We were eating dinner and Landon broke into a rousing rendition of Five Little Monkey's so we thought we'd share our dinner entertainment. Katelyn is singing along in the background. Both our kiddos love to sing and it is fun that Landon is starting to be able to say all the words to songs.
We took the kids bowling for the first time the day after Thanksgiving and guess what? We had the bowling alley all to ourselves! Landon had a blast. He bowled the entire game and got just a little bit bored with it by the end.
Katelyn had fun too. She insisted on carrying her own ball and placing it up on the ramp by herself. So independent! At the very end when he was getting a bit bored, Ben showed Landon a new way to bowl--on the ground:) And Katelyn lost some interest in the bowling, but she loved playing on the score board computer. She thought she was the one changing the numbers:)
We had a lot of fun with them but next time we'll definitely only play one game. Ben basically ended up bowling an entire game by himself since we had purchased two games. Poor guy was a bit sore the next day.
Our little pilgrim and Indian helped us get in the Thanksgiving spirit. We were able to go to our friends house to celebrate Thanksgiving with them and their parents which was a lot of fun for the kids especially. The food was good and the company was good, what else could you ask for? Well, family, but that will have to wait for another time:) Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.
Happy Halloween from the Davis family. Landon has been wanting to be a super hero for weeks now and was happy his cape wearing days finally arrived. We let Katelyn pick hers out and she really wanted to be the cute little piggy so that's what we went with.I wasn't feeling well so Ben, the wonderful father that he is, took the kids to the ward's Trunk-or-Treat. They got quite the load of candy, and then on Halloween we took the kids trick-or-treating door to door. Landon was so funny because he wanted to run up to every house, regardless of if there lights were on, and ring the door bell. Ben had to keep coaxing Katelyn to take candy from strangers :) She would keep taking the candy out of her bucket so she could examine her loot.
Our baby turned two on Oct. 30. When I was pregnant with her I used to joke that if she was born on Halloween I'd call her my little goblin, but she came one day before. Poor girl had a cold though so she didn't get to go to church that day but she still enjoyed her special day.
Landon really wanted Katelyn to have a rainbow cake and the two of them even helped me put the M&M's on the cake.
Excited for her gifts.
She was telling daddy to take her picture in this one.
And Landon even got a toy so he wouldn't get too jealous.
Little Miss Katelyn Jane. We love you so much and are glad you are a part of our family. Your little laughter is always filling our home and I LOVE it. You have grown so fast. I can't believe that you say your ABC's and count to ten already. We still are working on your colors though because for some reason you just don't seem to care, if you had your way everything would be pink or blue. And guess what?--potty training is just around the corner for you. Katelyn, you are very patient with your brother Landon, who loves you but knows how to push your little buttons. But you also know how to annoy him too. I love it when I walk into a room and see the two of you head to head drawing or playing. Thank you for two awesome years. Happy Birthday.
Ben's boss invited us to his church's Okctoberfest this year and it was a lot of fun. Our friends the Sargents also came which is always great because they have two kids Landon and Katelyn's ages.
Waiting for a hayride
Playing in the bounce house. Katelyn chickened out on that one.
After some coaxing she went down the slide.
Landon liked taking some risks, like going down head first.
Love the look she is giving the horse as it walks by. She got the helmet on and was about to be placed on the horse, but then decided against it once the lady picked her up to seat her. But she did watch her brother go.
Landon never cracked a smile, he was concentrating too much.
After our trip to the coast we spent that Saturday at the pumpkin patch. We tried a new one this year and were happy with it, especially since it was closer to home. The kids were glad grandma and grandpa were along.
Two cuties and their pumpkin patch finds. (Landon walked around forever but eventually settled on one knowing that his was bigger than Katelyn's which is really what he cared about most).
There were little activities for kids all around. Landon loved this water trough.
Katelyn going through the bicycle course.
An attempt at a family pic on the wagon ride. Landon's pouting and Katelyn can't keep her eyes open b/c of the sun. Oh well. Thanks for trying to capture the moment, Grandma D.
Well, apparently you can't visit a beach without going fishing on the pier. Grandpa got up early and went fishing so we met up with him later that morning. Landon was so excited to go fishing. He and Ben stayed and fished for awhile while Grandma, Katelyn and Kyra walked on the pier and looked at the gift shop. Because it was just the guys who stayed to fish, Landon is now adamant the fishing is only for boys. "Girls not fish!" is what Landon always says:) He even told grandpa that the yellow fishing rod was a girlie so he couldn't use it!
"Look Mommy I'm a fisherman!"
By the end of the morning Grandpa had caught six fish (Ben caught one but it was too small, but Landon liked watching it get thrown back in the ocean again to get "bigger."
Well, Grandma and Grandpa Davis had a two week visit out here in Tennessee and North Carolina. They spent a few days with us, drove to Ben's grandparents, then we drove to be with them for a couple days, then headed to Myrtle Beach, and back home again. Yep, busy!
It was a lot of fun too. AND AUNT LINDSIE got to come down and spend the weekend in North Carolina at Great Grandma and Grandpa's so that was fun.
Katelyn getting her nails painted for the first time.
Great Grandpa gets around on golf carts at his house, so that was the big toy for all the kids.
All the girls
All the boys: Grandpa Charlie, Great Grandpa, Ben, and Landon.
Besides beach fun, Ben made sure we got some good eats in. We went to a burger joint and ate on a picnic table outside because it was nice out. Also another night we got some seafood for Ben's birthday, but the camera decided it didn't want to work anymore so I don't have pictures of that.
Katelyn enjoying her Nutella, Peanut Butter, Marshmallow cream Hamburger. Yep, we're awesome parents:) Landon had the same thing and it was definitely the most hamburger Katelyn has ever eaten. Hmmmm, maybe I need to start putting Nutella on her sandwiches for lunch.
Daddy and Landon showing off their hamburgers.
Yep. Ben got the "OMG" burger. Pretty much the biggest thing ever, complete with grilled cheese sandwiches and onion rings. CRAZY--and no, he didn't eat it all, he had the rest for breakfast.
We walked along the main Myrtle Beach road by the boardwalk and looked at little gift shops, but the kids loved this HUGE Ferris Wheel. Ben and Landon were gonna go on it but it would have cost $20--that wasn't going to happen! Anyway, we told Landon he can save up his money and ride a Ferris Wheel--and boy did he take us seriously because every coin he puts in the piggy bank he says is for the Ferris Wheel ride.
Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa splitting the bill with us we were able to get a really nice "off-season" hotel room on the 16th floor overlooking the ocean at Myrtle Beach. We were floored by the view, sea for as far as you could see!
Family beach fun. No Landon isn't being chocked he's just being "encouraged" to look up at the camera!
Landon and Grandpa walked up and down the beach collecting shells.
The hotel had several pools and that's where the kids got wet--oh and mom when she had to literally jump in the pool and save Katelyn who walked off the steps and submerged herself. (Of course dad was on the opposite end of the pool at the time so mommy had to do it!)
Lazy River. Landon had to hold on tight and by the end all you could see was his little feet!
Ben attempted to boogie board but he was never down at the beach when the waves were good.
If you look close you can see Katelyn glancing sideways at the water. Every time she heard the surf roll it she'd take a peak just to make sure it didn't get her!
We have been married for 9 years now! Our three beautiful children are our greatest blessing and entertain us on a daily basis. We are living in Aurora, Co which has now been home for almost two years. This blog was created to not only help document and keep us accountable on our weightloss journey, but also to change our food habits (which includes the kiddo's).