Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New pics!

I've been so busy lately working my my .com. Yes, my DOT COM! Soon, FrayBabyBibsandMore.com will be going live but in the mean time I have been so busy working with a web builder/designer, trying to make it perfect! (okay, perfection is very hard to achieve, but I want to be close.) Between site designing, sewing, revamping product lines, taking care of my babies, the house and the hubby, I've been swamped and have been neglecting my blog. But I did manage to take pics of the kiddos over the last week. It has been so nice out that we have been busting out Luke's little pool and spending afternoons outside. However, I think all that outdoor time has triggered some sort of allergies in Hannah banana and she has been coughing, sniffling and snorting for the past week but it doesn't seem to bother her much. Anyways, your pictures....Enjoy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

We've been having fun!

Grandma and Grandpa are in town and we have been busy! It is a lot of work being a tourist but we have been having so much fun. The weather was supposed to be cruddy the entire time they were here and although it rained a few days, the days that we headed out ended up being perfect! We went to Nurnberg (the Old Town and the zoo!), Velburg, Rothenburg, and Regensberg. So many bergs, so little time. ;) I hope we showed them a great time - we had a lot of fun and enjoyed their company. And right as Luke was getting warmed up and really having fun with his grandparents around, they have to leave to return to their lives in Tennessee. We are glad they came out to hang out with us and to meet their newest little one, Hannah. 

 Monday - The Zoo!

Luke totally dug the polar bears.  He could have stood here all day watching them pace back and forth and play in the water. 
And his other favorite, the giraffes.  It was one of the only times I could get him to smile at the camera and it was only because he was so excited to get his picture taken with Melman (you know, the giraffe from Madagascar)
Eating lunch at the old wursthaus in Nuremberg
Flower stands in the market

Wednesday - Rothenburg!
Kathe Wolfahrt shop

Market square - everyone waiting for the bells to chime.

Reading books with grandpa
Hannah in her Bumbo!
Friday - On the train to Regenberg!  

Old brathaus in Regenberg

On the Old Stone Bridge
Climbing a tree at the Eis cafe - we had to stop and relax after our long walk over the bridge, down to the fest and back!  We also stopped for lunch, walked along the river and peeked in all the churches and cathedrals!

Headed home - what a fun day! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A little Luke

Whew! I just recovered from a big laugh - let me share.

Luke was washing his hands. And washing. And washing. And washing.  I called out "Luke! You are all done! Turn the water off!"

He does. 

He emerges from the bathroom and says, "I juss put soap in my mouf....it was gross!"

My child just washed his mouth out with soap. He makes things to easy. LOL

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let's compare

Luke - 3 months, 1 week

Hannah - 3 months, 1 week

Well they look like they are related at the least.  :)  And they were/are in 6-12 month clothing at this point - we have tall babies!  I should put Hannah in the outfit that Luke is wearing in his picture so we can really compare.  

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yes I can keep myself, 2 children and a houseplant alive

Hannah Claire, age 3 months, 1 week and 3 days

Oops, it's been awhile, hasn't it? We've been busy over here at the Davis household - the weekend after Easter we look a last minute trip to Berchtesgaden (German/Austrian border Alpine town) and then Brian prepared for his luxury fun-filled vacation to paradise, I mean, his work trip, to Hawaii.  Everyone has been asking me how I've been doing with Brian gone, after all, I do have TWO kids - GEEZ! People, I have been perfectly fine! The kids are great. Hannah eats, sleeps, smiles, plays and throws in an occasional squeal of delight. Luke eats, sleeps, smiles, plays and throws in an occasional whine or defiant "NO, I don't WANT to!" but is, on the whole, remarkably well behaved.  Shall I knock on wood right now just in case?  He's going to preschool 3 days a week (if anyone at the CLEOS office reads this blog, can you PLEASE get him in the 5 day a week program? Every Tuesday and Thursday he asks me to go to preschool and I have to disappoint him and tell him he is stuck home with boring old mom.), is obsessed with Madagascar (for the first time in his life he actually sits through an entire movie - shocking!), and wants to do everything himself.  He requests popcorn at 9 in the morning because he wants to press the microwave buttons, he wants to bathe at 2 in the afternoon because he wants to turn the water on and plug up the tub and he tells me throughout that Hannah is hungry because he wants to turn on the bottle warmer (note: Hannah drinks 1 bottle a day, at night, once Luke is already in bed. He hasn't seen her drink a bottle in over a month yet he is determined to turn on that bottle warmer at least 1 more time.) the requests are always followed by a "I do it all by yourself!" 
On a happy note (well, kind of happy, it does involve tantrums), I have figured out how to nip Luke's tantrum (not a traditional tantrum...there is no throwing of oneself on the floor or kicking or screaming, it is more of an obsessed whining, in a kind of a frantic way.....I digress....) - the child has to be REMOVED from the situation. Not just pulled aside, I mean, physically lead him by the hand inside and make sure he CAN NOT SEE whatever it is that he is upset about and then recite the rules.  Ahem. "You are a big boy! You do NOT whine! xxxxx is your FRIEND and you need to SHARE. (or) You do NOT need to (oh, i dunno, turn on the grill, push the lawnmower, start the weedwhacker, use the scissors, pour the gasoline, drive the car...) you are not an ADULT and that is DANGEROUS! Now we can go back outside and you will BEHAVE and be NICE or we WILL come back inside, okay? Okay?" And at this point Luke mumbles okay and I look at him and he starts reciting all the rules back to me and we happily go back to whatever it is that we were doing.  It is quite nice actually that he responds so well to this but I have a feeling once daddy returns we might fall back into more whining - you know, there are now two adults to try to play, if one says no I shall whine until the other intervenes.  Ack.  
Anyways, my days are remarkably smooth, I can handle 2 kids and a house just fine. I am looking forward to Brian coming home because I enjoy his company and he is a fantastic playmate for little man.  I am growing weary of Luke saying to me every day, "Mommy! Come outside and play with me! And put your shoes on!" LOL

Here are some pics from our latest jaunt and some recent ones of the kiddos in case you were going through withdrawal.

Our trip to Berchtesgaden

The Eagle's Nest - Hilter's Summer Getaway

The view from our hotel room

New pics of the kids...okay, of Hannah and 1 picture of Luke passed out with his blankets. Have I mentioned how difficult it is to take a picture of a 3 year old? He's like a wild animal and I can only catch a shot of him when he sleeps. LOL