Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sticky Hands

I had an interesting conversation with Davis the other day...

Me: Davis your hands are all sticky. Go and wash them.

Davis: They are suppose to be sticky.

Me: Oh, really. Why are they suppose to be sticky.

Davis: Because.

Me: Because Why?

Davis: Because, I am Spiderman.

Me: And Spiderman has sticky hands???

Davis: Yes. So I can climb the walls! (Wiping peanut butter hands on the wall).

Lesson learned: Don't ask Spiderman how he sticks to walls.

Domestic Divas

I was ambitious and purchased two big boxes of fruit one peach and one plum... not sure exactly what I was going to do with them. I asked Marcie for help and she she spent the afternoon showing us how to can fruit, make jam, make freezer pies, baby food and other fun fruit-filled activities. We completely demolished her kitchen, but had a blast discovering our inner domestic divas.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Six Months Old!

I just have to preface this by saying, that for her second professional photo shoot, Lyric is yet again, naked. This was not my initial intention (Ryan is personally not too keen on the whole naked baby thing). I had a freshly pressed pink polka-dotted dress and Lyric looked adorable in it, but wouldn't smile. Finally, after her dress was soaked with spit-up and slobber, I undressed her and she became all smiles. So apparently she is a little free-spirited and I have to admit that (in my opinion) she does happen to have one of the cutest little bums around!
This last month has been a busy one for Lyric. She has mastered sitting, gotten two precious teeth, has added the word dadadadada to her vocabulary, loves to play peek-a-boo and has been intently trying to crawl. Six months has flown by, and we have been loving watching her little personality develop.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Visits from Grr and Papa

My parents came down for a little visit and to babysit our kids while we went to see Brian Reagan. Davis and Tatum provided them with a constant supply of book reading requests, and as Tatum puts gleefully puts it, "Grr reads me the really long books and she reads all the pages and says all the words." (I guess when it comes to the obnoxious Disney novel-length picture books, I am not as sneaky as I thought.) Lyric ate-up all of the extra attention and became quite attached to my mom. Davis loved going on walks with Papa and entertaining him with his cool moves and tricks. We really enjoyed having them here and we were all sad to see them go. While my parents were here we enjoyed a perfect Californian summer evening outside at a Dos Lagos, a park near our house.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

I bought a chocolate bundt cake from Costco, after the kids had gone to bed. I woke up the next morning to Davis' excited squeals. He came in and told me that he wanted some "chocolate fudge bundt cake for breakfast." I have never made or purchased bundt cake, so I am not sure where my two-year-old picked that one up. I don't know who else to credit but the Food Network???

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Brian Reagan

We just went with our friends, the Cook's, to see Brian Reagan (our favorite comedian). We laughed our heads off and went home with sore cheek muscles. Here is one of our favorite jokes:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Doheny Beach Camping

We spent a long weekend camping on Doheny Beach with our friends from AZ, the Carter's. Lots of dirty, sandy fun!

Our first family picture with everyone smiling!!! Enjoy it, it may never happen again.
Reason to never leave a watermelon unattended while Davis is in the vicinity:
Daddies at work, building a "sand fortress"
Finished fortress:

Tatum and Nathan spent countless hours chasing waves together.
The kiddos deeply engaged in Watermelon consumption...
Davis had so much fun being silly with his reunited friend Jacob.
Tatum and Lyric, basking in the sun.