Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Davy's second Birthday

Davy is two years old!! It's very crazy to even think about the past two years, shoot even the past two months have been crazy. In honor of her birthday, I took her to her very first mall photo shoot. While I love my own photos, I can't resist the cheesy portraits, I just can't. I mean how classic is Davy in a box?! Looove it.

For Davy's Birthday we kept it pretty low profile. We just had cake with nearby relatives and we combined it with Sir Oliver Ben(I will post his later). I made a Butter cake with Chocolate frosting, swimming in sprinkles, it was pretty darn good.
Look, Davy's peace sign sure did come in handy this birthday. Now we are trying to teach her to say two. Although, I wouldn't want her to stop saying"Pace" to passerbys.

Davy Got really happy when we started singing to her, she loves all the attention.
Now carefully note the next 2 pictures. Here we have a family portrait in which we are all smiling. All but one. The one blowing out the candles.
And it wouldn't be a Schultz party with out my boys gettin into it. This is a very ticked off Ollie, yelling at Harper. But even better is the look on my face, total Mom disappointed face. By the way, Harper blew out the candles twice that night. By the third time we restrained him and put the cake directly in front of Oliver, so there could be no mistaking who did the deed.
Are you ready for some Davy updates, There are a ton.

*Davy weighs 32pounds!! What a chunk.

*She has been cleared to eat "mashable" solids. SO we can do all her nutrition by mouth now!! We just do liquids via Gtube. This has been SOOOO awesome. She got to eat her Birthday cake! Don't worry Miss Erin, we gave her small bites. We have to feed her one bite at a time, or she'll go all cookie monster on us. Which she would for sure choke. But she has been doing really well with food. Now we are focusing on liquids during therapy and that has been pretty challenging for her.

* Davy has been doing really well with her signing. She signs, eat, drink, more, please, thank you, all done, help, baby, swing, open and book. It is really cute to watch her communicate. She has even put to words together, More please!

* she even has been verbalizing a little more too. She says MAMA all the time. My sister, beth says Davy says cheese, but I think that just means eats as she's says it all the time while eating. She has said the word baby, Hi, and has said Dada, but only like twice. I am so proud of this, cuz all of my kids have been Daddy boys, but Davygirl is all moms!!

* we all know Davy has been walking but now she is pushing chairs and climbing up on the counters to scavenge for food and water. It's made life a little difficult. She is making it so I have to clean more. Bummer.
* she still holds no interest in toys or TV. But she does love to dunk my IPhone in the toilet. She is such a rascal. She is very hard to discipline. Moms of special needs, any help in this area? What has worked for you?

Davy's birthday always has me filled with a lot of emotions. I am so very proud of how far she's come. She is such a strong and determined little girl. She is constantly surprising me. Even though her little life has been hard and painful, it has been also so happy and she has such a purpose here on earth. I am very honored to be her mom.

Pace!


28 comments:

Kym said...

uhhh... Davy is precious in every single photo! Every one is just precious with her little personality bouncing out of the photos!
I love mall shots as well, but that "Davy in a box" takes the cake!
Cute. Cute family.

Miggy said...

LOVING those photos of Davy. (And of course my oldest has the Gwen Stefani dress too.) I've always been a little anti-JC Penny photos....but now I'm rethinking....Davy in a box rocks.

And I was dying over those two photos and your disappointed mom face...classic. Family's are funny.

Hugs to you and Davy. Happy 2nd Birthday Davy!

whitneyingram said...

This all makes me so happy. You are all so awesome.

Are you guys coming to the Whiting Reunion? Please say yes.

Rach said...

Love the "blooper" photo....everyone's face is classic...made me laugh-cry. : )

Happy birthday to Davy!

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Davy!!! She really has come so far, I am grateful to you for sharing it with us!

Nan said...

cute post Ruth. I also loved Davy's face in the last family photo. It looks like she is doing the same as Ollie and scolding Harper.

merideth said...

happy birthday davy!! and i love your family pic... so happy.

Ora said...

YAY!! Happy Birthday Davy (and Ollie)!! I love the family portraits... we have had several of those instances where I get caught with "the mom face". Hooray for all the awesome accomplishments at the Schultz casa!

Melany said...

happy second birthday davy! love the action shots of her little party, your family is so cute. and oh my gosh, davy in a box! so adorable!

Heather said...

Happy birthday sweet girl! So happy to hear she's on solids. Yum yum!

Heather said...

That is AWESOME! I am so happy for your little family (I know... 4 kids is not so 'little'... especially with the 3 boys!) but you get my drift. It is so cool that Davy is progressing so much! She seems like a darling little girl... and her brothers love her so much in your posts. That is a special blessing all on its own! And the toilet water... I feel for ya. My little one has just discovered open toilet seats too. No phone calls that I know of... at least not yet. Give Davy a big 'Happy Birthday' shout out for us!

Niki said...

Super cute pics. Happy Birthday Davygirl!
Unfortunately, I am going to say that the mischievousness just continues. No real suggestions-yikes! May the force be with you...and hide your purse!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Davy. You look so happy. Great pictures, even the funny one.

Veronica Marcetti Dimick said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE all the photos, but especially the two family photos! Priceless.

Lena said...

Precious photos all of them. Happy Birthday to Davy and glad she can eat mashable foods.

Christa said...

Is it just the grown up hair-do or what, but she's not a baby anymore. Those pics with her hand gestures kill me. She has this, who me? look on her face as if she can't believe everyone is celebrating little ol' her. And then the next one where she's looking at the boys arguing and she's all, what's up boys? Too cute. You can tell she fits right in with your rambunctious (totally spelled wrong) boys!

Happy Birthday Davy girl! You rock!

Paige said...

Just beautiful!! Your Davy girl is perfect. You are such a great mom and you can tell in how well Davy is doing. Happy 2 years to Davy AND to you as well!!!

jenn (+ will) said...

wow!!!!! she has learned to do so much! that is so awesome. you have such a wonderful little fam ruth!!!

TonyF said...

Happy birthday! You are a very lucky mom. And congratulations for that cake- looks delicious.

MindySue said...

I can't believe how far she's come in just two years! Your family is gorgeous and DAVY is such a cutie patootie!!

Georgia said...

Davy is SO STINKING CUTE.....and I love her 'pace' sign!!!

The family picture are great.....I can't help it....I love the one where you have the "disappointed mom face". Great pics!!

And I am really happy to see all of Davy's accomplishments.....she is a ADORABLE!!!!

robin said...

are you kidding me with that second picture! oh my gosh, her hands! she is so great!

Eileen said...

I'm sorry to be giggling at the photo Oliver reprimanding Harper, because blowing out candles is a serious business, but Harper's look of, "So what bro?" is hilarious! And Davy looks so concerned and worried! What a beauty of a family. Happy belated birthday Davy! Someone like you should be celebrated every day!!

lucky little bird said...

Happy birthday to both kiddos! Love Davy's dress...got the same one for my girl! Thank you Gwen Stefani!

Also, took my 2 year old for the same cheesy shots, but could not get him to cheese at all. Davy is a pro!

Reenie said...

Cute.... Happy Birthday Davy!! :)

Kristin said...

OMG, that picture where the boys are mad at each other would be great on a show like Letterman. I envision him having something witty for each character in the picture! Happy 2nd Birthday Davy. keep up the hard work Momma, it's certainly paying off !!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What a great birthday celebration! Happy birthday, Davy!! :)

kimmomofnine said...

So awesome! All of it :) from Davy in a box to the disappointed mom face (and the "ugh" dad face is quite something in that one too!). Haven't posted in a long time, but yippee for 2! So lovely!