Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On another note. Cougar had another soccer game today and scored 7 goals!! I'm so proud of him. He finally understands what he's supposed to be doing. Before he would run and fall down on purpose, but not any more. He chased that ball like it was made of gold. Fantastic!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Here's Phoenix at Cougar's practice. He loves to chase the balls and crawl around in the grass. Look at those blue eyes. He's gonna be a heart breaker!
He scored a goal during the game and has never been so proud. He says "I got a score!" Grandma and Grandpa Davis were able to come and watch his game. He was excited about that, too. He tends to really like it when people cheer for him. He's gonna be a glory hound, I know it. After the game the first thing he wanted to do was call my little sister Nikki who plays for Timpview's JV team. She was actually playing a game so gave Grandma a message. He keeps asking when Nikki's going to come watch him, so Nikki, let us know. :)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
We've been going on trip after trip and have loved it, but haven't had much time for anything else. Maybe I'll completely update at some point, probably not, but we'll see. Until then, maybe this will give you the Davis fix you need. We're getting ready to head back out again. I feel like I've had just enough time to do laundry. This is just about the last trip we've got planned. Lava Hot Springs, here we come.
In Green River, eating melon, Phoenix's new favorite food.
In case you can't tell, my boys and Lake Powell get along just fine. In fact they are already life long friends. What a blast! Sorry for the quick end to the video, I had to catch Phoenix who wasn't stopping. By the time I got to him he was just about up to his eyeballs in water and still crawling.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering,
And I had to answer 'yes.'
He told me to get off my fanny,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick.....
I was just admiring my good work.
I didn't mean to 'click.'
But click, I did, and oops -
I found a real absorbing site
That I got SO way into -
I was into it all night.
Nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess....
While I sit here on my hiney.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The other guy was in fact a mosquito that got me while I was peacefully slumbering (dirty fighter). Got me right on the eyelid while I was snuggled up in bed. I didn't even get the satifaction to squish him during his feast. My eye has been swollen all day. It also got me in the eyebrow of my other eye, but that's not nearly as swollen. I took the max dose of benadryl about an hour ago and am now going to zonk out. I hope I can wake up before noon tomorrow....
Friday, June 5, 2009
Through Cougar I have learned the importance of perspective. In his eyes, plain old seagulls become "Eagles!" Various flowery weeds become beautiful bouquets that must be shared. I see another plane in the sky making those cloudy tracks. He sees a shooting star and a reason to make a wish. I see potato bugs or worms or some other common crawly thing and he sees great scientific discoveries. I see me as being average, plain, not much and he sees a beautiful woman who can fix any problem, do anything, who knows the answer to every question. He sees things a totally different way. His way is better. I need to look through his eyes more often.
Phoenix is teaching me to never settle. As soon as you accomplish a goal move on to the next thing. Keep growing and progressing. There's always room for improvement. He shows me that simply being with the people that love you is enough.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This was at the Swiss garden. Sweet boys! The kids really enjoyed running down the paths and picking the dandilions.
We played at a park nearby afterward, because the kids kept asking to go to the park. They didn't quite understand that the gardens were "the park". It's so nice to see that Ellie and Cougar can play nicely. Usually they see each other on Sunday evenings when they are both tired and cranky. Cougar took Phoenix on his first ride down the slide. It was going pretty well until Cougar lost control, fell over and bumped Phee-phee's head on the slide. The crying only lasted until the kids started running around and Phoenix was back to staring.
With the nice weather last week we took Cougar's fort outside and had a little picnic. Phoenix loved it. He is munching on a giant pretzel stick. Most picnics are ruined by ants. Ours was ruined by pregnant goats. They ran right through it trying to taste everything we had.
On Saturday we had two goats born. I let Cougar name them... Here he is carrying Green. Yes, the goat's name is Green.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Two boys that couldn't come any cuter.
Cougar and I had a great date a while back. We went to the Safe Kids Fair. We got to meet Spiderman! It was so much fun. It's was great to spend sometime with Cougar, just the two of us. He's such a good kid. He couldn't make the hand shape Spiderman uses to shoot his webs. Right before it was our turn I help move his fingers into position and he held it there until we were done with pictures. He thought it was hilarious that Spiderman said "Cheese!"
When I said we burned weeds do you think plants? Well, the definition of a weed is something that grows where it's not wanted, right? Just kidding, honey, you know I like the goatee.... I also like your eyebrows, sideburns, and armhair.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Maybe all this exposure to law at an early age will inspire him to be lawyer....
Monday, February 16, 2009
"Let's talk about what?" I said.
"About my whining"
This took me by surprise. "Umm....okay, tell me why you're whining".
"Because of the pressure"
"Because of the pressure I have"
Oh what I would give to be under his pressure. I'll trade in a heartbeat.
He then went on to tell me all about how our bodies get energy from the food we eat. He's quite a little scientist, lately. I am fostering a 170 pound English Mastiff. (A really gianormous dog) It was sleeping on the floor of my parents living room. Cougar was inspecting it and I heard little things he was saying to himself like "leg, one hundred miles long." He told me he was being a scientist. "Oh, are you makings observations?" I asked. He nodded, smiling, very pleased with himself.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Yesterday, Mark had an interview at Little Giant Ladders (pray for us) and decided to take the ENTIRE day off! He installed a garbage disposal for me! Yay! I love him! He did a few little honey-dos around the house. He did try to get out of a few of them by asking in spanish if there was anything else I needed him to do. When I looked at him blankly he said "I'll take that as a no" and walked away laughing to himself. He helped Cougar make a mailbox for his preschool valentine party. It's a rocket ship and the top flips open so you can put things inside. He's works so much it's a little weird for us to have him home. I was so grateful for an extra set of hands while trying to make dinner. I've had sick kids for over a week now. Cougar's been feeling better for a few days, and Phoenix is working on it. My nerves have been pretty seriously frazzled. Having Mark around helps fix that. Sometimes I'm not sure why because he just loves to push my buttons. Anyway, I'm rambling. I love that man!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I was turning right on to Center Street in Orem (This was at 5:30 so it was very busy) when I noticed a little boy walking down the sidewalk in shorts, no coat and leading a little dog on a leash. I didn't see his mom anywhere, but I could pull over so I drove a little ways and turned around to check on him. By the time I found him again he had crossed Center Street and 4th West? (the road Orem Community Hospital is on). A lady was leading him across the street and it didn't look like they knew each other. I pulled over and asked if she was his mom and she wasn't. Well, to make a long story short we got his little blue body in my car and asked him all kinds of questions. He was four years old and headed to his brothers' basketball practice at a school a few more blocks down the road. We tried calling the number on the dog's tag and nobody answered, so we called the police. When the police arrived they figured out that he lived roughly a half mile away from where he was and that this was the second time in a month that he has gone on a walk by himself. It just scares me to death, that was basically Cougar crossing center street! I am bound and determined to teach him our address and phone number now! I was waiting until he could successfully count past 3 in the right order, but have decided that this is more important. Not that he will be walking anywhere without my knowing about it, but it's important anyway! Please make sure your children know your full name, address and phone number. Without the dog's tags it might have been hours before the police found out where this little boy belonged. Okay, I'm stepping off my soapbox.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Extra Item Purchase: Enough dish soap to last 3 months
72 Hour Kit: 1 change of clothing (pants, shirt, socks, underwear) place in ziplock bag
Family Preparation: Obtain a family utility box- Action Packer, cooler with wheels, cardboard box, etc
Spiritual Preparedness: Read Elder Bednar's article in the September 2007 Ensign; Seek Learning by Faith
Friday, January 30, 2009
We took advantage of the "warm" day today. Phoenix has been so fussy today and I didn't know what to do so I decided to take him on a walk. We got all bundled up, Cougar hopped on his bike and we were gone. Heading down our country road was so nice. We are very much outside people. Nobody in our family does well cooped up for long periods of time and we've been housebound by the cold and the yucky air. How nice to stretch our legs. Phoenix loved it, too. We were outside for an hour and he didn't make a peep, just looked around with his big eyes. I have to say that the boys really look alike when both of their noses are red from cold. Now I'm super anxious to get to my mountains. I can't wait for Memorial Day when we traditionally hike to my most favorite place in the whole world, Pittsburgh Lake.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Last week's flyer said:
Our Church Leaders have asked us to make a concerted effort to obtain our year's supply of food and other essentials. Here are suggestions for a 52 week plan to help us all achieve this. Amounts given are for two people. Adjust the quantities you purchase for the number of family member in your home. The items will change weekly, so keep up with us and take the challenge to become PREPARED.
Food Storage Purchase: 8 cans of Tuna
Extra Item Purchase: 8 rolls of Toilet Paper (1 roll per week for 2 months)
72 Hour Kit: Obtain a backpack or small suitcase with wheels for each family member
Family Preparation (Choose One)
Store enough water for 72 hours
Preferred water storage-2 weeks-14 gallons per person. Also store purifying agents
Read D&C 137 and 138
Have church magazines in your home and study the words of the modern day prophets
Food Storage Purchase: 8 can of cream of chicken soup
Extra Item Purchase: Laundry Soap to last 2 months
72 Hour Kit: Obtain a blanket(wool is preferred) or sleeping bag per person. Also-sleeping mat
By your nightstand place a pair of gloves, flashlight and shoes in case of an emergency in the middle of the night
Read John 5:39, Mosiah 1:7, and Alma 17:2
Have daily scripture study
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
On Christmas Eve, Santa visited Grandma Steele's house. He was in rare form. I've never laughed so hard at Santa in my life! Good Job, Santa! Cougar told him he wanted a tractor and a farm.
Thursday, January 8, 2009