Sunday, December 28, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow

A week before Christmas it snowed all afternoon for a few hours.  I had work, but no students due to parent conferences all day.  Thank goodness because I don't think my students would have been able to focus knowing it was snowing outside.  To many of you snow is no big deal, but to us here in Henderson it doesn't happen, especially like this, EVER.  Before leaving work, I had to scrape the snow off my car.  I never would have thought to keep my snow scraper from college, so I had to find something else in the car that would work.  Once I arrived at my parents to pick up Parker, my dad would not let me drive home and insisted that Justin come pick us up.  We eventually made it home and Justin passed plenty of inexperience snow drivers on his way to get me.  The next day we had a snow day and no school, which has never happened in my life time.  Some of you I'm sure are thinking no big deal, but that day it snowed here, we made history.

Parker had fun playing in the snow the next morning

Our house a few hours after it started to snow

Blogging difficulties

I have been trying to play around with my blog background and now I can't get figure out why I can't change it.  Hopefully, you won't have to see this boring layout for too long.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I know I am behind on updating my blog, again, but my goal is to refresh it before I go back to work.  I'll attempt to do it today during Parker's nap.  

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Staying busy and having fun

While we were there, we took Allie and Parker to a gym during open hour.  They had so much fun running around, playing on the ropes and jumping on the trampolines.  Being 5 months pregnant, I didn't do too much but watch and take pictures.  From the pictures, you can see Parker has no fear of heights, unlike his mother.

My sister works one day a week, so Justin and I got to babysit her kids one day while we were there.  Launa is 9, Luke is 7, Allie is 4 and Todd and Ryan are 5 months old.  It wasn't too bad and didn't get crazy until everyone was home from school and we tried to get homework and piano done before Tricia got home after 5.  I don't know how she does it.  Launa and Luke were at school and Allie had preschool in the morning, so that just left us with Parker and the twins in the morning.  However, we did stay plenty busy and I was glad to have Justin's help, even if he tries to show it's an easy task.  

Halloween in Texas

I guess I better get my Halloween update out before Thanksgiving gets here.  I am on track break this month, so Justin, Parker and I took a family trip to Texas to visit my older sister Tricia and her family.  We arrived on Halloween and left a week later.  Parker had so much fun trick or treating, just as many of your own did.  I think I was more tired by the end of the night than he was.  It must have been from having to take a flight of stairs in order to get to each house, or having to walk up long drive ways while carrying Parker so we wouldn't get too far behind his cousins.  

Saturday, October 25, 2008

No Fear!

I don't know if this is just a boy thing, but Parker seems to have no fears.  He is constantly climbing onto things.  He loves to climb onto my tub and play in the sink.  He usually turns the water on low so it can't be heard.  I came home from work recently to find that his new thing to do when Dad is not paying attention is to actually climb in the sink and play in the water.  He has also started climbing onto our dresser and then sits there with a grin on his face.  Parker also has no fear of water.  He loves taking baths and always reminds us to turn on the jets to make more bubbles.  Besides loving water and climbing, he loves to hide.  We have an empty cupboard in the kitchen that he loves to crawl in and yell "find me, mom."  He definitely keeps me busy and entertained.

Helping Mommy

Parker can be such a BIG help, even when it is not needed.  It's always hard to get any cleaning or cooking done when he is awake.  He always wants to push the vacuum or get a chair and help me at the stove.  Last night he kept insisting on getting a paper towel to help me with the bathrooms.  Here are some pictures of him helping me make dinner.  He went and got my apron on and then started pulling out the pans.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Busy Body

I am sure everyone thinks they have the smartest kid, but I am always amazed at what Parker says and does.  He has developed such a cute little personality.  He definitely keeps me on the run.  He is always getting into something.

A love for Reeses

Parker loves chocolate.  Justin loves Reeses, so any time he was eating one he would give Parker a bit.  Now when he tries to give him a bite, Parker insists on having his own. His dad acts tough, but he can't ever say no so Parker usually gets his own.  His dad also introduced him to chocolate milk.  Now when I return home from work on Fridays, I am just hoping that their meals for the day did not only consist of Reeses and chocolate milk.  It is cute when he asks for them, but I don't give in like his dad.  I guess I will have to be the mean parent.

On the lake

Justin does not work on Fridays, so he gets to play Mr. Mom once a week while I am at work.  My first Friday back to work, he tells me he is taking Parker to the lake.  Needless to say, I was a bit freaked out.  I said plenty of prayers that morning for their safety.  They have since gone a few more times and have returned home safely each time.  

Gimbel update

I know I am the worse blogger ever.  I truly have tried to sit down numerous times to update my blog.  I know it is hard to believe.  I am amazed at all of your creativity.  I will make it a goal to do better.  
It has been a crazy last few months.  In May, we moved in with my parents and started renting out our house.  In August we moved into our new house just before I had to go back to work.  Over the summer I also found out I was pregnant.  It's a girl and I am due in February.  So, between moving, starting work, being a mom and wife, I have been busy- no lie.  

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's about time!

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I know it has taken me forever to update my blog, but I finally did it.  Just accept it won't be as cute or creative as some of yours.  After going to work and then coming home to be mom and wife, I just find other things to do.  I will try and be better.  It will also help now that I have the internet, which was the main reason for slacking.
Parker is 17 months now and keeps me plenty busy!!  He loves to get into anything and everything.  He loves to play with balls and refers to anything round as a ball.  He loves to wrestle and thinks he is one of the big kids when his cousins are around.  He is very funny and always getting into mischief.