Sunday, July 5, 2009

Davis 4th of July Activities

This year, we celebrated Independence Day for 2 full days! We started the festivities the afternoon of the 3rd over at the Whitford Country Club's annual party. We were lucky to have Nan & Poppy with us, Davis's cousin Marin, and Davis's best buddy Christopher and his sister Lauren (who also happens to be Davis's girlfriend) with us for the fun!

The morning of the 4th, we decided to check out Downingtown's "Good Neighbor Day". There were lot of vendors and stuff to see, but the REAL interest were the rides! Who can claim that they've been on a "Scoobie Copter"???

Not many, I'm sure . . . .

Davis was also "super happy" to see all the fire trucks that were on display (we are trying to host his 5th birthday party at the local fire station . . . ).

That afternoon, Matt treated us to a Phillies vs. Mets game downtown. Davis had a blast clapping along, eating popcorn and peanuts (and throwing the shells on the ground).

We ended the day by hosting a small fireworks show in our driveway with Nan & Poppy and our next door neighbor Cara.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Potty Talk

So, Davis is in watching "The Lion King" with his cousin Kyra right now and Matt walked in on the part where Simba is crying because his Father died. Here conversation between Matt and Davis that followed:

Davis: Why is Simba crying?
Matt: Because Simba's Daddy died. Wouldn't you be sad if I died?
Davis: Yeah, I would be sad. Would you be sad if Mommy died?
Matt: I would be sad if Mommy died.
Davis: Daddy, if Mommy died then we could talk Potty Talk ALL the time!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gone Fishin'

The last weekend of May, Jon and Nicole were able to come up for a long awaited visit! Top priority on the "to-do" list was a M-U-C-H anticipated and V-E-R-Y special fishing trip with Uncle Jon! Davis was SO excited and couldn't wait for Jon and Nicole to get to our house so that he could use his Superman fishing pole again.

We have a great reservoir near our house called Marsh Creek that offers every type of water sport (really interesting history -- my mother-in-law's childhood house is now at the bottom of the Marsh Creek Reservoir). We were able to rent a row boat with a motor and hit the high seas for a full two hours of fishing fun. Matt was in heaven! ;)

Davis was the fishing master catching two BIG fish with Auntie Nicole coming in a close second with one "baby" fish (which of course was NOT as BIG as Davis's two fish).

We weren't able to keep any of the fish we caught (WAY too little) much to Davis's disappointment. Maybe next year . . . .

PS: I'm trying to upload the video from the fishing trip and it's just not taking. I'll probably just post it to Facebook . . . .

Friday, June 5, 2009

It's Officially Summer!

For the past 6 months Davis has asked me nearly every day, "Mommy, is tomorrow summer?" Well, I told him that summer starts when school is finished. Davis was sad that school ended but SO exited that summer is finally here and that we can go swimming.

Davis had a great year at the Brandywine School in their Young 4s program. His best buddy Christopher was in his class and they really had a great time (sometimes they were a bit crazy, but overall they were really good together).

Here is a picture of the two from their end-of-year program on May 20th:

Davis's teachers were wonderful -- Mrs. Joan Olds (pictured right) and Mrs. Chris Taylor (left). Davis couldn't have had better teachers!

Davis also had very nice classmates - most of whom are moving forward with him to the 5s program which will also be at the Brandywine School (we've decided to do one more year of preschool with Davis which will make him one of the older kids in the class rather than one of the youngest).

And finally, here is Davis getting his 4s graduation "certificate"! On to summer fun!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yes, it's been while!

Yes, I'm finally trying to get back in the saddle again and update Davis's blog. I think, for me, it's the best way to record the cute things he does daily . . .

It's Mother's Day today and Davis and Matt brought me in a sweet card. Inside was a present from Davis - a WHOLE DOLLAR! He was VERY pleased with himself . . .

So, it's my Mother's Day goal to add posts more often, so stay tuned!

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Dietrich/Moore Family Vacation

We just returned from three days/two nights of sand-filled fun with Matt's family (parents, sis and her crew). Since we never have made a complete Dietrich/Moore family pilgrimage to the beach (yes Don, the past trips didn't count because YOU weren't there), this was the 1st official family summer vacation.

Davis and Marin LOVED the surf and sand! Kyra - not so much (but she did enjoy the pool). We had the grandiose plan of trying to snap some family pictures while at the shore, but we were never able to muster up a shower in before the sun actually set.

We did try earnestly to get a good shot of Davis and Marin on the Lifeguard chair . . . We've now declared it officially impossible to get a shot with them BOTH looking at the camera (or even just in the camera direction for that matter).

We also had a very small birthday party for Davis (in true Paris Hilton style we'll be holding a party on both coasts . . . well, kinda. Utah is considered in the West!).

Davis was quite sad when the weekend was over. But, we told him we'd go back again soon!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Pilot and the Tractor Driver

What could be better than "flying" a REAL airplane and "driving" a REAL tractor? Well, Davis was the luckiest boy alive when he got to do both during our recent trip to Dewey Beach, Delaware.

Pilot Davis

Tractor Driver Davis

We were fortunate to be able to stay with our friend Timarie and her boyfriend Blair during this trip. During the one stormy afternoon we had, Blair was THE MAN who took us to see his plane and tractor -- making Davis's YEAR! Thanks again Timarie and Blair!!!!!