Saturday, August 28, 2010

First time for 5 at the zoo!

We took Evan to the zoo for the first time today. This was the first time we've all gone together, as a family of 5. It was great. We didn't like having two strollers all day but hopefully that won't last too long. Liza loves watching the animals, Sara loves watching the people.
as you can see, Evan had a great time. This is pretty much what he did the whole day. We did our best to make sure he stayed cool and dry and fed. What more can you ask for? I'm sure it will be a memorable experience for him.Apparently, we wore them all out. They all fell asleep on the way home. If you look in the tiny mirror you can see that Evan is also sleeping. It was almost like a date for Steven and I in the front seat, or would have been had I not kept nodding off :)

The good, bad and crazy from this week...

This is the crazy...sort of

1. Okay, this is Liza being a little crazy. I think it's her Bret Michaels impression. 2. Again, Liza. This is why we have not yet removed the railing.
3. Something unrelated to my kids but definitely crazy - we went to the zoo today and I was shocked by how many people were not wearing shoes. I'm serious. One of the barefoot men also had on a long ladies skirt. It's just strange and gross.

The bad...sort of

1. Liza knows she's not supposed to be crawling behind Daddy's guitars...This is Liza being bad. Her face says she knows it too. 2. Also bad...this is my poor laptop now being held together with binder clips.
3. This week Liza also learned she can make Evan cry by her crying and then they both cry and it seems like a competition because neither will stop crying until the other one does and then I can't get either one to stop and then I want to cry.

4. Liza peed in the floor twice this week (see number 6. on "The Good" post) makes it feel not so productive, both figuratively, literally it clearly was.

5. There is a colony of crickets living in our basement, believe me, this is bad.

The good, bad and crazy from this week...

This is the good...

1. Evan is 4 weeks old! He has rolled over already, the first time being at 1 week old.
2. Evan is sleeping 6-7.5 hours a night! Woo hoo! "Someone turn off the lights"
3. I love that I have two babies that still sleep like this. Super sweet feet!
4. Sara started pre-school this week. She goes three days a week. She had a great week and seems enthusiastic about the new school year. Liza insisted she also have a first day of school photo taken even though she's staying home. Still cute. Liza struggled a little the first day Sara was gone and wanted to be with her. But adjusted fine by the end of the week. Something I (Momma) learned this week from Sara going to school - Sara is my mess maker. Liza didn't make messes when she played while Sara was at school.
5. The new year started at church - Sara is a Cubbie in AWANA this year and Liza is a Puggle.

6. Liza pooped in the potty this week. Didn't think you'd want a picture of that.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rolling around

Evan rolled over AGAIN! He's going to be hard to keep up with!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prayer time

We pray each night with the girls. Liza's prayers for the last six months have only been this: "Daddy goes to work. Amen." Love it.

Well tonight she stepped it up a bit. She prayed: "Thank you that Mommy and Daddy picked up my toys. Amen."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some Lami

Both girls like salami, I love that Liza calls it some lami instead of saying salami.

Friday, August 6, 2010

1 week old

Evan rolled over today from his belly to his back. Steven and I both were blessed to witness it. It is safe to say he did not enjoy tummy time today. He slept 6 hours last night which was wonderful although we didn't have the opportunity to enjoy it because Liza cried all night. She is having a little trouble adjusting. Glad I waited to start potty training her.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our newest addition

Evan was born on July 29th at 11:58 p.m. after 17 hours of labor. We didn't find out ahead of time the gender of the baby but we both assumed we would have another little girl. We were genuinely surprised that we now have a little boy. We are so excited to begin this new adventure of parenting a little boy.

The title of the blog is now changing to Joy Happiness and Delight. When Sara was born I started calling her Joy occasionally because that word best described how she made me feel. Next Liza came along and essentially named herself Happiness because that is just her personality and the mood around her. I have chosen the word Delight for our Evan. I was inspired by the verse "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4. So, now our blog is titled Joy, Happiness and Delight :)

Except McDonalds...

Sara says tonight "I will not go anywhere without Evan, except McDonalds." I guess we all have exceptions.

More of Evan

Evan Isaac Davis

Sara and Liza made this with the help of my sister for Evan's homecoming. They are going to be great big sisters.