Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mr Elf

Last night we brought out the Elf on a Shelf. Parker was so excited! I read him the book about how the elf will watch him for Santa, everynight he will go to the North Pole and tell Santa if Parker has been good or bad, and every morning he will be in a new place for Parker to find him.

We started this tradition last year but Parker wasnt that into it. I think this year he is going to love it! He really cares if he gets in trouble or if someone thinks he is being bad.

Parker has named the elf, "Mr Elf" original =)

This morning Mr Elf was hanging out in the Christmas tree and Parker thought it was so funny!

He wanted to play with him but one of the rules in the book is that he cant touch him, Mr Elf is only there to watch Parker and report back to Santa. He was ok with that and is hoping he will still be in the tree when he gets home from school!

I have some cute ideas for Mr Elf this year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Today Parker turns FOUR!!!

Four years ago our lives were forever changed!! It has been a crazy four years but I wouldn't change anything!!

We walked into Parker's room this morning singing "happy birthday" and he could hardly stand it, he was so excited!!

He got to open a few presents this morning. He LOVED this big dump truck from his papa.
And also got a few birthday cards in the mail!!

Dennis and I took Parker to eat his favorite breakfast....donuts!!

It has been such a fun day already.

Can't believe Parker is FOUR!!

Happy Birthday Parker, we could not love you more!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

Last week Parker had his Thanksgiving feast at school. All the parents were invited to the classroom for a feast and a little program.

Parker made a placemat with the things he told his teacher he was thankful for. (It says: Playing with toys, Mommy, Daddy, and Going Outside).

They had a little program for us.

They sang a scarecrow song and said all of their bible verses that they have learned since the beginning of the school year.

Parker was just so excited that Dennis and I were there =)

They ate chicken nuggets, mashed potatos, cookies and some other "thanksgiving" food.

He also made this turkey picture with his handprint.

Parker's favorite girls!

Parker and his sweet teacher! We are so blessed to have her as Parker's teacher and he loves her too!

It was a fun morning and I love Parker's school more and more as the year goes on. We are so blessed to be able to send him to such an amazing Christian school!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Last week at school the kindergarten had "kite day" for the letter "K". Parents were asked to attend if they could to help fly the kites. It was a windy and pretty cold morning.

We got Parker's kite up a few time but he mostly just liked running with it =) It so fun to show up at school and see Parker's face light up because Im there!! He is so cute around all of his friends.

I love this time of year because it means lots of football! My brother's team has made it to the playoffs and Friday night was the first round. We won 62-7 and Justin (my brother) scored the last touchdown! We head to the second round this Friday's so exciting!! And it is such a fun time to get to spend with my family!

A few funny pictures from my phone....Parker thought it was hilarious that he put Woody's hat on our dog, Bentley. He asked me to take a picture...

Bentley doesnt look too thrilled =)

School update: I competely finished all of my clinical hours yesterday!!! I have one test and a project left. I can't believe I am so close to being finished. Im sure all of my family and friends are ready for it to be over so I will stop talking about it =)

Cardiology update: We went to the Cardiologist last week and Parker is doing great! His pulse ox did drop a little from last time. so I am going to check it once a month and just keep an eye on it. No worries and we dont have to go back for 4 months! Can you believe the next time we go it will almost have been one year since he had! time flies when everyone is healthy and happy =)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Eight years ago Dennis and his unit were in Iraq serving our country.

He is my hero and I can never thank the veterans enough for all they have done and will do.

Thank You!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Parker's bday party!!

This weekend we had Parker's 4th birthday party at a bounce house place. We always try to do it early since his birthday is usually the day before or after Thanksgiving.
The party location was a bounce house warehouse with tons of huge inflatables and Parker was in Heaven!!! I also got his birthday shirt off Etsy, isnt it so cute?! It has Buzz Lightyear in the Four because that was the theme.

After jumping for 1 1/2 hours, we had pizza for everyone.

And then cake. My mom and I make Parker's cake every year. Buzz was kinda hard this year =)

Parker was so thrilled to have everyone singing him happy birthday. He had this huge grin on his face the entire time!!

I think this was the best birthday party yet, they just keep getting more fun as he gets older =)

Since Parker's birthday is so close to Christmas and he just received so many gifts while he was in the hospital, we asked all of the kids to bring unwrapped toys for Parker to give to the kids at Children's Hospital. We have so many toys to take and I am so excited to show Parker the joy of giving! I think a few of the kids are going to come with us when we take the toys!

A funny story: Parker's friend Sydney could not stand that she wasnt taking Parker a present. So, she went and found an old toy in her closet and competely wrapped the present all by herself and told her mommy that Parker would love it!

It was a really old blue babydoll!! She said it was a boy because it was dressed in blue and didnt have any hair =)

Parker was thrilled (Daddy not so much =))!! He has not put that doll down! I think he mostly loves the fact that it is from Sydney!

Still can't believe my sweet little baby is 4! Thanks to everyone who came to the party...It was so special to Parker! I think he will be talking about it until Christmas!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Last weekend was my 10 year high school reunion. On Saturday morning we had a park day with the families.

It was such a fun/relaxing time. The kids all played so well together and all the moms talked and talked and talked some more =)!

I seriously love all these girls so much!

That night all the adults went to cajuns for dinner.
10 years later and still bestest friends....

Dennis has become really good friends with a lot of the spouses of my high school girlfriends. He was such a trooper the entire night!

The entire class didnt come but we had a good group and had so much fun !

I can't believe it has been 10 years since I graduated high school. It seems like yesterday! Cant wait till the next reunion!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Halloween this year was full of fun events!! We attended a fun festival at the church!

Of course, Parker was so excited to see Mallory!

We also got to play with Tyler the dragon!

On Friday night we went to a party at the country club

Parker was Woody for Halloween! He has been talking about being Woody for a few months. Isnt he the cutest Woody!??

We did lots of trick or treating in my grandmother's neighborhood and our neighborhood. By the end of the night Parker was a professional!!

We had such a fun night! He was so into it this year!

Something I want to remember: Parker has a big huge woody stuffed animal and a little woody doll.....the other day he asked me if the big one was woody's daddy. Just something cute I dont want to forget =)