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!!!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Davis and his buddy Andrew

The other day, we invited Andrew Mermelstein over to play for a few hours. (Background: Amy (Andrew's Mom) and I are on to a new trick -- taking each other's boy for a few hours every now and then while the other gets some Quality Alone Time!)

Davis and Andrew had a blast playing with matchbox cars, digging in the sandbox and eating Popsicles:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Last Day of School

Last week Davis completed his first year of Preschool. It's hard to believe how quickly time flies. Before I know it, he'll be graduating from High School! The class put on quite the show - an entire medley of songs followed by all the children receiving diplomas! Next year he will be in the young 4's class and will go Mon/Wed/Friday!

Davis has LOVED school from the start (the Tue/Thur 3's class) -- especially his teachers Mrs. Jones (left) and Mrs. Peszick (right):

Monday, May 26, 2008

Celebrating Marin & Kyra's Birthday

Last week we drove down to the Moore's house in Bel Air, MD to celebrate Marin's 4th birthday and Kyra's 1st birthday. It's hard to believe that Marin is now 4 years old, and Davis will be 4 soon. Time sure flies!

The food was great and the entertainment was even better. Marin has a Barbi Keyboard complete with a microphone. Davis and Marin took turns "accompanying" each other to great renditions of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", the "ABC" song and even oldies (but goodies) like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "If You're Happy and You Know It".

It was oddly reminiscent of the Marty Culp and Bobbi Mohan-Culp Saturday Night Live skit (Will Ferrel and Ana Gasteyer):

Davis now associates microphones with the microphones on the podiums at our church. When Davis had the mic at the party, he announced to all 20 adults present (some church-goers, and some not) that he was going to say a prayer. He then made sure everyone had their eyes closed and said a sweet little prayer.

I'll end with a video of one of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb's performances for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Davis and His Camera

It's that time. The time for us to hop on the Blog wagon! I've been keeping a Word document of cute sayings Davis has uttered over the past couple of years but it is sorely out of date. Matt and I are constantly saying how we need to make updates, but we just can never get around to doing it - what horrible parents! Maybe this will provide the proper avenue for us to keep track of those adorable things Davis does each day.

I'll start this blog off with Davis's latest interest -- his "NEW" digital camera (a.k.a. our "OLD" digital camera). Two days ago I uploaded 287 lovely photos that Davis enjoyed snapping. This is one of my favorites from a recent day trip we took down to visit his cousin Marin in Bel Air, Maryland. Davis must have taken about 50 pictures from this very vantage point and surprisingly, they are all pretty much the same.

Needless to say he had SO much fun and he thought he was taking pictures of things other than his foot. Once, after I heard the beep of a picture, he said, "Mommy! I just took a picture of a dead deer!" (background: Davis has been FASCINATED by a story his Poppy told him a week or two ago about a dead deer he saw down at the Struble Trail. Nan and I had to update Poppy's story by saying that the Dead Deer really just fell asleep while it was getting a drink in the river. The Deer then woke up and ran away). I think other pictures he thought he took included a dump truck, an airplane and a tanker. Hmmm . . . . .

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