Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My weekend is fast approaching....

Thursday afternoon we are headed to Bella Beach on the Oregon Coast with 2 other couples for a weekend getaway. Joshua is going to stay with Grandma....we were hoping to leave Austen but I don't think Grandma or Austen are quite ready for that just yet! Hopefully, soon.
The next few days are going to be spent getting ready for the trip but check back because I'm hoping to post some pictures while we are there. I can hardly wait.....we are going to eat lots of yummy food, play games with friends and relax (well as much as Austen will let us).

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Look at me and my glasses.....

Josh's Glasses, originally uploaded by johnandtana.

I love this picture!

Joshua & Austen!!

Josh's Glasses, originally uploaded by johnandtana.

Given some lovin.

Joshua with his glasses!!

Josh's Glasses, originally uploaded by johnandtana.

This was taken just before Joshua left to go see the Portland Beavers game with his Daddy!! At which they had a blast.

OK....another post!

I promise tonight I will download a picture of Joshua with his glasses on. The glasses really seem to be making a difference....when he is not wearing them his eyes start crossing and looking funny. Most people were suprised to see Joshua wearing glasses but there first comment was, Joshua's glasses are so cute he toatlly looks like a mini John in them!

Joshua is wants me to show him some volcano pictures and I think I hear Austen waking up......my day is officially started!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Joshua's 1st pair of glasses

Yes, Joshua had an eye exam on Monday which indicated that he needed glasses. My little moneky is far sided. We are praying glasses do the trick...his eyes has a tendency to turn in (cross..right eye) if glasses don't improve things he will have to see the eye surgen.
On the bright side....he looks super cute in his glasses!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weekend adventures.

I will start by saying the weather this weekend was, AMAZING!!!

Friday night: Dad was home at 5pm, WOHOO! Then we took a walk in the sunshine, picked up some takeout and then brought it home to eat. Around 7ish our our of town guest arrived and we stayed up really late chatting.

Saturday: The ROCKETS had team pictures and there 2nd game!! We couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather. Saturday evening I got to have dinner with my friend who was visiting from out of town (she stayed with us...she was in town for a class). It was fun cathing up and getting to hold her 6 week old benjamin...what a cutie! Joshua sure enjoyed making baby benjamin laugh...it was the most precious thing to watch.

Sunday: We skipped Church and played at Mt. Tabor. The boys loved exploring the outdoors and Austen was quite amazed by all the BIG TREES and said, COOL!! (On a walk with Dad Saturday night he ran over to a rock wall with excitment and said, ROCK!) The boys crashed once we left Mt. Tabor so John and I got top burger for lunch....and then had a relaxing afternoon. Lastly, we ended the weekend BBQing with some good friends whom we hadn't seen in a while...we always have such a blast with the Del Buono. It's always a treat to snuggling with my Genoa!!
And now, I'M GOING TO SLEEP!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Strong-Willed Child??

There are many days that I'm in battle with Joshua. From the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed. And there is also many days he is a delightful angel and I'm thinking..thank you Lord we are finally making progress and then something trigger that defiant will. Which sometimes springs me into feeling like a failure. This child whom God has entrusted to me and I can't control him. So, I recently purchased the Dobson book; The New Strong-Willed Child. One word, amazing and right on the mark! It describes Joshua to the T, I only wish I would have bought the book when I first heard about it. Would have saved me some angst. I have recaptured my hope and know I'm not alone.

I have never thought of myself as being Strong-Willed BUT I'm Strong-Willed! All along I thought Joshua was a lot like his Dad but actually in many ways he is more like me!! Sobering. The things we learn about ourselves through are Children!

Good times!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Family traditions!!

I'm all about making our family traditions UNIQUE! Why, what would set them apart if they didn't have some unique element. So, the Davis families Birthday Tradition will go like so from here on out!! The Birthday boy or girl will have there room decorated with ballons and streamers once they are asleep. When morning comes there will be Birthday cake and ice cream for BREAKFAST..that's right!! Followed by PRESENTS!!! Now, this is the way to start a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! Am I right?? I'm already plotting for Joshua's 4th Birthday..which happens to be in just 2 months....I can't believe it!!

It's circus day....

Sunday afternoon Joshua got to go with Grandma & Papa to the Oregon Symphony for, It's a circus day. He had a wonderful time. They had circus music, circus outfits and even a circus clown. Apple the clowns made Joshua a Dragon which he really thought was cool.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The ROCKETS first soccer game!!

Today was Joshua's first soccer game, it was wet, rainy but very fun! If you have never seen 3-4 year olds attempt soccer I highly recommend it! They are so fun to watch at one point John and I were laughing so hard we started crying.
While, I wish I could say Joshua runs after the ball like a pro but he is the one prancing around after the ball having the BEST time! (which is what counts....he is only 3)
Good times!! Can't wait until the next game!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

We can wear long sleeves again....

Austen got his splint off this morning, everything looks great and he is LOVING the freedom of having his arm back!! I can't wait to give him a bath today.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


The weather report says, today's high will be 60 and tomorrow's will be 65. 60 or not we are headed to the park in a few hours to practice some soccer. Joshua had soccer practice last night and did his coach ever work them (RUN THEM..HA!!) It's the funnest thing to watch..all his teammates are so fun to watch. One of the Mom's took some video and posted it on her blog and once I figure how to post that on my blog, I will.

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