Wednesday, May 30, 2012

10 weeks

"Baby V" (as Grady calls her) is 10 weeks old today! Hard to believe! She is sleeping through the night, PRAISE THE LORD!!! And has been for the past week or so! We are so incredibly thankful for that! We put her down after her last bottle...anywhere from 9:30 - 10:30ish, and she usually wakes up somewhere between 5:00 - 6:00 a.m.! Go Vera!

Her doctor visit last week went great! She was 8 lb. at birth, and now she is 11 lb., 6 oz. She was 21 inches long at birth, and now she is 23 3/4 inches, so she is a growing little girl! She is in the 90th percentile for height-- surprise, she's going to be a tall girl for sure. Bless her heart. She will one day feel my pain for being taller than all of the guys in school! ha ha!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boys Love Dirt

We are putting a deck in our backyard. Josh is doing a lot of the work himself, along with the help from a friend of the family who really knows what he's doing and can give lots of advice and instructions to Josh! :) So it's being done in phases and on weekends when they have time to do it. Last weekend was the first phase and right now, our backyard is full of DIRT! Grady, of course, thinks that is great! He was all about "helping", playing in the dirt last weekend. Thankfully, Grana took him home with her so Josh could actually get some work done. He was so funny trying to use those great big shovels, I just had to get the camera out...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Singing and Smiling

This just melted my heart....

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yea for the Crib!

I am a bad mama. We started letting Vera sleep on her tummy a week or so ago. She was getting too long and cramped in her bassinet in the pack-and-play. Same thing happened with Grady. But being the first-time Mom, I didn't put him in his crib that early. I remember him sleeping in his swing, his carseat inside the stroller, our arms... anywhere but the crib.

Thankfully, Vera likes sleeping in her bed now. Of course she will NOT sleep on her back. But she is doing pretty good on her tummy. She does great at night still and sleeps for 4-5 hours on some of the nighttime stretches.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Watching TV

This week we pulled out Grady's old Baby Einstein movies. Vera loved watching them. Think she liked the calming classical music more than anything. Or maybe it was sitting and chilling out with Grady that she liked the best! He sat right by her on the floor and talked to her the whole time.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

8 weeks

Miss Vera is 8 weeks old today. Cannot believe how fast time is going. She is growing like a weed and it's fun to watch her develop so quickly... she's really starting to show her personality when she is awake. She is all about smiling lately when you make funny noises or laugh with her. She LOVES to smile at Grady, which is the sweetest thing ever. She's starting to hold on to things more and has started grabbing my hair with her tight little grip! Her eyes are still blue and she still has not lost any of her hair. I do think that it is getting lighter though. The roots seem to have more of a blonde tint to we'll see if she keeps that dark head of hair, or turns out like her brother. We will go to the doctor next week for her 2 month checkup.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Wanna Be Like Aunt Susan!

The latest adventure with Grady Michael must be shared:

(Setting: In the car, on the way home after picking Grady up from school this afternoon)

Me: Did you have a good day today?

Grady: Yeah.

Me: What did you do today?

Grady: I played on the playground. (his typical response...his FAVORITE thing to do!)

Me: What did you do on the playground?

Grady: I played. And I got a rock in my nose.

Me: You mean you got a rock in your SHOE? (this is a daily occurrence and we always have to dump rocks out of shoes...)

Grady: No, I got a rock in my nose.

Me: How did you get a rock in your nose?

Grady: I put it in there. It stuck.

Me: oh, okay. (Grady tells BIG fibs these days...I then change the subject, not wanting his tale to grow even more...)

Fast forward to tonight:

Setting: Bathroom. Grady is on the potty. I am sitting on the edge of the tub waiting. He lolligags and will sit there forEVER sometimes...

Me: Grady, I need to blow your nose. You've got dried stuff in there! Gross! (He's had a cold and I've had to clean out GROSS yucky stuff lately! I get a tissue.)...Okay, BLOW.

Grady: (does a wimpy blow of the nose)

Me: Come on, you can do better than that! Blow hard!

Grady: (does a tiny bit harder blow than the first time)

Me: (squeezing the tissue on bridge of his nose)


Me: Grady, PUH-lease! Be still. Let me wipe your nose.

Grady: There's a rock in there!

Me: Grady, there's not a rock in your nose.

Grady: Yes it is!

Me: (looking closer)... JOSH!!!! GRADY HAS A ROCK IN HIS NOSE!!!

How he had that thing in his nose all day long and just acted like it didn't bother him one bit is crazy. And I wonder how long it would have stayed in there if I didn't ask him to blow his nose for me. I had to get the tweezers out and tried to pry it out of there, but what actually ended up working was him blowing really really hard and shooting the thing out in my face! YUK! Boys are so gross! Sooooo thankful to have another GIRL in the house... But with my luck, she will want to copy her big brother and be just as gross and he is! ha.

Susan, I won't share YOUR similar story on the blog for the world to see, but tonight, I thought we were going to have to make a trip to the emergency room like we did with you that night long long ago when a routine night of you and me playing "office" ended up with an eraser in your nostril! ha.

Here is the little booger with his rock...

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Happy 85th Birthday to my sweet Papaw!

Susan gets more creative every day! Papaw plays BINGO each week at his nursing home and loves playing. Hence the "BINGO"-themed cake!

Grady gave Papaw a coke-can puzzle...which he had more fun with than Papaw, I think! ha.

Make a wish....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All Smiles

Just a few pics of sweet Vera and a video of her smiling...

Monday, May 7, 2012

A few pics from the weekend...

Vera attended her first big "shin-dig" this past weekend...ha ha! We went home for the annual Davis Family Reunion... I'm not sure about your families, but I'm willing to bet that there is no other family reunion like mine. Seriously. It's been going on for YEARS. My grandfather was one of like 11 or 12 brothers and sisters. So my family is huge! Mom has like 54 first cousins. And then imagine all of their kids and their kids' kids... It's always a crowd! Ever since I can remember, I have been going to this reunion every year. When I was in high school, they made it even bigger by moving it from the really old and HOT location it used to be held to the Benton Country Club. They have a golf tournament for the guys that morning, followed by lunch at noon. (Dad, Uncle Kent, Jon, and Josh won the tounrmanent again this year! Whoo Hoo! HA!) Everyone brings "prizes" and we have bingo. There's also an auction. People bring things to sell in the auction and that's how they raise money to pay for rent of the club and other stuff... They always have little games for the kids and bounce houses...

My parents are all about some family reunions! A couple of years ago, I had FOUR family reunions...two for both my mom's and dad's side of the family. And by far, this one is the best one. It definitely keeps you from being bored. The other ones are just people sitting in chairs staring at each other and I feel like I don't know anyone there. But this one is definitely different. Sorry I didn't take more pictures. Susan sent me a few. Back at mom and dad's house, playing a little basketball...

Jenny, wanted to make sure you saw this... He can't quite pedal it fast enough because it's kind of heavy, but he is working on it. (This was our tractor when we were little. We have a video of all three of us riding it, pedaling, susan sitting in front of me with her feet propped up on the hood of the tractor, and jenny in this little trailer that I was pulling on the end of the tractor. It is the best video ever... Can't wait to recreate it with Grady and Vera in a few years... we need to find the trailer...)

"Mom, seriously! Do you really think you have to take a picture of me riding your old strawberry shortcake tricycle???"

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Celebrity Sighting

Grady is in Yazoo City with my parents... look who they bumped into tonight while eating pizza...

Go Fletcher Cox! We are so proud of our bulldog from Yazoo!


Vera is starting to show a little more personality when she is awake. And her wake-up time seems to be getting longer at times, too. She attempts smiling...hasn't really broken into full fledged grins yet, but we're seeing little smiles that are so sweet. Here are a few pictures I took of her this morning.