Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mallory, shoulders and a wreck

This week I had the pleasure of keeping Mallory for a little while! I took her with me to pick up Parker from school and he was so excited! We stopped and played on the playground for a while.
These two are just about the same size and have so much fun together!

The other night Parker thought riding on Daddy's shoulders was so fun and he especially thought it was fun to have to duck under the door frame.

Since Parker was little he has loved to ride on daddy's shoulders and I have taken pictures every few months of them.
I thought it would be fun to look back at some old pictures of Parker on Daddy's shoulders!

about 6 months

one year (his teeth were so funny!)

3 1/2

Isnt it amazing how much better his color is now? I never realized how blue his lips, eyes and fingers were until he had his third surgery, he looks so pink now! He has grown so much! and turned into a little boy.

And this week we had our first little boy accident. Parker had his first bike wreck. He got a really big scrape on his elbow and one on his finger. Thanks to the Coumadin, they would not stop bleeding!! He woke up with some blood in the bed but nothing too dramatic :) Yesterday and today he has walked around with his right elbow up in the air!

He is fine but Im sure I will be hearing about this new boo boo for a week or two! Im just glad he woke this morning and told me that it was doing better.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


On Friday, Parker came home with this fancy hairdo! He was so excited to show me his hair. One of the teachers that helps Parker's teacher in the afternoon used to be a hair dresser and she said that the kids LOVE it when she does their hair after nap time (and she has fun doing it!). I will just say, when I went to this school...I would have been send home or put in detention for hair like this! They have come a long way!

Dennis and I have had ALOT going on. So we decided to go tot he lake and try to relax for a day.

There wasnt a ton of relaxing but this boy had a blast!!

Parker and Tyler have so much fun together...these boys are going to get into a lot of trouble =)

This is Parker holding up the bridge as we went under (dont you remember doing this as a kid!)

Well, my school starts tomorrow. It is going to be the busiest few months I have ever had but on December 7th I will be a graduate!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Parties and school

This past weekend was filled with friend's birthday parties!! On Saturday it was a swim, slip n slide party! I wish I had a video of parker going down the slip n slide. It was so funny because he just wouldnt do it. He would run to the end and then belly flop into the splash pool.

On Sunday, we had a party at the Wonder Place. Parker loves this place!

He played at this train table almost the whole party!

On Friday, Parker got his first note sent home in his back pack! Yes, on the second day of school =) It said that he has been talking during nap time. He is not required to sleep but must allow the other kids to sleep if they want to. So, we talked about this all weekend! Im sure he was just excited about his new friends and school! He did much better yesterday but we will still remind every morning =)

Parker's teacher sends home a news letter every Monday to tell us what they are going to learn that week. This week they are learning the letter "A". There is a song to learn, Bible verse, stories, show and tell and much more that all go with the letter of the week. Last night Parker and Daddy read through the news letter and talked about what he is going to learn this week.
and learned his first Bible verse for the letter A! "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23.
I am so proud of him! He ran up to the teacher this morning to tell her the verse and she couldnt believe he had already learned it!!
Parker loves his new school and so do we!! Some talking at nap time will be easy to fix =)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

First day of K3!

This morning Parker was so excited about going to his new school!! He jumped out of bed and hurried to get dressed and could not eat his breakfast fast enough!! He was so excited about his new uniform, new shoes and new backpack!!

He looked so darn cute in his uniform!

And his backpack is as big as he is =)

We had so much fun taking him to school this morning.

It wasnt a sad time, no tears were shed. He could not have been more happy to be there and I could not be more excited that he has made it to K3!! Of course I am a little sad that he is getting so old but he just keeps getting more fun!

A few years ago, we didnt even know if he would be able to go to school but look at him now!!

He is absolutely in love with his teachers!

He ran to get in line, most of the kids wouldnt let go of their parent's hands but Parker was so excited to get this show on the road and get to his classroom!

He ran right into his classroom, found his hook and started playing. We waived goodbye from the door and he was a happy camper!

My sweet boy is getting so big and growing up right in front of my eyes! I could not be more excited about this next year for our family!!

I pray that Dennis and I as parents and Parker's new school help mold him into the young Christian man God wants him to be.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer's end

Summer is winding down (not in the weather department!!) and we have been having lots of fun!

All Parker wants to do is swim!
We have been eating snow cones too!

It has been HOT, temps in the 110s! When we get home, this is Parkers new place to lay when he is worn out from the heat! He sits up on the arm rest with a pillow under him.

All of the sudden Parker has become an expert on his bike! We can only ride it early in the morning or late at night but we fit some riding in every day!!

He has gotten so fast we can't keep up with him. So, daddy got a bike to ride with him! Parker was beyond excited!!

Today, Parker got to meet his new teacher at his new school. I think he is already in love with her!! He could not stop talking about his new classroom and his new teacher!! This got me so excited about this coming year!!

He had fun playing in the classroom. He went over to this babydoll, stuck the bottle in its mouth and turned around for a picture!

I am still pretty sad that my little baby is starting K3! He has gone to Montessori school since before he was 2 but this is so different!! It is a structured school environment and he gets to go through the lunch line! Is he old enough for that?!!

I know this post is all over the place but I havent had any time to blog lately. I finished my summer semester and I am about to start the very last semester of graduate school!! Awww!!
I will for sure blog about Parker's first day of "big boy" school at the end of the week (he starts Thursday!!).