Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Family Pictures by JCPenney







Here are our family pictures we had done at JCPenney. We had made an attempt to go a few weeks ago, but Paker fell and busted his lip open right as we were getting ready to walk out the door! He had a small bruise above his left eye this go around which he got by hitting it on the corner of one of my kitchen chairs....but I thought what the heck...if I wait until he is completely picture perfect, I might not ever get these pictures done! Besides the bruise didn't show up in most of the pics. We did family pics first and I wanted to get Parker's 18 month pictures done while we were there, but after family pics he was not the least bit interested! We got one decent shot (the one above) and thats it...guess I will have to make another appt. to get his solo pics done! Hope everyone is having a very Happy Holiday Season! Stay Warm!



Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Christmas Party with Family & Friends






Last night we had a Christmas Party with our family and friends which we have every year. The kids all exchange gifts and the adults play a "good santa/bad santa" game where we select a gift out of a pile of gifts and you may grab a really nice gift or you make grab a gag gift. After everyone selects a gift from a pile then everyone has an opportunity to steal a gift from another person. Its a fun game and sometimes you end up with a really cool gift or you may end up with a can of chilli beans and beano (like I did!) Anyway...these are some family pics from the party that I wanted to share! Hope everyone is having a very happy holiday season!






Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carving Pumpkins!






Here are a few pics of us carving our pumpkins tonight...Parker is finally learning to smile when I say "say cheese" so I got some really cute ones! We decided to carve our initials in the pumpkins...it took us a little while to get them figured out...but we finally did and they turned out pretty good I thought...afterall, they will only be out for a couple of days! Happy Halloween Everyone!

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch!












A couple weekends ago we took Parker to Bandy's Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City. Here are a couple pics from our trip. There was a tractor doing hayrides while we were there...all the pictures where Parker is looking away from the camera, he is watching the tractor!






Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ahoy Mate!






Just thought you all may want a sneak peek at Parker's Halloween costume. My mom finished it the other night and brought it over for him to try on! Just like last year's costume she made him (the lion costume) this one is equally adorable! We had a great time trying it on him and watch him play with his sword! More pics to come!

Sooo tired!




Just had to share these pics of Parker sleeping in his high chair....he fell asleep eating lunch the other day...he has never done that before! I thought it was completely adorable!

Cortney's Birthday Extravaganza!







Last week was my sister's 22nd birthday ( I can't believe she is 22...seems weird to even say that)..anyway on Friday we decided to go to St. Louis to celebrate. Cortney was calling this her "21 re-do birthday" because her 21st birthday last year was lame and she didn't get to celebrate it right. We spent most of our evening at "The Big Bang" on the landing..its this great piano bar where they include the audience with all the singing and make fun of people, etc. We had a really great time! Along with Bobby & I, was her friends Emily & Charlie and then Christy & Travis met up with us too. It was a fun and extremely late night..we ended up spending the night in the city and came home this next morning.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Baby is 15 Months Old!







So I took Parker this week for his 15 month well-check with Dr. Korte. He weighed 23lb (30% for his age) and was 32" tall (70% for his age). Dr. Korte says he is tall and thin. He is meeting all his milestones as expected, still not talking much yet, other than saying "mom." He has said da-da and pa-pa a few times, but he is just not consistent. She said this is to be expected at 15 months, especially for boys (as girls tend to talk sooner). She says that between 18-24 months his speech will really start to develop and that it usually all happens in a matter of a couple weeks...they just all the sudden figure it all out! My little baby is starting to look more like a little boy now...which is kinda sad for me....its bittersweet....I enjoy watching him get bigger and learning new things, but I will always miss the "baby" in him! A lot of people are starting to tell me that they think he is starting to look more like my sister, Cortney...what do you all think?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mommy's Little Helper

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So Parker is absolutely obsessed with the vacuum cleaner...he is always trying to get it out of the closet where I keep it and constantly points to it and makes all kinds of noises voicing his excitement. I finally let him push it around the house and got a real kick out of watching him...so I thought I would get it on video for all of you to see! Enjoy! p.s. the video was taken with my cell phone so the quality isn't real great, but you get the idea!