Friday, July 30, 2010

Stormy Morning

We have had some insanely crazy weather in Iowa this summer.  Really...that is not any different than any other time here but the amount of rain and the high degree of heat is getting pretty darn bad.  It has been over 100 degree heat index far more days than any summer should have.  This morning at work it went from sunny skies to wall clouds in 3 minutes.  Crazy I tell ya.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Call Came

Today we got the to our home will begin on MONDAY!!!  We are very excited to have everything repaired, fixed, and prettied so we can finally call this house a home. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pony Tail

Check that bad boy out.  no wonder everyone thinks she is older than she is!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ben's Birthday!

Today we headed down to small town, southern Iowa for Ben's birthday party!  Ben is my best friend Jodi's little guy and he is just 6 weeks younger than Charlotte.  His birthday was in June but since they are in Kentucky right now for Nathan's job they had his party when they were able to come home. 

We had such a great time!  We got a bit detoured on the way there but eventually made it.  All the kids were looking so cool with their hats on!

When Ben went to blow out his candle he reached up and grabbed the flame.  Sure...he put it out...but was not to happy about it!  A little Mommy lovin later and he was good.
The kids played, ran and had an all around great ttime.  Most of us parents did too and it was SO good to spend time with Jodi!! 

A bunch of us that were in her wedding were back, and almost all of us were now toting little ones.  We got a picture of everyone for fun.  Man how time flies. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Super Size Him

After having Petey for just 2 shorts months he has gone from this:


Playing in the Rain

These pictures were on a different sd card than usual so I missed posting about this day earlier, these are from June 5th.  It was seriously such a fun Saturday afternoon.  First we got all cute with some pigtails before running some errands.

When we got back we were picking up the garage and putting stuff away when it started to rain.  It was a WARM summer rain, so we decided to play in it!!

All three of us soaking wet and having fun.

Charlotte adored it and was cute as a button sopping wet.

When we came in we made her ravioli for dinner.  We figured since she needed a bath anyways we would let her have at it and boy did she!
Just another fun afternoon at the Davis house!

Another Purse

This was, by far, Charlotte's funniest purse yet.  She took her overalls out of the laundry pile and would put them over her shoulder.  She would stop to fill up her 'purse', then stand up and everything would fall through of course.  So she would bend down again, put it all back in....over and over...

Seriously cracks me up...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sick Little One

On our way back from visiting and swimming with Heather and family Charlotte was being quite restless and grumpy.  Just acting very unusual for her.  My throat started burning and hurt so badly.  Before you know it we were both sick.  Monday we headed to the doctor and Charlotte had a bulbous ear infection and I had throat infection.  2 antibiotics and some rest later and we pulled through.  Even sick Charlotte could play with the best of them.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Busy Weekend

It was one place to another this past weekend (July 10th/11th).  Saturday morning we headed down to the farmers market and then we spent the afternoon at a birthday party.  Dan and Sara's little girl Grace turned 3!  Charlotte had an absolute blast.  They had the pool in the back yard, water balloons, and of course just running around and meeting new people.

We got home and started getting some stuff done around the house.  Next thing we know, Charlotte had decided to dress herself with one of our adult t-shirts.  Jim turned around and asked if I put that on her.  I said no, did you.  Nope, he didn't either.  Smart little cookie!  She thought it was just hilarious to run around in it and frankly so did we!

Sunday we headed to Omaha for the day.  My big cousin Heather, her husband Marc and their 2 kids were in town and asked if we could spend some time together.  We considered going to the zo but the weather was looking iffy so we went swimming at Heather's Dad and his wife's home.  She is a swim teacher and they have a big indoor pool.  We all had a great time and loved getting to spend some time together.  We got back to my dad's place just in time for dinner and headed out late that night.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Postponed Fireworks

We went to Raccoon River Park to see West Des Moines fireworks that were postponed.  We had a good time!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Only a Boy, Never a Man

Petey went in for the big de-manning today.  He took it like a champ.  Other than the gigantic cone (which Charlotte loves and Odie is TERRIFIED of) you would never know anything had happened.  Way to go big guy!

Monday, July 05, 2010

More 4th

After re-couping from our morning parade and changing our sweaty clothes we wanted to get out of the house.  We ended up at the mall, walking around and playing in the play area.

Charlotte had ALL of her energy back.  We were on the upper level of the mall and the girl was running circles all over!  I have the funniest video of it and as soon as I figure out how to load them on here I will.  She cracks me up!

We decided for dinner we would head out since we were grilling out for the fourth the next day.  We went to Q, a little upscale bbq place with delicious food.  Afterwards we red boxed a movie, headed back home. 

The 4th ended up being wet, rainy and dreary.  Super crappy pretty much.  We had wanted to get in on the cheap pool admittance but the pools weren't open.  All, and I mean ALL of the local fireworks displays were cancelled or postponed (I still don't understand why they scheduled them all on the same night).  Joy came over and her, Jim and Charlotte napped while I made a late lunch for us all.  We still grilled because hey, who doesn't grill on the 4th?

Charlotte did learn a new trick.  She can officially climb all the way up on the furniture where she proceeds to scare the crap out of mom.


Later that night I decided we needed to do something a little Fourth of July-ish so we went out in the rain and made some smores.  Yummy!