Sunday, October 23, 2011


This past weekend was a perfect fall weekend! Lots of footbal...the Razorbacks won!!

Parker posed in his Razorback gear in front of my front porch fall decor.
Parker also had his first play date with his new classmates!

Savannah, the one in the back, invited a few friends to her house for the afternoon. The weather was perfect and the kids were so excited to see each other outside of school!

She had a fun swing set!

And we all decorated pumpkins!!

The kids had a blast and I am so excited to get to know all the parents better. Most of us will probably have our kids at this school together for the next 14 years!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last weekend we went to a birthday party at the pumpkin patch.

It had a fun playground


It was such a fun place to have a party!

Report Card

This week we had parent/teacher conferences with Parker's teacher. It is about half way through the semester and they evaluate all the K3 kids and give them a "report card". Parker is doing great. His teacher says he is the best one at memorizing things (bible verses, songs, etc) but he needs some work on letters, writing and coloring. We made some flash cards for his letters/numbers and he has been tracing and drawing every night for a little bit. I know he will catch up quickly, it is just going to take a little extra work at home.

We are also still having some issues with him talking during nap time, but it is getting better every week. There are 9 boys and only 3 girls in his class and I think that has a little do with it =)

I wanted to share this cute video, it is parker saying his pledge of allegience....

YouTube Video

The weather has all of the sudden gotten really cool and Parker has started wearing pants and a sweatshirt to school. He calls his sweatshirt his life jacket...I think he wants it to be summer time again =)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Weekend and Oliver

Last weekend we went to a fall festival at the Promenade. The coolest thing was the hot hair balloon!!

There were also bounce houses

Parker and Mallory sat and watched people riding in the hot air balloon for like 20 minutes. They loved it! It was so big and beautiful!

The best thing that happened this weekend was that Oliver came home from duck hunting training!! He has been gone for two months and we have all missed him!!

Parker has not stopped talking about him or hugging him since Friday!! Oliver really is the sweetest dog ever. He didnt forget about us and has settled back into our routine just like he never left!

He is doing so great since being home and I know that Dennis CANNOT wait until duck season!

Hope everyone is have a great week!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin patch and 7 years!

This weekend we did one of my favorite things...we went to the pumpkin patch! I think it is one of my favorite things because it means it is Fall and the holiday season is beginning!! This year it was about 92 degrees out, which makes for a hot fall day!!

There was a petting zoo area. Parker touched the pigs nose and laughed so hard!!

We had such a great time! Dennis' parents came along as well. It's always fun to share traditions with our families.

There was a big corn box (instead of a sand box)! He loved it and was so dirty after playing in that thing!

My sweet little family =)

Dennis' parents

I think his favorite part was the hay ride...

He was so sweaty by the time we left!! It was such a fun day!

This weekend we also celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary!! Parker spent the night with Dennis' parents after the pumpking patch and we spent Saturday night and all day Sunday together. It was so nice to spend time with just Dennis =)

Dennis is the best husband, dad and friend! I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our week

This week has been busy but we managed to get some outside play time!

We, of course, did Parker's favorite thing....ride the ranger!

This week at school was Homecoming week and each day had a different theme. We did something small each day to go with the theme.

Monday was Camo day...

Tuesday was crazy hair day...(Parker was so excited about his blue hair!)

Wednesday was school colors day...(they were suppose to wear either blue or red head to toe)

Thursday was western day...(we dont have much in the area of western wear but we managed to pull a few things together, and Parker was thrilled that he could wear his cowboy boots to school!)

I ahve been studying alot this week and Dennis has had the job of keeping Parker busy so that mommy could study. I walked into the living room the other day and found this...

So, Parker has spent every evening playing with his cars and toys in there and every morning eating breakfast in that tent! They also have been practicing their duck calling skills!

Everything is going great, I am so close to finishing school I can hardly stand it! Parker is absolutely loving his school and learning so much and Dennis is about to start hunting season and I know he is excited about that. I may have to get out there with him some this year. This weekend we will be starting the first of many fall traditions and I am just so excited aboutthis time of year!!