwork out for Mattie. One of the question was when did she start crawling and I could not remember when she did. I took out my journal and could not find it. So I started going through the blog and I got my answer. I was so glad that I documented it and so proud that as a mom I could answer every question with a answer that was accurate. Anyways....

A few of David's nick names are bubbalicious, bull dozer and WWB. David is growing up so fast he turned 15 months in February. I love him so much and call him my bubbalicious baby. He has these cute little solid legs and thighs and they are ticklish. There are days that I feel like I can not get enough of him. David is very strong willed and determined to get what he wants. He is my mess maker and into everything. He loves to play with Mattie and Michael. At this time he spends a lot of time with Mattie and together they are into everything. If Mattie is in another room and she cries he is the first to check it out. The both have this little call that they do to each other. When will make the sound and then the next one will do it. Sometimes you can hear it in the morning when they are waking up. We call David the WWB (World Wrestling Baby). He comes up to who ever sitting on the ground and push them down and lays on top. Of course with this being said we also call him bulldozer because he crawls over us, climbs us and any other object in the way.Last week he figured out to climb the top of the back part of the couch. He will sit there and look at us and starts bouncing. Each time my heart does a flip. This week I was reading a book while eating breakfast. I looked up to see him sitting on top of the kitchen table. David has a great appetite and will eat anything. With that being said Dan and I often joke that he must have taken a "how to gross your parents out" class before his spirit came to earth. Without details there have been many gross moments. David has a great belly laugh. As a baby he was really cranky but as he got older he has become so much happier and laughs at everything. David is a very hard to hold and rock but does love a quick hug and cuddle before he is off on adventure again.

I will ask David for a kiss. He will smack his lips together and then give you a kiss with a open mouth.

David is not fully walking but in the past week he has taken more steps and can walk about 20-30 steps before he decides crawling is the better way to go. He has big feet and his pair of shoes is a size 6.

He does not say many words but will say Mama when he wants something (food). He can say Dada, Hot and that. (Mattie's favorite word is that).

He loves to play pattie cake, twinkle twinkle little star and peek a boo.

I love the fact that in shirts he needs a size 18 months but pants are 12 months. He has a long torso but short waist and legs.

I love pictures of him because he is always smiling. He has the best grin showing his teeth. (7 total 4 on top 3 on the bottom and more on the way)

I have to say that Davids not so best trait is sleeping. He still will wake up at night and fuss. Usually it is nothing but every once in a while something is wrong.

So there is David at 15 months. I'm just amazed at how much kids change in such a short amount of time. I feel that time is precious with them and I don't want to miss anything.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mattie's First Haircut

I finally did it but I took Mattie to get her first haircut. I took me a long time to do it because her hair is so special to me and it was long, down to the middle of her back. Her hair is really fine but was not even. I had it cut just below her shoulder bone and is one length. I can still put it up in those cute little pig tails that I love so much on her. Of course 5 minutes later she pulls them out. It is easier to comb and not so many tangles. I was worried with how she would act but she was great and never even cried.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Glasses

In January we learned that David can not see very well and that he needed glasses. The eye doctor said that he does not recommend them at this young age but because he basically can not see that we should try it. He looks really cute in them but is not a big fan of wearing them. So he and Mattie both wear glasses. Mattie is getting better at wearing hers but she also likes to try and take David's glasses from him.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas was small and sweet this year. Dan worked Christmas Eve and Christmas day/night. For Christmas Eve I took the kids around town to look at Christmas lights. All of the kids fell asleep so I guess I drove around looking at Christmas lights. After one neighborhood I headed home and spent the rest of the night watching movies and eating mexican food thanks drive thru at Filberto's. David was the first one up on Christmas morning around his usual 6 am time and Michael followed him. Soon after Mattie woke up and it was time to open presents. After we did our presents, Grandma and Grandpa Hurd stopped by with their load of toys and then they had breakfast with us. I made a ham for lunch and then Dan was off to work. My sister-in-law came over with my nieces and nephew and we hung out for the rest of the day. My brother was also working on Christmas day. The Saturday after Christmas we were all able to get together and do our little family dinner and gift exchange. This year the adults did a ornament exchange. Dan's ornament was a U of A glass ball and if any one knows my family, can testify that my family is huge ASU fans. Dan of course is a U of A fan. My brother was the lucky winner of the U of A ornament and it was pretty funny to see his face when he saw it. To bad I did not get a picture of it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2009 Auto Show

This year after Thanksgiving Dan and I made our traditional trip to the auto show that is held at the Phoenix Convention Center. This year it was much smaller but we still had lots of fun. Jeep had a miniature drive track that allowed you to ride in a jeep vehicle with a professional driver. Dan and I did it twice. It was a lot of fun and really made us want a 4 door jeep even more. Dan and I dream about owning a jeep and many times have come close to buying one but when you have 3 small kids all in car seats.... it just does not work out. So for know I guess the mini-van will have to do. I should mention that the pictures of us riding in the jeep are on Dan's mom and dad's camera. There is one shot of us on our camera. We did convince Dan's mom and dad to go on the course. Also the day we went was kids day and guess who was there to meet the kids. No other than the one and only Spider-Man. Michael was so excited to meet him. He still carries around the autographed card that Spider-Man gave him.

"Awesome Spidey Fingers"

Mom, Mattie, and Michael checking out a convertible.

Can't see us but we are there

On the way to the auto show