Sunday, April 27, 2008


First off, to start this one let me say thank you to all the moms out there who gave me advice. It is so great to be able to get in touch with my friends and family so easily, although really I should be better about calling right? I also had a chance to speak to my mom for about 2 hours and she went down the list with me, which helped too. It is crazy how many gadgets there are out there. Oh yeah and by the way I think my little girl will be into dancing or music because my calling is pianist for the ward choir and everytime I practice or play in church she starts her aerobics. It is really interesting that they respond to sound at such an early point.

On to the original topic, Rod and I decided to play miniature golf on Friday for date night. We have always argued about what to call it. I have never heard it called put-put until Rod did, but according to my dad that is what he called in growing up ( he is from Texas). Maybe it is a regional thing or maybe I just never found out the right name. Anyway we always have bets on stuff because we tend to be competitive people. So we went to Golfland and the bet was that whoever lost had to pay for the game, this may sound silly but we give ourselves allowances every month. I ended up starting out well, doing not so good in the middle which made my husband happy, then winning on the last two holes.

We went last night and played again with Katie and Steve and Rod thought we would be good as a team since I had beat him the night before. However, we decided to play on a course that had many obstacles, water traps etc. The wager was for shaved ice afterwards. Rod did awesome and scored like 6 hole in ones....but not me, I doubled my score from the night before. It is pretty pathetic when you have to take the maximum (10) on a hole because you know there is no way in heck you will get that ball in the hole after trying a million times. I guess my accuracy at put-put is way off. So we lost and bought shaved ice, but it was worth it when we saw Parker's face later. Steve and Katie let us feed him plain shaved ice with no sugar on it. This was way better than the lemon experience with him. His face was so funny when he realized the temperature shock. For those of you who don't know, Parker is my nephew who is 8 months old. Then he got a glug, which basically is throat freeze and he thought he was dying, he kept trying to spit stuff out, but there was no ice in there his throat was just cold. My poor little girl, we are going to make her do silly things like this too. No wonder people have kids, they are so entertaining.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And It Is......

A girl!! Yay! We are very excited. We actually would have been excited with a boy or a girl. When we went for the ultrasound on Monday my little one was extremely active. It was neat to see her moving like crazy. Rod thought it was pretty neat too. Then, of course she was being stubborn and would not cooperate so they could find out what sex she was. The nurse was really great though, she didn't want to make me come back since Rod was with me. She got me up and gave me cold water and licorice saying the sugar would motivate my baby to move positions and then had me walk up and down the hall for 10 minutes. By the time I went back in the room, sure enough my little girl had moved and we were able to clearly see that we had a little girl. She has remained active for the last couple of days. What an interesting feeling it is to feel a baby moving inside you. We are going to name her Emma Belle ( thanks Amy for the permission, we appreciate it) and can't wait for our new addition.

On to other interesting things about the pregnancy. I have my first cold,which stinks and I am trying my best to stay away from medicine, which is maybe not a smart idea, but maybe you are more paranoid with your first child. I have had one or two tylenol which have helped. Roderick and i went to register last night and someone should have told me how overwhelming that task can be. I can now see that I should have sat down and consulted with other mothers for advice before I took on this task. I just sat there in Target and Babys R US and although we had already made some decisions on the stroller and bassinet, I could not figure out what monitor, pump, or any other basics I needed. I registered for stuff, but now don't really like the stuff I registered for. So you mothers out there, I would love some advice since I am now going to go online and back in the stores and fix my blunder. I mean who knew you could get so stressed about bedding? Needless to say I am sure I will be making many updates to my registries.

I promise to post some pictures of my baby's face, foot, hand etc once Rod scans them in for me. We can't wait for our little girl!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kids Say The Darndest Things

My sister came down this week with her kids since they were on break and spent a few days with me. We were swimming with the kids and having a lot of fun especially since it was Parker's ( Katie and Steve's son) first experience in the pool. Everytime I think of this story it makes me smile. My nephew Jared who is 3 in a couple of months and who I share a birthday with was sitting on me in his tube as I swam around backwards and I said, "Look Jared I'm a fish" to which he promptly replied, "No, you a whale" with a huge grin on his face. He then pointed to himself and said " I a whale, you a whale". I started laughing and told my sister that he hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what I feel like right was just funny coming from my innocent nephew who probably had no idea what he was saying. I love this age with kids because they come up with the funniest things to say.

We are going to Bullhead this weekend to see my youngest brother Jordan in his high school musical. He scored the lead role as a sophomore! Way to go! Can you all tell I am a proud older sister? We actually are excited to see it since he is acting opposite my Brother-in-laws niece. So it will be quite the family affair. Then back on Sunday so I can play for the ward choir practice and Rod can teach Sunday School. I am also coming up with an enrichment activity for June. We are doing cake decorating, but anyone have any ideas on a simple skill or project the sisters can learn? Let me know. P.S. Stay tuned for the sex of the new Davies addition. Rod and I find out on Monday!!

Here We Are

Here We Are
My first blog experience

Halloween in AZ

This is the first picture I could find of us. Really it is Christmas now. Rod and I had fun planning this Halloween party. I even thought it would be a good time to make costumes ( I will think more about that next time).

Europe up till now

We spent a month this summer in Europe and it was so fun!! Then we packed up and moved from Bullhead City to Tempe, AZ. Roderick is enjoying his time finishing his Economics degree at ASU ( although finals stink). I am being a dental hygienist in Scottsdale, which is very fun! I love the people I work with and it keeps me busy. We are getting ready to head up to Utah next week for our Christmas break and can't wait. This blogging stuff is fun!

Italy Rocks

Italy Rocks
mopeds are the coolest

Our Summer Trip

Our Summer Trip